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PanelBilly
post Mar 18 2017, 01:35 PM
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I'm not comfortable wearing gloves and so every time I work on the engine, I get nasty fingers. The orange stuff just doesn't work well enough. Anybody have a better product?
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post Mar 18 2017, 02:21 PM
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Really Works is pretty good
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post Mar 18 2017, 03:13 PM
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I can't remember the name (Invisable Glove?), but I used to use something that came in a white tube that you rubbed onto your hands before working, and then dirt and grease washed off with soap and water when done. It was a bit weird feeling and you had to apply it before starting on the project, but it worked pretty well.
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post Mar 18 2017, 03:14 PM
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get some cheap hand cream and lather up BEFORE you get greasy.
It fills in all the pores and cracks with clean grease.
makes clean up faster.

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post Mar 18 2017, 03:18 PM
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By "the orange stuff," do you mean Goop? It's worked well for us.
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post Mar 18 2017, 04:36 PM
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Gojo works well. But not as well as latex or nitrile gloves.
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post Mar 18 2017, 05:01 PM
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post Mar 18 2017, 05:38 PM
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I used Invisible Glove for years.
Put it on before you start. Great product.
I now use Boraxo powder. I even have an antique dispenser that my brother found.
It's easy on the hands and very effective. Buy two boxes at a time online, lasts for years.
Gloves are a must for some jobs.
Most important ? Get a good fingernail brush.
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post Mar 18 2017, 06:43 PM
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Try different gloves. There are more choices than just the loose plastic ones or the thick mechanics gloves.
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post Mar 18 2017, 07:44 PM
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I go thru these like candy HF nitrile blue gloves. Summer time they get filled with sweat and it's still better than greasy and dry skin. Plus who knows what kind of crap gets absorbed by skin x20 years.

They work better if they are snug and not loose.

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post Mar 18 2017, 07:50 PM
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QUOTE(Chris914n6 @ Mar 18 2017, 06:44 PM) *

I go thru these like candy HF nitrile blue gloves. Summer time they get filled with sweat and it's still better than greasy and dry skin. Plus who knows what kind of crap gets absorbed by skin x20 years.

They work better if they are snug and not loose.

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And they match my car
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post Mar 18 2017, 08:06 PM
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Boraxo. . takes off what other cleaners leave but it's rough as hell. .
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Shout laundry spot remover and a small nail brush.
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Awesome from the dollar store or Dawn dish soap.
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post Mar 18 2017, 09:03 PM
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It's worth getting used to gloves. You can work on the car, remove the gloves, look up something on world and then go back to the car. I found some nitrile gloves at hd for $1/pr that have a knit back that make them easy to take on and off but cheap enough to throw away after a while. I also use the plastic gloves when I know it's going to be messy. Leather gloves when I'm using power tools.

My dad used to tell me to always keep track of your fingers. He's a doctor and saw many tradespeople with less than 10.
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post Mar 18 2017, 09:41 PM
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QUOTE(PanelBilly @ Mar 18 2017, 12:35 PM) *

I'm not comfortable wearing gloves and so every time I work on the engine, I get nasty fingers. The orange stuff just doesn't work well enough. Anybody have a better product?


Gojo Original Formula - Hand Cleaner

I got some Gojo Original Formula - Hand Cleaner today at O’Reillys and this is not the stuff with the Pumice, and it completed dissolved the dirt and oil and left my hands very soft without the oily feel and not the dried out san paper feel of pumice stuff.
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post Mar 18 2017, 10:27 PM
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I like to clean my dirty, filthy, greasy, disgusting hands on a nice firm set of extra large BOOBS!!!! (IMG:style_emoticons/default/happy11.gif)
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post Mar 19 2017, 10:13 AM
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This may not answer your question but i thought it worth mentioning.
My father worked on cars and other mechanical devices for most of his life, he had some medical issues and when they looked at his liver he was told about damage done most probable cause is thought to be exposure to chemicals (solvents and oils) over the years.

My take away was to get used to wearing gloves.
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post Mar 19 2017, 10:25 AM
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I like the orange stuff with the pumice in it followed up by Dawn dish washing soap and a brush. That's what I used for the 10 years that I owned my garage. Washing the dishes also helped get them really clean.

I would only use gloves when I used the parts cleaner or packing wheel bearings with grease. The parts cleaning solution was tough on the skin and I could never stand grease on my hands. I find it difficult to start a nut or bolt with gloves on.

A friend in the Porsche Club once told me that he wished he could work on his own car the way that I do. I asked why not? His response was I'm a Dentist.

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post Mar 19 2017, 11:06 AM
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There is a product called "Scrubs in a bucket" that is simply the best in my opinion. They're somewhat elusive, as I never seen them for sale in a retail store but you may find them at a HVAC supply house or online.
These wipes work amazingly well. Every time I let someone try these, they always fall in love with them.
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