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Discussion in 'General Industry Discussions' started by walker-talker, Jan 12, 2005.
I usually use gojo fast orange soap. If my hands are really covered from mulch dye or anything like that, I'll mix in some dawn or palmolive dish soap.
Grease fighting Dawn dish soap w/ a little sugar sprinkled on my hands. Works as good or better than anything else, plus you don't get all the pumice in your sink traps and such. The sugar dissolves in the water, and that grease fighting Dawn is the real deal.
GO JO makes a green colored hand cleaner too. I used to mix the green with a little of the regular Go Jo and it worked even better.
Ivory dish soap. Cheap and works great on garage floors, drives, ect
I use Joe's All Purpose Hand Cleaner. It is made here in Oklahoma City. You can use it with water or without and it contains Lanolin. The All Purpose Hand Cleaner has a fruitlike smell to it (kinda like Juicy Fruit). They also have a Blue Citrus and a Scrubber (Polyethylene beads not pumice) hand cleaner. I've found it locally at O'Reilly Auto Parts. If you can't find it where you live, I believe O'Reilly's can order it for you or you can go online and find a reseller. Here's the website.
My dad has always been a Boraxo guy too. I use it after I have been working on equipment and my hands are greasy but in the field I have some kinda waterless cleaner that works good but my hands smell funky afterwards.
If any of you guys have Fluid Film, rub some into your hands before a dirty job and you will be able to clean up much easier. It'll fill the cracks in your skin and get under your nails to keep the grime from sticking bad.
I found a source for Solopol (mentioned above) and it appears to not be branded ARCO anymore. It says it is made by Stockhausen. Solopol works great with no petroleum solvents and using a walnut shell grind for the scrub. Try it, you'll like it.
I also like Zeps cherry bomb, however, you have to get it from a zep salesman, so that kinda blows. I like the cherry smell.
I keep spray bottles filled with Fantastic In the shop and In the truck....I have also used Tide..even on my face