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Thanks, Laurie_S for the tip to use gasoline and a plastic scraper. I cleaned the underside of the damaged 68 fender, removing all the undercoating. A gas-soaked rag to transfer the gas and the scraper removed most of it; cleaned up with the gassed rag. Final cleanup with Purple stuff. Took about 30 minutes.

I did this outside the garage in the open; had no electrical components nearby; smokes inside the garage. Poured a small amount of gas into a metal pan for oil changes, and used safety glasses and a respirator.

I should have used latex gloves...anyone know how to clean grease from under the fingernails?

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Try some nail clippers;)

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After you shower/bathe and have your fingers good and wet, drag those fingers like claws across a soap bar. Scrub across thos things with a finger nail cleaning brush or good stiff toothbrush. Any remaining residue will require you to head back out side and crank up the air compressor. Hook it up to a pressure pot and sand blast under each finger nail for 5 - 10 seconds. Call EMS. They'll clean those fingers REALLY clean in preparation for surgery.

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I'd like to see how long those latex gloves would last around gasoline. As the old timers would say when someone was dirty from working, "it's honest dirt". Dirty hands from a mustang are "honest hands". Enjoy the dirty nails and as we used to say on the farm after working hogs...."don't eat fried chicken."

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I use a product called "Invisible Gloves." It comes in a yellow plastic container with a big dirty handprint on the front. Its almost like putting Elmer's glue on your hands but once its dry, you can't tell its there. When you're done working, it washes right off including the dirt oil greese etc. etc...

Problem: Doesn't repel gasoline.

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To remove the grease from under your finger nails, I usually do the mountian of dishes in the sink. My wife taught me that trick years ago. hmmmm......think she was pulling my leg?

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Seriously, I dunno about the latex, but in the Printmaking room, we used a lot of hefty chemicals, lacquer thinner and the like, And we'd use kitchen dishwashing gloves. But you'd look like a doofus with bright yellow gloves working on your stang.

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I painted my engine bay last week, and my paint gun got clogged. In the process of trying to clear the gun, I got black paint all over the garage (Air hose is not the proper way to clear a clogged line) and all over my hands. I've scrubbed my hands with laquar thinner, and taken a week of baths, and there's still black on the back of my hands.

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Ask SWMBO for some nail polish remover. Soak a cottonball with it and scrape under your nails. Works every time and it's safer than lacquer thinner. Latex gloves wouldn't have worked with the gasoline, you need heavy duty cleaning gloves like Ace Hardware sells.

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Home Depot sells chemical resistant gloves too - all shapes and sizes. they had so many different types it almost damaged my mind forever.

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I use a set of heavy rubber "stripping gloves" whenver I want to stay clean. (***pasties not included***G*). They can take on stripper, POR-15, etc....
The lightweight latex variety glove won't hold up for long, but can be bought in bulk and replaced often. Good for use when painting, etc.
BTW, Eastwood makes an undercoating remover that's supposed to be pretty good. A lot more expensive than a gassed rag, though.
For really lovely hands, a shot of mineral spirits, followed by some Gojo (let marinate for 5 minutes), and finally a thorough basting with a stiff nail brush usually works. ha ha Dickson

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