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Posted: 10/31/2006 1:57:15 PM EST
I'm 31 years old, and ever since I could turn my first wrench, I cannot get the smell of gas off my hands.

I am restoring an old motorcycle, and flushing the tank tonight, and I got gas on my hands.

You got any tips or tricks? I have tried running them around the stainless steel sink to no avail. Used fruity soap, dawn soap. The only thing that works is to spray your hands off with carb cleaner, then wash your hands. This is not to good for ya, but it works.

Wiser men of Arfcomm help me.
Link Posted: 10/31/2006 1:58:30 PM EST
burn it off

I really don't know. Just in case it wasn't obvious enough.
Link Posted: 10/31/2006 1:59:25 PM EST
[Last Edit: 10/31/2006 2:00:26 PM EST by KeenEdge]
apply fire immediately to problem areas?
maybe its just me, but i love that smell.

eta: damn you, magoo... your reply-fu is strong.
Link Posted: 10/31/2006 2:00:06 PM EST
Wash and time.
Link Posted: 10/31/2006 2:00:30 PM EST
lemon juice
Link Posted: 10/31/2006 2:00:57 PM EST
If you hunt....scent killer applied several times kills it.
Link Posted: 10/31/2006 2:01:09 PM EST
When your hands smell of gas, go take a dump and don't use any TP when you wipe.


Now your hands won't smell like gas anymore!



CJ
Link Posted: 10/31/2006 2:01:29 PM EST

Originally Posted By squirrell18:
lemon juice


My first thought as well.

Link Posted: 10/31/2006 2:02:13 PM EST
Masturbate.
Link Posted: 10/31/2006 2:02:19 PM EST
[Last Edit: 10/31/2006 2:02:59 PM EST by StandardDeviation]
1. Defecate
2. Wipe your butt with said hand.

ETA: I'm too late!
Link Posted: 10/31/2006 2:03:19 PM EST
Tomato Juice
Link Posted: 10/31/2006 2:04:30 PM EST
I just wipe my hands off on some curtains as I'm running out the door.

Link Posted: 10/31/2006 2:07:46 PM EST
Wash with diesel fuel.
Link Posted: 10/31/2006 2:08:44 PM EST
Rinse them with deisel.
Link Posted: 10/31/2006 2:09:34 PM EST
Well, dunno if it'll work on gasoline, but Lemon Juice (fresh) removes onion/garlic smells from your hands.
Can you tell I cook more than I play with cars?
Link Posted: 10/31/2006 2:09:51 PM EST

How in the world do you get the gasoline smell off your hands?


Try rubbing them with diesel fuel.
Link Posted: 10/31/2006 2:11:16 PM EST
Yellow mustard
Link Posted: 10/31/2006 2:12:06 PM EST
don't have any lemon juice, but I will try it next time.
Link Posted: 10/31/2006 2:14:41 PM EST

Originally Posted By PlaymoreMinds:
Well, dunno if it'll work on gasoline, but Lemon Juice (fresh) removes onion/garlic smells from your hands.
Can you tell I cook more than I play with cars?

GOD! What a loser! Turn in your man card immedia-- wait... nevermind.
though that does lose you some valuable points in my "coolest woman of the internet" contest, which i know means so much to you. Though you did have the B answer... for the A the correct answer is "i cook and play with cars in equal amounts"... you know, for future reference.
Link Posted: 10/31/2006 2:15:00 PM EST

Originally Posted By thinman:
Rinse them with deisel.


Yep diesel works wonders!

Does anybody know how to get rid of the diesel smell on my hands?
Link Posted: 10/31/2006 2:15:20 PM EST
I mix up Ajax and Lava soap and sometimes that orange gritty soap with really hot water and use an old sink scrubber and it works sometimes.
Link Posted: 10/31/2006 2:16:56 PM EST

Originally Posted By cmjohnson:
When your hands smell of gas, go take a dump and don't use any TP when you wipe.


Now your hands won't smell like gas anymore!



CJ


That will work, but I would think the gas smell is better
Link Posted: 10/31/2006 2:18:27 PM EST
Link Posted: 10/31/2006 2:19:54 PM EST
OC pepper spray. Your hands might still smell like gas but you won't be worrying about it or putting them up to your nose.

Bit of Brake cleaner, [non chlorinated] Orange hand cleaner, then comet cleanser. You'll need to put some type of hand lotion on afterwards as it will strip all the oils off your skin.
Link Posted: 10/31/2006 2:22:05 PM EST
Gojo hand cleaner with lanolin.
Link Posted: 10/31/2006 2:22:19 PM EST
Vanilla extract, Works on anything.
Link Posted: 10/31/2006 2:23:34 PM EST
The smell, that gasoline smell. Smells like, victory....
Link Posted: 10/31/2006 2:27:27 PM EST

Originally Posted By motocam25:
How in the world do you get the gasoline smell off your hands?


why would you want to?
Link Posted: 10/31/2006 2:31:55 PM EST
1. Apply generous amounts of hand lotion before working on vehicle.

