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Old 06-30-2009, 10:41 PM   #1
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How to remove super glue from a painted surface?


I have a guitar i recently picked up and the guy who i bought it from got what i think is super glue on it. I think the guy had already tried to get it off with what looks like a razor but there is still some residue in the shape of what looks like a star on it.

I'm wondering if anyone knows of a relatively easy way to get this glue off without tarnishing the paint or lacquer.

My father in law gave me some stuff called Goo Gone but just as i figured, it didn't work.

My last resort would be to have it repainted, expensive.. but if that is the only way, i guess that's the answer.

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Acetone.

Commonly found in nail polish remover, though you can buy it straight at a hardware store.

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Wont acetone hurt the paint though?
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If it is supper glue it will probably be more resistant to a solvent than the paint. So carful work with a razor blade may be your best bet. If the guitar has a good clear coat over the paint it's possible that you could use a fine steel wool to buff out any razor marks.

Both solvent and the method I described are last resort options that will probably not leave you with a blemish free surface but might be worth trying before repainting.

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go to the manufacturer of super glue's website, or to any of them since you probably don't know who exactly made the glue that is stuck on the guitar. they probably have a FAQ with this answered. or email them.

i have used a product from HD called "goof off" to get glue off of stuff. i don't know about super glue though..

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Check with acetone in an inconspicuous area to see if it will affect the finish.

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