How to Remove Super Glue From Clothes

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Maybe you were helping your son glue the wings onto his model airplane, or perhaps the broken lamp needed some fixing. Either way, Super Glue came to the rescue. The model airplane looks good, the lamp is all in one piece, but the price you had to pay was a trail of Super Glue on your pants. Super Glue forms an incredibly strong bond, whether you're working with glass, plastic, vinyl, porcelain, metal, even fabric. And it dries almost instantly, so you don't have any time to clean up a mistake. Fortunately it's not impossible to remove Super Glue from clothes.


Things You'll Need

  • Acetone nail polish remover

  • Toothbrush

  • Dull knife

Step 1

Rub the top side of the stain with acetone nail polish remover and a toothbrush. Acetone is the same stuff nail shops use to remove fake acrylic nails. In many cases, they stick the nails down with Super Glue, and the glue comes off with acetone. Well it's the same concept when you're trying to remove Super Glue from clothes. Just pour a little onto the stain and brush.


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Step 2

Reverse the process, and rub the bottom-side of the stain with a toothbrush. This helps to loosen the glue from both sides. Repeat until you've brushed the stain out.

Step 3

Scrape the stain with a dull knife. If it's an old stain it might not come off easily, even with a vigorous toothbrush rub. So pour a little acetone on to the stain and gently scrape with a dull knife. Take care that you don't damage the clothes.