how to get super glue off of my glasses (lens)

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i got a little smudge of super glue on my left lens and while i can still see fine i have this one little blurry spot right in front of my pupil and it's really annoying me.

so far i've tried rubbing it away with a hot damp paper towl, rubbing with my fingers under hot water in the shower and holding the lens right up to the shower head. i'm 0-3.

i was thinking nail polish remover but i'm not sure if that will fuck my lens up or not. suggestions?

J0rdan S., Friday, 14 December 2007 22:04 (nine years ago) Permalink

if it's a plastic lens...they're fucked mate, sorry. same thing happed to me, £80 specs, not good.

i wear contacts most of the time so it wasn't a big deal, not nice tho.

pc user, Friday, 14 December 2007 22:06 (nine years ago) Permalink

goo gone?

s1ocki, Friday, 14 December 2007 22:07 (nine years ago) Permalink

I have used acetone on my lenses and it hasn't hurt thrm. I think a q-tip w/nail polish remover would do the tricky nicely.

Abbott, Friday, 14 December 2007 22:09 (nine years ago) Permalink

If the glasses are glass, use a razor blade.

libcrypt, Friday, 14 December 2007 22:19 (nine years ago) Permalink

Get Uri Geller to bend it off there with his minde.

Abbott, Friday, 14 December 2007 22:20 (nine years ago) Permalink

Uri's powers don't work on anything that's not a spoon or a watch. However, he might be able to bend a spoon against the glasses to scrape it off.

libcrypt, Friday, 14 December 2007 22:33 (nine years ago) Permalink

i think if they're plastic then there is some weird reaction and the glue and the lens are as one now. it's not a case of it being "on" the lens, it's in there. glass, i dunno.

pc user, Saturday, 15 December 2007 01:42 (nine years ago) Permalink

ring an optometrist and ask them.

Rubyredd, Saturday, 15 December 2007 01:49 (nine years ago) Permalink

Try scraping it off with a plastic item (maybe a comb, picnic-style knife, etc)that's hard enough to scrape but won't scratch the lens. I've gotten Gorilla Glue off of my formica kitchen table that way.

nickn, Saturday, 15 December 2007 04:15 (nine years ago) Permalink

if you have any coatings, call a glasses place first - acetone (which is basically all goo gone is, I think) could ruin them

milo z, Saturday, 15 December 2007 04:19 (nine years ago) Permalink

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