Posts Tagged ‘removing super glue’

Removing Super Glue from Unwanted Surfaces

October 31st, 2014
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Super Glue Remove from wood



Super Glue can hold together almost anything, from small refrigerator magnets to cracks in furniture. Super Glue does not discriminate and will adhere itself to any surface. What can you do when some drops of Super Glue get on your desk, floor, or even on your hands?

Nail polish remover with acetone can be your best friend in these sticky situations. It can break down the dried up substance from any surface. However, acetone from nail polish is a harsh chemical that can damage some surfaces. Before you begin, apply only a small amount to an inconspicuous spot and wait about 10 to 15 minutes to ensure that the acetone will not eat through your surface. If your surface can handle it, apply some acetone to a dry cloth and start by dabbing at the dried glue until the entire residue is gone. Once the stain is completely removed, use a damp cloth with clean water to get rid of the remaining acetone chemical and odor.

If you notice that the acetone is damaging your furniture, sanding it down will be the best alternative. However, this option can also damage your furniture and may require professional assistance. Sanding down the furniture can be tricky and the furniture may require some polish afterwards to blend in.

Super Glue is an amazing adhesive that can help you out with any type of project you may have, but always remember to protect your surrounding areas to avoid having to remove it. Once it dries on a surface it can be stubborn to remove. For more information on how to remove super glue refer to our Safety Page. Happy gluing!

Funny Sticky Situations!

July 17th, 2012
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  [Video Credit:  You Tube “Super Glued” OMFGitsJackandDean]

As you might imagine, we hear all kinds of funny super glue related stories and we know our products are the subject of many jokes … We don’t mind … It keeps us laughing which is lots of fun!  We got a kick out of this super glue related video — especially the ending!  Enjoy!

Remember ACETONE is super glue’s arch enemy 🙂 —  ACETONE will set you free from sticky fingers!!  It removes super glue instantly!

Prankster Problems and Super Glue

October 9th, 2011
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Every year, especially the day after Halloween, questions come in about how to remove super glue from toilet seats, floors (flip flops, coins, etc.) and even car door locks.  It doesn’t take a detective’s mind to know that these problems did not occur after super glue had been used in a productive, constructive way.  No, these poor souls are asking these questions because they were pranked.  Pranksters find super glue great fun to use.  Unfortunately, sometimes along with just being a pain to remove, these antics can cause destructive, irreparable damage.

Recently, Ask Andy, a household advice columnist, directed a reader’s question to Super Glue Corporation’s consumer hotline.  Here’s the reader’s question: 

 Dear Andy, some vandal has Superglue’d the door lock on my new car. Getting into the car is no problem as I use the remote to open the door. The problem comes in the fact that excess glue was allowed to run down the door. I know there are products that dissolve Superglue, but is there anything that does the job without harming the paintwork?


Excellent question and one our regulatory affairs manager, Mary Robles, is quite familiar with answering!  Check out Mary’s thorough answer to Ask Andy’s question by following this link.

All super glue packages and products are labelled with caution statements and contact information.  If you have questions about removing super glue, or safety related to using super glue, check out our website or contact us directly.  Super Glue is a powerful product.  Unfortunately, sometimes when this power gets in the wrong hands it is abused.  🙁 

Pranksters should be forewarned though that super glue can cause real damage and is not always an easy fix for victims and their property.  Law enforcement has and will deal with the damage caused by pranksters in a very serious way.

Good Advice: Removing keys stuck with super glue

November 11th, 2009
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ebay-127[Credit: La Jolla Mom]

Here’s a great story about cause and effect 🙂 …. La Jolla Mom recently wrote about a problem she was forced to solve related to super glue (which was being used initially for creative purposes)!  Her blog post is titled “If Your Husband Puts Your Keys In A Pile Of Super Glue, Here’s How To Get It Off” and her acetone solution is perfect – we couldn’t have said it better ourselves!

She writes that her husband (La Jolla Dad) “was making a very cool spider Halloween decoration and super glueing eyeballs onto balloons …He was doing it over a piece of paper on the kitchen island and somehow my keys wound up on top of it.”

Check out her blog post for how, exactly, she solved the problem!  Removing super glue with acetone is an excellent solution (for more information, and details on how to remove super glue click on this link)!