How to get superglue off iPhone?

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  1. macrumors 6502

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    I know it's stupid of me.
    I was using super glue and some must of dripped on my work bench. I place my phone down without looking and bam I have super glue all over the back of my 3Gs.
    Can anyone suggest a way to get this off??
    :( :(
     
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    cambookpro

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    Probably not helpful, but use a case? It'll hide it. :(
     
  3. thread starter macrumors 6502

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    I have always gone naked and want to carry on like that.

    I'm thinking using nail polish remover but I'm not sure if that will damage the phone.
     
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    Ugh I did this to my Blackberry one time. Self-repair gone horribly wrong. Goof-Off works wonders. Should be at any hardware store.
     
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    Unfortunatly it is 11 at night and I really don't want to give this like 7 hours to settle. :(
     
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    DJUK

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    That happened to me with my 2G! Goo Gone worked for me
     
  7. macrumors member

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    Lol I thought this was a thread about The Stand and Stephen King for sec...
     
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    Superflue? There's a shot for that.
     
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    Yikes, that can't be good for the paint job even if you get it off. Sorry man.
     
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    Bareback iPhone gets Superflue...

    I'm not sure whether we should call Norton or the CDC :p
     
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    So I'm guesing I shouldnt try nailpolish remover on it?

    May have to just wait untill morning and head to a hardware store. Really dont want to leave it that long though.
     
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    I understand that fire works well.
     
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    I cant find any info online about whether nail polish remover will damage the phone.
    Does anyone know what the coating of the phone is?
     
  15. macrumors regular

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    nail polish remover is like battery acid for the majority of plastics... I wouldn't recommend it.

    can you not carefully pick it off with your nail? The smooth surface of the plastic shouldn't allow the glue to grip all that strongly...
     
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    Tried picking it off. Is stuck on strong.

    :(
    Ok then no nail varnish remover.
    Damn it.
     
  17. macrumors 6502a

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    Since it's a glass back I would let it dry and use a razor blade?

    Very careful of course......


     
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    It's not a glass back, he said it was a 3GS. Other than that he could try to use some superglue remover.
     
  20. macrumors regular

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    I wouldn't use anything with Acetone on plastic such as fingernail polish.
     
  21. thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Yeah i've decided against it.
    Im now trying to figure out if this stuff I can get from B&Q will work.
    If so I will head there first thing in the morning.
     
  22. macrumors regular

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    The loctite remover could be a good bet... just read the back of the packet carefully to see if it mentions use on plastics.
     
  23. macrumors regular

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    For what it's worth, I used nail polish remover on the back of my 3G to get superglue off. It worked, and no problems at all.
     
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    Did you water it down at all?

    Also can anyone confirm whether the 3G and 3Gs used the same plastic?

    Just wish it wasnt midnight so I could go get it now.
     
  25. macrumors regular

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    lucky, I've even seen it melt/warp a car headlight when my friend used a bit to try and get rid of some really stubborn insect marks. Incidentally goo off worked a treat for the other headlight...


    To the OP - if you do use nail polish remover as the above suggestion use it very, very sparingly.
     

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