How to Remove Super Glue Off Plastic

Super glue is a strong bonding adhesive that effectively holds things together. If you find super glue on unwanted spots on plastic, you likely want it gone. Remove super glue from plastic carefully so not to damage the plastic. A variety of products are used in the process of removing super glue.


Fill a bowl with a few drops of dish soap. Add 2 to 3 cups warm water to the bowl and stir with a spoon.

Saturate a rag with the soap water. Lay the wet rag directly onto the super glue stain. Allow it to sit on the plastic for at least three hours.

Remove the rag after at least three hours has elapsed. Dab at the glue-stained plastic with a clean rag to remove any softened glue.

Saturate a cotton ball with rubbing alcohol if the super glue is still present. Dab the alcohol-soaked cotton ball directly onto the glue stain.

Use a clean rag to scrub off the glue. Apply more alcohol and continue scrubbing until the glue is gone.

Wipe down the plastic with a clean, damp rag to remove any residue. Go over the area with a dry rag to remove moisture.

Use acetone as a last resort if any traces of the super glue remain on the plastic. Moisten a cotton ball with acetone and blot it onto the glue stain. Scrape off the glue with a plastic putty knife, butter knife or similar item. Apply more acetone and continue scraping until no more glue remains on the plastic.

Clean the plastic with a rag and soapy water to remove any traces of acetone. Buff with a dry cloth.