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acousticsun
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« on: June 28, 2007, 05:27:38 AM »

Does anybody know how to remove super glue from the guitar finish, I used it to plug a new  peg in at the bottom of my guitar and got a little sloppy, I've tried krud kutter and goo gone with no luck, would light steel wool work ? if so  how would I get the sheen back? any ideas would be greatly appreciated. Thanks Mark
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« Reply #1 on: June 28, 2007, 06:33:25 AM »

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Oh no, don't put those nasty chemicals on your guitar.  I would try to scratch it off and then take some light abrasive to polish the area back to a gloss(meguiars scratch x works well, you can find it at auto parts places)  If you can't get it off then I suppose you could use some 0000 steel wool but afterwards it will need some polishing again.  Or if you are good with your hands you could get a very sharp razor blade and shave off the superglue, but remember if you take the finish off it's not coming back.
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« Reply #2 on: June 29, 2007, 06:33:30 AM »

Does anybody know how to remove super glue from the guitar finish, I used it to plug a new  peg in at the bottom of my guitar and got a little sloppy, I've tried krud kutter and goo gone with no luck, would light steel wool work ? if so  how would I get the sheen back? any ideas would be greatly appreciated. Thanks Mark

I bought some "Super Glue Remover" from my local hardware store and it works great. Just follow the instructions, use small amounts on the glue area.
BE CAREFUL, I DID NOT USE IT ON ANY OF MY GUITARS.

I used this product to remove the super glue on the back of a K&K pup that I removed from a guitar to install on another one.
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« Reply #3 on: July 03, 2007, 04:47:16 PM »

Thanks everybody for your feedback, Mark
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« Reply #4 on: July 03, 2007, 07:32:15 PM »

The thing that dissolves Super Glue is acetone, the main ingredient in nail varnish remover

..... heck knows what it would do to the finish of a guitar tho'    It would definitely eat a traditional nitrocellulose finish but I don't know about more modern finishing lacquers... 

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« Reply #5 on: July 04, 2007, 02:45:06 PM »

The thing that dissolves Super Glue is acetone

I thought of posting this answer but didn't want to give anybody the idea because it might just remove more than what you want removed.

I would suggest a direct phone call to Larrivee, they would know for sure if acetone is safe for the finish on your guitar.

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