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Leviticus Tomethreus
          Sorry if you guys don’t like my random silly questions but I think they’re fun and yield interesting answers. What hand soap do you guys use after a lantern fettle. I’ve been using dawn dish soap, but today after I did my first bondo work, that was useless. I had to make the decision of my grandpas two favorite soaps for getting stuff off your hands, lava soap bars, or fast orange. I went with fast orange because there’s more and a like the cent a bit more than lava soap.
My friends don’t call me “Lantern/lampie Levi”
for nothin’,if they did call me that.

Looking for bday lanterns 8/38, 8/41, 
10/25, and 8/07

The biggest lie I tell myself is
”I don’t need to write that down, I’ll remember it.”
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Gasman64
I also have a bar of Fast Orange, at my sink all the time. Lava is good, too; been using that over 40 years.  Fast Orange smells a little nicer.
Steve
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74HARLEY
I like a good lye soap, need to find that recipe again.
Joe
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Leviticus Tomethreus
What, man my grandpa used to sag he’s been using lava for a while but I didn’t know they came out that long ago. I didn’t go with the fast orange bar. I had my dad go to advanced auto and get one of those gallon jugs and some gloss engine clear for me. Now it just sitting under the sink waiting for more dirty hands to wash.
My friends don’t call me “Lantern/lampie Levi”
for nothin’,if they did call me that.

Looking for bday lanterns 8/38, 8/41, 
10/25, and 8/07

The biggest lie I tell myself is
”I don’t need to write that down, I’ll remember it.”
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Rhubarb
Zep Cherry Bomb w/ pumice is a favorite of mine.

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I like to sing a little ditty by "The Runaways" every time I use it. 

[SMALL-RISING-SUN-RHUBARB]  - Andy
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Mister Wilson
Well, my hands feel cleaner...
John
H.C. Lanterns dealer
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Looking for 6-56 and 6-58 Birthday lanterns.
There's been an alarming increase in the number of things I know nothing about.
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arizonacamper
Loyale cherry hand soap. off brand stuff but nothing better. removes stuff oeven fast orange cant remove.
Shawn 
Owner of Copper State Diesel And Automotive. See my facebook page.

Lanterns are like tools. 
You can not have too many unless your wife says so!!

Gas is what you use for washing parts diesel is for making power!

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Looking for any lanterns or stoves dated 5/63 or 1/72
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BSAGuy
The classic - Ya' can't beat the pumice.

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DougA
What, man my grandpa used to sag he’s been using lava for a while but I didn’t know they came out that long ago.

Lava soap predates even my grandparents ... though not by much.  According to Wikipedia, Lava soap came out in 1893.  Wiki article.

Great stuff, I have a bar at my sink, too.
DougA  ... fettler and keeper of a family collection of nickel: a 249, a pair of 237s, and a 1938 228B, along with a late 1979 red 200a.  Then two more turned up, a 1941 243A and a 1944 242C, and now there's a b-day 200A lantern, too!.
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Leviticus Tomethreus
Wow, 1893. That’s crazy. Now to find out when fast orange came out.
My friends don’t call me “Lantern/lampie Levi”
for nothin’,if they did call me that.

Looking for bday lanterns 8/38, 8/41, 
10/25, and 8/07

The biggest lie I tell myself is
”I don’t need to write that down, I’ll remember it.”
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Ridge Runner
Either Go-Jo Natural Orange w/Pumice or Lava soap. Depends where in the house I am with dirty hands.

— L.J.
Looking for 10/2015 & 1/2020 B-Day Lanterns
I love the smell of naphtha in the morning!
"Ain’t no need to watch where I’m goin’; just need to know where I’ve been" -Tow Mater

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Vintageish
Soap?
Dang . You'll knock the protective layer of dirt and debris and adhesives off your skin and be vulnerable to infection!

Due to using a wheelchair for most outdoor/messy projects , and using the handrails to drive it means anything on your hands gets on the handrails.
Eventually I started using disposable gloves for the worst stuff.
It saves having to clean hands as well , and those handrails.
Years as a grease monkey , I've cut bad stuff with oil (even a veggie oil if you're concerned about clean motor oil on your skin) before washing with a soap. Breaking the barrier between skin and what's on it is the start. And how does that work?

Did notice a bad smear on the storm door I need to clean off. (Must have been my girlfriend did it.....)

