What Takes Super Glue Off of Skin?


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Super glue is easily removed from the skin using acetone. However, soap and water is often sufficient. Removing super glue by force causes damage to the skin.

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Acetone is an organic solvent that dissolves the compound used in super glue. It is used as a paint thinner and can be purchased at any hardware or art store. However, many nail polish removers contain enough acetone to remove super glue, and nail polish remover is safer to use on skin than pure acetone. If acetone is not available, soak the skin in soap and water and slowly peel or rub away the super glue.

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