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KTM Farmer

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Any advice on the best cleaner to remove cured expanding foam from a painted wooden door frame.
It was poorly fitted so I removed the fixings and refitted it but now have a 15mm stain of residue on the adjoining frame as the original fitters had it out of line.
I have tried white spirits but no joy, afraid to do harm to paintwork.
Any advice appreciated.
 

Bcl

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Any advice on the best cleaner to remove cured expanding foam from a painted wooden door frame.
It was poorly fitted so I removed the fixings and refitted it but now have a 15mm stain of residue on the adjoining frame as the original fitters had it out of line.
I have tried white spirits but no joy, afraid to do harm to paintwork.
Any advice appreciated.
Dry ice if you can get hold of some should lift it.
There is foam remover chemicals but they're hard enough on some finishes
 

MF30

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Any advice on the best cleaner to remove cured expanding foam from a painted wooden door frame.
It was poorly fitted so I removed the fixings and refitted it but now have a 15mm stain of residue on the adjoining frame as the original fitters had it out of line.
I have tried white spirits but no joy, afraid to do harm to paintwork.
Any advice appreciated.
Petrol dissolves expanding foam or so a lad I did some digging for once told me. Some fella squirted expanding foam down his gulley traps around his house and blocked them solid. Petrol cleared them out, not sure if matches were involved or not.
 

Arthur

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Petrol dissolves expanding foam or so a lad I did some digging for once told me. Some fella squirted expanding foam down his gulley traps around his house and blocked them solid. Petrol cleared them out, not sure if matches were involved or not.
I doubt that matches were involved, petrol and matches aren't a great combination.
 

Endah

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Any advice on the best cleaner to remove cured expanding foam from a painted wooden door frame.
It was poorly fitted so I removed the fixings and refitted it but now have a 15mm stain of residue on the adjoining frame as the original fitters had it out of line.
I have tried white spirits but no joy, afraid to do harm to paintwork.
Any advice appreciated.
I had something similar of a problem with my own house, PVC frames but i had a combo of expanding foam residue and the protective film that was left on too long:crying:, I tried many different chemicals but each one caused a different other problem, In the end i got a cheap steam cleaner from Argos and used it to clean off with a soft brush attachment, they came out very well but it was painfully slow, but iv had no issues that the chemicals were going to cause to seals or finish of the PVC.
It may or may not work for you but it is the least destructive option to try.
 

JohnBoy

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It was to make a track in a cavity wall to bring a pipe up to bring in an ESB cable. It took a lot of petrol to melt a small track.
I wouldn't know anything about napalm


Saw a guy on a US TV show do that once with a SIP. blowtorch and a large ball bearing, got the ball hot in a tongs and put it in there and it dropped out the bottom a few seconds later leaving a perfect channel behind.
 

Mid cork

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Put a new set of discs on the Lemken today, not much meat left on the old ones. The caps on the hubs were wearing a bit so I welded bits of 16 mm round on to protect them.
 

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