As well as apprentices with tape measures and a computer that did not do
what I want it to do I have one final question/post.
I have a bunch of keys covered in dried superglue.
Google says acetone will clean them. Anyone tried it?
One of the keys is a pretty secure padlock key with more dimples on it
than on the recent post about getting a key cut.
Yes acetone does work but be aware that some nail varnish remover isn't
acetone and doesn't work.
Acetone will also dissolve some plastics so if the keys or keyring has
plastic parts then these could be at risk.
Acetone cannot hurt unless any of the parts are plastic, in which case it
will melt it. Beware do not pour your acetone into a small plastic yoghurt
pot to soak the items in. In half an hour the acetone will be gone and the
pot firmly glued to the table!
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On Thursday, May 16, 2019 at 7:40:52 PM UTC+1, ARW wrote:
I believe that nitromethane is good for dissolving superglue. 'Nitro' is used in
model aeroplane engine fuel - probably the easiest way of getting hold of it -
so I am a little surprised that superglue is also used in aeromodelling, but
there you go.
TNP will probably be along in a minute to lay down his law on the matter...
Just a thought but could you stick them in boiling water?
I superglued two of my fingers by mistake. I thought I had a problem
on my hands (literally!) but it came off fairly quickly just by
putting my hand under running water.
It does go mushy in water but takes a long time. I'd probably start by tapping the keys with a hammer, cyano is somewhat fracturable. And if you can get a blade in a crack between them, you should be able to bend them to complete uselessness.
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