i put in a new window and used this foam to fill in cracks of open
space..... like a dummy, i didn't wear gloves and got it on my fingers. i
tried rubbing alcohol and a few other things, but i haven't been able to get
it all the way off. it's made by DOW, it's called "Great Stuff"...any
suggestions on how to get rid of it would be appreciated.
I have used it with and without gloves. If you use vinyl or latex
gloves and they tear, the effect is the same as going gloveless. I
have found that by taking a long bath or shower and letting your hands
turn to prunes, it can be scraped off by an exacto knife without
loosing TOO much skin. But the skin on your fands must be REALLY soft.
I was also told it helps to wash your hands with waterless hand
cleaner BEFORE you use the stuff. Then it will come off easier.
: i put in a new window and used this foam to fill in cracks of open
: space..... like a dummy, i didn't wear gloves and got it on my
try nail polish remover. it has stuff in it so your skin won't get
as dried out as using straight acetone. And it's easy to get.
Try a little DOT 3 brake fluid if you have some
On another note, you have to be careful using this stuff to insulate
around a window, too much and you might not be able to close the
window. My father mentioned that there was a similar product that came
in the same form except that it didn't expand, I forget what it is.
I only use insulation scraps around the windows.
You could try kerosene, acetone, and WD-40, but it won't do
you any good. The only thing that I have found that will get
it off is a stiff bristle fingernail brush and a lot of elbow
grease. You kind of have to sand it off. Once the top layer
of your skin is gone, the stains will be too. I usually just
let it wear off. It takes about 3-5 days.
If you had gotten to it while it was still wet, you could have removed it with
a rag dipped in acetone or paint thinner.
Now that it has dried, the only thing that will remove it is time. Your skin
is constantly shedding dead cells at the top layer and growing new ones
underneath. That top layer is the only part of you that the stuff is stuck to.
It will be gone within a few days, a week at the most.
Doug Miller (alphageek at milmac dot com)
Nobody ever left footprints in the sands of time by sitting on his butt.
And who wants to leave buttprints in the sands of time?
Sandpaper. Sand it off......
That's about all you can do.
Next time, wear disposible gloves, or coat your hands with a thick
layer of vaseline before you use the stuff.
It's messy stuff no matter what you do it it.....
None of the chemicals listed work. I tried them all last year when I
made a mess. In the end, I used a scalpel and needle-nose pliers to
pull some small drops of Great Stuff off the surface of the run.
To add insult to injury, Great Stuff is NOT RECOMMENDED for window
installations. It can crush in the window frame. I just found that
out this year and don't know if it applies to the low expansion version
of Great Stuff.
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