Purty colors. Well , cept'n maybe that brown when it's on fire...
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Harlan
I know when I'm talking to an experienced mechanic when he knows the best way to get really old grimy oil off his hands is to wash them in clean oil . Works great .
Harlan Davenport
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Leviticus Tomethreus
My grandpa would use brake cleaner when he didn’t want to go inside.
My friends don’t call me “Lantern/lampie Levi”
for nothin’,if they did call me that.

Looking for bday lanterns 8/38, 8/41, 
10/25, and 8/07

The biggest lie I tell myself is
”I don’t need to write that down, I’ll remember it.”
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Smudge
I use laundry detergent and a manicure brush.
"If all the beasts were gone, men would die from a great loneliness of spirit, for whatever happens to the beasts,
also happens to the man. Whatever befalls the Earth, befalls the sons of the Earth.” - Chief Seattle

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Gunhippie
Lye--NaOH. It'll remove anything, including flesh!

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That's what I call CLEAN!
It's priceless until someone puts a price on it.
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Timm--Middle of nowhere, near the end of the road, Oregon.
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shaune509
Was raised on Boraxo, now use Lava or Orange waterless in the shop. Pine sap gets shorting first. Dawn is a good fall back as I use it to wash the car. Real grease get cleaning tank solvent followed by what ever to finish up the solvent smell is to a gear head like Hoppees is to a gun nut.
Levi by my math your rate of posts will put in the 3500+ by the end of the year, making a chalange for the true older crowd on this site.
Shaune509
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Leviticus Tomethreus
@shaune509 Sorry, I really like talking.😁
My friends don’t call me “Lantern/lampie Levi”
for nothin’,if they did call me that.

Looking for bday lanterns 8/38, 8/41, 
10/25, and 8/07

The biggest lie I tell myself is
”I don’t need to write that down, I’ll remember it.”
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Gavercronos
For the stuff dish soap doesn't work on, gasoline first. My grandfather had a bucket of crap gas for that specific purpose. Paint? Oil? Furniture varnish? Gas takes it off.
WillCat

Chautauqua County, New York
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Wanted: GPA dated 5/89 (Red 286?  Black Powerhouse? 508? Early Unleadeds? Canadian things? I'll settle for a propane job at this point) Vintage Sunbeam Mixmaster bowls and accessories, Ruby-cased 10in lamp shade, 7D Mag-lite
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egroscup
We use Stoko Kresto at work. It is by far the best stuff we have found by far. Most stuff is either all grit with no solvent like Lava or all solvent with whimpy grit. The Kresto kicks butt it both categories As a school bus mechanic I can get into some really nasty stuff. At home it is usually Tarkelp. Believe it or not I get this American made product that is a good value at Harbor Freight. E.
The year 2259, the place Babylon 5
Erik
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outlawmws
For car grease, Dawn/Joy and a Dobie(R)  pad (the old ones beginning to shred from dish use)  

However a lot of that and you dry your hands badly....  So I often wear nitrile gloves when wrenching in greasy stuff.  

For every day that won't rip your hide off,  Micrell  Antibacterial, or a "Gentle Foaming Hand Soap" by  Bath & Body Works that cleans well but is not harsh.

I haven't used Lava since I was a kid,  same with Goop (another "oldie") 

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Chucker
When Dawn dish soap doesn't seem to be working I just add a Scotch Brite type scrubber to the equation. I use a twisting motion around each finger and voila, clean. 

If that doesn't work I might use CF if its petroleum based nastiness or paint/polyurethane. 
Chuck
"...we also glory in our sufferings, because we know that suffering produces perseverance; perseverance, character; and character, hope" Romans 5:3-4
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Barrett
I use Salvo soap bars which have pumice in them when working on filthy auto parts, or if out of that I find clothes granulated clothes  washing powder pretty good but hard on the hands.

Back in the day when younger and spending long shifts in a refinery bundle bay, once you had been around long enough not to worry what people may think you always knew to grab a bottle of Johnson & Johnson Baby oil out of the supplied box as you entered the shower block....... that stuff dissolved the Dino poop better than anything, followed by some nice liquid soap of unknown brand you came out pretty good.
Funny enough tho we always had moteliers hitting us up for damaged linen, the Dino poop would sweat out of your pores with the shutdown beersies each night lol
Andrew

Living and learning in NZ
Hoping to reach cognitive and emotional maturity before my children do.
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Chucker
My grandpa would use brake cleaner when he didn’t want to go inside.


I've used that more than once too. 
Chuck
"...we also glory in our sufferings, because we know that suffering produces perseverance; perseverance, character; and character, hope" Romans 5:3-4
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"Michigan - from the Ojibwa word “meicigama,” meaning “great water.”
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