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Old 07-26-18, 08:36 AM
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Originally Posted by mtb_addict View Post
Once I got alot of WD40 on my hand...and I just wipe it off with towel...the residue of WD40 on my hand blocks the dirt and grease from sticking to the skin.
This stuff invisible glove does the same thing(ish). I think it would be better than WD-40.
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Old 07-27-18, 08:49 AM
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https://www.amazon.com/GOJO-1109-Ori...o+hand+cleaner

I keep gojo in my shop all the time, or at least some other brand of a similar product. Specifically made for removing grease from mechanics hands. It even comes with pumice. It's waterless until you need to rinse.
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Old 08-07-18, 03:56 PM
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Somewhere I heard WD-40 could make you sterile.

But you married guys should check the HAZMAT on it before drinking any.
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Old 08-07-18, 04:03 PM
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Originally Posted by canklecat View Post
It's okay as a short term lube but needs to be refreshed often. As a combination cleaner/lube it's convenient, but needs to be refreshed every other ride in my experience. Since switching to waxed chains I rarely use WD40 for anything now.
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If you use it on bike chains you've gotta turn your road bars upside down. It's a rule up here.
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Old 08-07-18, 07:10 PM
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How dirty do I get on a near-daily basis? I have this in the shower.

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Old 08-07-18, 11:21 PM
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Originally Posted by Zinger View Post
If you use it on bike chains you've gotta turn your road bars upside down. It's a rule up here.
And a gel pad on top of the extra thick cushy saddle with springs. Preferably with the gel pad duct taped and bungeed on. And the seat post about 4" too low.
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Old 08-07-18, 11:24 PM
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That Fast Orange stuff is good. I used it a lot years ago, especially working on my cars and motorcycle.

But over the years my psoriasis got so bad I have to be careful about what I use.

Best stuff I've tried that works and doesn't aggravate my delicate paws is Klar & Danver liquid hand soap, and any old orange dyed liquid skin soap with salicylate for acne -- works wonders on psoriasis, including on the scalp.
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Old 08-08-18, 04:27 AM
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Baby wipes.
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Old 08-08-18, 05:18 AM
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Don't do it. As a young man I spent hours with my hands (or lying in) covered in motor oil, trans fluid, antifreeze etc...who knew they were dangerous? In any event, I'm sensitive to many of them now and recognize contact on my skin shortly after it happens. Use Dawn, or Lava soap, and a brush. Also, if you go straight to the shower, some shampoos will break the grease from your fingers while you are washing your hair. Keep smiling.
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Old 08-08-18, 07:14 AM
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Greasy, grimey hands? Try using a teaspoon of fresh motor oil or manual transmission oil (not ATF). Rub it around like you're washing you hands for a minute of two, then wipe off with a rag - it should remove +95% of the crud. The rest will come off with dish soap.
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Old 08-09-18, 02:57 PM
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I sometimes use a little bit of paint thinner to wash my hands...
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Old 08-15-18, 10:56 PM
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I use fast orange. That stuff works GREAT, smells nice, and you don't NEED water to get the grime off, just a towel works to get the pumice off. The trick is to NOT wet your hands first, just use a healthy amount of the cleaner, and rub your hands together till the crud is gone.

WD-40? I have a can. I've had it for YEARS. Really not good for much. Dawn is great for dishes or clean oil/grease, but fast orange is better when your hands are really a mess.

I wear nitrile gloves when working on oil/grease these days. Clean up is much easier.
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Old 08-15-18, 11:21 PM
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In defense of WD-40, it's one of the best cutting lubricants for working aluminum. I have a can that has permanent residence on the metal-cutting bandsaw. It's literally the only thing I use WD-40 for.
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Old 08-16-18, 09:39 AM
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WD 40 by now must have a diverse set of products , more than a Water Displacement fluid, version 40.
maybe they added a wash-up product of their own? (ggl will be a way to find out)

I have a bar of soap, Lava Brand , for my hand washing after wrenching at home,

Bike shop has had several different kinds in their washroom/Loo, over time...
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Old 08-16-18, 12:06 PM
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WD40 released a line of bike-specific products. I got a sample bottle of their chain lube from a marketing tent at a mtb race once. It successfully lubed my chain.
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