How do you get fiber glass resin off your hands?

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  1. jsbush

    jsbush Diamond Member

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    I'm trying to fix a bumper using fiber glass and I can't get this freaken stuff off my hands.


    Anyone know what to use to use so I can get my hands clean?
     
  2. five40

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    Stick your face in a fire
     
  3. lightpants

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    lacquer thinner
     
  4. Baked

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    Cut your hands off.

    Ps. Wear a fricking glove next time.
     
  5. OrByte

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    open flame

    insert hands
     
  6. Blieb

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    fiber glass is some nasty stuff when you get it in your skin.
     
  7. Eli

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    You really, really should be wearing complete body cover, and I hope you are wearing a dust mask and eye protection.

    If not, be prepared for a few days of insanity.
     
  8. skyking

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    is it hardened or soft gooey stuff?
     
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    :thumbsup:

    edit: If it hasn't hardened this works great. It will dry your hands out terribly but it will melt the resin right off. If it's already hardened, it's a much tougher proposition.
     
  10. Yossarian

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    absolutely, you shouldn't work with that stuff without protection.
     
  11. Guest

    "fiber glass" resin he says.
    riiiiiiiight ;)
     
  12. J0hnny

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    Haha, the absurdity of this post just made me crack up!
     
  13. notfred

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    What kind of resin? Epoxy? Polyester? The type of resin you're using doesn't really have that much to do with the fact that you're using fiberglass.
     
  14. DingDingDao

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    Holy crap, wear gloves and a mask, please. That sh!t really sucks to get on (and under) your skin. Whatever you do, don't start rubbing your hands, or it'll embed the fiberglass into your skin, like thousands of little splinters (clear, invisible splinters)...
     
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    This is why they invented PPE.
     
  17. jsbush

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    Its still soft, its not hardend yet.

    Its just the resin I touched with my hands not the fiber glass. Its a polyester resin.


    I used some gas and it got must of it off.
     
  18. Eli

    Eli Super Moderator<br>Elite Member
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    Ah, yeah.. I didn't catch the word resin.

    Acetone, xylene.. maybe even alcohol should work.. laquer thinner.. carb cleaner.

    Or gasoline. ;)