How to Get Super Glue Off Glass

If you wanted to know how to do it, we can help!

Written by Olivia Paxton. Updated on If you wanted to know how to do it, we can help!

Dealing with super glues marks is a true challenge no matter on what surface they got to. But let’s agree, we are more used to coping with those sticky adhesive blots on wood, floors, or skin (ouch!), but not on glass usually.

So what if you did manage to set a gluey blot on such a smooth and slippery surface?

Don’t stress, we know how to help you out!

How to Get Super Glue Off Glass Easy And Fast

To be honest, gluey marks on glass can appear not only because of our inaccurate attitude. Yes, if you work with super glue often and you have glass jars or other objects in the place where you are working, avoiding sticky blots can be a problem.

But another case exists when we might need to know how to delete that gluey trace from such a slippery surface, and that is removing the labels from the jars.

No matter why anyone would need to do that! Maybe, somebody wants to keep homemade juice in those tanks and he/she wants to stick new labels. Or maybe you need those jars for decoration (as light holders, for instance) and labels will screw up their appearance.

It doesn’t matter! What matters is how to delete those pieces of paper that are attached so hard that nothing can cope with them. And what is even more important, how to do it so that you won’t leave those ugly sticky and dusty traces on the item’s surface – you know what we mean!

Hanging upon your preferences, we can offer two different ways of how to achieve the shiny and crystal-clear look of your glass anything.

Two ways how to get rid of superglue

Waterproof Adhesive: Ultra Liquid Loctite Super GlueWaterproof Adhesive: Ultra Liquid Loctite Super Glue

Chemical products

If you are getting ready for a nasty adhesive battle, we suggest you head to the nearest auto store. Those guys know for sure how to deal with any sorts of blots including super glue.

Glue-fighting means that they sell work perfectly on tape, stickers, and glue residue because they contain a degreasing agent. And since most adhesives are oil-soluble, a degreasing agent can be the very thing we need.

As an option, WD-40 can also be offered to you. It is simple to use and it takes little time to get the result. All you need to do is to pulverize it on the adhesive mark, wait a bit, and then wipe away.

wd 40 for superglue

Nevertheless, we’d rather not recommend any particular products, instead, ask the consultant of what can help in your particular situation. 

Why do that? Well, situations can be different, and where one product can cope easily, another will fail. It hangs upon whether the gluey mark is new or old, how strong it sits on the surface, and many other nuances.

Natural means

Are you not a fan of aggressive methods, even in cleaning? Then go for a homemade remedy to deal with gluey marks.

It requires very simple components that can be found in any kitchen, but it works perfectly well.

  • So take equal amounts of baking soda and cooking oil (one tbsp for treating a small jar) and blend them.
  • Rub this mixture over the sticky surface.
  • Leave it for 30 min, and then work on it with any scrubbing tool, for instance, steel wool. Don’t take a harsh material to avoid scratching the glass!
  • Wash with soapy water until the cleaning remedy and glue are gone.

Those who tried it said that the method worked perfectly and the jars came out of the “bath” all shiny and clear.

Of course, other options exist and you can try nail polish remover or acetone – they can also work pretty well. But for really stubborn sticky marks, the two means described above would be the optimal choice.

Glue Removing Dos And Donts

Glue Removing Dos And Donts
Photo by Scott Sanker

As a professional glue fighter, you need to know the basic restrictions and allowed things to not suddenly screw everything up. Ruining a glass surface by applying a too harsh sponge to scrape off the residue – what could be more stupid?

So to save your nerves and glassware, check out the major dos and donts when cleaning off the sticky marks.

  • If you are deleting glue from a part of a mirror or any decorated glass item, ensure that the solvent is not used on the unaffected areas.
  • In case a razor blade is used to scrape off the residue, use a single-blade one to not cut yourself.
  • Don’t scrub the residue with steel wool or another similar item. It will leave tiny but multiple scratches that won’t be able to remove or fix.
  • Never use solvents near the open fire or when you’re smoking since they are flammable.

And here are the tips that can significantly make the process easier.

  • Work in a well-ventilated room.
  • To delete the residue with a razor, move it face away from you to protect yourself from accidental cuts.
  • If you are cleaning the fragment of a glass object, cover the rest of it with masking tape. It will protect the item from the solvent’s seeping.
  • Give the agent enough time to work. Leave the remedy on the blot for 15-30 min (hanging upon how fast it works).

What About The Colored Glass?

10 Best Glue For Glass 201910 Best Glue For Glass 2019

This is a frequent question from those who want to delete the sticky residue from a colored glass bottle or jar, or need to clean the gluey blot from their stained glass piece.

People are mostly worried because the procedure requires using strong solvents or things like vinegar or alcohol, so no wonder that folks believe it can damage the color of the item.

However, we can assure you that all the methods provided above are absolutely safe both for the transparent colorless and colored glass. 

The only thing you need to keep in mind is to avoid scrubbing the item vigorously, otherwise, nothing will remove those scratches afterward.

Using these suggestions will make the whole glue-removing process way simpler and faster, you’ll see!

Frequently Asked Questions

⭐ What can I use instead of Goo Gone?

Try WD-40, acetone, nail polish remover, or alcohol. You could also use natural means like a mix of baking soda and oil.

⭐ How do I remove glue from skin?

The best is to soak it with soapy water to soften the blot, and then treat it with acetone and gently scrape off the residue.

⭐ How do you remove permanent glue from fabric?

You need to scrape off the most of glue, then wipe the damaged area with a solution of water and hand soap, and then apply ammonia dissolved in water. In the end, rinse the fabric.

⭐ How do you remove glue from car without damaging the paint?

Usually, an adhesive remover is the best option, but if you don’t have it, then acetone can be used instead.

⭐ How do you get the glue off?

Any special adhesive remover can be used for this, or WD-40, as a variant. For less harsh solutions, try acetone or a blend of baking soda and oil.

Written by
Olivia shares all she knows about the hotels, houses, and home cleaning with Beezzly readers. And she knows a lot! 15 years of work experience as a Manager in a former Four Season Service gave Olivia an exceptional base of professional knowledge and practical experience.
Our editors independently research, test, and recommend the best products; you can learn more about our review process here.
Which Super Glue Brand is the Best?  Let's find out!Which Super Glue Brand is the Best? Let's find out!