Well I just finished manicuring buds for several hours and had to stop because my fingers and scissors were sticking together. I have solved the sticky fingers by planning on using rubber gloves for the next session, but am really curious if anyone knows a good solvent for cleaning the sticky tools or fingers. So far I have tried soap, alcohol, denatured alcohol, and finger nail polish remover (acetone). The stuff came off, but I am not sure if one of the solvents cut it or I scrubbed the epidermis of my finger tips. Does anyone have a good cleaning tip they can share?
I put mine in a small boiling pot of water for a minute or 2. Comes right off and no mess.
The other thing I’ve done is get cheap scissors at the dollar store and throw them away when they get gummed up, but you’ll go through a lot of scissors.
Everclear 190 proof works best.
Isopropyl alcohol is next, not as fast as everclear.
WD 40 works with a soapy wash after if you can deal with the mess of the oil.
Hot soap and water with nail a scrubber just takes time.
Boiling is a great idea.
Rubbing Alcohol works great; get the 90%, not the 70%
Off your fingers and hands, put a little bit of cooking oil in the palm of your DRY hands and rub the goo off into the oil. The goo is oil-soluble and you can rub/scrape it off your fingers etc. Then use warm soapy water to get the oil off your fingers.
Can do the same for the scissors.
This is a great tip. Works better than alcohol without drying your skin out.
Thank you all for you replies. I bought some 91% alcohol and will try that. Was afraid to try the Everclear 190 proof since I might lose sight of what the original objective was. I will try the vegetable oil next if I am not happy with the alcohol. Once again thank all of you. I’m 80 yrs old and don’t have a lot of time to waste reinventing the wheel
For your hands try vegetable oil or whatever cooking oil you use. A lot better for your skin, just follow up with a traditional hand wash. I was shocked the first time I tried it! Enjoy growing!
Have you ever tried peanut butter? Fantastic !!
I have not. Sounds too sticky, lol. I do a dime size of oil rub my hands together and rinse.
Kinda messy, isn’t it? And more expensive than 30 drops of cooking oil!
Veggie oil makes my hands nice and soft. If I really want to spoil myself, I’ll use olive oil for that beautiful sheen!
Just kidding. I don’t give a what my hands look like (or the rest of me for that matter!). Too old to be vain. But the veggie o trick works like a hot damn, it’s cheap and always on hand in the house. Figured @Patcubed was looking for a fast, cheap, on-hand solution that’s effective.
I find that having two pairs of scissors and alcohol 91% works best. Basically just let one pair soak in the alcohol while using the other pair. When one pair is gummed up…pull out the other pair and one wipe and its spotless. Then soak the previous pair. That way your not waiting and there is no lost time.
This works very well on scissors and getting it off your skin @Patcubed …I bought the gallon on Amazon for $12 a couple of years ago and I have about a quart left.
This stuff works great for scissors but it can be hard to find.
Thats awesome brother. I hope im lucky enough to roam this earth as long as you have.
Are you a hand model ??
Nah, a finger model only !
When wife and I got married many moons ago, it was a single-ring ceremony. I’m too hard on my hands to wear rings, watches, and such. Scars from where I was holding the beer when buddy missed the corner and hit the rock wall, stuff like that!
Dude you read my mind… finger model!!
Never thought of cost, to tell the truth it’s not as messy as one would expect it rubs in like oil and washes off with a drop of dawn
It will also soften your skin, but make you hungry