Fairy Liquid and granulated sugar. Cheap version of swarfega, but does the job just as well, with the advantage that the sugar dissolves in warm water, so cleaning the sink doesn’t take as long. Just try not to leave oily fingerprints all over the bag of sugar…
Or Crabtree & Evelyn Gardener’s Hand Scrub if you’re posh. Same effect but leaves bits of grit all over the sink.Posted 8 years agoSilentSparkyMember
So I’ve spent the last couple of days working on some real old bikes that haven’t seen a clean in what appears to be decades.
What does everyone use to get good clean hands other than soap? the oily mechanic hands look is annoying me.
Tested so far a has been a mixture of soap, fairy liquid and turps (had it laying around) with mixed results…Posted 8 years agoNorthwindSubscriber
The orange swarfega will shift anything, realistically bike muck tends not to be too horrible mind (apart from neglected chains, ew) so it’s slight overkill. The stuff they sell in Morrisons, “The Really Good Stuff”, also works well and it’s dirt cheap (it’s a slight abrasive, and lots of citrus to dissolve the oil)
Fairy liquid and sugar does work, but not anything like as well.Posted 8 years ago
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