About the only effective thing that will remove super glue is time.
However, after saying that and have had the same experience (I build and fly
large radio Controlled aircraft) try sandpaper. If I have a lump of
superglue on my finger I fire up my palm sande with #100 grit paper and sand
the lump down. Be carefull though as you could go too deep...just go a bit
at a time and it'll dissapear. Jim
Lump? I've had it on my hands, but in a thin layer. Lumps get wiped
to a rag, right away. Pumice stones are great. I use one when I have
paint, caulk or other things on my hands, etc.
"My doctor says I have a malformed public-duty gland
and a natural deficiency in moral fiber, and that I am therefore
excused from saving Universes."
Ya gotta get real nail polish remover, not the enviro-friendly citrus-base
stuff. Look for 'acetone' on the label. The dirt-cheap generic hair spray
works pretty well, too- I used to keep a can around to use as solvent. I
find Goop or similar hand cleanser works pretty well, if you scrub a little-
once it gets under one edge of the clump, the glue seems to lose its grip.
I just Have to tell you a story about me and superglue Les. It was on a
weekend evening and my wife was on night shift...I had nothing to do on a
Friday night (no kids etc)so went into the basement and buried myself into
building this radio controlled aircraft that I was about half way through. I
had all the amenities in the basement..IE:...a TV with the movie channel
happening, the phone close by, and a bottle of skotch. I had gotten to the
part in the directions when "superglue" had to be used so I pulled out the
new bottle. I stuck a pin in it like it instructed to open it for the first
time... It squirted out as I was holding too much hand pressure to the Bulb
part of the container. I looked around to see where it landed but couldn't
find it. By this time I had half a quart of skotch into me and was busy
gluing stuff together when all of a sudden I felt a sharp pain in my right
foot. I had glued my foot to the floor right through my socks. My foot had
stood on the spot where the superglue exited when I opened it a few minutes
before...I had an exacto knife and managed to spatula my foot off the floor,
but then had my sock glued to my foot about the area of a quarter. I had to
turn the sock inside out and cut the sock away from my foot leaving the
fabric stuck to my foot. After several times with sandpaper and about three
weeks time, the sock fabric wore off my right foot. I swear to God this is
the truth and every time I fly that plane I think of how I glued my foot to
the floor. Jimi
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