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How to remove superglue and also acetone stains from interior plastic?

Ugh what a mess I've gotten myself into.I had to glue on a falling off leather panel in the back, the job wasn't horrible (wasn't great either but passable) in terms of putting the fabric up. But I had too much glue in some areas around the edge.

Okay, I look up to try nitromethane or acetone. I try both. Doing what the instructions suggested. Test an area behind the seat pull down so it doesn't normally show with a swab. Easy, no mark awesome. Start applying to some to the glue marks. BAM turns white. Okay, oops my bad, when I did my test I just swabbed the plastic with chemical, there was no glue, apparently the reaction is what stains it, not the chemical itself.

Now I've got some white spots from the chemicals, and still excess glue/glue spots around this panel and it all around looks horrible. What can I do to remove the superglue, and hide the white spots?





Damn I wish I would have just opted to remove both panels instead.
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I'm surprised the acetone didn't do the trick, are you sure you worked on it long enough? I was going to suggest Goof Off which never fails me, but you have to be real careful with it and plastics. They do also make a super glue remover, but I've never used it. Both are more than half to mostly acetone, but the regular Goof Off has more nasty chemicals.
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Nail polish remover works well removing super glue. It's cheap so I'd get some, unless a gf or wife already has it and see how it works. Not a guarantee but I think it'll fix you up.
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Anything you use to remove super glue from your interior may do more damage, like remove the color! Try using finger nail polish remover on an area hidden from sight first!
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I'm surprised the acetone didn't do the trick, are you sure you worked on it long enough? I was going to suggest Goof Off which never fails me, but you have to be real careful with it and plastics. They do also make a super glue remover, but I've never used it. Both are more than half to mostly acetone, but the regular Goof Off has more nasty chemicals.
Well you see those extra white spots near the top in the first pic? That's the effect from using acetone. It didn't cause any effect when I just swabbed the acetone to plastic directly, but when I put it on the glue, it left that white stain.
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Well you see those extra white spots near the top in the first pic? That's the effect from using acetone. It didn't cause any effect when I just swabbed the acetone to plastic directly, but when I put it on the glue, it left that white stain.
Yes, I saw that but it appeared to me that the white spots were still remaining super glue. It was tough to tell from your pics.

Also, the good nail polish remover is acetone.
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