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    Default Removing Super Glue

    The other day I tried to stick back down one of the labels on a Mega Drive cart. The top piece was slowly pealing off so I wanted to stick it down again. Only having Super Glue available, I stuck the label down with it, but too much came out and I almost stuck my figure to the cart.

    In desperation, I pull my figure off and quickly and got a wet piece of tissue to rub the glue off.

    Bad idea...

    Parts of the tissue then stuck to the cart, so now I have blue fluff on it.

    Is there anything that can remove Super Glue, without damaging the plastic case? Something that can sort of dissolve it if there is anything like that.

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    Do you have a handheld rotary tool? I'd imagine that would work very well at a nice, high setting. If you're looking for a chemical solution... pun unintended... I don't know of anything.

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    Dilly of a pickle there. Use nail polish remover or similar acetone, watered down in various parts and daubed in with a toothpick. You'll have to soak it into the glue but watch out that you don't melt the plastic either, hence the diluting. Hope you have a steady hand if you're going to play around the label.

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    I use Elmers Glue to stick labels back down on carts. If there's extra glue, just wet it slightly and wipe the excess off... I'm sure there are better ways but this works perfectly fine for me.

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    I have any of those things on me as of now. I haven't really equiped myself with any of these things as I'm at Uni.

    The handheld rotary tool idea looks good, although I don't have one. I think the nail vanish solution may be the best one for me to try.

    Dam, I wish I never used the stuff now.

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    Nooooooooo don't use acetone!!!!

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