Learning how to remove glue off polyester fiber will be time consuming and difficult, but with patience, most glues will come out. There are a few different ways to try to remove glue off polyester fiber. Try these methods and see which one works best for you and your glue problem.
What you need to remove glue off polyester fiber:
- Boiling water
- Ice cubes
- Butter knife
- Nail polish remover
- Cotton balls
- Clean cloth or sponge
- Before you try to remove glue off polyester fiber, get it while it's wet! The quicker your reflexes are the better off you are. Let's face it, glue has one purpose… to permanently adhere. Wipe it off with a wet cloth before it has a chance to dry.
- Try boiling water to remove glue off polyester fiber. Although polyester is tough to shrink, boiling water will make it shrink a bit. So think about that before trying this. Boil some water and apply it right to the glued area of polyester fiber. Boiling water is a great way to turn the glue back into its liquid form so you can wipe it off with a clean cloth or scrub it off with a sponge.
- Freeze it to remove glue off polyester fiber. That's right! Put the polyester fiber in the freezer. If it is too large to fit into the freezer you can use ice cubes. A lot of glues will get hard when they get cold. If you freeze the glue it should crack and separate from the polyester. You then can scrape it off with a dull butter knife right from the kitchen.
- Nail polish remover will remove glue off polyester fiber. Nail polish remover has acetone in it that can break down the stronger glues and lift them from just about anything, including polyester fibers. Take a cotton ball and apply nail polish remover to it. With short swiping motions, wipe away the glue until it is gone. As the glue transfers to the cotton ball, get a new cotton ball so you don't spread the glue around.
- An iron is a good way to remove glue off polyester fiber. Put a clean cloth directly on the glue. Use your iron on a high heat setting and place the iron on the cloth. Hold it for about ten to twenty seconds. Remove the iron and peel away the cloth. Repeat this with a clean section of cloth until the glue has lifted off the polyester fiber. Be careful not to let the iron touch the fabric directly. Since you are holding it down to transfer the glue to the cloth you will burn the polyester.