Getting 3M 5200 off?

Discussion in 'Boat Yard Basics' started by tightloops1900, May 10, 2012.

  1. tightloops1900

    tightloops1900 I Love microskiff.com!

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    Any ideas on how to get dried 5200 off of skin? I scrubbed and scrubbed but no luck. I'm sure acitone would work but I'm out!
     
  2. Brett

    Brett > PRO STAFF <

    Avoid any solvents, they are more toxic than the 5200.
    Hot water and dish soap to soften the skin,
    then use a nylon scrubbing pad to scour your hands.
    just like taking cooked on grease from the baking pan.

    Next time, use gloves!
    Remember rule #1: If you're gettin' dirty, y'er doin' it wrong!

    ;)
     

  3. tightloops1900

    tightloops1900 I Love microskiff.com!

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    Just started working in marine electronics, rookie mistake...
     
  4. jms

    jms don't let common sense get in your way

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    before it dries - 3m 5200 is easily removed with CRC,off your hands and skin...

    soap water and a "dobie" - those abrasive scrubbing pads work well.
     
  5. Gator_Bob

    Gator_Bob Well-Known Member

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    I rub any kind of skin lotion on my hands before handling any glue/finish etc.
     
  6. firecat1981

    firecat1981 BBA Counselor

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    For making super clean installs, and cleaning it off your hands before it dries, use WD-40! I'm not sure why it works, but it makes all installs super easy. Just apply, install fittings, then spray WD-40 on a rag and wipe off the extra mess.

    For dried on skin, I've always used acetone cause I'm not patient, but I did use the "environmentally safer" paint thinner once and it worked well.
     
  7. topnative2

    topnative2 Well-Known Member

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    When doing work----- a full roll of paper towels and a can of mineral spirits----- stay on top of smears everywhere!!!!!!!!!!!!!