A Boat on the Side

Follicle Fun

Some weeks ago I promised to reveal details of cleaning personal resin smears with ordinary household products with the emphasis on epoxy/hair/beard interface. The answer is common vinegar – cheap white for the hoi polloi, red wine or organic apple cider vinegar for superior boatbuilders. It’s smelly but it works well if you act quickly before the resin begins to cure, otherwise you’ll have to resort to the scissors, the razor or the wax pot for the ultimate in cranial Brazilian fashion statements.

Now for a word of caution here for the late night builders – most wives and girlfriends won’t mind a bit if you cuddle up with generous vinegar streaks still in your hair, they won’t mind sharing their pillow and generally appreciate their man for who he is, not how he smells. If he leaves the odd insignificant acetic acid stains where he lays his weary head mostly you’ll only get a mild retort along the lines of “Darling, I’ll happily wash the bed linen again because I know the boat means a lot to you.”

The Author’s Bedchamber Showing Audience Participation Seating

There are, however, always exceptions and some of them even object to partially cured resin smears on their, ahem, delicate bits. I know it’s hard to believe but it takes all sorts. In general then it’s best to make sure by first using a little thinners on your affected parts followed up by some vinegar and coarse laundry soap or nappisan. That way you can leap, shuffle or slide under the conjugal coverlet and enjoy another satisfying sleep after a hard day in the bilges.

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