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Posted: 9/12/2013 12:09:35 PM EST
So, I just got done fixing & re-installing the IMRC on my '00 Ford Windstar (well, almost done, I did snap the head off of one of the 3 bolts and need to replace that now). Anyways, I've worked on my own vehicles before but never got my hands this dang greasy / dirty. Regular house soap just isn't cutting it, and I'd rather not scrub all my skin off. I remember back in HS Shop class there was some soap with a mild abrasive in it, and I've also used a soap that came in a tub and was a white cream type of stuff, but I don't remember what names they were or where they got them. So, what's the current fad in the world of decent hand soap for getting this crap off? Yes, I could probably just go to the local Advance Auto and see what they have, but wanted to see if there was something specific that's known to be good.
Link Posted: 9/12/2013 12:11:56 PM EST
Comit.
Link Posted: 9/12/2013 12:12:30 PM EST


Windstars are the devil.
Link Posted: 9/12/2013 12:14:44 PM EST
gojo available walmart and every auto parts store on the planet.
Link Posted: 9/12/2013 12:15:25 PM EST
"Maybe I could have done a better job if they had Lava or something."
Link Posted: 9/12/2013 12:16:03 PM EST
gasoline
Link Posted: 9/12/2013 12:17:25 PM EST
Gojo + paper towels for the garage and lava soap and water for the sink.

Link Posted: 9/12/2013 12:32:27 PM EST
Thanks guys!
Link Posted: 9/12/2013 12:33:11 PM EST
gojo

plain ol blue dawn dish soap works pretty well also

for the ultimate is mix gojo and dawn 50/50... that mix will take grease off of grease
Link Posted: 9/12/2013 12:33:57 PM EST
Lava soap is also really good for foot and elbow calluses.
Link Posted: 9/12/2013 12:36:03 PM EST
At home I use regular hand soap and just rub sea salt in with it.

Link Posted: 9/12/2013 12:39:00 PM EST
Borax FTW..

Love that stuff
Link Posted: 9/12/2013 12:43:32 PM EST
Fast orange is what i use. Smells like oranges, that Gojo shit stinks.
Link Posted: 9/12/2013 12:44:30 PM EST
lots of dish soap before you put water on your hands.. that gets 90%off then take a shower.. i swear the best way to get the stubborn stuff off is to wash your hair. really scrub your hands through your hair and they come out like you were never working on a car..
Link Posted: 9/12/2013 12:49:30 PM EST
SHAMPOO. Try it.
Link Posted: 9/12/2013 12:56:34 PM EST
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Originally Posted By Cherryelky305:
At home I use regular hand soap and just rub sea salt in with it.

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Yep, was going to say salt, even table salt. It will let you know where every little cut and scrap is though.
Link Posted: 9/12/2013 12:56:48 PM EST
I finally went and bought a pair of Mechanix Gloves to avoid mucking up my hands under the shadetree. I still don't use them though.
Link Posted: 9/12/2013 1:06:03 PM EST
WD-40 and or any decent dish washing soap
Link Posted: 9/12/2013 1:10:21 PM EST
[Last Edit: 9/12/2013 1:21:11 PM EST by EV1LblackRIFLE]
Joe's hand cleaner


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Link Posted: 9/12/2013 2:13:34 PM EST
Barkeepers Friend or BonAmi and a wet fingernail brush
Link Posted: 9/12/2013 2:25:37 PM EST
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Originally Posted By VBC:
I finally went and bought a pair of Mechanix Gloves to avoid mucking up my hands under the shadetree. I still don't use them though.
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I found a bunch of nitrile gloves when I was changing locks on a foreclosure purchase. You have to change 'em pretty frequently even if you double or triple 'em up, but they offer some grease protection without compromising dexterity.
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