Commonly asked questions.
When concentrated in small areas, a clean cloth should be soaked in warm water and applied to the glue stain. Check the stain for softening after a couple hours. The softened glue should then be able to be wiped clean with a clean dry cloth. Repeat this procedure until all the glue has been removed.
When dry, do not use hot water, dry cleaning solvents, a hot drum dryer or iron before the removal of the adhesive is complete, as they can fuse the adhesive film irreversibly, making removal impossible. Soaking in room temperature water for 24 hours or longer will help to redisperse or soften the film. After soaking, wash the fabric in a normal wash cycle and allow it to dry at room temperature. Check for discoloration and stiffness on drying. If so, repeat the process until the item is cleaned to your satisfaction.
Removal of Elmer's Rubber Cement can be accomplished using mineral spirits or rubber cement thinner. Apply the solvent to a clean cloth and place it on the glue for several hours. This will soften the glue which can then be removed with a clean dry cloth. Always test the solvent on an inconspicuous area first to check for compatibility issues.
Removal of Elmer's Spray Adhesives can be accomplished using mineral spirits or citrus oil based removers, such as Sticky-Out, Goo-Gone, etc. Apply the remover to a clean cloth and place it on the glue for several minutes. This will soften the glue which can then be removed with a clean dry cloth. Always test the solvent on an inconspicuous area first to check for compatibility issues.
When polyurethane glue has dried it becomes resistant to all chemicals and solvents. The only removal process available for that product is sanding or scraping.
The glue caps can actually be taken apart to help remove any blockage. Simply open the cap as far as it will go and then pull the orange part straight up and it should "pop" off. This should allow you to easily access any blockage. The blockage can be cleared with something like a toothpick or paper clip. You can also soak these separated parts in room temperature water which should help to more easily free up any blockage. Once clear, the orange part can simply be pressed/snapped back into position.