Like "The bandage thing sounds like a crock, but his link might explain it: http://www.drugs.com/cons/compound-w-topical.html After reading this, I'm not sure I'd even use it to strip paint. I think it might just be safer to have a doctor cut it off once you get coverage. I've heard of people using apple cider vinegar, or even duct tape. I've had luck with Dr. Scholls Freeze-Away on a small one."