Is there a soap?

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    I was just curious if any of you guys know if there is a soap that can remove oil based poly and stain. I know there are thousand of methods of using different things to clean it off but I was wondering if there was a soap that does it. Just curious.
     
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    What are you taking paint off of?
     
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    No. Typically the only thing that really works is a stripper that contains methylene chloride. I've had poor results with any of the "safe" strippers, especially on polyurethane.
     
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    Off my hands. I thought this was obvious but I guess now that I read it again it doesn't sound obvious lol
     
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    Try spraying your hands with some WD 40.
     
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    Like I said before I was just wondering if there was a soap cus I always use chemicals like a paint thinner or lacquer thinner or even a nail polish remover but I go through a lot and I don't like putting the chemicals on my hands plus i have to use soap anyways.
     
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    Thinners will enter the skin and will transport the other chemicals into the skin, never a good idea.
     
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    How about some latex gloves?
     
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    Lol ya gloves would do the trick but my laziness kicks in and I would never end up putting some on. Plus I usually like using my sense of touch to check if areas are wet or what not idk. It's not a huge concern but it is just me being curious and maybe feeding my laziness.

    nealtw- would the soap I posted remove most of it?
     
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    Not sure, but time is on your side the oil in the skin will remove most anything in a couple days.
     
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    K thanks. Ill try out the stuff I was looking at because I need an aggressive hand soap anyways I bet it will do some damage to the stuff and the rest will come of naturally like you said. I was just curious if there was a soap specifically made to remove oil based products.
     
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    What ever you try, let us know what you learn.;)
     
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    When I was a kid, and got oil-based paint on my hands, my father would reach for the turpentine. But my mother would cut him off and use a small amount of olive oil on a rag and voila. Of course I wouldn't use extra virgin for hand cleaning, and I'm not sure if other food oils would work as well. but you might experiment a little.
     
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    Ill have to give that a try.
     
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    Try Fels-Naptha and then wash your hands with regular soap and then hand lotion if you like soft hands.
     
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