2. Avoid allowing gasoline to come into contact with your skin.

3. Waterless hand cleaner or Dawn dishwashing liquid to clean up later.

You can't really remove gasoline because it soaks into your skin. It evaporates eventually.
Link Posted: 10/31/2006 2:42:14 PM EST
Lick them clean
Link Posted: 10/31/2006 4:36:26 PM EST
A little Hoppe's Number 9 baby!!!
Link Posted: 10/31/2006 4:38:17 PM EST
lemon juice.
Link Posted: 10/31/2006 4:51:24 PM EST
How would I know.

I use gasoline to get the stripper smell off my clothes when I've been out to the nudie bar
Link Posted: 10/31/2006 4:55:41 PM EST
Try using nitrile gloves so you don't have to worry about it in the first place.
Link Posted: 10/31/2006 4:56:39 PM EST
Use a NON-JEL toothpaste to wash your hands.
Link Posted: 10/31/2006 4:58:13 PM EST
Fast Orange, GOOP, go to checkers and pick one.
Link Posted: 10/31/2006 4:59:56 PM EST
A really old, really cheap hooker...
Link Posted: 10/31/2006 5:03:58 PM EST

Originally Posted By XM-15:
Use a NON-JEL toothpaste to wash your hands.


This is what I use too and it seems to work pretty good.
Link Posted: 10/31/2006 5:07:02 PM EST
Sweet's 7.62 solvent
Link Posted: 10/31/2006 5:11:56 PM EST
Lick it

-or-

Stick your hand between your cheeks and wipe
Link Posted: 10/31/2006 5:17:20 PM EST

Originally Posted By TexasEd:
How would I know.

I use gasoline to get the stripper smell off my clothes when I've been out to the nudie bar


Now that is an excellent idea!

However, I have to agree with the earlier suggestion of Gojo hand cleaner. Get the orange flavored stuff so that you can post up later asking how to get the orange smell off your hands. That stuff will cover most smells known to mankind.
Link Posted: 10/31/2006 5:20:26 PM EST
Seconds on the lanolin soap.

You need something that's a fat or wax type thing to get it off.

You could try rubbing your hands with a candle or something, I guess.

Other than that, try a liquid soap, and rub it on your hands and let it sit for a minute before you add water. That'll give the soap molecules time to pull up some of the gas molecules.
Link Posted: 10/31/2006 5:22:06 PM EST

Originally Posted By JimmyT:
Try using nitrile gloves so you don't have to worry about it in the first place.


aaaand we have a winner. (Note that gasoline can melt latex gloves. Not Nitrile.)
Link Posted: 10/31/2006 5:28:08 PM EST
+1 for gloves.

To get it off, clean motor oil (just a little) and then wash with your fav orange cleaner. This works, had an old shop teacher show me that trick.

-JTP
Link Posted: 10/31/2006 7:31:25 PM EST
Don't let it go to waste.

Sniff it off.
Link Posted: 10/31/2006 7:42:14 PM EST
[Last Edit: 10/31/2006 7:42:43 PM EST by AcidGambit]

Originally Posted By squirrell18:
lemon juice


+1

Oranges work too... But, Lemon better (IMHO)
Link Posted: 10/31/2006 7:47:24 PM EST

Originally Posted By California_Kid:
1. Apply generous amounts of hand lotion before working on vehicle.

2. Avoid allowing gasoline to come into contact with your skin.

3. Waterless hand cleaner or Dawn dishwashing liquid to clean up later.

You can't really remove gasoline because it soaks into your skin. It evaporates eventually.
Dish soap,twice it's the only way.
Link Posted: 10/31/2006 8:04:05 PM EST
The purell-type hand sanitizer stuff which is alcohol based seems to work well for me. I keep a little bottle in my car, seems to work better the less time since exposure. Scrub with lava soap or some abrasive-type hand cleaner afterwards.
Link Posted: 11/1/2006 1:57:52 AM EST

Originally Posted By KeenEdge:

Originally Posted By PlaymoreMinds:
Well, dunno if it'll work on gasoline, but Lemon Juice (fresh) removes onion/garlic smells from your hands.
Can you tell I cook more than I play with cars?

GOD! What a loser! Turn in your man card immedia-- wait... nevermind.
though that does lose you some valuable points in my "coolest woman of the internet" contest, which i know means so much to you. Though you did have the B answer... for the A the correct answer is "i cook and play with cars in equal amounts"... you know, for future reference.




Sorry, I don't do cars, lawn maintenance, anything with power tools, or anything involving vermin, bugs or snakes.
I got me a husband for that.
Link Posted: 11/1/2006 9:42:00 AM EST
Simple Green
Link Posted: 11/1/2006 9:43:38 AM EST

Originally Posted By PlaymoreMinds:
Well, dunno if it'll work on gasoline, but Lemon Juice (fresh) removes onion/garlic smells from your hands.
Can you tell I cook more than I play with cars?


Where are the sammiches then?


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