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Question by  Donnie (27)

What are some suggestions for how to remove foam insulation from aluminum?


Answer by  ambi901 (473)

Get some acetone buy a nonabrasive sponge both of these are cheap. be sure to wear some proper gloves so it don't eat away at the gloves and wipe it away comes off easy!


Answer by  kevincai96 (669)

Acetone and isopropyl alcohol easily dissolve most foam, but they make tons of fumes. If this is in your house, hire a professional, or else your house will smell - badly.


Answer by  69thblock (23)

You need protective gloves and goggles and breathing mask these will minimize risk of irritation to your eye or skin or breathing. You will also need acetone and a non-abrasive sponge. Soak area of foam with sponge it will soften and dissolve foam.


Answer by  lmc015 (10)

Purchase some acetone, from a hardware store, put on protective clothing (Gloves glasses), use a non-abrasive sponge and wipe away the foam.


Answer by  aprilmay33 (33)

In order to remove foam insulation from aluminum I would suggest first freezing the insulation. Apply dry ice, or liquid nitrogen to the area of the foam to be removed. Wait ten seconds, and then carefully tap with a hammer and chisel. Do not be overzealous with the hammer as you may incur damage to the aluminum beneath it.


Answer by  TravisUSMC (979)

I have had the best luck with this using first a knife to get the big peices and then a very fine grit sandpaper to clean the rest off. Some never dull after to help polish the aluminum and remove the fine peices of foam leftover.

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