What is the Worst Mistake You Have Experienced Using Super Glue?

| 7/27/2009 12:11:26 PM

“Better Things for Better Living...Through Chemistry.” Remember that DuPont Corporation jingle from TV? Science has given us burpable Tupperware, sticky notes, Windex and … Super Glue. Ah — that wonderful bonding liquid that can repair almost anything from a child’s toy to grandma’s best china. But in tiny print on the tube is a warning that you must not get any of the glue on your skin or you may have body parts that become glued together.

Recently, a fellow staff person was trying to open one of those tiny tubes of Super Glue, the kind you have to poke a pin into to make an opening for the glue to be squeezed out. Right! We all know what happened next, the pin went in and the pin came out along with a squirt of glue that lodged itself between our colleague’s fingers, which she had pressed together accidentally. She said it took most of the day soaking her fingers in dishwater to get them separated without ripping her skin off.

We’re sure there are many of you who’ve had unfortunate experiences with Super Glue, and we’d enjoy hearing about them. You can post your story in the comment section below.

12/10/2014 7:08:38 PM

Accidentally put super glue in my eye last week. I have eye drops with a pink top. I have inflammation of the eye from time to time. My eye was blurry and I remembered seeing what I thought were eyedrops in my drawer.obviously I should have taken a better look at it. I'm having some real issues with this. I went to see my specialist she gave me some salve. But it's been over a week and I can barely see out of that Eye. has anyone else had this experience? And did you get your vision back.?

2/17/2014 6:07:09 AM

This is a nice and simple . Thanks for sharing....http://gluefarm.in/methods-tips-to-store-super-glue-or-cyanoacrylate-glue.

Kris Allen
2/19/2013 3:06:37 AM

The best way to remove super glue (in my own experiences) is to have an exfoliation brush or an emery board, vegetable oil, and some nail polish remover (acetone). Dip the paper towel in the acetone-based nail polish remover and swab the spot and as it softens, use either the brush to softly scrub the spot. Continue doing this, and then immediately fill a small bowl (or your sink) with roughly 1 cup of vegetable oil (enough to submerge the affected areas.) While bathing in the oil, use the emery board to profusely scrub the spot until it flakes. Drain the sink, and then using warm to hot water, wash with a coarse soap, and then repeat all the steps from the acetone to this step as frequently as needed. :D

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