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Old 21-08-11, 10:31 PM   #11
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Is that that dryish brown coloured stuff? used to use it down Flora Motors.

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Old 21-08-11, 10:41 PM   #12
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Gentlemen,

This thread has amused me, you've all come up with chemical or natural based chemical methods to clean your mitts

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Old 21-08-11, 10:45 PM   #13
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How many times do you clean your hands in a day?

10 times if we are busy and working on something dirty, then answering the phone or on the computer or having lunch.

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Old 21-08-11, 10:45 PM   #14
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I hate gloves!! lol!

I use either washing up liquid and salt/washing powder or good old fashioned soap and nail brush.

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Old 21-08-11, 10:46 PM   #15
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And another one...white spirit works well for really grubby hands, but probably not that good for you....

Yes, the rubber gloves do work really well, I have noticed this a few times.

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Old 21-08-11, 10:47 PM   #16
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If my hands are filthy then I use Swarfega, if just dirty, even with Oil, I use the anti-bacterial hand wash sold in most supermarkets and a nail brush. Works a treat.
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Old 21-08-11, 10:56 PM   #17
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I should really take more care of my Hands after loosing my Grandfather, He was a motor mechanic working in a Civi MT mechanic section for the Navy, In his later years he developed cancer in between his fingers, Now he would get the worse of the dirt of with petrol then use soap (green fairy bar) to wash his hands, which got them clean.
The Doctors put the cancer down to the carcinogenic properties of oil and fuel etc.
He lost a finger then 3, then a hand, all seemed ok for a while but the cancer reached his lung and there was nothing they could do. He would say he wish he wore gloves but nothing he could do.
So its made me get a set of gloves, just wearing them now lol

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Old 21-08-11, 11:10 PM   #18
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My dad was telling me about that just the other day. I should invest in a good pair of gloves. im normally covered in oil and petrol.......
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Old 21-08-11, 11:10 PM   #19
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Using neat washing up liquid takes the natural oils out of your hands, so don't use that.

Barrier creams help, but too much time wasted putting it on and waiting for it to dry off.

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Old 22-08-11, 08:12 AM   #20
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My blacksmith also swears by the Motorcraft hand cleaner - I've used it when working in his forge, and I do agree; its excellent.

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