A little help please - Super Glue on Paint

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  1. minirab

    minirab Well-Known Member

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    I didn't know where to put this but here goes. Does anyone know how to get

    dried Super Glue off of car paint. Please don't anyone ask how the #&[email protected] that

    happened. I got 90% of it off with GooGone but the rest of it won't come off.

    Body shops all say "yeah we can do it, just a little re-paint". I can live with

    it if I have to but would sure like it all gone. Thanks.
     
  2. Nathan

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    Maybe a very gentle application acetone. I'd tape off the area around.

    Acetone does dissolve super glue.

    Added a bit to the subject line to make the matter a bit more clear. Moved to Detailing area.
     
  3. Crashton

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    + 1 for trying acetone.
     
  4. Metalman

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    If there was a layer of wax on the MINI you should be able to "Flick" it off with your fingernail... You do wax / polish your MINI don't you?

    Be careful with the Acetone on the paint... Try it on a spot that's hidden first... Or else the super glue spot will all of a sudden be not such a big deal.... Is you paint OEM or has it been resprayed?
     
  5. BlimeyCabrio

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    ^ THIS...

    Test the acetone in a spot you don't care too much about... but that still has clear coat (so not under the hood, no clear coat there). Maybe door jamb, under the seal/trim. Pull the seal up out of the way, and test with acetone.

    Another option is to VERRRRRRRRRY carefully wet sand and polish the spot. But it's way too easy to end up sanding through the clear coat around the spot you're working on. Ask me how I know....
     
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    That place would be a great one to put an Old Fart Motoring Club sticker. :)
     
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    Could be Old Fart Motoring Club... Or Oh Fu€k Motoring Club
     
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    It didn't occur to me to ask until he told us not to. Now I want to know. :confused5:

    I'm with the acetone crowd, but do test first.

    I also wonder if the super-glue is on the surface, or if it ate into the paint. I'd avoid wet sanding unless you are a pro, but some fine-cut polish might be worth trying, and won't mess anything up if it doesn't work



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  10. Dave.0

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    Post up a picture of the damage with the Super glue so I can see it.

    I would stay away from Acetone on your paint because even if you tape off the area it will get right by the tape and damage the near by paint.

    Any compound or cleaners will damage the paint around the glue before you even put a dent in the glue itself.

    I would be that pro that can wet sand out the glue damage.

    Depending on the size of the damage I would tape off around the glue.
    Then I would wet sand it starting with 2500 and work up to 3000 or 4000.

    FYI -The clear coat on our cars is average to thin and the paint color coat thinner.

    It's not hard to do you just have to take your time and have patience and use as little pressure as possible. You have to let the grit of the paper do the cutting.
    Wet sanding is not like waxing or buffing by hand.
     
  11. Metalman

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    Be careful with using any form of abrasive....
    As you grind down the height of the super glue, you will also be removing adjacent paint thickness. It's very possible that, at which point, the super glue is gone the paint next to the spot will also be gone...
     
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    Hope you are able to fix it with out a respray!
     
  13. minirab

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    Thank you all, but now how am I supposed to sleep tonight? I have one other

    option that I'm going to find out about Monday morning. It really bugs me

    but it is a somewhat small spot so please, please don't ask me how the @%$+

    it happened.:(
     
  14. Metalman

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    Pixsures... or it never happened.....

    Are you wanting us to ask, because that's the second time you mentioned that...
     
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    Yeah, now you gotta tell us how that super glue got there.
     
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    Get it off your chest you feel better !! :D
     
  17. minirab

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    Alright, alright it had something to do with an ex-girlfriend:crazy:
     
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    You tried to glue your ex-girlfriend to your car ?? :confused:
     
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    No wonder she's your EX-girlfriend!
     
  20. Nathan

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    Details man...we require details!
     

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