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    Lately I have been doing a lot of really greasy mechanic work. While I don't think anything about getting my hands coated with layer upon layer of grease and dirt. I do have a problem with having to clean up a wash basin or get grease all over the handle on the door to the house.
    My solution was to mount a 35 gallon barrel on a stand and bungie the hand cleaner to it Now I can at least remove the worst of the grit before entering the house. The summer sun warms the water in the barrel another added plus.
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    The U pull it auto parts yards should offer this! How many times I drove home with greasy hands...

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    I always carry a small bottle of waterless hand cleaner in my truck. The problem with waterless hand cleaner is it doesn't.
    Even the so called cleaners with grit or pumice don't do a very good job for me anyway. I usually pump a generous amount in my palm rub around vigorously then if I can find sand on the ground I rub my hands in the sand to add some real grit to the cleaner. Here at home that is never a problem as my place has very fine almost dust like sand everywhere. Then I just rinse off. Tide wash powder works fairly well as long as you don't use too much water. the original color sic/ flavor Dawn dishwash liquid will do a good job, better with a little sand though.
    I used to just use gasoline back when Ethel premium was still sold but the chemically laced unleaded stepped on crap that is sold at the pumps today wont clean much of anything. Diesel will but it takes forever.
    If your hands are really greasy try pouring a qt. of automatic transmission fluid
    Carrying a few bottles of water with me for the rinse off is another thing I do.
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    Most of the time I forget but if with foresight apply dawn to hands first and let dry, cleanup of hands is much easier!
    Eric

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    Thanks Frank S! We've added your Outdoor Hand Wash Station to our Cleaning category,
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