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How to Remove Super Glue With Sodium Bicarbonate

Updated February 21, 2017

A fast-drying adhesive, Super Glue bonds a variety of surfaces including plastic, fabric and other materials. The glue is durable, available in a number of sizes and found at hardware, retail, discount and home improvement stores. Like similar adhesives, Super Glue is a challenge to remove but commercial adhesive removers are available as well as using a sodium bicarbonate solution. Sodium bicarbonate, also known as baking soda, removes Super Glue and its residue from your eyes.

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  1. Mix 1 tbsp of sodium bicarbonate and 1 cup of warm water in a plastic container or bowl. Stir the mixture with a spoon to dissolve the sodium bicarbonate. The mixture should be completely liquid.

  2. Dip an eye dropper in the mixture and squeeze the tool's rubber element to extract a portion of the mixture. Slowly squeeze the mixture onto your eyelid or the person's eyelid containing Super Glue.

  3. Re-dip the eye dropper in the mixture and continue applying the mixture to your eye or the person's eye until the eyelid is free of the adhesive.

  4. Fill a small plastic cup or glass with warm water from a sink. Stand over a sink, tilt your or the other person's head back and slowly pour the water into your eye or the other person's eye to rinse the eyelid. Repeat step until your eye is completely clean.

  5. Tip

    Try to avoid rubbing your eye while the Super Glue and/or sodium bicarbonate mixture is on your eyelid --- this can cause irritation.

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Things You'll Need

  • Sodium bicarbonate
  • Warm water
  • Plastic container or bowl
  • Spoon
  • Eye dropper
  • Small plastic cup or glass

About the Author

Nick Davis

Nick Davis is a freelance writer specializing in technical, travel and entertainment articles. He holds a bachelor's degree in journalism from the University of Memphis and an associate degree in computer information systems from the State Technical Institute at Memphis. His work has appeared in "Elite Memphis" and "The Daily Helmsman" in Memphis, Tenn. He is currently living in Albuquerque, N.M.

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