How to Remove Super Glue

Superglue (cyanoacrylate) has many uses. Besides the typical household function of sticking things together, it's used in surgical procedures and even in crime labs to develop unseen fingerprints. Originally marketed as Eastman #910 in 1958, this stuff is sneaky and it goes everywhere if you don't keep an eye on it.

Difficulty:
Easy

Instructions

Things You'll Need

  • Terry cloth towels
  • Soap
  • Sandpaper
  • Water
  • White paper towel
  • Acetone-based nail polish remover
  • Goof-Off
  • Z7 Debonder
    • 1

      Clean up any glue that is still wet by blotting it with a white paper towel or terry cloth towel.

    • 2

      Soak the object in warm soapy water if possible and try rubbing off as much as you can.

    • 3

      Pour a little bit of acetone-base nail polish remover on a white terry cloth.

    • 4

      Dab at the dried glue until it dissolves.

    • 5

      Use extra fine sandpaper to remove dried glue from the surface of an object.

    • 6

      Try a product called Goof-Off or Z-7 Debonder.

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