HOW TO REMOVE GLUE FROM METAL
Getting unwanted glue off steel, aluminum, or other common metals requires careful attention, but doesn’t have to be a challenge. Here’s some simple tips for how to remove glue from metal.
- Always begin by cleaning away any dirt or residue from the area with water and a cloth. All techniques work better on clean surfaces.
- Soak a cleaning rag or cotton ball in pure acetone. If pure acetone isn’t handy, try nail polish remover. Press the rag or cotton against the glue until it dissolves. Wipe away thoroughly.
- Try scraping it away with a putty knife or razor blade. Be careful with this tactic to avoid scratching or scuffing the metal. Try softening the glue first with a household all-purpose cleaner.
- For a tougher alternative to acetone, experiment with denatured alcohol, lighter fluid, or hydrogen peroxide. Apply with a rag or cotton ball, hold to dissolve the glue, then wipe away.