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Old 05-06-2019, 06:55 PM   #1
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Not feeling well and just going through the motions and I overfilled spray foam in the rough opening of a door I was installing today. Normally I would tape off the jamb and after a few minutes of expanding I push back on it to control the expansion.

Well I went to lunch and when I got back it overfilled and crept around the face of the door.

I called my painter he said light sand the whole side and roll the door. Done in about an hour. The manufacter didn't see it that way. It's a made for Lowe's color /thermatru. They don't provide a potion. Factory finish fiberglass.

What to do......
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Old 05-06-2019, 06:58 PM   #2
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Acetone?

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I was afraid of stripping the finish while moist and gambled on rubbing off cure. Doesn't work on curred
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Not a Lowe's door, but Therm-tru prefinished from somewhere else and I used acetone without issue. But..it was very little area.
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Not like this......I was out of it today
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Eek, that's a bad day right there

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i don`t get it .
i`ve gotten foam on doors before
it comes off.
you can use mineral spirits or even wd 40.and use a plastic putty knife .
why did it affect the finish?
or was that from you scraping it?
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i guess i`m wrong .
just read a bunch of articles , and they said no , mineral spirits doesn`t take it off.
i know its a bear , i thought i had removed it before that way.
one article said goof-off works , since it has same chemicals as acetone in it
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Oh man Tom, that's gorgeous. You could have put that in a popular thread here, the name of which I won't mention.

Sorry, I have no good solution for you. More often than not, I stuff 'em with fiberglass just so there's no chance of that sort of thing happening.
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Gonna try steel wool then a cloth with acetone. Quickly followed up with a dry wipe. If not I scuff the door and top coat it with something close.

Last thing I needed not feeling well.
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My doors at my house are similar though not as bad. I still look at it and go.. I should really cut that back.

Not much help I'm afraid. Though it is nice to know I'm not the only one who makes an occasional super duper oopser.

It sounds like a day you should have just bagged it and started over tomorrow. Problem with those days is you usually dont realize it until it's too late.

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It sounds like a day you should have just bagged it and started over tomorrow. Problem with those days is you usually dont realize it until it's too late.

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Yeah....she's been waiting since November. Starting a bathroom later in the week and finally had a window of good weather.....so much for that.

I use the **** out spray foam too. I'm not a rookie. Nothing better to hold and air seal, nothing worse if you get it on yourself or anything other than what you want
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Read elsewhere that MEK will dissolve it, but not sure what it will do to the finish.

https://www.lowes.com/pd/Crown-128-f...ne-MEK/3024048
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Yeah....she's been waiting since November. Starting a bathroom later in the week and finally had a window of good weather.....so much for that.

I use the **** out spray foam too. I'm not a rookie. Nothing better to hold and air seal, nothing worse if you get it on yourself or anything other than what you want
You might try pulling back on the insulation, then scraping with a plastic knife, followed by trying to get rid of dust/residue with Goof-Off / Goo-Gone (of course, try on inconspicuous area first) on a rag lightly working it off in downward strokes (don't drench it)... usually doesn't affect finished areas...
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I used a wooden shim. Probably should have even left it overnight to harden more but was too anxious
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I used a wooden shim. Probably should have even left it overnight to harden more but was too anxious
So where are you at with it? Just the residue or is it done?
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Residue film. I let it go for the day to think about it and calm down. Hoping the Wizard of CT had a bailouts.
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I was gonna just cut to the chase and ask Inner but Mark came along.
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Residue film. I let it go for the day to think about it and calm down. Hoping the Wizard of CT had a bailouts.
I haven't personally used it for foam, but Motsenbockers Lift-Off - 4.5 oz. Silicone, Latex Caulk and Foam Sealant Remover advertises it's made for that, is water-based and works on all surfaces...

Can get it at box stores for under $10... Good luck whatever solution you choose...

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