Tuesday, April 26, 2016

How to remove hot glue - without a mess

Have you ever tried removing hot glue from your diy projects such as PCB, inductor or perhaps your workbench and ruin it? You tried to heat it up hoping that it will melt and easy to be removed but little did you know you are actually creating a hell of a mess..

Well, I tried this method which I found on Google. All you need is:

1. IPA (Isopropyl Alcohol)
2. Cotton bud
3. Some tools like long nose plier or a tweezer.

Step 1.
Soak the cotton bud with IPA

Step 2.
With the soaked cotton bud, apply the IPA on the glue surface, side and bottom and wait about 10 seconds.

Step 3.
Applied the IPA again if you see some part already lifted up. You want the IPA to seep under the glue.

Step 4.
With the plier or whatever tools you have depending on the glue bead size, try prying it or lifting the glue with a little force. Tadaaa....

Happy cleaning folks!!

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