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How to remove Super Glue?

Super Glue is a strong, fast-acting adhesive that sticks to just about anything almost instantly, so it’s easy to accidentally stick together fingers or drip it onto clothes or other  surfaces. Even though it sets up quickly and won’t wash off, you can remove it with acetone. Some nail polish removers contain acetone, but be sure to check the label, since many acetone-free products are available and will not work against Super Glue. It’s also possible to find pure acetone in stores that sell home supplies or art supplies because acetone is a useful solvent. If you view the material safety data sheet  for acetone, you’ll see it’s flammable and toxic, so it’s not a chemical you want to ingest or inhale. It is absorbed into the skin on contact. It dehydrates and de-fats skin, so wash any spill with soap and

water and apply a moisturizer, if possible. How you apply the acetone depends on what you stuck together with the glue. Do not apply acetone to eyes or lips, but don’t worry — it’s still possible to remove Super Glue from these areas. If you stick together lips or eyelids or Super Glue gets stuck on an eyeball, it’s best to contact a physician. Do not use acetone! The cyanoacrylate adhesive bonds instantly to moist areas, so it’s nearly impossible to swallow liquid Super Glue or for it to travel far into the eyes. That’s the good news. The bad news is, you’ll basically have to wait for your cells to lift away the glue on their own.

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