Introduction: How to Get Super Glue Off Your Fingers

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Hi guys I am going to show you how to easily get dried up super glue off your fingers it is surprisingly easy.

Step 1: What You Need

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You will need:

1. Super glue (if you are looking at this you probably already got it on your fingers)

2. Salt

3. Water

Step 2: Apply the Salt

Dip your fingers that have super glue on them in water then put a small pile of salt on the super glue add some more water on the salt and rub the salt firmly in to the glue for about 1 minute it should look like a white paste.     

Step 3: Wash Your Hand

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Wash the salt off your hand and the glue should be all gone.


Random person 124254366 (author)2017-11-25

I’m found that using a nail file or a foot stone to work alit better than salt and it also didn’t sting nearly as bad and the salt

learnedone (author)2017-11-07

Okay guys, I was gluing a ceramic plaque using gorilla glue and it ended up all over my fingers, so since it was too late at night, I simply washed my hands and didn't bother to try and take it off. My hands felt rough and yucky in the morning, so I tried your salt magic and..... voilà!! Not only did the glue come off, but I got a great exfoliation in the process. My pretty hands felt super smooth! Yaaayyyy....

aftabbd (author)2017-09-21

"Really worked" ........rub the salt slowly-firmly in to the glue for about 2 minutes..Thanks to "Turbofish in Cleaning"

n.ambrocio (author)2017-06-08

this method did not work. I used a razor to scrape it off. I am only 10

DennisJ41 (author)n.ambrocio2017-06-17

If you're only 10, maybe you ought not play with razors. Ask your parents for help next time.

Also, you can usually peel it off just fine with tweezers or teeth, it just takes a while.

Monkeyzrkool (author)n.ambrocio2017-06-09

I used soap and warm water, work pretty well, Andy I used my long nails to get the glue off wasn't that painful I feel for you. I am only 12

DennisJ41 (author)2016-11-29

So, I craft a lot. And my latest project left several whole fingers
covered in super glue on the backside(the rough side) because I'm clumsy
and working fast. Okay, fine.
I tried this, thinking that maybe the salt would soften or dissolve the super glue.

... well it worked. But the salt didn't remove the superglue by dissolving or softening.
shortly about me. I have psoriasis which is a genetic illness that
means your skin falls off before it's fully done regenerating the skin
underneath it. So in times of "outbreak", my hands or whatever else are
covered in exposed semi-generated skin in the form of rashes, and my
skin is sensitive.
And I just roughly exfoliated my hands with kitchen salt and proceeded to rub it into exposed rashes.
That was, mildly speaking, not that fun.
while this works, do not do it if your skin is very irritated or you
have cuts or rashes......... unless you can take some pain.

On the plus side, my hands look great.

StacyJ27 (author)DennisJ412017-06-17

Unfortunately this process did not work for me, but it did work for my daughter. I believe the process is right, though. I'm a Type 1 Diabetic, and a lot of things don't work for me because of the Diabetes. My daughter got great results from it, Thank you so much!

PhilipH44 (author)2017-03-02

Did work and worked well thanks

carole.cull.5 (author)2015-02-06

This did not work, in spite of making two attempts!

PhilipH44 (author)carole.cull.52017-03-02

Try again........I know it has been two years, but no harm in having another go ;-)

GraciannaD (author)carole.cull.52016-08-21

It worked for me, i soaked my hands in hot water for a while then i dried them off, and then i dipped the glue spots in water and rubbed the salt on for a minute and lastly washed my hands ???

Dangerbay2 (author)2017-01-14

The glue I was using had 'alpha ethyl cyanoacrylate' and polymathy methcrylate'. Acetone did not work, soaking in hot soapy water did not work. This worked wonderfully and fast! Glad I don't have psoriasis though.

VincentL102 (author)2016-11-13

It worked! The key is keeping the glued fingers in motion.

Simonoffs (author)2016-05-13

Searched through all ways, some would work, and some wouldn't, so I found

the one to work in anyway, when you get your hands all over with super glue. You can also check out, there' a step by step guidance:

sexyd0lphin30 (author)2016-03-30

Hey Guys, try soaking your fingers or if it's something that is a place you cant soak try this you can also try get a damp cloth soaking in acetone fingernail polish it has to be acetone wet the cloth or towel paper down Squeeze it over the glue and soak continue doing this until it feels that I'm a licensed cosmetologist I know this will work it may take a couple applications be patient depending on how much you have on it will vary on how long will take you to get this off.
Have a good day!

SolitaD (author)sexyd0lphin302016-04-16

Polish remover got my fingers unstuck but the salt and water took all the glue off in less than 3 minutes

SolitaD (author)2016-04-16

Thank you! It worked like a charm!

