A common question we get here at Gorilla Glue is, "How do I remove the extra dried glue off of my project?" Join Ali as she walks you through some of the best practices for Gorilla Glue removal.
How Can Cured Gorilla Glue Be Removed? To remove cured Gorilla Glue, soak the adhesive in acetone to soften it, and use sandpaper or a tool with a sharp edge to scrape off the glue. You will need acetone, warm water, isopropyl alcohol, sandpaper and a knife or chisel.
To remove Gorilla Glue from skin, start by washing the area with soap and water. Next, soak a cotton ball in acetone nail polish remover, dab the affected area, and let the acetone sit on the glue for 6-10 minutes before washing it off with warm, soapy water.
Dried Gorilla Glue can only be removed mechanically by sanding, scraping, scratching or slicing through the glue with a knife, chisel, razor blade or other tool. Since Gorilla Glue is a urethane glue, its curing process is not reversible with a solvent like acetone or paint thinner.
If you've ever gotten any of this foam on your hands or clothing, you know how difficult it is to remove, and the same is true for Gorilla Glue. The Gorilla Glue Co. also manufactures Super Glue, more properly known as cyanoacrylate adhesive. The best way to remove either product from plastic is to use a sharp blade.
Alternatively, run slices of lemon or lime on the glue to see if that takes it off. For really stubborn glue, mix a solution that’s about 10% washing soda, 2% liquid detergent, and 88% water, and scrub your hands with it to remove the glue. For information on how to remove Gorilla Glue that’s still tacky, read on!
This page, under the FAQ tab from the Gorilla Glue site states: Wipe off excess glue immediately with a dry cloth or standard paint thinner. Do not drag glue over material, instead make small swipes to remove wet adhesive. Make sure you avoid skin contact. Cured glue can be removed with a chisel, scraper or sandpaper.
Re: cleaning gorilla glue excess/foam Well, I set up the portable evap unit in the work shop..it's 114 right now here in Glendale AZ. Just another warm summer day! I poured a cold Red Stripe Beer and pulled out some sharp blades and picks. After a careful [sweaty] 45 minutes I was able to remove 95% of the foam debris.
Whoops! Even the most careful crafters can accidentally find themselves in a sticky situation when it comes to glue. If you have had a spill on a glass tabletop or pair of glasses, there are ways to remove the glue without damaging the glass. Gorilla Brand makes several kinds of glues, including the brand favorite Gorilla Glue; a super glue (a cyanoacrylate glue) and an epoxy glue.