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post #1 of 8 (permalink) Old 05-20-2013, 09:44 PM Thread Starter
 
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How To Remove Super Glue From Finish?

Two weekends ago I had to make a quick stage fix on a loose strap lock pin with super glue between sets. Well tonight I noticed that there was something on the guitar's finish and it came back to me that I had used the adhesive on the guitar's strap button screw. Guess more came out of the bottle than I noticed...damn dark stages.

What can I use to remove the super glue that would be safe for the finish? Acetone?
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Re: How To Remove Super Glue From Finish?

Start with goo gone. Can you feel the glue on top of the finish? If so, try using an exacto knife or a blade to try and scrape it off gently.

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Start with goo gone. Can you feel the glue on top of the finish? If so, try using an exacto knife or a blade to try and scrape it off gently.

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Thanks for the quick response. I can feel the glue on top of the finish. At first it looked like a nasty scratch but running a pick across the problem area showed it was on top. Tried using the pick to scrape off but I was applying more force that I felt comfortable with, had a fear of pulling up the clear coat.
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Re: How To Remove Super Glue From Finish?

First, what guitar is it on?

Super glue remover of course [which is acetone] but only after testing it in an obscure place to make sure it won't eat the rest of the finish. It probably won't but you want to be sure. And of course try to just rub on the glue alone, not a big area around it.
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First, what guitar is it on?

Super glue remover of course [which is acetone] but only after testing it in an obscure place to make sure it won't eat the rest of the finish. It probably won't but you want to be sure. And of course try to just rub on the glue alone, not a big area around it.
It is an RG2610. Being black, I was worried that any damage to the clear coat would easily be seen.
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Re: How To Remove Super Glue From Finish?

Just make sure to test.
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+1 for goo gone.
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