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Super Glue

Discussion in 'MacBook Air' started by jrtaylor6, Sep 21, 2011.

  1. macrumors member


    I some how got a little bit of super glue on the bottom of my MBA. What would be the best way to get it off. Its going to bother me till I get off.

  2. macrumors newbie


    If it's on the aluminum use goo gone.

    Edit: or puck it off with ur finger/ razor.
  3. macrumors G5


    Super Glue

    Is damn hard stuff to remove from anything. It dries a White colour, so I can see why it's bugging you, but using anything to remove it is more likely to cause more damage to your MBA.

    I hate to say it, but you may well have to live with it.
  4. macrumors member


    Yeah, its on the alumnium part on the bottom. I actually thought about trying to use a little bit of goo gone to see if it could break it up, but was not going to over do it with the goo gone.
  5. macrumors regular

    When you say you have some on there, is it a blob or is it smeared?

    Post a pic!

    If its a blob, surely you can pick it off with some force. Bet if you to some hardware/DIY store or look on the internet, you could find some chemical to remove it
  6. macrumors 68020


    Acetone will break the SuperGlue bond, however I have no knowledge of what it may do to to the base aluminium. So use acetone sparingly and cautiously apply it sparingly with a Qtip.

    Even though SuperGlue is incredibly strong, it has one weakness: acetone...
  7. macrumors regular

    How about clear nail polish remover. That has acetone in it and you can use the tiny built-in brush to apply it (sparingly). Use a plastic scrapper with a beveled edge (like a small putty knife)...once it softens gently lift it away.

    Do not use a razor blade under any circumstance. No matter how careful you are it will scratch the aluminum.
  8. macrumors member


    I think this is what Im going to try. Because its only like a 1cm diameter so its not that large. Also this seems like the safest thing to try first.

  9. macrumors newbie

    oily nail polish remover should be ok :)
  10. macrumors 6502a

    test on a similar surface first

    MBA is made of anodized aluminum. Find something similar that you don't care about (your friend's MBA :D) and drop some Crazy Glue on it. Let it cure for a day, then try whatever remedy you have.

    If all else fail, try adding fresh Crazy Glue to it as Crazy Glue is its own solvent.
  11. macrumors 6502


    anodized aluminium is pretty though stuff, acetone won't harm it. If your really worried, get the old iPhone 1st edition out and try it... :D
  12. macrumors member

    Don't get the acetone on anything plastic or rubber, it will marr it beyond repair.

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