Acrylic Glue Haze

How do you remove glue haze from acrylic? I have looked all over the forum and the internet and I feel like I am the only one with this problem. I would hate to recut my whole project for one spot of glue haze. Any suggestions?

You can’t.

The glue is/contains a solvent, the “haze” is where the surface of the material has been melted away - similar to as if you had sanded it. Acrylic adhesive literally dissolves the resin so that it can re-form the pieces as if they were one.

Technically you could polish it using repeatedly finer grit, but you’d spend hours trying to recover the original finish.

I’ve had some luck with acetone, but yeah, it’s hard. And even then, the best you can hope for is to make it less noticeable.

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If the haze is on the outside, you can polish it out with the Novus Plastic Polish kit. (Worth every dime.)


Depending on your risk tolerance, I thought of flame/heat polishing.

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