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Except for time, what is the best way to get dried spray foam off of the hands?

Also, anyone else having bad luck with the straws breaking off at the trigger of the cans?:censored:
 

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Let it wear off...

Had a cat try to climb into a wall I was sprayfoaming the bottom of since I could put my hand outside under the wall and a cat thought it would be a good place to curl up. :eek: Only got its front paws in the foam before I got it out but it took months for the foam we couldn't wipe off to wear off.
 

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If you are using up the can in short order try picking up a few feet of vinyl hose that matches the i.d. of the straw while you're at the store.

You can stick the vinyl tube wherever you want and the can doesn't get in the way.
 

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I keep a pumice stone in the shower to clean my hands with every day. Basically everything from glue, to caulk, to paint, to spray foam can be worked off with the stone and some soap.
I scrape it off with my man card instead.:whistling
 

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Nothing really takes off the dried stuff and if it does, you don't really want to put that on your skin. Acetone before it cures and like Eric and Inner said, wear is the best way.

Here's a tip, buy some latex or nitrile gloves and use when installing spray foam.
 

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speaking of straw vs can...interesting article in JLC (I think) about better performance when misting w a couple shots from a spray bottle of water. Greater yield, faster set and more consistent layering-both from straw and can!!!

sorry to hijack...
 

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I've tried the wd 40, acetone, goof off before in the past and they never really work. I do usually wear latex gloves but I was rushing to get the window and door foamed and didn't think about going to the truck and getting the gloves.
A few finger tips are black from wiping off the foam and continuing to work and then the dirt sticks to the foam on my fingers.
It was going good until the straw broke and then I had to catch the blob.
Going to try the pumice stone idea.

Ain't the first time and won't be the last just wondering if someone had some new idea that works better than the rest.
 
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