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How to get super glue off glasses safely and effectively

Did you know you can safely remove glue residue from glasses using common household products? You'll see clearly after reading this handy guide on how to get super glue off glasses.

How to remove super glue from glasses

If you’ve made a super mess with superglue, don’t stress – it’s easy to fix with a little acetone. All you’ll need is a cotton bud, some acetone-based nail polish remover, a cotton ball and a lint-free cloth. Simply follow these steps:

  1. Saturate a cotton bud with acetone-based nail polish remover.
  2. Hold the cotton bud on the glue residue to soften the adhesive.
  3. Wipe away the glue with a cotton ball.
  4. Clean the glass surface with a lint-free cloth and your glasses will be good as new!

Important! Acetone can damage some plastic lenses, specialised lens coatings, tinted glasses or frames. For these materials, it’s better to follow the dish soap method (see below).

How to get super glue off glasses without acetone: Step-by-step

If you’ve gotten super glue on tinted glasses, plastic lenses or frames, try some dish soap to remove glue residue safely without damaging the sensitive surface material. Grab some mild dishwashing liquid, a microfibre cloth and follow these steps:

  1. Mix ½ cup warm water with 1 teaspoon of dishwashing liquid.
  2. Soak the corner of a microfibre cloth in the liquid and press it into the glue.
  3. Let soak until the glue softens (this might take some time, depending on the size of the glue stain).
  4. Once softened, gently wipe away the glue with the microfiber cloth.
  5. Rinse and repeat as necessary until all the glue has been removed.

Avoid having to remove super glue from glass

Now you know what gets super glue off glasses. But prevention is better so always opt for a super glue that’s specially formulated for glass. Loctite’s Super Glue Glass is a great choice – it bonds glass to glass and glass to metal in seconds, helping you avoid drips and runs that get you into sticky situations.