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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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)
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Here are questions related to Homemade Mechanic's Hand Cleaner.
Does anyone know how to make the GOOP mechanics use to clean their hands with?
Betty from Middletown, NY
By Jim (Guest Post) 03/19/2008
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.
How can I make hand cleaner, the grit type for grease and grime? I want to make it for resale purposes.
I would like to know how to make a hand cleaning cream or gel to remove oil and grease, suitable for a motor mechanics workshop. What ingredients and quantities of each?
By ROCCO from Howick, South Africa