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General => General Bike Related Banter => Topic started by: ktmforever on February 10, 2019, 06:27:00 pm

Title: How to remove superglue?
Post by: ktmforever on February 10, 2019, 06:27:00 pm
I spilled some superglue on my headlight protector.
Any idea how to get it off without damage to the plastic?
Title: Re: How to remove superglue?
Post by: Bundu on February 10, 2019, 06:29:26 pm
they say acetone, but not sure what that would do to the protector?
maybe just let it soak in water for a day (or two)
Title: Re: How to remove superglue?
Post by: Gérrard on February 10, 2019, 06:31:22 pm
Nope, only acetone and it will ruin the protector.
Title: Re: How to remove superglue?
Post by: Gérrard on February 10, 2019, 06:39:10 pm
Should add, if its Perspex/plastic, you can toss it. If its polycarb it can be polished again.
Title: Re: How to remove superglue?
Post by: ktmforever on February 10, 2019, 06:55:18 pm
Thanks, google say soak it in soapy water?
Title: Re: How to remove superglue?
Post by: Gérrard on February 10, 2019, 07:00:58 pm
Thanks, google say soak it in soapy water?

Maybe with different  superglues. If its propper cynoacrolade I doubt
Title: Re: How to remove superglue?
Post by: Bundu on February 10, 2019, 07:07:05 pm
just for interest sakes, what were you doing with super glue in that area?
Title: Re: How to remove superglue?
Post by: eberhard on February 10, 2019, 08:51:21 pm
As Gérrard pointed out correctly, acetone will damage the protector. From my own experiences what I found works best is to treat / soak the applicable surface with mentholated spirits / alcohol and then to scratch what you can off with your finger nails. Repeat until all is off what you can scratch off with your finger nails. Then I polish the residue out with brasso (or whatever you prefer it that line).
Title: Re: How to remove superglue?
Post by: RobD on February 11, 2019, 01:19:37 pm
I know on skin you just put more glue on it (seems to make it liquid again) and wipe it off.... not sure if it applies here as well....