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to ask you how I can remove my fingers from a clay penguin?

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GeorgianMumto5 Sun 21-Oct-12 21:02:07

...To which they are bonded with superglue.

Obviously I am stupid, so try to refrain from telling me that. Soap, hot water and a teaspoon handle are having no effect. That's what it says on the bottle. I feel a tit and I"m missing Downton. Please help!

germyrabbit Sun 21-Oct-12 21:02:35

oh blimey i did this once and had to file it off with a nail file grin

LadyMaryCreepyCrawley Sun 21-Oct-12 21:03:25

have you tried nailpolish remover? Something with acetone.

TurquoiseFrankenCat Sun 21-Oct-12 21:04:07

Nail polish remover?

TurquoiseFrankenCat Sun 21-Oct-12 21:04:22

Ha. X-post!

RobotLover68 Sun 21-Oct-12 21:04:25

Yes I just googled it and it says acetone - do it carefully though

CalaveraCatrina Sun 21-Oct-12 21:05:35

"I"m missing Downton"


Is the penguin 15 foot tall?

tigerdriverII Sun 21-Oct-12 21:07:25

Don't suppose you can smash the penguin? I would

stargirl1701 Sun 21-Oct-12 21:08:18

White spirit.

IneedAsockamnesty Sun 21-Oct-12 21:10:18

surely its not also stuck to a serfice in a different room as well as your hand?

take it to the tv

CaliforniaLeaving Sun 21-Oct-12 21:11:24

I used nail polish remover, worked great. I had two fingers stuck together though, no penguins involved grin

ThreadWatcher Sun 21-Oct-12 21:14:15

I'd smash the penguin

How did you manage it op?

GeorgianMumto5 Sun 21-Oct-12 21:15:19

Thank you, everyone. Very hot water and fairy liquid did it. Just laughed out loud at CalaveraCatrina. grin Bloody penguin looks unscathed, despite the fact that one of my fingers and a thumb still have flecks of clay attached to them.

GeorgianMumto5 Sun 21-Oct-12 21:18:41

Threadwatcher, ds made it and its flippers fell off, making him cry. I tried to repair it, dropped it, mid-glue, automatically made to catch it...the rest you can guess. I knew it was dangerous stuff. Just shows how easy it is to come a cropper. What an idiot!

ThreadWatcher Sun 21-Oct-12 21:24:43

Glad it's ok now - fingers and penguin

And you can see what's left of downton abbey if any!

GwendolineScaryLacey Sun 21-Oct-12 21:28:03

I'm loving how many of the posts were solutions to the missing Downton bit as opposed to the conjoined penguin issue... grin

GeorgianMumto5 Sun 21-Oct-12 21:57:28


SoleSource Sun 21-Oct-12 23:39:11

Do not feel a tit, you may get stuck to that too. Ooh painful.

juneybean Sun 21-Oct-12 23:41:59

Oh I read it as Clay Pigeon and was wondering how this happened.

Ullena Mon 22-Oct-12 00:09:59

I once glued my entire forearm to the dining table whilst preventing one of our cats from gluing his head to the wall...don't ask...could not get loose! DH was out, he got back an hour later, I was still stuck! DH sheepishly confessed he had mixed several different glues to create an extra strong mixture for repairing something. Apparently he hadn't had time to acquire a suitable container, so used a bowl with tinfoil over the top. Of course the cat had tipped this over...if I had gotten loose at that point I may have moiderised him [mad]

SoleSource Mon 22-Oct-12 00:46:58

Lmao! ^

GeorgianMumto5 Tue 23-Oct-12 00:06:26

Solesource, good point!

Ullena, I like you - you just made me look almost normal. How did you remove yourself from the table?!?

SoleSource Tue 23-Oct-12 00:12:12


MoelFammau Tue 23-Oct-12 00:13:49

White spirit dissolves Superglue.

freddiefrog Tue 23-Oct-12 00:22:25


I super glued my forearm to the washing machine. DH unstuck me with white spirits

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