How To Remove Super Glue From Practically Anything

Super Glue and its off-brand cousins are the next best thing to duct tape when it comes to good-enough repairs, but heaven help you if it spills. Luckily, there's a guide to getting SuperGlue out or off of nearly anything.

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Lots of folks know to reach for the nail polish remover to get glued things unstuck, but the acetone in the remover can damage and discolour surfaces. According to the makers of Super Glue, you can actually use hot water to get yourself out of your gluey mess.

For instance, if you need to unstick your lips (and, please, we don't want to know why), here's what you do:

If lips are accidentally stuck together, apply a generous amount of warm water and encourage maximum wetting and pressure from saliva from inside the mouth. Peel or roll (do not pull) lips apart. It is almost impossible to swallow the adhesive as a liquid. The adhesive solidifies upon contact with saliva (moisture) and could adhere to the inside of the mouth. Saliva will lift the adhesive in 1-2 days, avoid swallowing the adhesive after detachment.

Hit up the post for more tips on how to get Super Glue off of clothing, countertops and more. Confession time: What have you accidentally glued together without meaning to? Own up to it in the comments.

Removing SuperGlue


Comments

    Nothing serious. Just fingers.

    Sister did the lips thing when she was young. found a tube, starting chewing on it, next thing she was all glued shut...

    We accidently glued our dogs eyes together mistaking the tube for eye ointment, there was no damage to eyes as Super glue does not adhere to wet surfacws

    Hi to how i can see about getting super glue off tho side of my car it is white car, i was gluing the rubber on the side of the car. and it ran down the side, can you tell me what i can use to get it off.

    I have super glue on my wooden desk and I need to get it of it is just a big glob sitting there on my desk and it is annoying me.!!!!!!!!!!!

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