How do you get dried up expanding foam out of clothes? I've managed to
unknowingly drip some onto my jacket and it's a pig to remove.
Will any chemicals disolve it and leave the fabric (nylon) unharmed?
On Thu, 24 Apr 2008 13:21:12 GMT, Stuart Noble wrote:
Try vegetable oil and mechanical removal (agitation, flexing, picking).
Veg oil got the damn stuff off my hands without removing the skin. The
foam had set but was still "fresh" not fully cured. If I ever use
expanding foam again, I'll put some veg oil on my hands first as a release
agent. ISTR that the tin had this information on it.
Acetone (or MEK) will disolve is slightly, but they also tend to remove
colour out of things as well, so be careful.
I think the Pollycell web site says the only way to remove solid foam is via
Foam eater does work to an extent. I used some on a concrete area.
It is time consuming and quite a bit is needed with several
I also tried it on some heavy duty work trousers and while it did
remove the cured foam on the surface, it didn't from the weave. I
doubt if it ever would to any degree of perfection. It's not cost
effective in terms of materials and certainly not in terms of time.
For work type clothes it's a case of chuck them and replace.
If it's an Armani suit then a lesson learned.
Sorry, wrong! I once managed to get some on our hall carpet via the
bottom of my shoe (didn't notice till next day when it had gone off and
expanded into substantial blobs. I thought I was dead meat, but it came
off beautifully using acetone.
Acetone will probably trash the OP's nylon jacket though... try a small
amount on a non-visible area first.
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