How do you remove adhesive glue from glass?


Quick Answer

To remove adhesive from glass, moisten a soft cloth with a solvent, spread the solvent on the residue, and let it sit for a few minutes. Scrub the area to remove any remaining adhesive. Wash the glass with warm, soapy water to remove the cleaner residue.

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  1. Moisten a cotton ball with solvent

    Choose from rubbing alcohol, nail polish remover or window cleaner to remove the residue. These solvents all contain organic chemicals that are better at dissolving the residue than plain water. Saturate a cotton ball with the solvent.

  2. Spread the solvent on the residue

    Apply the cotton ball to the adhesive, and spread to ensure you cover the adhesive in solvent. Allow the solvent to sit for a few minutes to dissolve the bond with the glass.

  3. Scrub away the adhesive

    Use a cloth to scrub the adhesive off the glass. If adhesive remains, apply more solvent and continue scrubbing until it is all gone. If the solvent you select is not dissolving the adhesive, rinse it away and try another one.

  4. Remove any cleaner residue

    Wash the glass object with soap and water to remove any remaining solvent before using the item. Dry the item using a soft towel.

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