Cyanoacrylates (Superglue)

Don't panic! Apply a solvent like acetone (nail polish remover), oil (vegetable or olive) to loosen the bond. Use shear forces if fingers are glued together, and do not pull apart. Once the glue is softened gently peel the glue away. If you spill superglue on a surface, you can use Vibra-Tite 642 CA remover.
  • Gel: Thicker and more viscous, ideal for vertical surfaces or filling gaps. Less prone to dripping.
  • Liquid: Runnier and faster setting, good for small, precise applications. Can be messy if not careful.
While versatile, super glue does have its limitations. It generally doesn't work well on:
  • Fabrics (can cause stiffening)
  • Porous surfaces (like concrete or paper)
  • Some plastics (like polyethylene or polypropylene)
  • PTFE
  • Wet surfaces
Super glue is incredibly versatile, bonding a wide range of materials like:
  • Metals
  • Plastics (except some flexible ones)
  • Wood
  • Ceramics
  • Glass
  • Rubber (some types)
  • Paper (cardboard, leather)