Today’s Kitchen Tip is about Gorilla Glue. For anyone who may have ever accidentally smeared Gorilla Glue on your fingers here’s a way to get it off that I found on Youtube. My glasses needed a fix. Don’t ask. Before I was through with the operation, my thumb and three of my fingers were smeared with Gorilla glue. *Sigh*. Dunked my fingers into spike of lavender solvent and that didn’t work…I found instead (what would I do without you tube?)
A nice guy, who was not judge-y, shows using soap (I used Dawn) and sugar as an abrasive to remove Gorilla Glue. Using cool water soap up your hands like we are already doing that many times a day … and top with a tablespoon or so of sugar. I did this several times. Rubbing in the sugar into the fingers did remove most of the glue. Rinse off the soap and sugar and follow with good hand moisturizer. He says always use gloves with Gorilla Glue. Oooops! No where on the bottle did it say to use gloves.
I was using the gel Gorilla Glue. What is it with these ‘super’ glues? They never work AND I always glue my fingers. Did that super glue thing where I glued my fingers together, but was able to get that off with nail polish remover AKA acetone. Sort of. Not recommended it’s toxic.
The sugar as grit appealed to me as a nontoxic and less abrasive way to remove Gorilla Glue. One guy uses fine sandpaper and whoa(!) what about your fingerprints? Never mind. A woman suggests Grits. I thought that might be fun to try, but I have sugar and don’t really care for grits. That’s the cooking type grits. Plus there are no grits in my cupboard. sooo. That’s a day in the life of stay-at-home and trying to stay outta’ trouble person. It worked well enough for me.
TIP: Use gloves with gorilla Glue or super glue
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