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    I am not sure if this has already been covered, if it has please direct me to the thread as i couldnt find anything using the search function regarding the removal of q-bond.

    I have a pistol that the previous owner put q-bond on the trigger for better grip. Does anyone know how to remove this stuff? The trigger is aluminum and other information i have found says to try and dissolve the q-bond using acetone but im concerned this may also remove the original paint job and im not sure how aluminum will react to long time exposure to acetone (if i need to soak for a while). the other option is to scrape it off with a putty knife which will invariably lead to scratching the paint as well.

    If i cant find a solution i may end up trying with a dremel or just buying a new trigger (it wont break the bank but its not cheap either...)

    Any ideas anyone?

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    Funniest thing I ever heard. Q-Bond on trigger for a better grip. lol

    Acetone.

    And then also water actually. Most super glues dissolve when its soaked in water for a bit.
    But you cant soak your firearm. LOL

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    QBond is mainly cyanoacrylate, and the best thing to break it down is Acetone as you mentioned.
    If you're willing to buy a new trigger, why not give the Acetone a try? It shouldn't affect the trigger as you said it is Aluminium and probably anodized. A well anodized product would not be affected by Acetone.

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    Quote Originally Posted by shooty View Post
    Funniest thing I ever heard. Q-Bond on trigger for a better grip. lol

    Acetone.

    And then also water actually. Most super glues dissolve when its soaked in water for a bit.
    But you cant soak your firearm. LOL
    I tried it out and you know what? It's not bad! Probably a lot of trial and error to get the right feel though. Its not my thing, I'd prefer to go back to stock on this one

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    Quote Originally Posted by Stevin View Post
    QBond is mainly cyanoacrylate, and the best thing to break it down is Acetone as you mentioned.
    If you're willing to buy a new trigger, why not give the Acetone a try? It shouldn't affect the trigger as you said it is Aluminium and probably anodized. A well anodized product would not be affected by Acetone.
    Thanks, I might use a dremel for most of it and then do the soak and see how it goes.

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    This is a bit left field but q-bond gets brittle if frozen. You could stick the gun in a freezer for a bit and then work it off with a plastic chopstick or similar.

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    Quote Originally Posted by oafpatroll View Post
    This is a bit left field but q-bond gets brittle if frozen. You could stick the gun in a freezer for a bit and then work it off with a plastic chopstick or similar.
    That might be worth trying before i do the other stuff. Nothing to lose.

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    I have a can of Spanjaard Lectro Freeze - a spray application freezing whatever it touches. Normally used by electronics technicians to assist in fault-finding overheating components. This should work much better than a freezer, it's applied at the spot needed and its quick.

    Another brand I have used is called something like Freeze-40

    Communica, Mantech, and other electronics shops should be able to assist.

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    Quote Originally Posted by zs6hdv View Post
    I have a can of Spanjaard Lectro Freeze - a spray application freezing whatever it touches. Normally used by electronics technicians to assist in fault-finding overheating components. This should work much better than a freezer, it's applied at the spot needed and its quick.

    Another brand I have used is called something like Freeze-40

    Communica, Mantech, and other electronics shops should be able to assist.
    That's a more better idea. Gas lighter refill held upside down would probably do the trick too and be easier to get at a local shop.

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    Quote Originally Posted by zs6hdv View Post
    I have a can of Spanjaard Lectro Freeze - a spray application freezing whatever it touches. Normally used by electronics technicians to assist in fault-finding overheating components. This should work much better than a freezer, it's applied at the spot needed and its quick.

    Another brand I have used is called something like Freeze-40

    Communica, Mantech, and other electronics shops should be able to assist.
    Do you think there could be adverse affects to the aluminum to rapidly freeze only a small option of the piece like that? would i inadvertently make it brittle?

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