Learned something today. Don't get this stuff on you.

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by hkruss, Apr 6, 2012.

  1. hkruss

    hkruss Active Member

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    You ever use that expanding foam that comes in a can? It's called, 'Great Stuff' foam.
    Wish I had read on the can where it says to wear gloves. Do NOT get this stuff on your skin. Of course, that's what I did. If I could have wiped it off immediately with acetone, I probably could have got it off. But I was on a ladder, determined to finish so "I'll just clean my hands later". Bad decision.
    I tried gasoline, acetone, rubbing alcohol, 409, Comet, Dawn detergent and soap in conjunction with a scrub pad. I even tried Hoppes #9 just to see what it would do! I'm not kidding. ... Nothing.
    Apparently, acetone will work if it hasn't set up yet, but I waited too long. Now I have black crap on my hands that will not come off! The best results I've had have come from scraping the skin with a knife.
    So unless any of you guys have some suggestions on some super high power black magic cleaner, I guess I will have this mess on me until the skin sloughs off.

    Lesson learned. I will never do that again!


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  2. woolleyworm

    woolleyworm Active Member

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    it's pretty much gonna be there until the skin falls off; it's great stuff, just as advertised, but a nightmare to clean off of anything once it's set up. A long hot shower is the only thing that helps slightly from my experience.
  3. Neverhome

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    Try WD40.

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  4. 76Highboy

    76Highboy Well-Known Member Supporting Member

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    Thanks for the warning. I hope you get it off in short order.
  5. Country101

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    yeah, it sticks pretty good. it'll flake off in a couple days.
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    wow, sounds like you're in a sticky situation! I know it's easy to get attached to things sometimes. perhaps you should call a professional on the foam and see if he would be willing to part with something that will help remove it :D
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    Zane71464 Well-Known Member

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    it just about has to "wear" off. it's great stuff for the intended pupose and works well.
    And one thing you will never get it off of, is your clothes.
    I got into a mess with it in a tight space and got it ALL over a good pair of jeans, never
    did wash out. If you ever use the stuff to fill a synthetic stock on a rifle, be sure and tape
    the stock off really well.
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    gvw3 Well-Known Member Supporting Member

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    It will wear off in a few days.
  10. H-D

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    THIS ^
    I did it too a while back
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    Hopefully you didn't get it on your clothes. It will never come off. That has to be one of the stickiest substances on Earth.
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    Meh. Piece o' cake.

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    :eek::lmao2:
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    Get something called "Krud Kutter" available at Home Depot. It is a waste paint hardener.
    It will work!
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    I picked up a can today, so I can use it tomorrow.
    I believe I will wear some gloves. ;)

    Thanks for the warning.
  16. wolfdog

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    I have had a few run ins with it. Luckily my hair grows fast.
  17. time2shoot

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    Did ya get it off?
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    i have to use it at work
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    well atleast you didnt get it in your eyes
  20. hkruss

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    I've been able to get the worst of it off. At least to where I would not be embarrassed to be seen in public! It was that bad.
    Spent about an hour this morning, scraping with my pocket knife.

    By the way, WD-40, no luck. May buy some Krud-Kutter.


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