Removing Hammerite from ones hand

Removing Hammerite from ones hand

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haggishead

8,449 posts

216 months

Monday 30th June 2003
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Hammerite isn't soluble in white spirit or acetone - it has a different make up from ordinary gloss paint. You need proper Hammerite thinners. I've been told that paraffin works but I've never tried it. Worth a go maybe?

FourWheelDrift

81,910 posts

248 months

Monday 30th June 2003
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You could try burning it off?

Or failing that paint the rest of your body in hammerite then your hand won't be noticable

X000 XXX

1,529 posts

215 months

Monday 30th June 2003
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Lighter fuel. But wash your hands after.

nmlowe

1,666 posts

231 months

Monday 30th June 2003
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What about some exfoliationg body scrub?
I got superglue all over my fingers after the tube burst once. It happened to be in the kitchen as I was trying to unblock the spout with a kitchen knife, After a week, it had gone from my hand because the skin cells just drop off (fortunately I didn't stick anything together)
Some of it is still attached to my parents kitchen worktops 10 years later.

Graham.J

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5,420 posts

223 months

Tuesday 1st July 2003
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Well I had another go with the swarfega this evening and MOST of it's gone now, just the odd little bit left.

I had to stop as my hand was red raw from the nail brush......was a tad hard, like using a wire brush.

Will have another go in the morning.

Thanks for the help and errr.......entertainin replies



Graham

jinkster

2,052 posts

120 months

Tuesday 2nd March
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Thread revival. Been painting some ironwork in the village. Anything else work or is it off to buy swarfega?

Thebaggers

135 posts

97 months

Tuesday 2nd March
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Just go with some scotchbrite and washing up liquid, Brillo pad is better. It's the gentle exfoliating action that does the job, not the soap smile