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Old 27-11-2019, 09:41 PM
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Is there a way of removing excess super glue from tpe?
I'm getting a build up in patches from where I've reattached the eye lashes so now its an uneven surface when I'm trying to put new ones on. I've thought about trying to cut bits off with nail scissors but I'm not very gentle so I'm worried about making a mistake and cutting too much off.

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Old 27-11-2019, 10:23 PM
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Baby oil wiping along with toothpicks to lift up tiny edges of glue and tweezers to gently pull. Sometimes, a warm damp cloth will soften the glue enough that it can be rolled off with the fingers if it's a firm bond. You could also gently stretch the tpe where the glue is, just a little, and that might help break the bond, but be gentle trying that. A combination of these things works for me. Don't be tempted to cut, that will lead to regret and tears very quickly.
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Old 27-11-2019, 11:36 PM
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I'm not a TPE owner and its a while since I had a doll but probably shouldn't be using super glue!

has someone advised this?
can't imagine super glue actually coming off without a bit of the TPE with it.
Probably should be using spirit glue (what they actually use to sick on latex prosthetics and eyelashes)

it's totally different stuff - although looks similar
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Old 28-11-2019, 02:39 AM
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I'm not a TPE owner and its a while since I had a doll but probably shouldn't be using super glue!

has someone advised this?
can't imagine super glue actually coming off without a bit of the TPE with it.
Probably should be using spirit glue (what they actually use to sick on latex prosthetics and eyelashes)

it's totally different stuff - although looks similar
Superglue works fine on fingernails and eyelashes with tpe, I believe it's what the factories use. It's just that it can build up. Not much else will stick for any length of time or be durable. Spirit gum and to some extent eyelash glue works great on human skin but for tpe it's only really any good for holding something in place temporarily. The biggest issue, I think, with superglue is that it sets hard. There are wig/lace glues that I use for Vicky's merkins that have a good bond like superglue yet remain flexible and are easy to clean off. Not all wig glue is the same. They can also be messy to handle.

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Old 28-11-2019, 11:05 AM
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One of those cases where not difficult to get off... depending on where it is!

eye lids may be a bit of a bugger and would end up losing the eyelashes again.

Dry superglue will crack and cracking makes iit flake off. I once used it with a minor repair (never again!). Time consuming to remove but it will come off.

With eyelids they are the thinest part of the TPE so never pull at the flaked tpe there. Just crush it between your fingers until its dust and then gone.

When using superglue on eyelashes, sure that you follow this but for anyone else reading. use a toothpick to apply from the tube to the eyelash and then the eyelash onto the TPE. never apply the glue directly to the TPE.

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Old 28-11-2019, 12:58 PM
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Default Good advice

Iam in the same boat I have one eyelash nearly off apart from a lump of glue holding against the eyelid , I will try above thanks guys
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Old 29-11-2019, 11:08 AM
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Acetone dissolves superglue...

Remove the eye first, as it also dissolves the ABS which the eyes are made from. I speak from experience...

Job done.

This problem is why I use my 3D eyelids as the lashes can remain attached to a solid base.
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But acetone also dissolves TPE . . .



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Old 29-11-2019, 11:57 PM
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But acetone also dissolves TPE . . .
Not in my experience. Possibly with prolonged exposure...?

The acetone needs less than half a second to react with the superglue.

No need to soak or anything.
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Old 30-11-2019, 12:15 AM
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Not in my experience. Possibly with prolonged exposure...?

The acetone needs less than half a second to react with the superglue.

No need to soak or anything.
When using acetone, would a dampened cotton bud be too much?
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