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#16 ol' stonebreaker ONLINE  

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Posted December 19, 2015 - 08:55 PM

  Dawn.

                     Mike


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Posted December 19, 2015 - 08:59 PM

Over all the years of washing them and having them in oil all time, I ended up with chemical poison.so I have to wear latex gloves. 


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Posted December 19, 2015 - 09:02 PM

I used dry cleaning solvent while in the Navy but that turned out to be a horrible idea as now my hands are a disaster, definitely clean but after years of medical treatment I can say I wouldn't do that again! Most products aren't what they used to be but what is? My question is what do you all use to stop the cracking hands issue? We use a small hand cream in a green tin called O'Keefes Woking Hands, only thing for the last twenty years that keeps my hands from turning into bloody stumps! Even the dermatologist was impressed and says to keep using it over the prescription meds I used to use.
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Posted December 19, 2015 - 09:34 PM

If it's the tough black nasty old grease/grime, I use WD40 and a paper towel to get the worst off, then follow with one of these:

 

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No water in the new shop, so these work well.  

 


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Posted December 19, 2015 - 09:49 PM

If any of you guys haven't tried it, Boraxo is probably my number one... Unless its really sticky, thick stuff
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Posted December 19, 2015 - 09:51 PM

If any of you guys haven't tried it, Boraxo is probably my number one... Unless its really sticky, thick stuff

You should try WD40 on that stuff.  You'd be amazed how it takes the worst right off!


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Posted December 19, 2015 - 09:57 PM

Something that helps for me, when I go out the door to the shop is give my hands a shot of lotion. It soaks in first so that the grease and oil doesn't leach into my skin as bad.
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Posted December 19, 2015 - 10:01 PM

? My question is what do you all use to stop the cracking hands issue?

I have a lot of issues with my hands in the winter. The best thing for me is Corn huskers.


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Posted December 19, 2015 - 10:09 PM

I have a lot of issues with my hands in the winter. The best thing for me is Corn huskers.

 

Yep, use it and love it.  My face breaks out in dry patches in winter, and I use it on my face too.  Works!


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Posted December 19, 2015 - 10:13 PM

The orange pump stuff if I have some on hand. In a pinch I use dawn dishwashing liquid with some granular sugar mixed in. 



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Posted December 19, 2015 - 10:14 PM

Dawn dish soap and a small scrub brush.

 

Me too. Lava and Scrub brush also.

A thought for you folks using Gasoline or solvents. Years ago I read an article in Cycle World that was written by an Internal Surgeon. He said he used to do the same thing (didn't we all?) until he started noting the damage that practice was doing to peoples livers and kidneys. He stated that our skin is not fuel proof and anything that goes on our skin will end up in our organs. 


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Posted December 19, 2015 - 10:19 PM

eat 20 chicken wings extra hot extra sause.


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Posted December 19, 2015 - 10:23 PM

Another one for latex gloves.  Although they're made in china so who knows what i'm picking up from them. 

I went to the gloves after spraying wd-40 in a steel tube then seeing a bunch of pincher bugs staggering out and dying in agony.

Plus the gloves help keep the hands warm, a little.

 

As for solvents i've heard they not only go into the body... they carry in some of the grease and chemicals the user is trying to wipe off,


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Posted December 19, 2015 - 10:27 PM

I used to use a product called "liquid glove" before doing things like changing oil, it sealed the hands, then washed off with soap & water.  Can't find it anymore!!!


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Posted December 19, 2015 - 10:52 PM

Any type of dish washing soap seems to work for me. I have tried lots of different brands of hand cleaner and had good results for the most part. Dollar store dish detergent works good too though and the price is right.

 

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