Crazy glue and super glue are in the class of glues known as cyanoacrylates. These glues form a super-strong bond with most materials, drying quickly. While the bond created by crazy glue is helpful in some situations, accidental gluing or dripping can result in a sticky situation. Crazy glue is removable with the use of a proper solvent and some good old-fashioned elbow grease.
Things You'll Need
- Rubber gloves
- Safety goggles
- Rubber apron
- Putty scraper
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Ventiliate the area by opening your kitchen windows, if possible, turning on any fans and opening your stove's vent hood.
Wear personal protective equipment, including butyl rubber gloves. These gloves protect your skin from irritation caused by the solvent. Wear safety goggles if you feel you might splash the solvent. Wear an apron made from butyl rubber, if desired.
Apply a solution of 100 percent pure acetone to the crazy glue. Use a disposable applicator, like a toothbrush, to apply the acetone. Pure acetone is available from most hardware stores.
Allow the acetone to sit on the glue spot for about a minute. The acetone dissolves the chemical bonds and softens the glue.
Scrape or shave the crazy glue with a blade or putty scraper. Work the glue free bit by bit.
Apply more acetone as needed. Continue scraping until the glue is free from the frefrigerator's surface.
Wash the fridge's surface with soap and water after removing the glue. This removes any residual acetone.