Dried glue clean up


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I have cleaned up clamps by using a heat gun and a putty knife. The heat gun will soften the dried glue so it can be scraped off. I finish up with acetone on a rag for the final clean up.

Brian B

PRO Member
I usually just scrap them with a small scraper or utility knife. You might want to put a small coating of paste wax on the clamps and the glue will not stick to them so easily.


New Member
I use original Titebond which is not water proof. I throw them in a bucket of water and let them set over night. What's left of the glue wipes off.

Andrew Rothwell

PRO Member
My go to glue is TB 3, with the longer working times, I find it more forgiving when gluing a lot of segments. I will try the heat gun trick and report back.
Thank you.

Andrew Rothwell

PRO Member
Well, I figured I would chime in with my findings.
1st, heart gun and scraper, works, though it kind of just smears the glue off.
2nd, and what I did, was a pot of water and about 10 % vinegar. Put the clamps in, and boil away for a few minutes, take a clamp out, and then scrape with a scraper, or just use a paper towel. The glue just comes off.

I don't know if the vinegar is truly necessary or not, but I figured it would not hurt.

Thank you