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Swarfega or not ?
« on: 18 March 2021, 20:06:39 »

Question for y,all. What hand cleaner do you use after working on the oily bits ?
I used to use green Swarfega, but now theres orange as well, and all kinds of other products.
Swarfega is getting bloody expensive too for what it is, so looking for alternatives that work well.
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Re: Swarfega or not ?
« Reply #1 on: 18 March 2021, 20:14:26 »

Quite a lot of people just wear latex gloves now, maybe barrier cream first.
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Re: Swarfega or not ?
« Reply #2 on: 18 March 2021, 20:18:21 »

They usually end up torn to shreds, hanging down my wrists within 5 minutes.  :D
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Re: Swarfega or not ?
« Reply #3 on: 18 March 2021, 20:20:32 »

We used Swarfega Lemon (Yellow) at work for oily hands and by strange coincidence that's what I have in my containers at home.  ::)
It's the one that feels gritty, like someone has put sugar in it.  :y
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Re: Swarfega or not ?
« Reply #4 on: 18 March 2021, 20:28:14 »

Read good things about Lidl W5 hand cleaner. Looks like it currently only available in Norn Irn for some reason.
A bit too far to go. ::)
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Re: Swarfega or not ?
« Reply #5 on: 18 March 2021, 20:32:10 »

Read goof things about Lidl W5 hand cleaner. Looks like it currently only available in Norn Irn for some reason.
A bit too far to go. ::)
Brexit. Northern Ireland is in the EU now. ;D
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Re: Swarfega or not ?
« Reply #6 on: 18 March 2021, 20:40:07 »

I bought some stuff that looks and feels like rough custard.  :D It's called Manista, on the Bay of E. Got two 700ml tubs for a tenner. Smells lemony, cleans well and leaves hands feeling smooth.  8)
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Re: Swarfega or not ?
« Reply #7 on: 18 March 2021, 20:41:07 »

I bought some stuff that looks and feels like rough custard.  :D It's called Manista, on the Bay of E. Got two 700ml tubs for a tenner. Smells lemony, cleans well and leaves hands feeling smooth.  8)
Just offer to do the dishes, Ronny, works a treat.
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Re: Swarfega or not ?
« Reply #8 on: 18 March 2021, 20:45:24 »

I bought some stuff that looks and feels like rough custard.  :D It's called Manista, on the Bay of E. Got two 700ml tubs for a tenner. Smells lemony, cleans well and leaves hands feeling smooth.  8)
Just offer to do the dishes, Ronny, works a treat.
I have a deal with SWMBO. she does the grub, i clear up the mess and wash up.  ;D
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Re: Swarfega or not ?
« Reply #9 on: 18 March 2021, 20:54:45 »

I use washing up liquid and Cif surface cream cleaner on my hands ,that comes out the housekeeping budget  ;D
I've got a big tub of Swarfega in my workshop ,rarely use it though
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Re: Swarfega or not ?
« Reply #10 on: 18 March 2021, 21:04:11 »

We used Swarfega Lemon (Yellow) at work for oily hands and by strange coincidence that's what I have in my containers at home.  ::)
It's the one that feels gritty, like someone has put sugar in it.  :y

That's a coincidence .... work uses the same orange Tufanega that I do  ::)
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Re: Swarfega or not ?
« Reply #11 on: 19 March 2021, 09:38:48 »

I use Swarfega orange here but also like Comma Manista :y
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Re: Swarfega or not ?
« Reply #12 on: 19 March 2021, 10:13:02 »

If I have to buy hand cleaner, I prefer the almost dry paste type like THIS It lasts longer, is easier to use, and for workshop use makes less mess. Plus you can put a small quantity in a container or even sealed plastic bag in a toolbox without having it leak.


A good barrier cream before starting work makes a big difference too. A small can of DERMASHIELD would last most DIYers a couple of years.



But I find any of the cleaners from industrial suppliers all work, and don't see the point of insisting on a particular brand. I bet that doesn't surprise any of you ;D
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Re: Swarfega or not ?
« Reply #13 on: 19 March 2021, 10:25:35 »

I have a bottle of an unknown brand of gritty orange stuff that does the job and all the gritty stuff (plastic micro beads) goes down the drain and feeds the fish!  ::)   :-\
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Re: Swarfega or not ?
« Reply #14 on: 19 March 2021, 13:12:04 »

Quite a lot of people just wear latex gloves now, maybe barrier cream first.

I wear nitrile gloves and a thicker workflow over the top.
And clean my hands with normal pump soap with ca spoon of brown sugar.
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