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Old 11-26-2009, 07:49 PM   #1
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Hi, What do you guys do to keep your hands clean ,i find it almost impossible to get the grime from the finger tips with all the small nicks and cuts etc associated with metal working and after machining cast iron i am in one hell of a state sometimes and starting to get hassle from er indoors, so any advice appreciated.
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Old 11-26-2009, 07:51 PM   #2
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Old 11-26-2009, 07:52 PM   #3
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Learning to ignore the hassle from Erin Daws is the most important part of the process.
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Old 11-26-2009, 08:00 PM   #4
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Wouldnt wear gloves while using the machines my self,got some of that hand wash stuff thats works ok ,but the best way (not that i do it )is to wash the dishes every eve ,i stick with the grubby look based upon this
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Old 11-26-2009, 09:00 PM   #5
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This might sound just plain odd, but I get my hands clean by washing my hair in the shower. Gets my fingernails clean, too.
Better than doing the dishes, I guess.
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Old 11-26-2009, 09:21 PM   #6
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Don't get your hands dirty!

You can use,

"Silicone glove" made by Avon.

"Glove Kote" by Chase Chemical Co.

I wipe down while picking up tools and machined pieces with "Select a Size" paper towels. Also use them for a quick wipe down of my machines, and in the trash they go.

One engine build = one roll of paper towels. they also make a nice clean surface to lay your measuring instruments on.

Edit; I exaggerated a little bit, its more like two builds = one roll.

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Old 11-26-2009, 09:32 PM   #7
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I use this stuff:

You can find it at most auto supply stores or order it from any
industrial supply house, such as ENCO.

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Old 11-26-2009, 11:04 PM   #8
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This might sound just plain odd, but I get my hands clean by washing my hair in the shower.
Better than doing the dishes, I guess.
You got hair? Don't brag about it.

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Old 11-26-2009, 11:51 PM   #9
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You will find if you do as you should do, and that is use a good quality barrier cream before starting to work, the dirt should just float off when you wash your hands. Reapply after each hand wash. Apply to hands and arms up to elbow level for normal protection.

It also stops all the nasties reacting in cuts and grazes, and prevents dermatitis.

The cheapest and best protection you can get.


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Old 11-27-2009, 12:12 AM   #10
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I use something called gloves in a bottle, it works well. Used it alot when I lived in Missouri and worked as a machinist.


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