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#31 IHCubGuy OFFLINE  

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Posted December 19, 2015 - 10:57 PM

The orange pump gojo type stuff or lava at home.  At work we have latex gloves that we use for sewer work.  We keep a supply at our shed for greasing trucks and working on stuff.  The gloves are the best way to go, peel em off inside out and your hands are just as clean as you started.


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Posted December 19, 2015 - 11:08 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!!!

I think Avon sells it.

I prefer nitrile gloves and Fast Orange for whatever gets through if they tear. Pick 'em up cheap at Harbor Freight, and they are as good as the top brand we use at work. Usually the blue thin ones, but for heavier work the thicker black ones. I spend so little time wrenching at work anymore, my hands are pretty tender. So, when grip or rough work is indicated I wear mechanics gloves. Isopropyl alcohol makes a great solvent for many things, but will dry your skin. Gold Bond Ultimate Healing helps that.

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Posted December 19, 2015 - 11:21 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!!!


Walgreens sell gloves in a bottle,
Online is a company that is called Prime Sheild, but it almost reads like a Earth Liberation Front page that sells a liquid glove.
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Posted December 20, 2015 - 12:23 AM

I use permatex hand cleaner in a white tub when needed. I usually wear harbor freight nitrile gloves and it keeps my hands clean enough that normal hand soap will clean them up. Most of the carburetor cleaners and degreasing solvents contain harmful chemicals like toluene.That stuff is hazardous enough that it will eat through the nitrile gloves if it makes contact for any significant length of time.


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Posted December 20, 2015 - 12:32 AM

Wait, you are supposed to clean them?
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Posted December 20, 2015 - 04:01 AM

Olive oil and borax mixed. works very well,


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Posted December 20, 2015 - 05:52 AM

   gojo,  Dawn,  Bag Balm sometimes  nitrile or vinyl   gloves .


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Posted December 20, 2015 - 06:41 AM

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.


JR Watkins Petro Carb Salve works better than O'keefes working hands IMO,,its definitely worth trying in your case.  I use Vaseline, learned that way back to create a barrier between skin and the effects of wet cement. As you know any toxins applied to skin for cleaning leach into your body and journey to your liver so rinsing with acetone, lacquer thinners...not a healthy choice.

Vaseline been protecting hands since oil rig drillers discover it's healing properties a hundred years ago.

The Watkins product is greasy like Vaseline, so for occasions you still would keep the Okeefes product handy. i do

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Posted December 20, 2015 - 07:28 AM

Wait, you are supposed to clean them?

Yes, sir! Once a week. Preferable on Friday night.


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Posted December 20, 2015 - 07:35 AM

I use the orange stuff, whatever I find on sale when I need it. I also use the pumice soap. 


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Posted December 20, 2015 - 07:39 AM

Olive oil and borax mixed. works very well,

No water, no "soap"? Huh.
as for oil choices, Only olive? Have you tried any canola or other?
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Posted December 20, 2015 - 07:41 AM

Orange stuff, comet with  dish soap , and finally regular soap. If its tough, I start with reducer or thinner.


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Posted December 20, 2015 - 09:08 AM

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!!!

 

True Value Hardware carries Pro Tex Invisible Glove, Walgreens has Gloves in a Bottle.

 

PrimeShield available online:

http://primeshield.com/sample-page/

 

I did find 'Liquid Glove', but only in the UK.


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Posted December 20, 2015 - 12:48 PM

Parts washer first...is paint thinner. Laquer thinner if real bad stuff still in cracks.  I kinda like Cherry Go Jo, smells nice too, and then Dawn or similar dish soaps.  The dirt many times stays in the cracks of hands, makes one look more Manly!  Women like Ruff hands, heh! Wife says could do the dishes or other cleaning things in house to help and might work on them. Yep, doing dishes Does work! Now you have to eat off those same plates, hee!



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Posted December 20, 2015 - 03:21 PM

No water, no "soap"? Huh.
as for oil choices, Only olive? Have you tried any canola or other?

Have you tried MMM? How was it?






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