Grease and oil make cleaning hands after a mechanical project a challenge. This guide is about homemade mechanic's hand cleaner.
I'm posting a simple, economical, and very effective formula for mechanic's hand cleaner.
Mix about a tablespoon of washing up liquid, (or what Americans call "dish soap"), such as "Dawn", and a tablespoon of corn meal, or grits". Add just enough water to make it "useable". Exact proportions are not crucial.
Smashing good results. :O)
How can I make hand cleaner, the grit type for grease and grime? I want to make it for resale purposes.
Find a recipe you likr for liquid soap online, they are several, and then just add 1/4 cup powdered pumice to each gallon. To can buy the powdered pumice from many online soap making suppliers.
Use Dawn dish detergent and some sugar. Your hands will be nice and clean AND exfoliated.
Does anyone know how to make the GOOP mechanics use to clean their hands with?
Betty from Middletown, NY
I used to work on cars and I would use liquid dishsoap and powdered laundry soap mixed together. Works great.
Mix equal parts of" sodium laurel ether sulphate with odorless kerosene.
To the man from South Africa -- please be more specific about quantities of each ingredient. Your formula is close to one used where I worked years ago. They used water, oxalic acid, and kerosene. Would you or anyone know the portions/quantities of each, and the mixing procedure? This was a top-grade hand soap for cleaning grease, carbon oil stains and tar, and it was water soluble.
I tried using this but it wasn't clean as I wish it to be. Now I use Power Cleanse Hand Cleaner With Lanolin. I get it from Texas Refinery Coatings btw.