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Old 11-04-2002, 10:09 PM   #1
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Default Fiberglass Splinter Removal Suggestions?

I was reaching in behind the firewall to unscrew something or other and ran my hand across the lip and now have about 10,000 little shiny splinters in my hand. Any suggestions on how to remove these? *ouch*
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Old 11-04-2002, 10:31 PM   #2
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Default Re: Fiberglass Splinter Removal Suggestions? (pingdashf)

Sticky, sticky tape to grab them and not dig them in more. As for the others, tweezers... I'm sure someone else will know more tricks.

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Old 11-04-2002, 10:47 PM   #3
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I was reaching in behind the firewall to unscrew something or other and ran my hand across the lip and now have about 10,000 little shiny splinters in my hand. Any suggestions on how to remove these? *ouch*
Yeah, they disconnect right at the wrist.... Oh wait nevermind :jester
I can imagine the discomfort so I apologize,
the tape idea sounds pretty good.
Good luck :smash: :cheers:
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Smear some Elmer's glue on the area and let it dry. Then peel it off and most of the splinters should come along. Good Luck, Craig
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The tape worked pretty well. Thanks much.
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Old 11-04-2002, 11:56 PM   #6
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I'm going to have to try that since I have to put up fiberglass insulation. Last time I did that I was itching for a week. Only problem is... I'm a pretty hairy dude.
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Shave your arms before you do it...

If you end up having to rip hairs off, wouldn't it be better to be uniform? :) Less painful, too... I shaved my arms after burning off a good patch, comes back to normal in less than a month.

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Yeah, but the last time I did it the fiberglass got everywhere. And I mean EVERYWHERE.
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Holy crap guy's

Leave the fiberglass in there and quit whinning like little girls about it..
Get tuff. :D

Just joking... I hate when that happens... :crazy:
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Old 11-05-2002, 02:25 AM   #10
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Try using some pantyhose (make sure the wife doesnt know and shes not wearing them :lol: )I dont know why this works but it does. :seeya
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Duct Tape works fine. Press it in and pull slowly and out they come unless they are under the skin. If they are they might get infected and you should treat them as a sliver.
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