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hand cleaner?

Discussion in 'Garage / Workshop' started by kris77, Mar 8, 2012.

  1. Mar 8, 2012 at 3:26 PM
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    kris77

    kris77 [OP] Born in the Backwoods

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    To make a long story short, I have Great Stuff spray insulation mixed with PVC glue all over my hands. And to top it off, it was mixed with a little dirt and grime.

    Soap, Dawn, Orange Cleaner, WD-40, Gas, Paint Thinner all failed to take this stuff off.

    Only thing that is working is sandpaper. Any Ideas?
     
  2. Mar 8, 2012 at 3:29 PM
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    Bishop2Queens6

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    Paint thinner, or rubbing alcohol. Paint thinner most likely. Kerosene works well also, just don't be stupid with a cigarette while you clean your hands.

    Remember, like dissolves like. (referencing polarity and density)
     
  3. Mar 8, 2012 at 3:30 PM
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    brutalguyracing

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  4. Mar 8, 2012 at 3:33 PM
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    kris77

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    yeah, Paint thinner didnt work. dont have kerosene.

    Sandpaper is working but when it gets down to the skin, well would you want to sandpaper your skin???
     
  5. Mar 8, 2012 at 3:36 PM
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    RCBS

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  6. Mar 8, 2012 at 3:38 PM
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    Adam Baum

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    Wait until your skin sheds?
     
  7. Mar 8, 2012 at 3:39 PM
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    Bishop2Queens6

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    Damn, paint thinner didn't work...? Usually, when I'm working with PVC glue, I wear gloves, but I just end up sanding my hands with 500 grit when it does get on my skin.

    You can just wait for it to fall off; It does so after a few days once your skin cells die and get replaced with new ones. haha
     
  8. Mar 8, 2012 at 3:39 PM
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  10. Mar 8, 2012 at 3:43 PM
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  11. Mar 8, 2012 at 3:49 PM
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  12. Mar 8, 2012 at 3:52 PM
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    Olive oil. Let it soak in real good, haven't tried it but I heard from some insulator on a one of my jobs saying that works.
     
  13. Mar 8, 2012 at 3:54 PM
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    I'll tell you something crazy. I was sealing the cracks in the crawl space of my house last week with this stuff, and some of it dripped down on my hair. I didnt realize it till i got inside. I thought i was going to have to shave my head to get it out. Nothing worked. Until i tried my wife's shampoo. Some crazy shit she uses to make her hair shine. I put that stuff on my hair with that insulation on it and the insulation just started falling out.

    I tried that on my hands and no luck. lol
     
  14. Mar 15, 2012 at 12:24 PM
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  16. Mar 15, 2012 at 12:28 PM
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    Acetone should work, although not the safest solvent for your hands, but it does work. I have been in your shoes ( I hate the been there done that statement).
    if all else fails, start clipping off fingers.
     
  17. Mar 15, 2012 at 12:31 PM
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    jjew18

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    Added extra awesomeness to its original awesomeness.
    Just cover your entire hand with Great Stuff and tell everyone you are wearing gloves.
     
  18. Mar 15, 2012 at 12:33 PM
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  19. Mar 15, 2012 at 12:34 PM
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    jjew18 the Nightman cometh!

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    jjew18 the Nightman cometh!

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    Added extra awesomeness to its original awesomeness.
    I guess this is a week old, hope he has solved his problem by now!
     
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