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Clean hands and cloths
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Remember those ankle warmers from the 80's?? Haahahahaha.
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#22
(05-10-2011, 09:42 AM)mrdunk Wrote:  this one sounds stupid but i guarantee it'll work on your hands at least,when you finish with your bike and your hands are covered in oil use normal soap to get as much of as you can then goo into your kitchen and open the fridge,get out the butter and put i nice big lump in 1 hand the find yourself some table salt and absolutly cover the butter with it,rub it all into your hands and the salt will act as an abrasive while the butter picks up all the oil then just wash it all off and hey presto clean hands

On similar lines - washing up liquid and sugar.Smile
But only use infrequently as the washing liquid will dry the skin.
Best to use protective gloves if possible.

I use Swarfega if I do get oil on my hands.
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#23
I came across this thread and found lots of new advice. I used to have a small jar of salt or sugar with a few table spoons of almond oil or sunflower oil (any light vegetable oil really) for treating ruined hands hard to get clean. It is fairly cheap and it works well. There are many similar hand cleaners like Fast Orange with different "scrubbing" agents; pumice, silica, ceramic microbeads, plastic microbeads,...

These days there are different barrier creams available too which are designed to keep oil, acid or alcaline substances from direct skin contact. They are much like a hand lotion really.

In sudden need of something effective, regular hand soap with coffee grinds or sawdust will work just as well. Wheat bran and baking soda work too.
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#24
I use Fast Orange too, as for clothing I use old cloth to work on both my cars and bike so if it get a little grease on it it is no problem. As for the legs use a cheap set of chaps.
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