How do you get Testors Enamel off hands??

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  1. LamboTwinLove

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    Hey guys!

    I am working on my first paint job, using Testors enamel and all I can say is it looks gorgeous! So shiny and smooth, I'm loving it and can't wait to show it off. But, I'm a bit of a messy painter and got some on my hands.

    Anyone have any tips for getting it off? I've tried soap and water several hand washes and well it's just not coming all the way off.
     
  2. Strarf

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    Paint thinner
     
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    Is that the only way? Cause that is the one thing I forgot to buy and I don't think my father has any in the garage... unless he likes laughing at me for being silver....
     
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    You could try washing your hands with steel wool or something similar.
     
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    Well I don't think that would washing my hands really... I think that would be removing my fingerprints and a fabulous start to a life of crime.

    Oh, well. Everyone at work knows I'm an artsy girl and it's not the first time I've been stained in paint that won't come off.
     
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    *shrugs*

    It's what I do.
     
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    Really? Granted we've never had the steal wool things in the house but I would imagine that hurts a bit.
     
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    You could use nail polish remover since it's basically acetone+water.
     
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    In my experience, I've used thinner.
     
  10. LamboTwinLove

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    I'll try nail polish remover since I'm going to my sisters house today and she should have plenty of that.

    Thanks guys! Thankfully it's not horrible. Just little random splotches.
     
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    dish soap, hot water, and a scotch pad (or "rough" side of any sponge) work best and is least harmful. Paint thinner and other harmful solvents aren't a good idea to get on your skin (even says so on can)
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    Thank you. I didn't like the idea of paint thinner on my hands. Nail polish remover I could deal with being a girl, I'm used to that stuff.

    BTW - Your customs are AMAZING! I wish I was anywhere near as good as you!
     
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    the great thing about piant on skin is that your skin comes off so easily and is constantly being replenished anyways.
     

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