View Full Version : Got Great Stuff foam on my hands......


Kamakiri
07-24-2006, 11:26 AM
How the hell do I get it off? :cry: :cry: :cry:

mhardy6647
07-24-2006, 11:42 AM
I don't know what it is...
Generically, a mixture of sulfuric acid and acetone should take care of pretty much anything. In fact, I recommend it for the complete dissolution of typical mid-1980's stereo equipment.

Or did you want to retain your hands?

Andyman
07-24-2006, 11:43 AM
Acetone???
Doesn't the label say????????

Kamakiri
07-24-2006, 11:44 AM
No......

Great Stuff is that expandable yellow foam in the can. Tried carb cleaner, brake cleaner, Boraxo, Goop, soap, soaking, and nothing.

bentpencil
07-24-2006, 11:44 AM
Brakekleen

mhardy6647
07-24-2006, 11:45 AM
IMPORTANT LIABILITY NOTE: The preceeding post is for humorous purposes only!

bentpencil
07-24-2006, 11:46 AM
Try brake fluid or WD40. Sometimes they work.

mhardy6647
07-24-2006, 11:46 AM
(Seriously) Did you try rubbing with a paper towel wet with some isopropanol?

Andyman
07-24-2006, 11:46 AM
From the website:


How do I get foam off of my hands?


If the foam has not cured or hardened, use acetone or fingernail polish remover (with acetone). If the foam has hardened, there is no solvent that will remove it. It will not harm your skin and will wear off in several days. To remove cured foam from skin, use a pumice stone (available at most drug stores) and warm, soapy water. Then apply petroleum jelly to soften your skin.


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How do I get foam off the side of my house?


If the foam has not cured or hardened, use acetone or fingernail polish remover (with acetone). There is no solvent that will remove cured polyurethane foam. Remove as much as possible with a dull scraper or a hacksaw blade and then try scrubbing the remaining film with a non-abrasive cleaner. If that does not work, gradually move up to more aggressive means including sanding, sandblasting and repainting

mhardy6647
07-24-2006, 11:52 AM
ooh, ooh... how about a little brake fluid! That stuff, IME, will dissolve almost anything organic/nonpolar!

Kamakiri
07-24-2006, 11:53 AM
Bah :(

OvenMaster
07-24-2006, 11:54 AM
I think some disposable gloves next time are in order, Kam. :yes:
Tom

Dr. Strangelove
07-24-2006, 12:02 PM
:worthless

Doc

Johncan
07-24-2006, 12:05 PM
You should ALWAYS wear gloves when playing with expanding foam. I got some on my hands about a month ago. I washed my hands for 30 minutes with soap and water as soon as I could. I got most of it off, but I did have a light layer that I could not remove. It lasted about 2 weeks before it finally peeled off. It was on the webbing between my thumb and index finger and the length of my index finger. It was also sticky for the first day and paper towels and my clothes would stick to it. It did not cause any burns which is what I was worried about.

ALWAYS wear gloves with it. ALWAYS.

John

PhilMcL
07-24-2006, 12:31 PM
ooh, ooh... how about a little brake fluid! That stuff, IME, will dissolve almost anything organic/nonpolar!

but isn't people material organic? like, yknow, flesh?

mhardy6647
07-24-2006, 02:45 PM
yeah, I wouldn't recommend immersion in brake fluid for just that reason...

skippy_ps
07-24-2006, 02:52 PM
Yes, brake fluid is excellent for removing the paint from the fender of your car. :tears: One of my favorite tricks is to get brake fluid on my fingers and then put my hand on the car paint.

I've used acetone to remove that canned foam stuff from my hands and clothes but it wasn't completely dry.

Murray

PhilMcL
07-24-2006, 03:09 PM
i find the whole "pumice stone" bit rather lol.

basically, the first part says you've gotta wait for the skin the foam is attatched to to die and fall off, but they theyre like "if you want to accelerate this process, get a rough stone and shred the skin off" side effects include pain and bleeding.

Johncan
07-24-2006, 03:26 PM
Mine did not hurt... it just peeled off like skin from a popped blister or a bad sunburn. The pumice stone is the get most of the foam off your skin, much like sanding down a callis.

doucanoe
07-24-2006, 03:56 PM
I have used Acetone with reasonable results. Soap and water or Isopropal doesn't hardly put a dent in the stuff. They are right though, once dry heaven help ya.

RC

VinylHanger
07-24-2006, 03:59 PM
A couple hot showers and peel, peel, peel. Sooooo, depending on your shower schedule, it could take days, weeks, or months.

Sandy G
07-24-2006, 04:58 PM
I'd bet toluol/tolulene would cut it...It's BAAAAAAAAAD stuff..

Dr. Strangelove
07-24-2006, 05:27 PM
I'd bet toluol/tolulene would cut it...It's BAAAAAAAAAD stuff..


Yes, that would probably work.

But, about 30 minutes in Lake Erie will take it off.

Doc

bentpencil
07-24-2006, 05:36 PM
Tell your wife you were going to take her shopping for new clothes, but you can't with that crud all over your hands...............................

Fernzee
07-24-2006, 06:17 PM
A couple hot showers and peel, peel, peel. Sooooo, depending on your shower schedule, it could take days, weeks, or months.

Yep. That's the best way. Great Stuff sucks in that manner. Same with Gorillia Glue. Now that junk will stain your hands for a solid month, at least.

Donkey!
07-24-2006, 06:33 PM
but isn't people material organic? like, yknow, flesh?


:lmao:

yungin's-dad
07-26-2006, 12:28 AM
So! What's the final result? Report back Tim, let us know, now that you got everyone's curiosity up!!

Ron

LPD
07-26-2006, 02:12 AM
Ok so I'm not the only @#$#@$ to get that insane stuff on my hands. I read the directions, put gloves on when I was working with it and when I finished I grabbed the can to put it away and squeezed the trigger only to goop myself. On the can it states something like physical removal is the only way to remove from skin. I thought bull@#$# I started with alcohol, then moved to acetone, thinners ect. I tried every remedy I could think of and eventually used a good stiff scrub brushed and scrubbed my hand like never before. Even after that there was still residue which wore off in time. My heart goes out to you. Good luck on your attempts.

Kamakiri
07-26-2006, 08:20 AM
It's starting to wear off. Slowly.......

Toasted Almond
07-26-2006, 01:26 PM
As a public service announcement, "You guys may want to avoid spraying any of that stuff down your pants."

shelby1420
07-26-2006, 01:37 PM
As a public service announcement, "You guys may want to avoid spraying any of that stuff down your pants."

:lmao: :lmao: :lmao: :lmao:

Sandy G
07-26-2006, 02:32 PM
Aww, damn ! Remember the time Johnny Carson & Burt Reynolds got into it w/Whipped Cream?...

luvvinvinyl
07-26-2006, 07:07 PM
As a public service announcement, "You guys may want to avoid spraying any of that stuff down your pants."
Then again, that may be the only action that some will see...

digtubeess
07-26-2006, 07:25 PM
mother nature?

jacuzzi with olive oil. take a friend to help you!! :banana:

digtubeess
07-26-2006, 07:26 PM
Wait what's your address? I'll send you some gloves for next time..

rcriss
07-26-2006, 10:54 PM
i find the whole "pumice stone" bit rather lol.

basically, the first part says you've gotta wait for the skin the foam is attatched to to die and fall off, but they theyre like "if you want to accelerate this process, get a rough stone and shred the skin off" side effects include pain and bleeding.

If you really want to accelerate the removal...how about a cheese grater :D

or maybe some 111 triclorethelene