cleaning the silicone groove


#1

I realized that super gluing a silicone o ring isn’t a good idea when after i took it out to put flowable silicone that the silicone kept falling out… how do you clean up superglue without hurting a the plastic??


#2

I would just chip it out of there, a scratched up serface would hold the silicone better anyhow.
You will not have a perfect yoyo after that, but then again you don’t now.


#3

For stuff like this I always use toothpicks ;D
They are wooden so they can’t heavily scratch surface of the yoyo.


#4

i tried my sisters nail polish remover but i realized it was drying out the plastic a whole bunch


#5

Did you try to scratch it from the surface?


#6

First thing I did


#7

In things like this I just spend a lot of time doing it harmless way (scratching from surface) instead of using more extreme options.
I think scratching it with something sharp will work and will do less harm then some chemicals.


#8


should be the same with a plastic yoyo


#9

For real just get in their with a knife and try not to take out much of the material from the yoyo its self.


#10

I’d get a knife and scrape carefully. Chuck out the big pieces and try to get the rest. Then use rubbing alcohol on the remaining tiny bits.


#11

Not sure if it still does but nail polish remover used to contain acetone. It’s not good for plastics.
Use rubbing alcohol as previously suggested.


#12

I almost used rubbing alcohol but used it ace tone nail polish remover :-\ will this eat the plastic?


#13

Yes - An acetone based nail polish remover can melt the plastic. That’s why people who dye yoyos use it. It softens the plastic so the dye can penetrate.