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    cheap and fast way to clean hands after working on car

    I am proud to say that all my physic classes, studying how the Egyptians built pyramids, and the many episodes of prison break I have done it. With no hand cleaner from auto zone (forgot to buy more) I pulled off a man code. The hands go on the sugar lol j/k. Wet your hands. Have wife put some sugar on your palm. then rub your hands together and feel the power of sugar! Sugar is for men now to lol.

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    Re: cheap and fast way to clean hands after working on car

    Washing up liquid and sugar works best.
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    Re: cheap and fast way to clean hands after working on car

    When I did lots of that kind of work I used to just use laundry detergent (powder) it worked a treat.

    I expect that bicarbonate of soda very likely does a brilliant job, it is the prime cleaner that we use at home these days for most jobs.

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    Re: cheap and fast way to clean hands after working on car

    I keep Fast Orange around. Sugar is for coffee! I will keep that in mind just in case it is ever needed.
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    Re: cheap and fast way to clean hands after working on car

    Quote Originally Posted by us11csalyer View Post
    Wet your hands. Have wife put some sugar on your palm. then rub your hands together and feel the power of sugar! Sugar is for men now to lol.
    Nice. That smells a lot better than gasoline, too.
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    Re: cheap and fast way to clean hands after working on car

    Quote Originally Posted by speedwell68 View Post
    Washing up liquid and sugar works best.
    Quote Originally Posted by handy View Post
    When I did lots of that kind of work I used to just use laundry detergent (powder) it worked a treat.

    I expect that bicarbonate of soda very likely does a brilliant job, it is the prime cleaner that we use at home these days for most jobs.
    I'm gonna go one better on you guys.

    Mix dish washing liquid & laundry detergent (powder) which makes for a more potent combination than on their own. The powder also acts as a scouring agent. Use a nail brush to get under the nails, I can't stand dirty/long nails.


    I used to ride offroad bikes and they used to be caked in mud/clay. When I got home I used to spray them off with a power washer and then applied the above mixture and let it stand for 10 min or so after which I just gave it another spray down, small nooks and crannies required a light brush but my bikes always came out spotless. Apply a coating of Castrol DWF over the whole bike, it lubricates, displaces water and makes your next wash easier.

    I'll add another tip. If you have ever found yourself working with resin & fiberglass you know how that stuff sticks. To get it off use brake fluid and a bit of sand as a scouring agent. Rinse off under cold water and then wash your hands with soap afterwards.
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    Re: cheap and fast way to clean hands after working on car

    Quote Originally Posted by mips View Post
    Mix dish washing liquid & laundry detergent (powder) which makes for a more potent combination than on their own.
    Unless you use lye. Then you're in trouble.
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    Quote Originally Posted by forrestcupp View Post
    Unless you use lye. Then you're in trouble.
    Yes, that will give you chemical burns.

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    Re: cheap and fast way to clean hands after working on car

    After working on your car and using any hand cleaner try eating fried chicken with your figures and a white slice of bread. I bet it turns black. LOL. Chicken grease is very light and will lift heavy grease or oil stains from your hands quickly. GL
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    Re: cheap and fast way to clean hands after working on car

    At the place i live sugar is expensive...

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