How to get superglue off iPhone?

Apple-NoEscape

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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??
:( :(
 

SonoViva

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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.
 

Apple-NoEscape

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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.
 

zeeflyboy

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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...
 

Apple-NoEscape

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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...
Tried picking it off. Is stuck on strong.

:(
Ok then no nail varnish remover.
Damn it.
 

BigHonkingDeal

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

Very careful of course......


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...
 

zeeflyboy

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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.
 

frikfrak

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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.
 

Apple-NoEscape

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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.
Did you water it down at all?

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

The loctite remover could be a good bet... just read the back of the packet carefully to see if it mentions use on plastics.
Just wish it wasnt midnight so I could go get it now.
 

zeeflyboy

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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.
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.