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How to remove superglue?
« 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?
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Re: How to remove superglue?
« Reply #1 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)
 

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Re: How to remove superglue?
« Reply #2 on: February 10, 2019, 06:31:22 pm »
Nope, only acetone and it will ruin the protector.
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Re: How to remove superglue?
« Reply #3 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.
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Re: How to remove superglue?
« Reply #4 on: February 10, 2019, 06:55:18 pm »
Thanks, google say soak it in soapy water?
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Re: How to remove superglue?
« Reply #5 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
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Re: How to remove superglue?
« Reply #6 on: February 10, 2019, 07:07:05 pm »
just for interest sakes, what were you doing with super glue in that area?
 

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Re: How to remove superglue?
« Reply #7 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).
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Re: How to remove superglue?
« Reply #8 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....
 
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