Ow.

Got out of the truck at Giants. There's an orange rod on the ground, so I pick it up and toss it in the bed. As I'm walking towards the store, I realize it's one of the fiberglass poles they use to mark the borders for winter plowing. Ok, they won't miss one.

Get home, take it out and run my hand down it to wipe the dirt off. Instant regret. It's old and breaking down and I get a handfull of fiberglass shards. Way too small to see even with a magnifier, so tweezers won't work. I try a couple of different kinds of tape. Nope. So now my hand is covered in white wood glue, waiting for it to dry so I can hopefully peel the little beggars out.

Typing with two fingers is weird.
 

my-thyme

..if momma ain't happy...
Got out of the truck at Giants. There's an orange rod on the ground, so I pick it up and toss it in the bed. As I'm walking towards the store, I realize it's one of the fiberglass poles they use to mark the borders for winter plowing. Ok, they won't miss one.

Get home, take it out and run my hand down it to wipe the dirt off. Instant regret. It's old and breaking down and I get a handfull of fiberglass shards. Way too small to see even with a magnifier, so tweezers won't work. I try a couple of different kinds of tape. Nope. So now my hand is covered in white wood glue, waiting for it to dry so I can hopefully peel the little beggars out.

Typing with two fingers is weird.
Ow. :huggy:
 

black dog

Free America
PREMO Member
If that doesn't work try Gorilla Glue, I would suggest you keep you fingers separate for a bit.
 

littlelady

God bless the USA
Got out of the truck at Giants. There's an orange rod on the ground, so I pick it up and toss it in the bed. As I'm walking towards the store, I realize it's one of the fiberglass poles they use to mark the borders for winter plowing. Ok, they won't miss one.

Get home, take it out and run my hand down it to wipe the dirt off. Instant regret. It's old and breaking down and I get a handfull of fiberglass shards. Way too small to see even with a magnifier, so tweezers won't work. I try a couple of different kinds of tape. Nope. So now my hand is covered in white wood glue, waiting for it to dry so I can hopefully peel the little beggars out.

Typing with two fingers is weird.
Why did you pick it up? Just wondering.
 

PeoplesElbow

Well-Known Member
I had a summer job in a composite factory in my college years, carbon fiber splinters are the worst.

Washing with a pair of panty hose, cold water so your pores didn't open up more, and putting on duct tape and peeling off in the proper direction did a lot of good.

Good Luck
 

littlelady

God bless the USA
I had a summer job in a composite factory in my college years, carbon fiber splinters are the worst.

Washing with a pair of panty hose, cold water so your pores didn't open up more, and putting on duct tape and peeling off in the proper direction did a lot of good.

Good Luck
Pantyhose! I thought of wr in her recent thread. Thanks for the laugh. :lol:
 
The glue didn't work. The moisture from the skin lifts the glue off. Duct tape didn't work. Electrical tape didn't work. Couldn't find my rubber cement. Don't have any Gorilla glue. Definitely don't have any pantyhose....

Might try hot wax tomorrow. It may just have to work it's own way out.
 

SailorGirl

Active Member
The glue didn't work. The moisture from the skin lifts the glue off. Duct tape didn't work. Electrical tape didn't work. Couldn't find my rubber cement. Don't have any Gorilla glue. Definitely don't have any pantyhose....

Might try hot wax tomorrow. It may just have to work it's own way out.
Maybe soaking your hands for a long time in warm water and Epsom salts. I had a splinter of unknown origins deep in my foot years ago. Felt like glass but it was so tiny I couldn't see it - I just felt it. I finally went to the doctors when it became infected and they wanted to both x-ray and possibly operate. For a tiny little splinter - couldn't believe that.

Long boring story short, the doctor ended up giving me antibiotics and said try soaking your foot in warm soapy water with Epsom salt. By the end of the day whatever it was, was gone.
 

vraiblonde

Board Mommy
Staff member
PREMO Member
Maybe soaking your hands for a long time in warm water and Epsom salts.
You know what? This was my grandfather's remedy for EVERYTHING...and it usually worked. When I was a kid and accidentally ran barefoot through a sticker field, he had me soak my feet in Epsom salts and they came right out.
 

Dupontster

Would THIS face lie?
Just remember NOT to pleasure yourself until you get em all out.. Might be wrappin Willie up in duct tape.. You're welcome..
 

jazz lady

~*~ rara avis ~*~
My ex-husband grew up on a farm and swore by this stuff. Used it many times to remove splinters and for wound care on the animals and himself. Also, it contains sulfur (Ammonium Bituminosulfonate) and stinks like hell. :lol:

 
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