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Homemade Mechanic's Hand Cleaner

Grease and oil make cleaning hands after a mechanical project a challenge. This guide is about homemade mechanic's hand cleaner.

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May 14, 2010 Flag
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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)

By GrreatBigBear

October 21, 2012 Flag
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How can I make hand cleaner, the grit type for grease and grime? I want to make it for resale purposes.

By Willy

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April 5, 20140 found this helpful

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.

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June 20, 20160 found this helpful

Use Dawn dish detergent and some sugar. Your hands will be nice and clean AND exfoliated.

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March 10, 2006 Flag
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Does anyone know how to make the GOOP mechanics use to clean their hands with?

Betty from Middletown, NY

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March 20, 20060 found this helpful

I used to work on cars and I would use liquid dishsoap and powdered laundry soap mixed together. Works great.

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November 29, 20070 found this helpful

Mix equal parts of" sodium laurel ether sulphate with odorless kerosene.

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March 19, 20080 found this helpful

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.

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July 13, 20160 found this helpful

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.

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