| | Re: I Got SuperGlue On My Car Paint! How Do I Take It All Off?
I have also encountered this delima while working on various cars and trucks. I have an old fender that I have also tested this solution on many times in many different spots and it has worked 97% of the time. First and foremost please understand I own an auto shop and have vast knowledge automobiles. Second thing you need to know is DO NOT USE THIS METHOD IF YOUR CLEAR COAT IS DAMAGED OR HAS SUN OR WEATHER DAMAGE. If you attempt this on a veichle whose clear coat is damaged it will remove the paint. Now I have used this method on many veichles with this stupid glue issue, here is a list of a few things to gather before you get started, 3 to 4 qtips, 2 clean dry soft cloths, a bright work light, and some standard paint stripper, a small netal or glass container.
The following is the best method that I have tested and used without damaging the car.
Start by lighting the area to be worked on so that all the super glue can be easily seen, next put a small amount of paint stripper into the metal or glass container. Keep all your stuff close to the work area for you will have to work rather fast. Using one of the qtips dab it into the paint stripper and work it into the super glue for about 4 to 8 seconds then using the dry cloth wipe the area dry immediately, flip the cloth and wipe again. If the area still has super glue repeat these steps until the glue is removed. Once the glue is removed my reccommendation is to wash the car, and then wax the area well.
I know that using paint stripper sounds a little scary but I once had this issue with my wifes new grand am, I tried mineral spirits, fingernail polish remover, gas, disel fuel, goof off, goo be gone, as well as a multitude of other products to no avail. The paint stripper did the trick in less than 5 mins.