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presence
November 15, 2012, 11:10 PM
"Tough on grease"

...also tough on gun oil and other firearm cleaning chemicals that end up on your hands!! Regular hand soap never seemed to get the stuff off my hands after a good cleaning and the smell would hang around too. No more!

Gatofeo
November 16, 2012, 01:21 PM
I know ... Dawn is remarkable soap. I put a squirt of it in a tub of water and clean my black powder revolvers. Don't need anything else, though I have a bar of Ivory floating around in the water so I can work up a lather on brushes for scrubbing stubborn fouling.
Ivory is good because it floats, so I can always find it.
I don't know what makes Dawn so different, but it surely is -- for the better.

denster
November 16, 2012, 02:45 PM
Also great for degreasing prior to rust bluing. A couple squirts of dawn in the boiling water degrease tank and ten minutes later as clean as if you used lye just much safer.

Carne Frio
November 16, 2012, 11:38 PM
Hot water and Dawn are great for cleaning off oily stuff.
They even use it to rescue birds contaminated with crude.
:D
http://www.cnbc.com/id/36875125/Rescuing_the_Gulf_s_Wildlife_With_Help_From_P_G_s_Dawn

ltc444
November 18, 2012, 06:34 PM
I use a powdered laundry soap. I learned this trick from an old time mechanic. It works on most sticky greasy gunk

DadsMod12
November 18, 2012, 09:03 PM
I’ve always preferred Palmolive; although the last bottle I bought seemed more watered down. I learned years ago to put the Palmolive on my hands and rub it in, then add the water.