DaintreeR (author)2016-04-14

Thankyou, there was a fault with the bottle and when I tipped it up it all spurted out over my hands - I soaked them straight away in hot water and detergent but this did not do much, then tried your salt - used cooking salt and it has now brought most of it off and yes, my hands feel softer. I just poured alot of salt into my hands and added a bit of water and rubbed and rubbed - great tip - thankyou!

MckenzieD1 (author)2016-04-09

lol. I just put my fingers in salt water and rubbed them together for a couple of minutes

Cluts (author)2016-03-21

#did not work

sexyd0lphin30 (author)Cluts2016-03-30

Cluts, I'm sorry it may did not work as well for you it doesn't give you the right to be disrespectfull DestinD1 who's trying to give advice I know it does matter how much glue you do have on rather it works good for ANYONE! Try soaking it in acetone fingernail polish Im a licenses Cosmetologist and I know for a fact it does work but once again you got to work with it... it's not just going to miraculously come off It's a process ok.. I hope this helps and I hope you have a wonderful day!

Cluts (author)2016-03-21

#did not work

DestinD1 (author)Cluts2016-03-28

Cluts have you tried to use larger grain salt? Regular fine grain salt will not work as effectively. If your fingers got all glued up like mine, you will need the salt that is larger grain. Next you need to dampen your fingers over a bowl pre-filled with warm water. Next take the salt and pre-scrub your damp fingers. You need to work in the large salt grains to break up the glue. Rinse and repeat.

mlockec (author)2016-03-27

Worked perfectly! And left my hands baby soft too! Used fine all-natural sea salt. Thank you!

Cluts (author)2016-03-21

#did not work

DawnH48 (author)2016-01-23

Thanks I thought my fingers would be stuck together forever!

Mstoweinc (author)2016-01-19

It works very well but the fine granulated salt works best. I only had sea salt which only removed the rough edges of the glue. After getting some regular salt I was able to remove the rest of the glue.

KevinB159 (author)2015-12-23

It didn't really work but it did get some of it off of my wife's hands at least.

ChristinaM54 (author)2015-12-18

Ty worked!! Also bestie had a cut she didn't know about I laughed

FnckD (author)2015-12-07

I just tried this & it worked great!! Use the mosr corse salt & put alot on the glued fingers & keep rubbing, rinse & repeat as needed!! Ty

RyanO1 (author)2014-08-22

i must done it wrong and or im just an idiot for getting super glue thegreen little tube all over my hands lol thx though

JanaC4 (author)RyanO12015-11-04

lol :D same here

ZamuB (author)2015-10-21

used a lot of salt and hot water but after ten minutes of scrubbing my fingers with salt, it worked like a charm and i had a lot of glue on my hands!

NickF10 (author)2015-06-03

Shiiiiit! Hhhmmmm... Welll it didn't quite work out for me! Either cuz the only salt my pops has is Morton(R) Lite Salt "mixture" 50% LESS SODIUM THAN TABLE SALT... lol, or, cuz i guess it just dosen't work out for everyone! Tried it out and the tips of my fingers still look like The THING from Marvel Comics.

JonahV (author)2015-03-27

can u do the same thing to get it off of otter box screens?

Makinu916 (author)2015-03-13

worked a tiny bit but not much so I'm guessing KRAZY glue is different from super glue.

Makinu916 (author)2015-03-13

I dont think you need to add the glue as a step. kind of threw me off I thought you had to use it somehow. going to try it now

itsazoo2011 (author)2015-03-03

Thank you! It was very easy to do and worked great!!!!!

brenda.bowmansulaiman (author)2015-02-16

it worked thank you I almost had 2 fingers stuck together this got the glue off my fingers, it didn't make the paste doesn't matter it worked !!! Thanks

manrajbirs (author)2015-01-31

It worked!!thanks

manrajbirs (author)2015-01-31

I tried it but it didn't make white paste

Meggy870710 (author)2014-12-06

I tried nail polish remover, acetone. Didn't work hardly at all, tried the salt and took maybe 15 minutes to get it all off and it covered my thumb and hand from the tube spurting it all over. THANK YOU!!!!

yellowbird1988 (author)2014-11-13

wow thank's E1 for t6he Info tried the salt and water my father got it But he was in a hurry But took almost all of it off

Thank You for telling me about Nail polish Remover and Butter works well other's said Thank So much added this to my list of thing's to try

hannahm2 (author)2014-10-06

thank you that was very helpful

tyris.nelson1 (author)2014-08-08

that works got it all off my fingers

sebastian cincotta (author)2014-07-03

thankyou soo much im only twelve and im always getting superglue on my fingers

snotty (author)2012-12-23

Any chemists in the house?

How does this work? Is it the Na or the Cl? And what do they bind to?

d-k-s (author)snotty2014-07-03

I guess for the abrasive action of the grains of salt.

MandalorianMaker (author)2014-05-17

hey this is really helpful gr8 idea

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