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03mach1
Feb 22nd, 2008, 09:41 PM
When I work on my thunderbird my hands turn black after working on it and my friend found a way to clean your hands without orange fast. Dish soap (pomolive) and (tide) laundry soap. It is really effective on the grease and cleans them really well. You don't need much detergent soap. maybe a nickle amount or less.

roushstage2
Feb 22nd, 2008, 10:16 PM
Dish soap and some Bar Keepers Friend works well too.

guitarman502
Feb 22nd, 2008, 10:41 PM
I always use GOJO... at the fire department i'm in.. we buy the stuff in bulk.

J. A. Michaels
Feb 23rd, 2008, 04:44 AM
I use goop. Works great. Thats only when I forget to wear a glove. (Happens more often then I care to admit.) lol

Detail Werks
Feb 23rd, 2008, 08:44 AM
I wear surgical gloves then just peal them off when I'm done

Larry A
Feb 23rd, 2008, 03:03 PM
I always use GOJO... at the fire department i'm in.. we buy the stuff in bulk.

The original GOGO can be used as a tire dressing. Gives tires a satin black look , but doesent last very long.

03mach1
Feb 23rd, 2008, 04:02 PM
Goop what is goop?

AeroCleanse
Feb 23rd, 2008, 06:16 PM
I wear surgical gloves then just peal them off when I'm done

:iagree:

AjNavo61490
Feb 24th, 2008, 03:42 PM
GO-JO Hand Cleaner/Degreaser

Uses citric degreasers to get your hands clean and smelling good without harming your skin!! LOVE IT!!!

TKDDAD
Feb 24th, 2008, 03:56 PM
I wear surgical gloves then just peal them off when I'm done

I also use disposable gloves...usually 2-4 pair per vehicle...I think of it as masking off trim before you detail...if I can keep my hands clean, I won't have to wash them later !...Scottwax1

MSIGuy
Mar 15th, 2008, 12:03 PM
I usually end up spraying my hands off with my can of Stoner's Tarminator or with my mix 50:50 IPA:H2O mix... lol

Sprzout
Mar 18th, 2008, 08:11 PM
I learned this from my dad a while back, and it works pretty darned good...

Put a little bit of petroleum jelly on your hands and work it into your hands. The petroleum jelly will help seal up the pores a little bit and be a preventative measure against the grease getting onto your skin & staining it black. Now, I don't mean make it so that your hands are all greasy with the petroleum jelly, but just a nice, thin layer - otherwise, your tools may slip out of your hands. :)

It's not perfect; my dad said it worked great on his wedding day to keep the grease off his hands when he was working on his car, but in his wedding photos you can see the dirt & grease under his fingernails. :)

J. A. Michaels
Mar 19th, 2008, 02:02 AM
Goop is a hand cleaner. Been around for as long as I can remember. Similar to Go-Jo. Our local dollar store carries it. At a $1.00 a 16 oz. tub, you can not beat it.

Jossy92
Mar 19th, 2008, 07:19 AM
I learned this from my dad a while back, ...

Put a little bit of petroleum jelly on your hands...just a nice, thin layer - otherwise, your tools may slip out of your hands.


My dad too. :xyxthumbs

spence82
Mar 19th, 2008, 10:56 AM
i have found that hair shampoo works about the best for me. i worked on cars for 5yrs and had washed my hands aleast 5 times a day everyday hand cleaner,and nothing works as well as shampoo.also try putting a few towels or even wash mitts in the washer with a squirt of shampoo,i promise they will come out clean and VERY soft.

03mach1
Mar 19th, 2008, 03:50 PM
I will have to go my dollar tree to check out if they carry goop. So shampoo works too, I will try that.

IWantaTurbo
Jul 1st, 2008, 11:11 AM
GOJO is good stuff and smells good too

Megafast13
Sep 20th, 2008, 05:28 PM
GOJO or DAWN

TKDDAD
Sep 21st, 2008, 01:34 AM
:iagree:

two words: Nitrile Gloves :xyxthumbs

Mr Mustang
Sep 21st, 2008, 01:50 PM
Gojo FTW.

240SXdrifter
Jan 25th, 2009, 10:13 PM
i just let the grease soak into my hands! i like to wear my mechanix hands nice and dirty!! haha

Carfire
Jan 25th, 2009, 10:19 PM
At my Fire Department we have The Blue Stuff with pumice gel beads. Works like a charm!!

Eddie6th
Jun 3rd, 2009, 02:47 PM
I use the stuff with the sand in it.It doesn't bother me,and works well. If i do the dressing on the tyres though,i wear one surgical glove for holding the sponge.

Bounty
Jun 3rd, 2009, 02:56 PM
two words: Nitrile Gloves :xyxthumbs

:iagree:....preventing them from getting dirty is easier (and better for your skin) than trying to clean them up effectively afterwards...just like anything else.