Hand cleaner

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  1. KWIK 73

    KWIK 73 Veteran Member

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    What's the best hand cleaner?

    For grease or paint on my hands, I use a shot of PB Blaster to loosen it all, then some Gojo Orange cleaner. End results = clean hands.

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    At home I use pretty well any soap that will cut grease and a little coarse sandblasting sand. Will find out what the name of the stuff at work is, works better than anything I have ever seen. Brake clean works pretty good too [​IMG].
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    i like fast orange. works good, or theres always sandpaper [​IMG]

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    I have yet to find any hand cleaner that actually cleans my hands. The so-called "industrial" cleaners work better than normal soap, but I still can't find anything to get off most of the grease/oil. Oh well, hopefully one of you guys know of a good hand cleaner

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    Powdered Laundry detergent. It's cheap, always around, and the coarsness of the flakes helps to scrub off the grime. I worked for a mechanic in college who taught me this. Unfortunately, he bought the bottom of the barrel stuff, and my hands got pretty raw somedays.

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    I usually wear surgical gloves while wrenching, but when my hands get really dirty I wash them in my parts washer, then soap and water then use some type of hand creme to replace the natural oils.
     
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    An ounce of prevention....

    Most parts stores sell this stuff you can put on your hands before you begin working (I think it is called "Invisble Glove"). Anyway, it coats your hands with some stuff that makes removing the grime very easy when you are done. I have also become a big user of those "Mechanics" gloves while working. When done I use a non-gritty type hand cleaner and a nail brush. Works for me.
     
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    yep, the GoJo Orange cleaner I spoke of comes with a nail cleaner attached to the side of the bottle, too.
    It's actually the PB Blaster lubricant stuff that does all the cleaning. Spray on and the grease drips off. I don't know what that stuff is made of, or where it originally came from, but I wouldn't be suprised to find out it originated from the Roswell, New Mexico area.
    [​IMG]

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    Ok, the stuff at work is called "thorgon". We buy it by the bucket so I dont know what the retail name is. Compared to this stuff Fast orange is a Surrey girl (it sucks! [​IMG])
    I think the real trick is to wash your hands a few times a day. I wash mine everytime I finish a car. If you are doing a real slimy job the ONLY way to go home with clean hands is to wear gloves from what I have found.
    Have Fun.
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    I just use regular old original GOJO, it cuts greese good. Most of the time it'll just drip off too, but the key is not to wet your hands first. GOJO works best dry. Then wash with regular soap to get the GOJO off good. [​IMG]

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