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Goof Off Pro Strength Super Glue Remover

Discussion in 'Gunsmithing' started by Glenn B, May 21, 2020 at 11:29 AM.

  1. Glenn B

    Glenn B Well-Known TGT Supporter

    Sep 5, 2019
    Texarkana Area
    Not too long ago, I picked up a Beretta 84B in 380. I took it to the range, in almost record time for me (I am THE Great Procrastinator), test fired it and no sooner was i doing that than the medallions on each grip fell off. Luckily I saw one either in the act of falling or after it hit the ground then saw the other had come off too and was able to find it also. I decided to use Gorilla Glue to put them back on, figuring that would hold them well. As they used to say in the Brylcreem commercials "A little dab'll do ya" and I do mean a little when it comes to Gorilla Glue holding those medallions in place.

    Of course, I used a bit too much and it came out the sides onto the outside of the grips. Tried to get it right off but man that stuff dries quickly. It looked pretty lousy and I was at a loss how to get it off without ruining the finish of the grips. Then I remembered having used Goof Off cleaner on grips before. I headed to Homer's Dee-spot and was about to buy regular Goof Off when I saw Goof Off Pro Strength Super Glue Remover. I bought it. Must have been sitting in my apartment for a month or more now without me trying it (did I mention I am THE Great Procrastinator).


    Well, today, I tried it. It worked like a charm a magic lucky charm and the Gorilla Glue came off after two or three applications with a cotton swab and a bit of rubbing. The finish on the grips looks like new - no ill effects there. I cannot say how it might work on other grips but it was okay for use on these and as I have said, I've used regular Goof Off before to try to clean other wood grips and wood stocks with no finish damage from the Goof Off. I do not know about synthetic stocks, this stuff warns on the label it "...damages many plastics...". Anyway, good stuff for my application and it got the job done nicely.

    If you use it, follow the directions and precautions on the can, this stuff is extremely flammable.

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  2. G O B

    G O B School of Hard Knocks and Sharp blows

    Dec 9, 2017
    Hays Co.
    Good to know! Old hand at over gluing!
  3. F350-6

    F350-6 TGT Addict Lifetime Member

    May 25, 2009
    Gorilla glue is made to expand, so it's a poor choice for the medallions. They do have a clear glue that doesn't expand, so maybe try that next time?

    Goof off has some great stuff. I'm curious to hear if it weakened the glue any and the medallions need to be re-glued soon.
  4. Glenn B

    Glenn B Well-Known TGT Supporter

    Sep 5, 2019
    Texarkana Area
    It's holding the medallions okay, just that I used too much of it I guess because like you said it expands.
  5. coachrick

    coachrick TGT Addict

    Dec 26, 2009
    north-north Austin
    Our Lowe's has the trigger spray bottle on clearance...might not be the "pro" version.

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