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Super Glue, and a Monitor...

Discussion in 'Computer Hardware' started by KennyWah, Aug 31, 2015.

  1. KennyWah

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    I have pure rubbing alcohol [99%] and it didn't work any better than to just remove some streaks from it.:(

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    The war against luck rages on.. last night I went to bed and 20 minutes later woke up to a squeaking sound coming from my desk area, my monitor enter apocalypses mode and bend 45 degrees forward all of the sudden for no reason, the base snapped, I had to re-assemble it using packing tape.
     
  2. HockeySnipe16

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    Wow, sorry to hear that D:
     
  3. MetalMilitia623

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    The rubbing alcohol will not work, it may actually have set the glue even more because it will pull the moisture out of it. Best bet is probably a diluted solution of acetone, nail polish remover or just acetone and filtered or distilled water. WD-40 might work but I do not know. Maybe try it on something that isn't the LCD, you mentioned it was on the keyboard and other stuff. So I'd say try things on those surfaces before moving to the screen.

    Also JESUS CHRIST! Everyone calm the hell down, sure he could have put this in the general discussion but he didn't and that's fine too. I don't get why this forum has so many people that try to act like mods but aren't. It's not up to any of us to decide what is allowed or not. The devs and if there are any actual mods are the ones to make those decisions. Either post your opinion to help the guy or stay quiet. We don't need to start arguments over every damn thing it's one of the reasons other games communities are garbage and there's no reason for this one to act like that. I don't care how old you may be (age doesn't matter) you should still be able to act mature and formulate an opinion in such a way that you don't aggravate other people.

    Something to eep in mind is read what you are writing before you post it. How does it sound? You should be able to tell what kind of tone it has, usually just typing it doesn't give you the same feel as actually reading it after.

    TL;DR: Calm down for Christ sake. The kid wants the opinions from us most of whom are adults and should really act like it.


    Some of the kids on here are more mature than the adults...
     
  4. HockeySnipe16

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    EXACTLY! People just need to CALM DOWN. It gets SUPER annoying when someone tries to act like the "forum police." Just calm down and read what you write before you post it. There's a nice saying about this. "If you don't have anything nice to say, don't say it." Maybe you've heard it? People just need to be smart.
     
  5. KennyWah

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    .. so now I have "100% Acetone nail polish remover" what can I do with this?

    My assumption is diluting it in a metal container, but how much should I dilute it by?
     
  6. MetalMilitia623

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    I'd say start with 1:7 of acetone to water, see how that works and slowly add more if needed. Also if possible you want to use it in the least noticeable areas first to see if there are any adverse effects. Now I don't really know what I'm talking about and that could be too much acetone so I would proceed with extreme caution. I was originally going to say a 1:4 ratio but thought that could be way too much so I'd say err on the side of caution and start with a little and see what it does and add a little more and more until it starts to help.

    I wish you all the luck and hope it works out for you.
     
  7. Aboroath

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    I've used denatured alcohol as a prep cleaner for years and swear by it. It has surprised me many times at
    it's abilities to clean and break down various substances. I have no idea how it would interact with an LCD
    screen but it's worth a shot. It won't act like a solvent on super glue and in my experience the worst it has
    done to plastics is haze it.

    Are you screwing around with a Ouija board or something?
     
  8. Vladimir_Shootin

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    watch out that you dont scratch too hard. last time i did that it left my tv with bad scratches.
     
  9. KennyWah

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    No I was trying to use super glue to mod a pair of pedals for my old wheel, and I couldn't get the super glue to come out so I rotated it and carfully squeezed it more and more to see if I could get any out and instead it just squirted all over the place. /=

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    what should I mix it in? I assume I can't use a plastic container.
    I don't know if I can find a metal container that isn't the size of 2 teaspoons of liquid.. /=
     
  10. randomshortguy

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    make a little bowl out of aluminum foil

    then when you're done you can fold it up and dispose of it.
     
  11. KennyWah

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    I don't have cotton balls and Q-Tips are entirely useless and don't accomplish anything even when using 75-100% solution.

    It did help a little but I'd be here forever... every few dabs I'd have to go back and get a new q-tip.

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    For my keyboard however, I defiantly noticed it to be weaker than my monitor's screen.
     
  12. KennyWah

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    It's not working too well
     
  13. MetalMilitia623

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    It could be because of the way the screen and the glue react to one another chemically. Due to the material of the screen it may make a stronger bond to the glue than say wood or metal would. Another thing is when you used the pure alcohol it could have caused the glue to set even stronger than it would have without using that. I remember trying to use it to clean up wet super glue once and when I used the alcohol it instantly dried the glue out.
     
  14. KennyWah

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    I only used it because one site that seemed like a good source said it was something you could use and gave steps for how to use it, it wasn't any good.

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    Hey it is working, I am using small amounts of pure acetone on a cotton ball and quickly exposing the super glue to it and wiping it away repeatedly, it is slow but I've gotten rid of streaks and like sanded away some superglue, one glub even crumbled away!
     
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    Acetone AND nail polish remover will destroy the finish on plastics and give your monitor a frosted glass appearance. DON'T USE IT ON CLEAR PLASTICS OR ANY PLASTIC THE FINISH MATTERS ON.
     
  16. KennyWah

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    I used it, no problem, you just have to wipe it quickly.. no foggy after effects no deformation just a clear clean screen super glue free.

    Acetone 100% barbershop quality nail-polish remover non-diluted.

    Judge me but what else would I use to remove crusted glue that came in contact with 99% rubbing alcohol?

    I don't even have extra glare or any inconsistencies.

    But really, should I have used a freakin razor blade and water? like what else would I have used?


    However, my keyboards cheaper plastics took a toll when in contact with it and there is surface damage, nothing major just on the corner..
     
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  17. MetalMilitia623

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    You may notice the side effects later on but it sounds like you were able to keep damage to a minimum maybe even avoiding it all together by being very careful.

    Next time keep the glue far far away from the LCD screens and stuff. I usually do that stuff in my basement or garage.
     
  18. KennyWah

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    It doesn't help that the tube was in a 2 for $2 pack... very cheap, if you fold the tube back and forth 3 times it would rip and leak.. [tested]
     
  19. MetalMilitia623

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    Even still I'd rather be safe than sorry. Same reason I probably wouldn't ever want a "desktop" mill actually on my desktop or even anywhere near my electronics. http://www.boxzy.com/
    I want one but chips are a huge mess and not something I'd want near electronics.
     
  20. KennyWah

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    Well, I'd rather have mild screen damage than dense superglue blobs on my screen, and here I am days latter, no screen damage.. even cleaned it with rubbing alcohol [99% Isopropyl] and water and it looks nearly brand new apart from some bits and pieces [About six pixels] of superglue I never fully removed, I was in a hurry when it was getting it off and just wanted it to be in a state that I could use it in, too lazy to go back and spend the hour to get the few hardly noticeable dots removed entirely.
     
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