Discussion in 'FAQs' started by pupparo, Jan 15, 2004.

  1. pupparo

    pupparo Member

    Does anyone have a method for removing roofs on plastic buildings. I need to remove a roof so I can install a hopper in side the building. I have to tell you it is really glued. Don't know what type glue used since I bought the building assembled.
    Thanks for any thoughts:confused:
  2. George D

    George D Member

    I don't think you are going to get a satisfactory answer to that question. If the building was assembled using styrene cement, the plastic pieces were essentially welded together. That means you are going to have to cut the pieces apart, which ain’t gonna be pretty.

  3. ezdays

    ezdays Out AZ way

    Since your building was pre-assembled, it might be that the walls and roof were molded as one piece, making it even more difficult to seperate them.

    If you are really determined to do this, you might try heating the blade of an xacto knife and see if you can't seperate them that way. Remember, this is just a suggestion. I've not ever tried this so if it doen't work, don't blame me...:D :eek:

  4. jon-monon

    jon-monon Active Member

    Pretty big fine print, Don :D :D :D

    Could you just cut some of the floor out with a razar saw and/or dremel, add the part and glue it back? No or less visible seam, I'm thunkin'
  5. Fred_M

    Fred_M Guest

    Try 1/2 drop of nitro. You only get one chance though. Some preassembled building are heat melted together. Most are welded with solvent (glue). Sawing is about it. DASH
  6. Catt

    Catt Guest

    What type of building are we dicussing here.Do you have a picture of it or a simular one? It would be much easier to advise you as to an effective method of doing what you want to do.
  7. pupparo

    pupparo Member


    It is a Pola #250 quarry I have a kit to install that makes it a working model but the roof is glued :curse:
  8. shaygetz

    shaygetz Active Member

    If the glue is old, then it usually can come apart by CAREFULLY working the joint. I redo many older, previously assembled buildings and find it not too difficult to do. Newer joints can often be parted by carefully running a sharp knife along the joint, then working it apart as before. The key word is patience, it can be done.
  9. philip

    philip Guest

    A product called oops will separate testors and tenax. Works for me. Test a small area first.

  10. ezdays

    ezdays Out AZ way

    Uh, I write technical manuals and proposals and this is kinda a standard high-tech weezle-word disclaimer that you'll find in just about everything you buy nowdays. Only as you implied, it is normally in about one-half point type :p :p :p

  11. Blake

    Blake Member

    Try this.

  12. shamus

    shamus Registered Member

    Try running a brush dipped in liquid Poly cement along the edge, it should soften the edges enough for you to remove it, before it re-glues it. I have done it before.
  13. Russ Bellinis

    Russ Bellinis Active Member

    If that doesn't work, get a bigger one.
  14. Fred_M

    Fred_M Guest

    Too much labor, try this...

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  15. shamus

    shamus Registered Member

  16. George D

    George D Member

    Remember, I said it "ain’t gonna be pretty". :)

  17. Woodie

    Woodie Active Member

    or use this......


    which may lead to


    which may upset the wife, if you do that. :eek:
  18. Fred_M

    Fred_M Guest

    That explosion picture looks like a mad cow getting ate by the thing. DASH

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