:Dick Smyth wrote:
:> Is there a solvent that will clean epoxy glue from your hands or anything
:> else while it is still tacky?
:> "17 whiskies... A record, I believe."
:> Dylan Thomas' last words.
:fingernail polish remover, lacquor thinner, acetone, even rubbing
:alcohol works.. if it dries then i have to use sandpaper to get it off
:my hands..... gotta do it a few times and its like it removed with some
:of the old skin......
Fingernail polish remover is actually just acetone, and acetone is all I
ever use for this and it does a great job. It has several advantages
over the other suggestions. For one thing it's non-toxic. For another,
it evaporates very quickly. I buy it in gallon containers once in a
while and pour off into small bottles for use. Acetone is miscible with
water (i.e. mixes with it, like alcohol), so you can wash or dilute it
with water, unlike thinner. It IS quite flammable, so be careful around
sparks or fire, is about the only danger warning I'd give about it.
To clean your hands, apply acetone to a bit of cloth and rub. To clean
epoxy from tools, apply acetone with a cloth before or after scraping.
Acetone will soften even hardened epoxy, IIRC.
Acetone is also a very good cleaning agent, but beware - it attacks and
softens many kinds of plastic.