I need help cleaning windshield inside car.

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Old 07-14-17, 12:24 PM
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I need help cleaning windshield inside car.

I have a 2001 Pontiac Grand Am. The rear view mirror came off several times over the years and I always used Krazy Glue to put it back on. Big mistake on my part. I just found out that they have adhesive kits for this kind of thing. Anyways, there's a lot of residue on the windshield from the glue and this stuff simply will not come off. I have tried Windex, razors, stainless steel scrubbers, and other products for removing grit and grime and NOTHING can get this stuff off--not even a little bit. I need something that's heavy duty + commercial grade but even that probably won't be able to get it off. Any ideas?
 
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Old 07-14-17, 12:33 PM
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Acetone..................................................
 
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Old 07-14-17, 12:41 PM
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A sharp razor should be able to remove the glue.
Combined with a little acetone may make it easier.
 
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Yep, acetone is the proper solvent for cyanoacrylate.
 
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So, I put some on a microfiber cloth and wipe it down? Does it drip at all?
 
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I wouldn't use microfiber, the acetone could damage the towel. I'd use something like a cotton or paper towel.
 
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.... and remember acetone is one of the hotter solvents and doesn't play nice with anyone with sensitive skin. I'd use a rag or folded up paper towel, wipe it down, use a razor blade to remove the big stuff and then finish off by scrubbing the area with acetone.
 
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That's what I figured. Thanks for the suggestion guys!
 
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Officially acetone, like others said. BUT! Make sure to cover dash with plastic as acetone is also plastic solvent. You don't want to have drops down on it.
You want to soak it, so getting a fine sponge or small rag soaked in it and holding it against glue for few minutes is necessary. But that comes with vapors and acetone gets people high. Just saying.
BTW, that kit that you fame so much has exactly that - super glue. And Gorilla is super glue. Reason it falls down is you have not clean and greasy surfaces you are trying to bond. So gloves and denaturated alchol as degreaser is required.
Oh, and use of promoter makes very strong bond. ZipKicker is one of them.

https://www.amazon.com/Pacer-Adhesiv.../dp/B0073WU0N0
 
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When all else fails, read the instructions!

That is product packaging will say which solvent to use for clean-up. Different for various glues.
 
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Old 07-15-17, 02:18 PM
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Gorilla is super glue
Who said anything about Gorilla Glue? And it's not what's commonly known as super glue anyway. Super/Krazy/Insta glue is cyanoacrylate. The commonly referred to original Gorilla glue is a polyurethane. Of course they make a cyanoacrylate glue...doesn't everybody?
 
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Old 07-16-17, 06:58 AM
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Right, he used Krazy Glue. It's just that Gorilla is so much advertising that by the time I read through all posts and started typing it capsized in my head as Gorilla.
You showed me. get a donut.
 
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Old 07-23-17, 06:59 PM
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Alternative

Nitromethane based debonders are available at hobby stores, and are easier to work with verses acetone, but acetone (or nail polish remover) will work.

More info here...US-1 Super Solvent 2oz debonder for CA glue, will remove super glue from Satellite City Instant Glues
 
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Old 07-23-17, 07:23 PM
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Interesting. A first for me hearing of it. Thanks for the info
 
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