Wilton Color Gel..get This Crap Off My Fingers!!!!!

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ConnieB Posted 10 Oct 2006 , 3:51pm
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Calling all CCer's!!!!!

Does anybody know how to get royal blue gel color off of your fingers?

I look diseased icon_cry.gif

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missyek Posted 10 Oct 2006 , 3:55pm
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The Magic Erasers work well. I also find just hopping in the shower and really washing/scrubbing my hair helps get it off! icon_biggrin.gif

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vww104 Posted 10 Oct 2006 , 3:57pm
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I usually use latex gloves when working with the colors.

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MavericksMommy Posted 10 Oct 2006 , 4:00pm
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I also find just hopping in the shower and really washing/scrubbing my hair helps get it off! icon_biggrin.gif





I have found this is the best way to get it off for me too. It usually doesn't get it all off, just the bulk of it. The rest wears off in about a day if I wash my hands a lot.

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ConnieB Posted 10 Oct 2006 , 5:04pm
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Thanks for the tip about the "Magic Eraser" from what I hear these things can clean up near bout anything.

Also, I will remember next time to use latex gloves. I use them with fondant, I should have remembered to use them with the colors!

Thank y'all a lot!! icon_biggrin.gif thumbs_up.gif

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kjgjam22 Posted 10 Oct 2006 , 5:04pm
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try a tad of bleach in the soap water...just a little like 1/2 cap full. or some vodka...it lifts colours too.

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deijha Posted 10 Oct 2006 , 7:35pm
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I have read on here that some people use toothpaste, also lava soap will work. Good luck

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CupCake13 Posted 10 Oct 2006 , 9:01pm
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yeah, isn't it something that it takes a few days to wear off your skin, but on a cake it fades like nobody's bidness!

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Gingoodies Posted 10 Oct 2006 , 11:44pm
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JUST A NOTE... those of you who use gloves might want to consider using vinyl gloves instead of latex. There are lots of folks out there with SEVERE latex allergies.. My good friend is one of them, and it is a tough allergy to deal with.

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KrisD13 Posted 11 Oct 2006 , 12:59am
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For the really tough to remove stains, I take one of those pumice stones and a couple of rubs and the majority of the color is gone.

Harsh, I know, but it works icon_biggrin.gif

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karateka Posted 11 Oct 2006 , 1:26am
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Be careful with those Magic Erasers....I was asked by my DD to get sharpie off her hand, and I tried on of those. It abraded her skin, and it took quite a while for it to feel ok again! I felt like such a horrible mother....

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mjones17 Posted 11 Oct 2006 , 1:33am
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Originally Posted by kjgjam22

try a tad of bleach in the soap water...just a little like 1/2 cap full. or some vodka...it lifts colours too.




LOL...I totally vote for Vodka!!!! You can drink it after...no waste icon_biggrin.gif

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sdfgarcia Posted 11 Oct 2006 , 1:34am
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It's hell on your hands, but get a nice squirt of softscrub cleanser with bleach and just scrub em down. Your skin will be very dry afterwards, and you'll want to be sure to rinse extremely well. Just drench your hands in a good moisturizer afterwards. It won't be fun, but it's better than looking cyanotic.

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lindsaycakes Posted 11 Oct 2006 , 1:36am
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I put a little splash of straight bleach in my sink and rub my fingers in it until the color wears off.

It's not a great solution for you "Naturalists" out there, but for me it's better than looking like I finger paint my cakes!!!!

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bayougrl Posted 11 Oct 2006 , 1:38am
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Toothpase works wonders!

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jtb94 Posted 11 Oct 2006 , 1:44am
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I have used hairspray. I use hairspray to get ink pen stains off of things. I tried it on my hands and it worked. ( I think it might be the alcohol in it)

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moydear77 Posted 11 Oct 2006 , 3:41am
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I use toothpaste-Good for Kool aid stains too!

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