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PostPosted: Thu Feb 05, 2009 6:14 pm 
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Hi folks,

It's been a while since I posted but I do often drop in for a look around and see what projects people have been upto. Anyway...

Today I had a fight :boxing: with a can of expanding foam. I know, I know I should have known better I've used it at least half a dozen times!!!
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To make it worse I was using it above head height (novice manouvere # 2) and some dropped down my polo shirt collar and has matted what was otherwise a pristine beard. I've shaved it off :cb but have got some stuck on the tiniest hairs and also all over my hands. It's gone off so it's not tacky anymore but no amount of scrubbing seems to be getting rid of it.

Anyone any ideas how the F%&K I can get this stuff off as I've rubbed my hands and neck raw :scratch:

In addition to ideas I've prepared myself for the onslaught of (deserved) abuse!!!

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nail polish remover [accitone] or "foam eater"

http://www.screwfix.com/prods/75778/Sea ... Foam-Eater

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id go with acetone based nial polish remover as foam eater doesnt do to well if its fairly fresh foam! in my experiance! :thumbright: also not sure if id want foam eater on my skin! :cb

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Foam gun cleaner is handy to keep if you use a lot of foam. Great for getting off drips and residue before its dry.
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Xylene

£4.75 a liter on ebay.

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apart from the fact that xylene is a nerve toxin, will inflame your skin unless swabbed with alcohol right after (even then might still inflame it) and there are better options

acetone, aftershave, hand cleaner maybe? (stuff with grit in it, once your skin has calmed down)


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From wikipedia (I know, but easiest one to quote without copying out PDFs)

Xylene exhibits neurological effects. High levels from exposure for acute (14 days or less) or chronic periods (more than 1 year) can cause headaches, lack of muscle coordination, dizziness, confusion, and changes in one's sense of balance[citation needed] . Exposure of people to high levels of xylene for short periods can also cause irritation of the skin, eyes, nose, and throat, difficulty in breathing and other problems with the lungs, delayed reaction time, memory difficulties, stomach discomfort, and possibly adverse effects on the liver and kidneys. It can cause unconsciousness and even death at very high levels (see inhalants). Xylene or products containing Xylene should not be used indoors or around food.


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So that's why I'm f'ked!

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