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DanaC 06-26-2011 09:13 AM

Ooooh. Nice one. Is it like swarfega?

Clodfobble 06-26-2011 09:59 AM

(Bless you!)

DanaC 06-26-2011 10:43 AM

haggis!

footfootfoot 06-26-2011 10:50 AM

Kind of, but better because, well, because it's American.

DanaC 06-26-2011 10:57 AM

Hahaha. I see. Ok.

Pico and ME 06-26-2011 11:09 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by DanaC (Post 742042)


I'm investigating some of the 'tricks of the trade' that mechanics and engineers use to get tha engine grease out of their overalls.


Dawn dish soap. Its what they use to clean the oil of of birds after an oil spill.

zippyt 06-26-2011 11:14 AM

Yeah dawn Rocks , deals with grease , carbon black , etc

footfootfoot 06-26-2011 11:17 AM

Dawn is pretty intense stuff. It gives me a wicked rash on my hands. Too many years of washing them in Safety Kleen, which despite its name is not all that safe to get on your hands. :(

xoxoxoBruce 06-27-2011 01:01 AM

The new Safety Kleen is safe... it just doesn't work.

Back in the day, when it was trichlorethylene, then trichloroethene, or even the later Chlorothane NU, you could dip a wheel bearing, then lay it in the palm of your hand and blow the crap out on it with 90 lbs of air.
Should kind of watch out for little cuts though, they let the grease get under your skin instead of just the triclor. But hell, since it was being absorbed through your fingernails 50 time faster than through your skin, it doesn't make much difference, does it.

ZenGum 06-27-2011 02:51 AM

Wait a minute. Since when does some working class commie anarchist chick from Manchester wash clothes??? :eyebrow:

Dana, are you selling out? ;)

footfootfoot 06-27-2011 02:46 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by xoxoxoBruce (Post 742142)
The new Safety Kleen is safe... it just doesn't work.

Back in the day, when it was trichlorethylene, then trichloroethene, or even the later Chlorothane NU, you could dip a wheel bearing, then lay it in the palm of your hand and blow the crap out on it with 90 lbs of air.
Should kind of watch out for little cuts though, they let the grease get under your skin instead of just the triclor. But hell, since it was being absorbed through your fingernails 50 time faster than through your skin, it doesn't make much difference, does it.

If I get even a few drops of mineral spirits or turps on my hands at this point my entire arm goes pins and needles for about half an hour.

Cleaned many a freewheel that way.

Griff 06-27-2011 03:05 PM

Hmmm... I've been using WD 40 for that forever... MSDS linked.

http://www.wd40company.com/files/pdf...d494716385.pdf

DanaC 06-27-2011 03:24 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by ZenGum (Post 742151)
Wait a minute. Since when does some working class commie anarchist chick from Manchester wash clothes??? :eyebrow:

Dana, are you selling out? ;)

All depends what price is being offered :p

DanaC 06-29-2011 07:01 AM

Apparently Dawn dishsoap is pretty much the same thing as Fairy Liquid over here. Both made by Proctor and Gamble.

Funnily enough I have on occasion used Fairy to handwash small items of clothing when I've not had time to go to the laundrette.

Been a while since I did though. Gonna give it a go and see how I get on.

Gravdigr 07-21-2011 02:33 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Sheldonrs (Post 491769)
I think a better question would be "who's stoning your bum?".

Hey, I think there's a game/reality show in there. With The Rolling Stones.

"Which Stone Is In Your Bum?"

Mick? Keith? Charlie? Ron? Who's in the dark this week?


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