Glasses are a great way to enjoy the outdoors but can be a pain when it comes to removing super glue from them. Here’s how to do it without any problems!
Super glue is one of the most versatile adhesives out there. It can be used for a variety of purposes, including fixing glasses. However, super glue can be difficult to remove from glasses if you accidentally get it on them.
Don’t panic if you accidentally get super glue on your glasses. There are a few ways to remove it.
How to Remove Super Glue From Glasses Without Acetone
Don’t make this common mistake when removing super glue from your glasses!
It can be tempting to reach for the acetone to try and remove super glue from your glasses. However, you should avoid using acetone on your glasses for several reasons.
Acetone is a chemical that can be found in many nail polish removers. It’s also the primary ingredient in many super glue removers. However, using acetone on your glasses to remove super glue is not recommended.
Acetone will dissolve the plastic or coating on your lenses, leaving them scratched and damaged. In addition, acetone can dry out the plastic or rubber components of your glasses frames, causing them to become brittle and break.
If you must use a chemical to remove super glue from your glasses, try using rubbing alcohol instead. Rubbing alcohol won’t damage your lenses or frames, and it’s less likely to cause irritation if it gets in your eyes.
How to Remove Super Glue From Glasses Frame
To remove super glue from your glasses frame, it is best to start with the soapy water method. The slightly more aggressive toothpaste method shown below should also be a safe way to remove the glue from frames.
Where can l buy acetone? You can find acetone at most hardware or drug stores.
How to Remove Super Glue on Glasses With Acetone.
Using Acetone to remove super glue from glasses is a slightly risky approach to removing superglue. Some glass lense have a specialist coating which may be adversely affected by the acetone solvent. It is definitely advised to try the acetone in a tiny area first if possible.
To remove the super glue simply follow the steps below.
- Use a cotton ball or swab and saturate it with your solution
- Apply the cotton tip to the glue and allow time for the glue to soften
- Wipe off the residue with a clean cloth
- Clean the glasses as you normally would
- If your frames or lenses are plastic, or if the lenses have a tint or other specialized coating, it’s probably best not to use acetone.
If the super glue is still not coming off, you may need to repeat the process a few times. But eventually, it will come off and your glasses will be as good as new!
For metal frames and certain types of lenses, acetone is an excellent remover. Please check with the manufacturer for compatibility.