Super thin cyanoacrylate removal

I am new to this glue, specifically Hobbylinc insta-cure applied with a small tip applicator. some of this stuff accidently dribbled/migrated onto unpainted surfaces…like a few miles away from what I wanted to bond :crazy_face: . How can I remove it without sanding and losing surface detail lacquer thinner rubbed on with a q-tip had no effect. There’s enough of this glue to be noticeable even after primer and paint. This stuff is runny, Tamiya extra thin cement is what I had been using for years. Thanks

Nail Polish Remover (Acetone). Also handy for when you glue yourself to something.

VMS remover:

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Thanks to all! this helps a lot, I will try both.

Watch out with acetone can melt the plastic,nail remover its less hot usually,i use ZAP Deboner


non acetone nail polish remover will be tried 1st. I just hope it removes nail polish and not the entire nail :grimacing: I am going to order a model specific remover. Thanks again guys.

“Deboner”?? :thinking: Is that the antidote to Viagra?? :woozy_face:


:rofl: …Yep,the problem is the Medicare does not reimburse me for Viagra so I dip in Zap cyanoacrylate and use the “Zap Deboner” later… :wink:

P.S…i mean Debonder!.. :face_with_hand_over_mouth:


the non acetone nail polish remover was not effective at all. I tried acetone polish remover with better results. It emulsifies the cyano and eventually with a lot of effort I was able to clean up the area. Freaked me out , thought I was melting the plastic. I am going to order a model specific remover as recommended here. thanks.

yep, that stuff is too hot. I tried it on a spare part and it emulsified the glue and had to use too much acetone to remove all residue. So indeed it can damage. polystyrene. Going for the Deboner. :eyes: