Superglue nightmare!!!

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    Superglue nightmare!!!

    Iím a git!

    I stuck screws in my MH with super glue as attachments points for the visor. One of these screws is now on the wrong place and another one is unusable, since the thread is jammed/congested with glue.

    Is there a product to take off the super glue and the screws? Iím funky to damage the helmet if I'm using a tool!
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    Re: Superglue nightmare!!!

    The only chemical that will remove Cyanoacrylate Adhesives (aka Super Glue) is acetone. Acetone is the key ingrediant in de-bonder, nail polish remover, etc. WARNING! It will also eat most plastics! I'd try a few applications of nail polish remover first, if that doesn't work go to the stronger stuff.

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    Re: Superglue nightmare!!!

    Thanks!!!

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    Re: Superglue nightmare!!!

    Use a Q-tip if you can.

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    Re: Superglue nightmare!!!

    Many companies that make superglue sell a debonder which dissolves superglue. I use a glue called "Insta-cure," and their debonder goes by "Un-Cure." Test it first though, as it may eat the plastic around the glue as well- it's made mainly to remove glue from skin.

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    Re: Superglue nightmare!!!

    I noticed a slight softening of the plastic at the place where I used acetone. No harm done, but the screws are still firmly stuck to the bucket.

    I donít lose hope and will try a debonder,

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    Re: Superglue nightmare!!!

    I heated the skrews with a grinder AND THEY CAME OFF!

    Thanks Jango's Kid!!!

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