Remove Super Glue From Guitar Body

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empire1987
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Remove Super Glue From Guitar Body

Post by empire1987 » January 7th, 2019, 2:52 am

I have an Epihphone Supernova which i bought from a friend about 10 years ago. It's rarely been used so I'm thinking of selling it but when I bought it it had a glue run on the body where one of the knobs had been super glued back on.

I was wondering if anyone knew of a way I could remove this myself without damaging the finish? Failing that if it needs to be done professionally has anyone had something similar done as I'd be interested to know a rough price.

Thanks.

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Re: Remove Super Glue From Guitar Body

Post by empire1987 » January 7th, 2019, 7:02 am

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Here's a pic if it helps.

Cheers.

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Re: Remove Super Glue From Guitar Body

Post by LeonardBlack » February 15th, 2019, 4:30 am

Well, fingernail polish remover will take superglue off but it might take more of the finish off as well. The glue has already ate into your clear-coat, but if you're real careful and take your time you may be able to remove the glue with a small cotton-swab or something like that.
OR, perhaps a little bit of rubbing compound might also work. I might be inclined to use some of that on it first instead of the polish remover. Again, I'd use a very small amount with a swab and gently work it in the damaged spot. You could use a polishing compound afterward to shine it back up.
Before you do anything, let's see if there are a few other ideas that other forum members might have who possibly experienced the same or similar situation as you.
Good luck!

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