Hand Cleanser & Other Tools

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Re: Hand Cleanser & Other Tools

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daviemck2006 wrote:I use asda baby wipes! They take oil grease etc off my hands. God only knows what they do to my grandaughters arse lol

On the baby products theme, I use a lot of Sudocreme as a barrier cream and a chamois cream when on a long bike ride...

Very effective in both roles and a lot cheaper than the pukka stuff..

I also use a lot of good old Vaseline too; an excellent hand conditioner..

Interesting on the latex. I never use them and always use nitrile.. I'm allergic to the smell of latex. It's awful...

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white exec wrote:His cracked hands were a problem for him for more 30 years
Interesting, I've suffered cracked hands for years but since I've started using Sudocreme and Vaseline on them very liberally I've touch-wood, not had an issue...

I put mine down to swimming every day but now I very carefully barrier up. Also when washing up too... So far, so good...

Swarfega works well for me but I use it very sparingly and only when I really must - like all soaps... Generally I use only very tiny amounts of soap..

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Sloppysod wrote:I agree with the above regarding hand cleaning, but I have found that adding sugar to normal soap helps........
I use this method. It's the only thing in our house we use sugar for! Works wonderfully well.

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My mate swears by biological washing powder

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Olive oil and white sugar.....100% works a treat

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daviemck2006 wrote:My mate swears by biological washing powder
Far too aggressive. I won't even wash my clothes in that stuff :evil:

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Ditto. That stuff will even dissolve oil based paints and heavy grease. The enzymes in it are biologically active when mixed with water, and are best kept well away from human skin. Widespread reports of severe allergic reactions.

We keep bio washing liquid in only one place in the house - the workshop - where it's used for brush, component and similar cleaning, and always with gloves. It will even substitute for Gunk.

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white exec wrote:Widespread reports of severe allergic reactions.
Precisely why I can't go near the stuff Chris... I'm allergic to it... or rather, my skin is...

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white exec wrote:................ It will even substitute for Gunk..............
Well I never!! I will have to give it a try - thanks =D>

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Stickyfinger wrote:
08 Jan 2017, 03:11
Olive oil and white sugar.....100% works a treat



Does it really work?

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It's not exactly an expensive item so why not use the stuff that's made specially for the job?

When I first joined the trade back in 1950 they used to free off the dirt by dipping their hands in the old engine oil bucket then finish with soap and water :(

Then there came along quite a few special hand cleaners and pre work treatments like Rozalex (is that still about?), then Swarfega, green and later orange I've used Swarfega for sixty years, there's a pot under my sink now, never had a skin problem and never worn gloves to work.

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Fr3nchy wrote:
31 May 2018, 12:48
Stickyfinger wrote:
08 Jan 2017, 03:11
Olive oil and white sugar.....100% works a treat



Does it really work?


Just noticed the question.

Yes it does, as does butter and sugar (but that is more expensive).

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talking of which, slight diversification.

My full face Polycarb screen helmet (1mm stuff) has Cellulose Based paint on it following a spell under the car 'Rust Removing' and Painting (with brush on Hammerite)

Now I know I can't use Cellulose thinners to remove it, coz that'll ruin the Polycarb; anyone got any suggestions of summat that'll work... or am I just gonna have to face the PITA of making a new screen for it?

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I think there's this new white spirit alternative out that they do in B&Q (or DIY.COM now) - it's called 'Clean Spirit' and is their own DIALL brand. It is water based and can be used for cleaning water and oil based paint brushes and spills and the like.

It's cheap enough to have a try - but I'm not saying it will work for sure, except that I have used it to clean up spills and brushes without problems - and it may be mild enough to use on your screen without giving it an acid peel!

Here's a couple of pics and a link to the COSHH sheet
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http://www.my-sds.co.uk/Admin/ViewDocum ... ReportId=0

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thanks Marc :) might find myself in my local B&Q with a clean Tissue and the Helmet in the car outside.... gotta go into town tomorrow