How to Remove Neoprene Glue

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Neoprene is not a well-known product even though it is a common ingredient in a variety of household items. Paints, water-resistant items, shoe soles and adhesive can all continue neoprene. Neoprene is a synthetic rubber made when chloroprene is polymerised. The most common use for neoprene is adhesive. Neoprene glue is a heavy-duty adhesive used to repair a variety of items, including furniture, vehicles, boats and wet suits. Removing spilt neoprene glue requires quick action with proper safety precautions.

Skill level:
Moderate

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Things you need

  • Cat litter or sawdust
  • Plastic spatula
  • Metal container
  • Bucket
  • Liquid dish soap
  • Cloth
  • Towel

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Instructions

  1. 1

    Open windows and doors in the area to provide ventilation. Large amounts of neoprene will create fumes that cause nausea, headaches and dizziness.

  2. 2

    Put out any open flames near the neoprene glue spill. Neoprene is highly flammable.

  3. 3

    Cover the spilt neoprene glue with an absorbent material such as cat litter or sawdust. Let the material absorb the spilt glue for several minutes.

  4. 4

    Scoop up the absorbed glue with a plastic spatula and place inside a metal container. Continue until you have removed the neoprene glue from the surface.

  5. 5

    Fill a bucket with 1 gallon of water. Add two drops of liquid dish soap and mix with a wooden spoon. Dampen a cloth in the mixture. Blot the area with the damp cloth where the neoprene glue spilt. Continue blotting until all traces of the glue residue is removed. Pat dry with a towel.

Tips and warnings

  • If dizziness, nausea or headaches occur when removing the neoprene glue, move to fresh air.

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