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Old 04-16-05, 08:10 PM   #1
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getting super glue off skin

I was using super glue today and a little bit of it got on my fingers, no they are not stuck together but I have some of the dried glue on my skin and I cant seem to get it off. How does one go about this?
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Old 04-16-05, 08:34 PM   #2
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Old 04-16-05, 08:42 PM   #4
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or super glue remover. myself it seldom lasts a whole day on my skin. go out and cycle and sweat it off.
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Old 04-16-05, 08:42 PM   #5
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Hmmmm...mineral spirts?
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Wait. It peels off eventually. Any hobby shop will have CA debonder if you got a lot on your fingers.

Was this regular super glue or real cyanoacrylate? That stuff rocks. We had a freshmen project assembled out of balsa, plywood, cardboard tubing, etc. It got accidentally dropped on the floor after the project was over. The plywood broke before the glue joints!
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Old 04-16-05, 11:23 PM   #7
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Is cyanoactrylate related to Gorilla glue--oh my lord, I got that stuff all over my hands recently during a project related to my kitchen remodel. Nothing, I repeat, NOTHING would get it off my hands! Not acetone, not a pumice stone, not ajax--I rubbed things on my hands until they hurt. I just had to wait for about a week and a half until my skin cells sloughed off and reproduced, or whatever the process it. Terrible, I tell ya, it was terrible!
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well its in small amounts. YOu dont notice it at sight but i certainly feel it. It slike the rough spot. I guess im gonna have to wait then.
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Old 04-17-05, 12:13 PM   #9
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worst I ever had was glued my fingers together with cyanacrilate, i ended uphaving to take a razor blade to the joint to separate them...amazingly no blood was inolved but one finger was shaved raw.
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I'm pretty sure Gorilla glue has something else in it that is less caustic. CA will actually dissolve some plastics, plus it heats up quite a bit when it cures. It was developed by the aerospace industry for glue joints on airplanes.

Freshmen engineers here make a small RC device as part of their first class and CA is the fastener of choice. There's plenty of accidental bonding that happens. I ended up pretty well attached to my pen. It took a bunch of the debonder and five minutes of prying to get it off. One of my friends stuck his fingers together. Somebody glued their roommates shoes together as a joke. Bad idea. At work, we use it to glue security cables to the computers in the labs so they don't get stolen.
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Easiest way is to take a lighter and hold it under affected part until it goes away.
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I was thinking amputation.
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My Canadian friend uses super glue when he has cuts instead of going with stitches. It works. That's all I know.
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well its in small amounts. YOu dont notice it at sight but i certainly feel it. It slike the rough spot. I guess im gonna have to wait then.
Goes away pretty quickly. How strong are we talking? your basic super glue, small amount (as you have said) Shouldnt be more than a week, or less. I have gotten it off by hot water and scrubbing, but by now your is prob hard on your finger. GOOD LUCK!
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It can also seal in bacteria, making for a possibly nasty situation. I would rather have a slightly larger scar and leave it open, but that's just me.
Good point. I never said he was smart, I would prefer stitches, just passing along another use for super glue.
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They're using super glue in the ER (and some surgeries) around here instead of stitches
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Yeah, my doctor told me about using the super-glue to close wounds.

Could come in handy if your out of the trail and you get a large cut that needs to be closed immediately.
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Yeah, my doctor told me about using the super-glue to close wounds.

Could come in handy if your out of the trail and you get a large cut that needs to be closed immediately.
I've heard that sushi chefs have been doing that for a while, since they use such a sharp knife...cuts apparently aren't that uncommon
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It's happened to me several times. Just leave it and it will be gone in a day or two.
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Don't use superglue to close wounds. Err, well, you can if you must, but if you're actually planning on it, the superglue that's the actual CA isn't the best stuff. You want BCA -- butyl-CA, sometimes sold under the name "vetbond" -- it's not quite as hardcore and allows for more movement along the damaged area. Otherwise, well, you get complaints like phantomcow's. Backpackers use this stuff sometimes.
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Old 04-20-05, 06:36 PM   #21
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I really don't know, I haven't used it to close a wound myself, I was just told it was possible.

But I know what you mean MERTON. I mean, the fumes make my eyes burn and my head spin so putting it in an open wound doesn't seem like the best idea.

But hey, if it stops me from dying and doesn't kill too much of my brain I'm all for it.
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You put it ON the wound not IN the wound. Like, you'd never use the crap for road rash. If you have two pieces of skin and think "Gosh, I'd like to sew these two pieces together but I lack a needle, thread, and a shot of whiskey" then go for it.

Oh, forgot to mention. The stuff sold as "Vetbond" is blue. Helps to make it obvious where you're putting it but you'll look like you're using a magic poultice made of Smurf Blood.
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