Removing Hammerite from ones hand

Removing Hammerite from ones hand

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Graham.J

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Monday 30th June 2003
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I put a coat of hammerite on my handbrake lever as some of the paint had come off and it was looking a bit shabby, then went off to finish painting off the bootbox replacement cover thingy (which looks sh*t anyway because somehow fine grit has got onto the paint and stuck there )

Went to go and try and sort out the hazard warning light/button thing, go to sit in the seat and by force of habit put one hand on the sill and one on the handbrake to help lower me in........ OH BUGGER!!!

Now I have a nice coating of black hammerite on my hand, tried my best to get it off but it's not shifting.

Any ideas??

Graham

tonybav

8,878 posts

229 months

Monday 30th June 2003
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Cut the hand off???

Graham.J

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Monday 30th June 2003
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Not that desperate to get it off

andymadmak

12,446 posts

234 months

Monday 30th June 2003
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Hammerite thinners

or

Hot soap and water + Pummice stone. (Handy if you are planning a burglary in the near future, cos you won't leave any prints afterwards!)

Andy 400se

Graham.J

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andymadmak said:
(Handy if you are planning a burglary in the near future, cos you won't leave any prints afterwards!)


Speaking from experience there Andy

Not got any pummice stone.

Swarfega has got a bit of it off so may just keep trying that for a while.

FourWheelDrift

81,920 posts

248 months

Monday 30th June 2003
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angle grinder?

Graham.J

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Monday 30th June 2003
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Wont that be a bit tricky to operate with just one hand, I normally use two

kdd

1,189 posts

215 months

Monday 30th June 2003
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Meths, white spirit, terps (sp?) shoud all do it... hammerite thinners will probably be best.

don't hold yer lit cigarette with that hand for while though....

Graham.J

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Monday 30th June 2003
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Ah white spirit, forgot about that, will go and see if there's any in the garage.

Cheers!!!

tonybav

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229 months

Monday 30th June 2003
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Blow torch and one of those paint scrapper things should sort it.

ATG

17,610 posts

236 months

Monday 30th June 2003
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white spirit might shift it, but think you'll really need cellulose thinners, (probably what is in Hammerite's own thinner stuff). You'll need that to clean the brush too.

Yellabelly

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217 months

Monday 30th June 2003
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Graham,
Try mixing sugar with the swarfega or with washing up liquid (ie Sugar Soap) it tends to work well.
or you could let it wear off (I'm sure there is a nob joke in this post for Podie but b-ggered if I can see it)

Graham.J

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Monday 30th June 2003
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Bu**ger, don't have any white spirit, Dad must've pinched it for something.

I've been wondering why the white spirit hasn't been shifting the hammerite from the brush, will go and get some thinner stuff when one of the parents gets in from work.

Cheers guys

Graham

tonybav

8,878 posts

229 months

Monday 30th June 2003
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Graham what are you going to use to cleam the Hammerite off of your keyboard??

Graham.J

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Will give the sugar mix a go - brown or white??

tonybav - io dummop. cajnt see anty of the siodding krys

yertis

16,058 posts

230 months

Monday 30th June 2003
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Speaking from experience none of the solvents mentioned above will remove Hammerite very well, and in any case it's unwise to use them on your skin (BTDT says Mr Dermatitis). Hammerite's own brush cleaner is the only stuff of any use in removing Hammerite and I'd DEFINATELY not use that on my skin.

Best use the pummice stone route or one of those things made our of net curtain type stuff that old ladies make.

Fatboy

7,618 posts

236 months

Monday 30th June 2003
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White spirit won't really work too well (voice of experience ) what you need is acetone - will dissolve just about any paint/resin - try nail varnish remover, that's usuallu just acetone with a bit of perfume.

stedale

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229 months

Monday 30th June 2003
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Bu66er me is that stuff hard to shift!! Had my first experience with it the other day when I was painting some (ahem) shed hinges. Job done I went to clean the brush, white spirit? er no paint still on the brush water? some is coming off, hmm what about I agitate it with my hand...


It just got messier after that point and I decided to dump the paint brush and managed to remove the paint from hands with a nail brush.

Still traces of it around the sink though!

Steve.

deltaf

6,806 posts

217 months

Monday 30th June 2003
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A blunt stanley knife blade can be used as a makeshift scraper to remove the accesible stuff on fingers etc...dont use a new one unless you want to paint the room a nice crimson color.
Usually swarfega with the little beads in it will shift it, but itll still take a couple of goes with a nail brush.

Tabs

625 posts

236 months

Monday 30th June 2003
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Saw the topic title and thought,'What's the Queen using Hammerite on'