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So I'm making my friend a Monado sword replica and I've printed the handle in 2 pieces as to fill it with electronics and then superglue the 2 halves together.

I seem to have put too much on and it's leaked out and spread as shown in the picture..

Does anyone know how to get the dried glue off? enter image description here

Thanks,

(PS. The glue is called "NO NONSENSE SUPERGLUE")

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In agreement with what Akriss said, pretty much all "super" glue is CA (cyanoacrylate) glue, which is soluble in acetone. PLA itself is does not dissolve in or react with acetone, but the pigments, additives, etc. likely do, so you should wipe with a paper towel or cloth (the latter might be better to avoid getting fibers stuck on the glue) soaked in acetone rather than pouring it over the piece or submerging it, to limit the effects. Also, test first on a scrap piece printed with the same filament to ensure the results aren't unacceptably bad.

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  • $\begingroup$ The caution of not soaking is it could unglue your parts. A good idea is to combine polishing after lightly painting with acetone. Use eye protection and good ventilation. $\endgroup$
    – Perry Webb
    Dec 16 '20 at 14:44
  • $\begingroup$ @PerryWebb: Indeed that's also a consideration, but the issue I described applies even if the glue was just dripped on a PLA part that wasn't broken and didn't need glue. $\endgroup$ Dec 16 '20 at 18:12
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I've used Acetone before. However that said I've not had the need to remove it from PLA. Not sure how PLA reacts to Acetone.

A link that may be of use. https://www.art-us.com/how-to-get-super-glue-off-almost-anything/

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