TxTH
I had to come on-line and post this as soon as I did this. I use scissors a lot to cut the 3M strapping tape that we use to reinforce joints and for control surface hinges. The problem is after after a while the glue on the tape starts to build up on the scissors. I don't know if this has happened to any of you but I have changed scissors many times because the tape will not cut and tangles instead.

So, I am working on a couple of jets since the wind is supposed to blow tomorrow with gusts up to 45 or 50 mph. The scissors were gummed up and after trying to just scrape it off I asked my wife if she knew of anything that might remove this gummy substance off of my scissors. She first said alcohol but then said peanut butter. I looked at her kind of weird and she said it takes chewing gum out of your hair so it might work. I laughed and said it sounds good to me since it is readily accessible in our pantry. I dabbed a little bit on and wow! It just dissolved the gummy stuff away. I just had to wipe it off with no hard scrubbing really required.

Anyway, I thought I would share this as it was cool and a very easy way to clean your scissors if you have this same problem. I am sure their are other methods out there but this solution was so simple.

Happy flying to you all.
Quote 6 0
Nightswatch
haha you should look for the cheap n easy ideas in scratch build section post this there guessing its the oil in it ..
I use alcohol
If you think you got your flying under control, Your not going fast enough
Quote 3 0
Wildthing
I use carb & choke cleaner. Just don't drip any on your foam.
Quote 1 0
Nightswatch
Brake cleaner ??
If you think you got your flying under control, Your not going fast enough
Quote 2 0
Wildthing
Quote:
Brake cleaner ??

That works too.
Quote 0 0
TxTH
Hey thanks for the ideas. So, if I'm in the kitchen I grab the peanut butter but if I am out in my garage I just do happen to have some brake cleaner.
Quote 1 0
Wildthing
Quote:
Hey thanks for the ideas. So, if I'm in the kitchen I grab the peanut butter but if I am out in my garage I just do happen to have some brake cleaner.

If you use the peanut butter don't lick the blade.
Quote 2 0
BadAxeFlyer
anything sticky, 70 or 91% rubbing alcohol. EZ PZ. Mess all gone.
Quote 1 0
Nakul
haha wow, i so needed a solution for this as i have 3 of them with that sticky glue and always lazy to remove / wash it out and keep buying new ones..
Quote 1 0
Wildthing
I even wipe my razor blades now and then and it improves the cutting.
Quote 0 0
chris_tall
I've been using Goo Gone, but heck the peanut butter would be healthier than using chemicals!
"Cool as a moose!"
CatManRC
Quote 2 0
TxTH
Quote:
If you use the peanut butter don't lick the blade.

That was exactly what my wife told me!
Quote 1 0
csitas
Hey TX, good that someone still loves you.
Quote 2 0
Splashballz
Great thread! I fill a cup with water, drop half a dishwashing tablet in there, open the scissor blades and stand them up in the cup overnight (make sure the blades are submerged). Wipe clean the next day, no scrubbing required. Works well with all the glues and resins I've ever come across.


Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
Quote 3 0