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nakman
04-18-2012, 04:10 PM
Anyone have any tips? So far dish soap, carb cleaner, engine degreaser, and gasoline don't seem to work very well... I have searched on line and all I can find is "wear gloves in the first place" and "only time/skin loss will do it."

Was spraying some fire blocking in the basement ceiling, then bumped my arm into some wet stuff, now I've got a crusty orange mess of hair on my forearm.. :rolleyes:

farnhamstj
04-18-2012, 04:59 PM
Fingernail polish remover?

60wag
04-18-2012, 05:11 PM
Dynasolv - you remember that stuff right?

The expanding foam is a polyurethane. Most solvents won't touch it. I'd suggest 400 grit on a belt sander.

corsair23
04-18-2012, 05:35 PM
Razor or beard trimmer? :hill:

Red_Chili
04-18-2012, 05:41 PM
Pumice stone is all I know. DAMHIK.

nakman
04-18-2012, 06:02 PM
Razor or beard trimmer? :hill:

I'm just glad it's only the curly hairs on my arm that are affected.. :lmao:

MDH33
04-18-2012, 07:46 PM
Pumice stone is all I know. DAMHIK.

x2

I got a bunch of that awful expanding foam insulation all over my hands a month ago and it took a weeks worth of daily scrubbing with a pumice stone to get it all off. :o

treerootCO
04-18-2012, 08:03 PM
Doesn't it say on the can? Clean up using X or something.

nakman
04-18-2012, 09:04 PM
Doesn't it say on the can? Clean up using X or something.

No, they just say wear gloves, and "Cured foam must be mechanically removed or allowed to wear off in time."

from http://greatstuff.dow.com/pdfs/directions.pdf

Inukshuk
04-18-2012, 09:54 PM
It will help you float on lake powell. perfect timing

nakman
04-19-2012, 10:47 AM
yeah, the stuff on my arm is about half picked off now, the arm hair is an added pain though, this must be what one of those Brazilian was treatments feels like. the stuff on my hands actually isn't that bad- once cracked the stuff feels and performs like real skin, it's not as uncomfortable as say, super glue.

Red_Chili
04-19-2012, 03:21 PM
Doesn't it say on the can? Clean up using X or something.
Isn't this the stuff you used an oxyacetylene torch to burn off? Without a mask or glasses?

Beater
04-19-2012, 07:21 PM
I should get extra points for not commenting on this...

bgoodheart
04-19-2012, 08:14 PM
Remind me to tell you the story about my legs being completely covered in that stuff...not my finest moment. It started with something along the lines of, "hey, watch this!" :hill:

The removal method is part of the story. Suffice it to say it isn't good advice.

Inukshuk
04-19-2012, 11:30 PM
I should get extra points for not commenting on this...

don't hold back!

Hulk
04-19-2012, 11:45 PM
Isn't this the stuff you used an oxyacetylene torch to burn off? Without a mask or glasses?

I should get extra points for not commenting on this...

Remind me to tell you the story about my legs being completely covered in that stuff...not my finest moment. It started with something along the lines of, "hey, watch this!" :hill:

The removal method is part of the story. Suffice it to say it isn't good advice.

Just rated this thread with 5 stars. Please keep up the good work.

Jenny Cruiser
04-20-2012, 07:59 PM
x2 - Shame there are no pics though. :rolleyes:

Kipper
04-23-2012, 10:54 AM
I got some of this on my favorite Carhartts three years ago. Still there and they've been washed probably 50x times since then.

treerootCO
06-27-2012, 04:56 PM
http://yR9423APZ7uK.break.com/dnet/media/2012/6/27/14d9f5f4-4b0d-4452-8374-e72b1b665d08_1.mp4

nakman
06-27-2012, 10:54 PM
:lmao:

Rock Dog
06-27-2012, 11:07 PM
http://yR9423APZ7uK.break.com/dnet/media/2012/6/27/14d9f5f4-4b0d-4452-8374-e72b1b665d08_1.mp4

BUGGAR ! :lmao::lmao:

Hulk
08-05-2012, 11:41 PM
Saw this at Home Depot. Too little, too late?

Overlander
08-06-2012, 11:53 AM
Anyone have any tips?

Regular Acetone - or nail polish remover (acetone is the active ingredient in this too). This works only if it's still fresh, after that, it's pumice time... :)

One word of caution - be VERY careful with Acetone, it's the most volatile thing you can have in your garage! It might ignite with a sneeze. Never leave any moist rags behind in any trashcan. Put it outside right away, soak with water - again, careful