I bought a jug of this stuff about a decade back when my Son and I were building (or re-building) two motorcycles for him. (Trail 90 and Honda 360 about 1976 vintage). Since then I’ve used it when cleaning up after just about anything you can imagine and it worked great.
But there’s lots of stuff that works great on oil and dirt. So why a posting now?
Well, I just finished a roof patch using roof asphalt sealant / patch. This stuff is like “roof pudding” in consistency and inside a couple of hours turns into tarmac. I spread a gallon over where I think the leak was getting in “down in the valley”. Along the way, the medium long handle roller had the head come loose. OK… use it by hand grabbing the little nubby…
The good news is I was down to the last 1/2 dozen square feet. The bad news is I got tar goop on both hands and, somewhere along the line, the screwdriver I used to open the can decided to roll into the puddle.
So, hopefully roof really sealed, this time for sure.
Down the ladder and time to clean up.
Well, I figured GOJO had taken grease off, might as well try it. We’re down to the last 1/2 inch in the jug anyway (at last… I make that about $2 / year… or slightly less). So I proceed to slather it on and work it in. Then you rinse and use some soap if desired.
The screwdriver got a similar treatment, with some dry spots needing more rubbing.
In the end, I’ve got a bit left under a finger nail or two (mostly due to my lack of diligence) and otherwise quite clean hands. Nice orange smell too. The screwdriver has a minor bit left on it, but quite clean enough for the tool drawer.
I really didn’t expect GoJo to remove roofing tar. But it did. Left the hands too ;-)
One of my old friends used to work in his Dad’s gas station. He was prone to calling hand cleaners “Hand Removers” ;-) Well, this stuff is easy on the skin, somehow, yet removes greases and even tar. Go figure…
If you ever get your hands cruddy, buy a jug of it. Well worth the price. Though the casual home user likely doesn’t need the big jug like I got… they do sell a smaller bottle.