best method for removing fiberglass itch!

Discussion in 'Fiberglass and Composite Boat Building' started by Logan Jager, Jun 6, 2004.

  1. purvida
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    purvida New Member

    try using one of those loofer sponges (like Ironhead in the old Jergens commercial) the static in the fiberglass will attract itself to the material of the sponge. rub over your skin gently and make sure to wash sponge after the fact.
     
  2. TheFisher
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    TheFisher Junior Member

    Remember

    DON'T use your wifes loofa! :)
     
  3. JR-Shine
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    JR-Shine SHINE

    Yes, my Wifes loofa is off limits. Fiberglass and Fishing clothes all go in a pile that gets washed separately from anything and everything. This is a good topic.
     
  4. RThompson

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    RobT

    Go fishing and grind FRP NAKED! saves weight, AND keeps your clothes clean.
    (the FRP itch will only add to the whole experience)

    Rob
     
  5. JR-Shine
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    JR-Shine SHINE

    Rob must already have an itch "down under". :)
     
  6. guest

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    I am a fan of cold showers and washing with, get this, an old nylon. Don't ask me. It's something the lagger's in the navy came up with, and it works pretty good on the angel hair fiberglass. Not a clue if the soap kind makes a difference.
     
  7. RThompson

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    HA!
    Yeah, don't trust the innocent and friendly young ladies you meet down on the wharves...
     
  8. Sebrichcraft
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    I wear 2 pairs of latex gloves when I take the first pair I’ll i want with cold water and the inner pair of gloves still on for some reason it seems that the latex removes the Fiberglass from my skin
     
  9. goodwilltoall
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    Never tried it, but one guy I know swears by lava soap
     
  10. BlueBell
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    BlueBell "Whatever..."

    Or just don't work with FG.
     
  11. gtflash
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    Cheap baby wipes seem pretty good at hooking those itchy fibres stuck in arms and wrists. Better than a cold shower anyway
     
  12. fallguy
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    fallguy Senior Member

    Suit up.

    I wear long sleeves anytime I go work on anything.

    It gets hot.

    I keep lint rollers by my bed. Despite all my efforts, I still get glass inside the webs of my fingers; probably from reusing gloves or touching something before gloving up. I also work rather hard at removing glass from work surfaces with vacuum and air blasts that move it to the floor or at least somewhere else.
     
  13. BlueBell
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    BlueBell "Whatever..."

    ...Best Method for Removing Fiberglass Itch?

    Epoxy.
     

  14. rwatson
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    rwatson Senior Member

    Huh ?
    You use Fibreglass with any kind of Resin. Epoxy is no different, I know.
     
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