How to remove aquarium silicone glue from clothes?

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How to remove aquarium silicone glue from clothes

Due to its high adhesiveness, silicone glue is one of the most stubborn things that can be removed from the fabric. Accordingly, the sealant glue, according to its nature, penetrates into the fibers of the fabric and causes the fibers to stick.
In this article, we introduce you to the methods of removing silicone glue:

1) freezing and scratching the fabric

With a sharp object like a knife or scissors, you can scrape the glue from the fabric. Do this very carefully and be careful not to hurt your hand or the fabric. You can also put an ice cube on the fabric to make the glue harden. Dill and then remove it from the cloth with a sharp object.
Usually, this method works well on cotton fabric or any industrial fabric. Some people recommend putting the garment in the freezer for a while so that the glue hardens and can be removed easily.

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2) Using special solvent for aquarium glue

Some glues have a special solvent, and aquarium glue is one of these glues.
This special solvent easily removes freshly poured or frozen glue from fabric and other surfaces. You must be sure to use them according to the instructions.
You can remove the material from the cloth with a knife or sharp object within 5 minutes after pouring these solutions.

3) Using a combination of alcohol and acetone

The combination of alcohol and acetone can have a good effect on fabrics that have been covered with glue for a long time.
To do this, combine an equal amount of 70% or 96% alcohol with acetone or nail polish remover and pour it on the desired surface, then rub it with another cloth on the desired surface after the silicone glue has softened. scratch with a sharp object and remove the glue.

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4) Using an iron

Another way to remove aquarium glue is to use an iron.
This method is very suitable for removing liquid silicone glue. For this, it is enough to spread the cloth on a flat surface, put a paper towel, thin towel or any absorbent cloth on the part where the glue is spilled, and then iron it. Set the temperature to higher than medium or medium and place it on a paper towel for 1 minute, then check to see if the aquarium glue sticks to the paper or towel. If it doesn’t stick, repeat it again.

5) Using white gasoline

White gasoline or mineral turpentine are two solvent substances that can remove the glue from the clothes. If the above does not solve your problem, you can pour one of these substances on the clothes with a soft brush and apply it on the place after 5 minutes.

6) Use of chemical cleaners

Use chemical cleaners.
Look for special sealant cleaners. Follow all instructions and warnings provided by the manufacturer to ensure suitability.


Always test new cleaners on important or favorite clothes rather than using old clothes.

7) Using hand sanitizer

Antibacterial disinfectant products can remove some stains from clothing and may be effective on aquarium glue. To do this, first press the disinfectant on the stained area. Gently rub the area with a damp cloth or napkin. If the stain is particularly bad, you may need to use several applications of the disinfectant.

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8) Using baking soda

You can rub the glued part with baking soda. First wet the stain with water, then while the cloth is still wet, pour baking soda on the cloth. Massage the baking soda on the fabric with a napkin or towel to remove the sealant from the fabric. If the stain is not completely removed, keep trying.

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  • Do not wet the glue. By doing this, the glue will stick to your clothes more. Wait until it dries a little and peels off more easily and then apply the above methods.
  • To make sure that the cleaning product you are using does not damage the fabric, first test some of it on the clothes to make sure.
  • Wash with regular detergent and allow to air dry.
  • If the stain is still stubborn, mix a sponge with soapy water and try to remove the residue.
  • When you want to use white gasoline or turpentine oil or other solutions, don’t forget gloves and masks because there is a risk of poisoning or skin damage.
  • Finally, one of the most important points that you should pay attention to is that when you want to work with aquarium glue, you should wear your oldest clothes so that you don’t regret too much if it gets stained with glue and gets damaged.

How to remove aquarium glue from leather fabric

To remove the glue stain from the leather fabric, you can first start by scraping the surface. Note that you should do this slowly with a relatively sharp object so as not to damage the fabric.
If there is glue or a trace of it left on the fabric, you can use the following solvents.
Acetone: First, apply a cotton swab dipped in acetone-based nail polish remover to a hidden area to check if it will damage the leather, then apply it to the adhesive after making sure, being careful not to spread it. Allow the glue to penetrate and loosen, then wipe it off with a cloth.
Vinegar: apply a little vinegar to a cotton ball and place it on the stain until it gradually becomes sticky. In the case of aquarium glue, you have to repeat this several times. Because aquarium glue is stronger than other glues.
Cotton Swab: First, apply acetone to a hidden area to check if it will damage the leather. Use a cotton swab to saturate the glue area with acetone. Gently rub the solution over the area to loosen the glue. Press the desired area with your towel cloth, but do not rub it. Clean the area with warm water and soap.
Talc powder: Talc is a naturally occurring mineral and is a combination of magnesium silicate, oxygen and hydrogen and has the ability to absorb moisture, oils and perfumes.
Talcum powder is an additive in baby powders.
Using talcum powder, remove as much of the dried glue as possible and apply to the stain with a damp cloth. This should help it come together.

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How to remove aquarium glue from fabric

To remove the glue from the tissue, first remove a large part of the glue from the fabric. For this, you can use scissors or a razor to remove the lint from the glued part of the tissue. Be careful not to damage the tissue itself or your hands.
Then, using acetone, you can remove the remaining glue. To use acetone, note that at first, use a small amount of it in a part that is not in front of the eye to make sure that it does not damage the texture and color.
You can also use ice to remove the glue. Place a piece of ice on the glue and wipe it with a tissue after a few minutes.

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How to remove aquarium glue from velvet

A solvent that can be effective for removing aquarium glue from velvet fabric is using
For this, it is enough to dip some vinegar in cotton and then apply it on the glue. When the depth and penetration of the glue on the fabric is high, the best solution is to consult a dry cleaner.

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To use some solvents for fabrics with sensitive texture, be sure to read the label of the fabric before use.

To answer your questions about aquarium glue and all other glues, you can use the articles on the Persia site.

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