Super glue on screen

eclipse01

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I accidentally got a little super glue on my screen, (VERY small speckles)...is it safe to use nail polish remover on a qtip to remove it?
 

Relentless Power

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I accidentally got a little super glue on my screen, (VERY small speckles)...is it safe to use nail polish remover on a qtip to remove it?
I would not do that. If anything, try a microfiber cloth with a minimal amount of rubbing alcohol and warm water.
 
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Absrnd

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Super glue can only be dissolved with Acetone, but it will most probably ruin your screen, and leave a even bigger mark,
using any solvent, even rubbing alcohol is not recommended for your screen, and will not disolve the glue

sometimes just flikking it with your fingernail could help, superglue does not adhere to glass, it just sticks.
http://www.wikihow.com/Remove-Super-Glue
(only try the #4 option)

if it is just a small spec I would just leave it.
 
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eclipse01

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Super glue can only be dissolved with Acetone, but it will most probably ruin your screen, and leave a even bigger mark,
using any solvent, even rubbing alcohol is not recommended for your screen, and will not disolve the glue

sometimes just flikking it with your fingernail could help, superglue does not adhere to glass, it just sticks.
http://www.wikihow.com/Remove-Super-Glue
(only try the #4 option)

if it is just a small spec I would just leave it.
Which is probably what I will just do, thanks
 

Rok73

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Read much?

I never claimed it was plastic. I did say "if it is the sport model"
Whoa, whoa, no need to get upset here.
If it is the sport model, I would not use nail polish remover. The plastic screen would not react well.
Maybe it's just me but what you posted there implies that the Sport Watch has a screen made of plastic which it hasn't AFAIK. The backside is a different thing.
 

Newtons Apple

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Whoa, whoa, no need to get upset here.

Maybe it's just me but what you posted there implies that the Sport Watch has a screen made of plastic which it hasn't AFAIK. The backside is a different thing.
As far as I am concerned the Sport's screen IS a type plastic. I-ion X glass is closer to plastic than glass.

I will bet that acetone would react very badly with your I-ion X "glass"

Upset? I am perfectly calm and relaxed.
 

sterumbelow

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Just use a razor blade/window scraper. It won’t damage the glass but will take the glue straight off.
 

Relentless Power

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Just use a razor blade/window scraper. It won’t damage the glass but will take the glue straight off.
False. The Ion-X Glass will easily scratch against the Surface with the use of a razor blade. Nor is this a recommendation I would be attempting to the OP.
 
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Neo1975

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As far as I am concerned the Sport's screen IS a type plastic. I-ion X glass is closer to plastic than glass.

I will bet that acetone would react very badly with your I-ion X "glass"

Upset? I am perfectly calm and relaxed.
It’s glass not plastic at all. I have used acetone to clean my watch more than once. It’s absolutely safe.

Very few types of plastic are affected by it.
 
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