How to Clean Up Crazy Glue From Zippers


Crazy Glue is the brand name for an ultra-strong adhesive used to bond nearly any two surfaces imaginable. The glue typically has a fast drying and curing time and, once hardened, it forms a cement-like bond. Crazy Glue does its job well, but a mistaken spill or a few misplaced drops of it can pose a problem. The glue is removable from most any surface, including the teeth of a metal zipper, using household materials.

Things You'll Need

  • Old toothbrush
  • Acetone nail-polish remover
  • Paper towel
  • Plastic knife
  • Clean cloth
  • Dip an old toothbrush into a container of acetone nail-polish remover.

  • Brush the acetone over the glued areas of the zipper. If the glue has seeped between the zipper's teeth, gently work the bristles of the brush into the crevices.

  • Place a moist paper towel over the zipper to prevent the acetone from evaporating. Allow the acetone to permeate the glue and loosen its bond for 30 minutes to an hour.

  • Scrape off the fragments of glue using the blade of a plastic knife.

  • Open and close the zipper several times until it moves smoothly up and down the teeth. Wipe off any excess acetone with a clean cloth.

Tips & Warnings

  • Avoid spilling acetone onto recently dyed fabric as it may result in discoloring. Acetone will not damage most other fabrics.

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