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Old May 06, 2008, 09:04 PM
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Get epoxy off your fingers

It always seems no matter how careful I am, whenever there's a batch of epoxy some of it gets on me. Instead of using harsh alcohol quickly followed by soap and water, there’s a better way to get the glue off.

Regular hand sanitizer is designed to protect your skin but has about 60% alcohol in it already. Just pour it on and rub as usual, but to remove epoxy you should wipe it off with a paper towel instead of just letting it dry.


And no, it doesn’t work on glue that’s already set!
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Old May 06, 2008, 09:06 PM
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vinegar also works but it smells bad. thanks for the tip
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Old May 06, 2008, 09:30 PM
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Well I will be darned!! Who would have thought of that. Thanks for the tip. I think there is a bottle of that stuff just about everywhere except my workshop. Off to the store.

Thanks a bunch.
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Old May 06, 2008, 10:58 PM
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Airbrush thinner on a small rag with soap and a tad of water has been working well for me. Small rag, since the stuff's expensive.

The alcohol in the Purell is what does the trick. Rubbing alcohol on a rag with a bit of water and soap works too.

....or you can just leave all the mess on your hands and be a real modeler.

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Old May 06, 2008, 11:06 PM
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Windex!!! Works great, smells great, (berry) and cleans up the plane at the same time. Streak free!
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Old May 07, 2008, 12:46 AM
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Someone has seen My Big Fat Greek Wedding. lol. Thats a good tip on the purell. I have kids and that stuff is in every room in every size possible. Nice to know the stuff works well fro that. I have also found that baby wipes work well for whiping excess epoxy off of foam.

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Old May 07, 2008, 03:28 AM
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Wipe the epoxy off? Why would you want to do that?

Oh, wait...You mean I'm the only person that's ever been tempted to smear epoxy all over themselves and have epoxy armor plating?
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Old May 07, 2008, 08:13 AM
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Old May 07, 2008, 08:13 AM
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Guys, what would be the best way to remove epoxy that has set say in a kitchen sink .

I have some of this hand stuff, shall I give it a go?
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Old May 07, 2008, 08:34 AM
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Guys, what would be the best way to remove epoxy that has set say in a kitchen sink .

I have some of this hand stuff, shall I give it a go?

It's set? Hehe, I hope not in the drain...I think your best bet is going to be a hammer and chisel.
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Old May 07, 2008, 08:47 AM
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also hand lotion works well too.
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Old May 07, 2008, 08:50 AM
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It's set? Hehe, I hope not in the drain...I think your best bet is going to be a hammer and chisel.

Hehe, I was washing a paintbrush that I was using to apply 2ton epoxy to a blade grip...


I didn't realise until later, I've tried using almost every cleaner on it.


Is there anything other than that solution? Man tough stuff :/. Something that won't damage the plastic under it. I was thinking perhaps push real hard on the plastic, but I doubt my dad would like that idea :/.
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Old May 07, 2008, 08:50 AM
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Wd-40

I've been using W d-40 for years to get epoxy off of my fingers. Al
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Old May 07, 2008, 10:12 AM
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Alcohol dilutes Epoxy. And Alcohol penterate well to our skin.

Wouldn't it will make Epoxy too easy for your skin to absorb -- if you are not quick enough to wipe them all off?

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Old May 07, 2008, 10:41 AM
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Germ-X smells better than Purell. If vinegar works, try lemon juice, which is more acidic than vinegar and smells better. I don't work with epoxy so I haven't got it on my hands. Does this work on CA?
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