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Old 06-16-2008, 09:26 PM   #1
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Default what to use to get spray foam insulation off your hands??

I was using the spray can foam insulation around my entrance door and i got a glob of it on my hands, I thought no big deal, I can get it off later no problem.
Wrong, that stuff is driving me nuts ... O.K. what should I use to get it off?
I know I'm not the only idiot out ther to get some on their hands... Help
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Old 06-17-2008, 03:11 AM   #2
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You can scrape it off with a razor. You paint thiner. It will ware off.
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Old 06-17-2008, 07:35 AM   #3
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Default Re: what to use to get spray foam insulation off your hands??

Been there, done that (twice)

It pretty much refuses to come off, I scrubbed my hands about six times with Gojo Pumice orange hand cleaner to break it up a little, which helped, then just peeled it off one piece at a time over about three days. That stuff is brutal.
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Old 06-17-2008, 08:53 AM   #4
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Default Re: what to use to get spray foam insulation off your hands??

acetone......... = nail polish remover.... the old fashioned type that smells...
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Old 06-18-2008, 10:01 PM   #5
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Default Re: what to use to get spray foam insulation off your hands??

Well i tried acetone, no luck tried paint thinner, no luck. I tried goo gone same result, finally took some 50 grit sand paper and wore it down some, here I am 2 days later and it's been all picked and scratched off, I get claustrophobic with something stuck on my hands, feels like I need to breathe ... Warning don't pick up foam insulation , just wait until it dries or wear gloves. Whew! glad that's over!
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Old 06-18-2008, 10:48 PM   #6
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Default Re: what to use to get spray foam insulation off your hands??

Shave and sand most of it off is the answer as you have found out. Urethane foam and POR-15 don't come off after they dry an have to be "lived off" I have found that a nail file and boredom works for most of it.
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Old 06-18-2008, 11:24 PM   #7
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Default Re: what to use to get spray foam insulation off your hands??

Like you said, POR-15 is tough to remove.

I assume everyone here is familiar with the 'bedliner on my hootus' story? Yeah, a hootus is what you're thinking it is. Google should find it - that's not exactly a common termn for your little buddy.
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Old 06-18-2008, 11:35 PM   #8
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Like you said, POR-15 is tough to remove.

I assume everyone here is familiar with the 'bedliner on my hootus' story? Yeah, a hootus is what you're thinking it is. Google should find it - that's not exactly a common termn for your little buddy.
Read about "hootus" here......hootus
You might just say that it is a hoot to read......

According to the Urban Dictionary.........

Hootus........ The tool used to wean and convert lesbians and virgins into useful, productive members of society.
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Old 06-19-2008, 07:28 AM   #9
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For the spray foam......

Motsenbockers Foam Sealant Remover to the rescue.......find it at the Orange depot

http://liftoffinc.com/product-sealant-remover.php

You still have to scrape but it "breaks" the bond........
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Default Re: what to use to get spray foam insulation off your hands??

Yep, after an unfortunate incident with spray foam I've taken to wearing disposable gloves if even thinking about using the stuff!
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According to the Urban Dictionary.........

Hootus........ The tool used to wean and convert lesbians and virgins into useful, productive members of society.
Priceless!
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Old 06-25-2008, 12:04 AM   #12
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Boy am I glad I didn't have to drain the lizard when i had the fresh foam on my hands... That's brutal just thinking about it...By the way the foam wore of in a couple days of scraping it off my hands...
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Old 06-25-2008, 09:01 PM   #13
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Whatever you do don't pee before it drys...... Next time wear plastic throw away gloves,
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Old 06-25-2008, 10:22 PM   #14
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Whatever you do don't pee before it drys...... Next time wear plastic throw away gloves,
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Old 07-17-2008, 01:51 PM   #15
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Default Re: what to use to get spray foam insulation off your hands??

I work with urethane foams daily and have not found a product that will remove foam once it has dried. Usually takes couple layers of skin with it if you try to peel it off.
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Old 08-27-2008, 10:05 AM   #16
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SandBlaster Low Pressure OUCH.
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Old 08-27-2008, 08:45 PM   #17
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about 2 weeks.
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Old 08-29-2008, 08:36 PM   #18
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Gasoline will take it off. Wouldn't want to use it on my Hootus though.
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Old 08-31-2008, 04:06 PM   #19
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Default Re: what to use to get spray foam insulation off your hands??

Have you tried GooGone? That stuff removes just about anything!
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Old 01-17-2009, 09:48 PM   #20
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Default Re: what to use to get spray foam insulation off your hands??

i got that on a sweatshirt when filling in pipe holes in our foundation when we built our home and it still hasn't come off.

that was 8 years ago.
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