A little help please - car fuel spill

Discussion in 'Green Room' started by ming, Dec 27, 2008.

  1. ming

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    Somehow I've managed to splash some diesel fuel all over the fuel cap, which also ran down the side of my car. I've also got it on my hand when I was screwing the cap back on.

    Does anyone know what's the best way I can clean it off my hands and off the fuel cap? Not sure if using detergent/soap is helping, think I can still smell it on my hand.
     
  2. Perris Calderon

    Perris Calderon Moderator Staff Member Political User

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    don't know if it's legal on your area (a goat dirivitive) but if you can get your hands on a lanolin product that will be great

    it it's not available go to an auomotive store and see what mechanics use to clean grease
     
  3. Steevo

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    Strong dishsoap.
     
  4. Dark Atheist

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    washing up liquid is fine - you wont be able to light your hands on fire anyway - so your safe :)
     
  5. What Carpo said.
    When I was rebuilding my last car, I spent hours and hours with fuel and oils all over my hands, ended up being "burnt" by it - the skin on my fingers peeled off and went raw. Not very nice! But a little splash, whilst annoying, won't cause you or your car any damage. It's probably the most effective car cleaner there is, in small doses!
     
  6. ming

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    Thanks guys...
    Will try to clean it off the fuel cap tomorrow.
     
  7. Dark Atheist

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    might as well leave it as the rain and such will sort it out
     
  8. Henyman

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    burn it off :eek: