Let's say you were a little sloppy using that can of "Great stuff". If you
didn't care about the surface it was on, how would you get it off - as in
all the way off? Knife, that works just fine, but won't get it all off of
concrete. Spackle knife, same as a pen knife. What will dissolve it -
mineral spirits, lacquer thinner, diesel, acetone, ...
I'm just looking for a quick way to dissolve it so that I can do a proper
job that the Great Stuff temporarily fixed.
installed new front door here saturday, its really sticky and on my
I used acetone but perhaps it was too cured...
oh well it will pay off in a lifetime of less air infiltration with
lower heating bills.
Hmmm. I would have thought acetone. Obviously others did too.
I used to use a lot of it on old cars I had in the northeast where the
salt rats are murder. Cleaned up the unwanted bulges with a razor knife
and Surform plane it up nicely. Couple of times I put an epoxy filler on
top. Some worked. Put red Bondo on it once and it melted it. Just figured
there was acetone in it. Really don't know.
Now I see that red Bondo contains 10-20% by weight styrene. Sounds like
the same family as the spray foam.
Since OP says it's concrete vs ashphalt, maybe he could burn it with a
torch. Either make all the sticky stuff melt and he can blot, or might
dry it crunchy to wire brush off or just make a bigger melted mess.
Vapors from burning probably toxic as hell though.
It has a urethane base. Once on your hands, it turns black and I've never
found anything to get if off aside from time. On the can, they tell you to
wear gloves. Of course, that is for the other guy, I'm not going to make a
mess and get it on my hands.
It has a fire retardant in it, but a torch is hot enough that it may burn it
off concrete but I don't know what residue it may leave behind. Worth a
On Sun, 17 Sep 2006 23:11:32 -0500, with neither quill nor qualm, Al
From the DOW site: "Uncured adhesive dissolves with GREAT STUFF Pro
Cleaner, or acetone. Cured adhesive must be mechanically removed."
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