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Mirror, mirror: How to remove super glue from mirrors easily

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If you’re wondering how to remove super glue from mirrors, don’t panic! The solution is simple, and with the right technique you can get rid of the glue without causing further damage.

How to remove super glue from mirrors: What you need to know

Knowing how to remove super glue from mirrors can get you out of sticky situations without the stress. Many people mistakenly assume that strong adhesives like super glue are impossible to remove from glass, but luckily that’s not the case.

To remove super glue from a mirror without causing further damage, you’ll need the following:

  • Water
  • Glass cleaner
  • A clean, soft cloth or sponge
  • A plastic scraping tool

Use sharp blades like knives or razorblades only as a last resort, as they may scratch the mirror. You should also avoid solvents like gasoline or vinegar; while they’re good at getting glue off glass, they’re also likely to damage the surface.

You can avoid glue stains and spillages by using an adhesive with a more precise applicator, like Loctite Super Glue Liquid Control.

How to remove super glue from a mirror: Step by step

Ready to get rid of the glue? This is one simple technique you can try. Here’s how to remove super glue from a mirror:

  1. Scrape off some of the glue. See how much you’re able to remove just by scraping with your fingernail or a blunt edge (like a credit card).
  2. Apply glass cleaner. Use glass cleaner and a cloth to wipe off more glue.
  3. Clean the glass. Use a cloth soaked in water to gently wipe the glass. Continue until all the glue is removed.
  4. Clean again. Once the glue stain has gone, clean the mirror again with glass cleaner or water.

If this technique doesn’t succeed in removing all the glue, you can also try acetone. This chemical is commonly found in nail polish remover, and is very effective at softening super glue so that it can be removed more easily. If you decide to use acetone, make sure you work in a well-ventilated area.

If you need to remove glue from skin, stained clothes or badly bonded objects, try Loctite Glue Remover.