While Super Glue is ideal for fixing things, it's downright scary when the glue bonds to your skin. Most fast-bonding glues, including nail glue and plastic-bonding glue, contain cyanoacrylate and require careful handling, but if you do get in a bind, here's how you can extract yourself from the sticky situation.
Things You'll Need
- Acetone-based nail-polish remover
- Warm water
- Shallow bowl
- Nail-polish remover
Do not attempt to tear or force apart the glue. This could rip your skin.
Apply acetone-based nail-polish remover to the area. The acetone breaks down the bond.
If there's a lot of glue on your skin, soak the skin in nail-polish remover to dissolve the bond.
Clean the area with soap and water after removing the glue.
If you don't have nail-polish remover, soak the affected skin in warm, soapy water.
Slowly roll the skin to work the bond apart as the warm water soaks through. Continue doing this until the skin is free of glue.
Tips & Warnings
- If you get Super Glue in your eye or mouth, keep the eye or mouth open while you rinse it with water for 15 minutes. Seek medical attention immediately.
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