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Off topic--- Removing flex-seal Kinda funny but seriously!!!

Old 09-28-2019, 04:34 PM
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Default Off topic--- Removing flex-seal Kinda funny but seriously!!!

Can't find it on internet search.. We just had a can of flex-seal drop out of truck onto gravel driveway.. gravel punchered a hole in can, spraying the stuff everywhere! My wife had it land at her feet and was VERY slow to move,, so she took brunt of assault.. LOL But so did my truck!! I hope insurance covers truck,,,,) But ,,,anyone know how to remove flex seal from skin
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Old 09-29-2019, 07:07 AM
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Nail polish remover & soap water rinse for truck
Soak skin in warm water & cover w/ lotion wipe off lotion then hand soap will remove from skin.
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Old 09-29-2019, 07:43 AM
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Originally Posted by heycharlie View Post
Can't find it on internet search.. We just had a can of flex-seal drop out of truck onto gravel driveway.. gravel punchered a hole in can, spraying the stuff everywhere! My wife had it land at her feet and was VERY slow to move,, so she took brunt of assault.. LOL But so did my truck!! I hope insurance covers truck,,,,) But ,,,anyone know how to remove flex seal from skin
I ran over a can of black spray paint with a white Mustang convertible going down the road one day covered 1/3 of the car with over spray. Oops saved the day!

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Old 09-29-2019, 08:36 AM
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I don't know how to get it off but let me say: that sucks! Good luck.
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Old 09-29-2019, 11:02 AM
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I keep a can of oops in boat!! will give it a try on truck.. Got a feeling I looking at grand or 2 , damage to truck.. + 500 , $700 to just her outfit, shoes, purse ( wow the money a sack cost!!!) , sunglasses.... Punch in the gut,, but.. life happens..
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Old 09-29-2019, 11:48 AM
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try gasoline or xylene, that's what I use at work to get stuff like that off
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Old 09-29-2019, 06:13 PM
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try gasoline or xylene, that's what I use at work to get stuff like that off
if that donít work, just light a match afterwards
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Old 09-29-2019, 07:13 PM
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Iím pretty sure laquer thinner will remove it.
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Old 09-30-2019, 07:40 AM
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I think nail polish remover like the guy above said. For the truck...you might not be in as much trouble as youíre thinking. Iíd try a little GoofOff. If that doesnít work, I know 3M makes some adhesive remover that could work, without damaging the paint on the truck. Iíll see if I can find out what is called.

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Old 09-30-2019, 07:47 AM
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Here's a couple of suggestions...

Amazon Amazon

3M General purpose adhesive remover

Have a look at those.
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Old 09-30-2019, 08:21 AM
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One of the most common questions we get is “How do I remove Flex Seal from my skin?” So we reached out to our Flex Seal Product Experts for the best answer. There are several ways in which to remove Flex Seal from your skin, but many involve harsh chemicals that can be damaging to the skin. We are going to recommend skin safe methods only and go step-by-step to make sure you get the desired results.

Step #1: Wipe excess Flex Seal off skin with a paper towel

Wipe as much product as you can off of the skin using paper towels first. Then, use a concentrated dish soap that cuts grease and grime with very warm water. (Flex Seal tends to release better with warm water.)


Step #2: Soak hands for 15 min in warm water if necessary

You can try soaking your hands in warm, soapy water for 15 minutes and try washing them again if there is a lot of product left on the skin.

Step #3: Use a bar soap with scrubbing agents

You can also use a bar soap with cleansing agents and exfoliating additives. One of the best additives to look for is ground pumice which is made of milled volcanic glass. It is excellent for scrubbing and exfoliating grimy, hardworking hands. Also look for a soap that includes ingredients such as activated charcoal, coffee grounds, sea salt, shredded loofah or jojoba beads. A good cleansing bar soap will have coconut oil (Cocos Nucifera) as a main ingredient and sometimes Orange 10x essential oil which is known for its cleansing and degreasing properties.

Step #4: Rinse and repeat wash with soapy, warm water

If Flex Seal is still on your hands, continue to wash your hands with soap and soak in warm water. To avoid getting Flex Seal on your hands in the future, there are many types of low-cost disposable gloves you can wear while working with Flex Seal that are available in most grocery stores.

Recap:

Step #1: Wipe excess Flex Seal off skin with a paper towel

Step #2: Soak hands for 15 min in warm water if necessary

Step #3: Use a bar soap with scrubbing agents

Step #4: Rinse and repeat wash with soapy, warm water

Additives to look for: coconut oil, orange 10x essential oil, pumice, activated charcoal
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Old 09-30-2019, 12:41 PM
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just get rag wet with gas and it will come right off, been doing it for 35 years and never had a problem, LOL
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The good news is now you can sell the boat.


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just get rag wet with gas and it will come right off, been doing it for 35 years and never had a problem, LOL
Just a safety heads up here. I worked for years as an auto tech. One of the other mechanics who was an older gentleman from Hungary and had worked on Mercedes all of his working life was doing a side job one weekend. He went to clean his hands and began rubbing them with a rag that had gas on it and set himself on fire. I'd bet he had done that hundreds of times before without consequence. The type of fabric may have been the reason because it allowed a static charge to build up.
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Old 10-01-2019, 09:19 AM
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Truck is in shop.. Way to big of job for me to even try.. ( I did try some, but made bigger mess and decided to let those that know more , handle the job)
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So how did the wife clean up
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