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How do i remove this?

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by sambojee, Apr 19, 2011.

  1. Apr 19, 2011 at 7:05 PM
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    sambojee

    sambojee [OP] Well-Known Member

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    Like an idiot (before i found tw) i super glued my light switches for my light bar and fog lights to my panel on the left side, is there anyway to remove this without ruining the plastic? im not gunna be removing then anytime soon but i was just woundering
     
  2. Apr 19, 2011 at 7:09 PM
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    wmdpowell

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    super glue is tought stuff. Some solvents will soften it up (mineral spirits, paint thiner, etc) but will probalby bleed the color of panel and make it very soft.
     
  3. Apr 19, 2011 at 7:15 PM
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    sambojee

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    yeah thats true. well im gunna not think about it till i sell it. i could of made it look so much cleaner but i guess what i have now is not that bad
     
  4. Apr 19, 2011 at 7:16 PM
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    PSJ

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    What Plastic, any pictures? If you just super glued on the plastic blanks where switches could go, like mentioned above you can just replace the blanks.
     
  5. Apr 19, 2011 at 7:17 PM
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    Take a blow torch to the glue. :cool:
     
  6. Apr 19, 2011 at 7:36 PM
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    i took the blanks out and put the wires through there and the switch its self goes over the hole
     
  7. Apr 20, 2011 at 6:01 PM
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    Steves104x4

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    BUCKLE UP! It makes it harder for Aliens to pull you out of your Truck.
    I'd use a fine tooth hobby saw blade between the two pulling towards the switch while sawing to hopefully not damage the plastic then once removed use nail polish remover sparingly (or your finger nail, maybe) on the glue to remove the residue.


    Steve
     
  8. Apr 20, 2011 at 6:13 PM
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    monkey wrench

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    acetone will dissolve crazy glue. it might discolor the dash plastic too.
     
  9. Apr 20, 2011 at 6:19 PM
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    rcfreak201

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    once you do figure out how to remove the glue or get a new blank just do this
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    i cut out a little square just enough to have the switch squeeze through and ran the wires behind it so its super clean, as you can see i screwed up on the first try(orange switch) but i think it looks clean:cool:
    as far as taking off the glue i have no idea:confused: lol
     
  10. Apr 24, 2011 at 11:38 AM
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    sambojee

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    yea im for sure doing it like this if i ever get any more lights. i just wish i found tw earlier before i did this haha
     
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