To unglue super glue, apply fingernail polish remover that contains acetone to the glue with a soft cloth or cotton swab. Let it work for a few minutes, and gently pull the surfaces apart. Cleanup glue residue with more fingernail polish remover, rinse, and dry. Test a small area first.
- Test the surface
Apply a little fingernail polish remover with acetone to a hidden corner of the item. Wait 10 minutes to make sure it does not harm the surface.
- Apply fingernail polish remover to the glue
For large areas, wet a soft cloth with fingernail polish remover. For smaller areas, dip a cotton swab in the remover. Dab the glue with the remover.
- Work the surfaces apart
Give the remover a couple of minutes to start working, then gently pull the surfaces apart. Add more fingernail polish remover as necessary. Work slowly a little at a time to avoid damaging the surfaces.
- Remove the super glue
Dab the glue spots on the surfaces with more fingernail polish remover, and use a soft toothbrush to work the glue off of the surface.
- Rinse the surface
Wipe the surfaces with a damp cloth to remove the fingernail polish remover.
- Dry the surface
Dry the surface with a soft cloth.