33 Ways You Haven’t Tried to Remove Super Glue
Removing super glue is a hassle but if you act quickly you can reduce how long you’re stuck to yourself or the item you’re gluing. Check out these methods you haven’t tried before.
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Super Glue Corp also lists petroleum jelly as a home remedy to break super glue bonds. Just massage the petroleum jelly into the skin is loose.
Lemon juice can work on affected skin and materials to loosen the hold of super glue. Work it onto skin with a cotton swab or with a scrap toothbrush onto material.
Grab a piece of sandpaper to remove excess super glue from a material. Just watch out for the grit and how much glue you really need to remove. You don’t want to strip the paint off of something at the same time.
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A razor used safely and delicately can help scrape some of the glue from an affected area. It’s a dangerous option.
Goo Gone is kind of a catch-all adhesive removal liquid and is one way on how to remove super glue from skin. It can help loosen super glue and make it easier to remove.
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Neosporin contains a petroleum jelly base that is similar enough that it will work on de-bonding glued parts and is one way on how to get super glue off.
A nail file or emery board can help rid people of super glue stickiness by scraping the dried glue off the affected parts.
Get Rid of Sticky Fingers
A little old lotion can help work your fingers free from super glue. Here’s how to remove super glue from hands: rub in the lotion and gently circle your fingers to get them loose.
Soak a cotton swab in some rubbing alcohol and apply the swab to the skin. Rub the swab on the skin to loosen the bond of the glue.
The oils in peanut butter can break down the bonding power of super glue. Those in the creamy peanut butter camp might want to keep a jar of chunky around because the crunchy kind can even work as an abrasive to make the job easier.
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Naturally as a solvent, paint thinner can work to break down super glue and allow the stuck parts to work free.
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Just like several other products that have an oil-based background, vegetable oil will loosen the adhesive parts of super glue.
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A reader at Thrifty Fun suggested egg white to remove super glue, which might be surprising since egg whites are a natural glue.
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Another solvent that can be used to rid yourself of super glue. Of course it shouldn’t be the first option and is dangerous if not used properly.
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Lighter fluid has been cited as a super glue remover by many because of its solvent properties. However, it’s still lighter fluid and a lot of caution should be taken in using it.
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Nail Polish Remover
Make sure the nail polish remover you use contains acetone. Acetone is the ingredient that will breakdown the adhesive agents of super glue.
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Just soak your hands in some soapy water if you don’t have nail polish remover nearby.
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Pour some hydrogen peroxide on your hands and begin rubbing. The sticky stuff will soon fade away.
Apple Cider Vinegar
Apple cider vinegar is a great tool for pest control, it’s also pretty effective at getting rid of super glue.
Vinegar can be a quick fix when you don’t have nail polish remover readily available.
Baking Soda and Vinegar
Baking soda and vinegar will help remove super glue from clothing. Use baking soda to clean upholstery, too.
Toothpaste will work when super glue gets on glasses, just make sure not to use toothpaste that has micro-scrubbers because they can scratch the lenses. Toothpaste can be an amazing cleaner, check out these 50 ways you can use toothpaste.
Because lip balms contain some petroleum jelly, they can be a handy tool to remove super glue when you’re in a bind.
Placing a screwdriver between fingers that are bonded together by super glue and rotating the screwdriver gently can help remove the super glue.