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Old 09-04-2018, 07:48 PM   #1
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Gorilla Glue stain removal from leather

Hello to all

I just noticed two small glue stains on my front leather passenger side seat. Image below



I used some suds from a soap/water mix and worked it in with a colourlock brush but the stains will not come off.

This must have been residue from the gorilla glue i used to seal the moulding that attaches to the weatherstrip of the door. Not sure how it got there because i covered the seat/general area with a large blanket. Anyways, how can this be successfully removed without damaging the leather?

I put a bit of leatherique rejuvenating oil on both stains to see if that helps while an adequate solution is obtained.

Any help will be greatly appreciated.

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Old 09-05-2018, 02:49 AM   #2
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here in Europe Henkel/Loctite produces a superglue removal , called "scollatutto". It works with fabric and leather and is not aggressive as acetone on surfaces. I don't know the american name, but maybe exists there too.

avoid solvant like acetone or similar

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Is it the below product?




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Old 09-05-2018, 04:13 AM   #4
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yes, same packaging.

I tried it...and it works. Put the gel with a cloth on it, leave acting for 8+ hours, remove the cloth that meanhwile has absorbed the glue, clean.

OBVIOUSLY you have to make a test before in an hidden point to see if there is some colour transfer/modification.
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yes, same packaging.

I tried it...and it works. Put the gel with a cloth on it, leave acting for 8+ hours, remove the cloth that meanhwile has absorbed the glue, clean.

OBVIOUSLY you have to make a test before in an hidden point to see if there is some colour transfer/modification.


Thank you

I tried paint thinner on a cotton swab, soap/water, heated up the area with a blow dryer, gently tried scraping off the glue with a plastic blade/toothbrush, all to no success.

Has anyone used mineral spirits with success?

I am looking for alternatives before ordering the locktite glue remover as this product appears to be unavailable in the US.




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Old 09-07-2018, 03:49 AM   #6
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spirits--->leather..... uhm...
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spirits--->leather..... uhm...


I contacted the shop that fabricated my leather seat covers and he recommended to try mineral spirits. I am hesitant as i do not want to ruin the finish.


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Old 09-08-2018, 10:27 AM   #8
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Has anyone used acetone to remove glue from leather?

I have been researching and have read articles where they say you can use acetone and other saying to not even consider it as it will remove the leather dye. So that leaves me in-between because i do not want to take a chance and possibly ruin the finish.




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