Getting Superglue off of spandex/lycra?

Have a Spidey suit with some superglue residue from the webs on it in some sections. Does anyone know the the best way to remove the glue without damaging the suit?


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I've heard nail polish remover will take off superglue, but not sure what kind of effect it will have on lycra/spandex. I had a black zentai suit with a lot of superglue on it at one time but never got around to testing it.


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Acetone is an extremely stong solvent that breaks down the chemical structure of polymers. You sure you want to try that? On a suit that is made from polymers?
Well then I guess it's a good thing I didn't do anything to it yet! Surely someone else has run into this problem, even if not on a Spidey suit? How the heck do you get off the superglue? There's got to be a way!


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Try freezing it maybe and see if it will peel off? Not sure what options you have -- certainly few that are chemical.


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well depending on how thin the superglue is, if its really thin then itll soak into fabrics....ans there is nothing you can do that i know can find some superglue solvents at some hobby stores ....or nail polish remover....

but if its worked into the fabric, then your out of luck really...


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Well once I cleaned epoxy glue and paint on my Lycra shirt using Acetone and it didn't affect the color or fabric of the shirt, I would try it in a hidden spot inside a seam on extra material first but I think it won't affect the fabric.



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I just used super solvent
Hot Stuff US-1 Ultra Super Solvent 2 oz

I got it on a brand new shirt on my first time using it!!!
I lightly rubbed it in and it softened the glue back to a light tackiness.
They I did it a second time and used some water and light soap.
I left a slight discoloration just barely noticeable, so test it in an inconspicuous spot first.

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