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Old 07-25-2018, 07:23 PM
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Just last night I helped my one son start pulling the 454 Mercruiser out of his boat so we can replace it with a fresh motor. When we were done, my hands were really grimy, especially under my nails. I went to the sink, did the soap and baking soda routine, and the stuff even worked it's way under my nails and got them 90 % clean. It seems that combination kinda has a foaming , chemical reaction that eats away at the grease.

I have also found that the more baking soda you put into the mix, the better it cleans.
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Old 07-25-2018, 11:24 PM
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I've also taken to using nitrite gloves from HF. Started using them to handle my cow's fly spray but I use them on oil changes & stuff like that too... especialy if it's gonna be a greasy job!

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Old 07-26-2018, 06:57 AM
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I've also taken to using nitrite gloves from HF. Started using them to handle my cow's fly spray but I use them on oil changes & stuff like that too... especialy if it's gonna be a greasy job!

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Yep, me too, Bob. I buy the same ones, but I find it hard to do certain jobs with gloves on, and I am old fashioned. But when I am working with certain greases or chemicals, I do put them on.
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Old 07-26-2018, 11:07 AM
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If you're packing bearings by hand, just wear gloves. $5 for a box of 100. Problem solved while avoiding unnecessary carcinogens and general mess. Time saver too.
A bearing packer will make life a lot easier and not waste grease. Oh and it keeps your hands cleaner.
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Old 07-26-2018, 12:38 PM
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A bearing packer will make life a lot easier and not waste grease. Oh and it keeps your hands cleaner.
Totally agree! I was just referring to the fella doing them by hand.
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Old 07-31-2018, 12:04 AM
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I found this stuff a few years ago. It's not cheap but, definitely the most effective hand cleaner I've ever used.



McMaster Carr doesn't carry it any more. They replaced it with this stuff. It's OK but no where near as good as Power Gold.


I found Power Gold at Uline and bought a case. That'll last 2 years.
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