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What do you do if you get strong glue for plastic on you?

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Quick Answer

To remove glue from skin, soak the affected area with warm water and soap. Acetone nail polish remover can also help remove stubborn glue on the skin or clothing.

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To remove strong glue from skin, use the following steps.

  1. Wash the area with soap and water
  2. Wash the glued area with warm water and soap. If possible, submerge the area in water. If the affected area cannot be submerged, apply as much water as possible.

  3. Peel off adhesive
  4. If possible, carefully peel the dried glue off of the skin. A spoon handle or pencil can help peel off the glue.

  5. Apply acetone to the area
  6. Apply a generous amount of nail polish remover or another acetone product to get rid of any stubborn glue residue.

  7. Wash the skin
  8. Wash all acetone reside away from the skin.

  9. Apply lotion.
  10. Apply lotion to replenish moisture to the skin.

Acetone can also remove strong glue from clothing. However, It may discolor some fabrics. To remove super glue from clothing, soak the article of clothing in cold water to loosen the glue. Next, apply a small amount of acetone with a toothbrush. Apply the acetone in very small amounts and continually re-apply the product to work away at the stain.

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