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bwaynef

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Cleaning your hands of pine goo
« on: July 12, 2010, 07:44 PM »
Since this is the time of year (probably a little late for most) for us to decandle our pines, many of us probably have dealt with stickiness from cut pine candles finding its way onto our hands.  Its frustrating, after you've washed your hands, to find the spots from the goo still on your hands.

I thought I'd pass along that butter seems to clean it right off.  I prefer spray butter, ...and even "I can't believe its not butter" non-butter works. 

Give it a try.
 

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Re: Cleaning your hands of pine goo
« Reply #1 on: July 13, 2010, 02:21 AM »
Latex food-preparation gloves; what a wonderful invention - the goo never gets onto your hands or under your nails.

You ALSO have the added benefit of not getting any scratches or constant irritation from needles (especially noticeable with Junipers).
 

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Re: Cleaning your hands of pine goo
« Reply #2 on: July 13, 2010, 07:51 AM »
Vegetable oil works too...
 

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Re: Cleaning your hands of pine goo
« Reply #3 on: July 13, 2010, 08:17 AM »
When Marco was at our house he used olive oil.  My wife was a little upset as the olive oil was kind of expensive and we used a bunch. 
 

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Re: Cleaning your hands of pine goo
« Reply #4 on: July 13, 2010, 08:28 AM »
Gojo, Fast Orange, and Purell work well, too.
 

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Re: Cleaning your hands of pine goo
« Reply #5 on: July 13, 2010, 08:42 AM »
Vegetable oil works too...

You work w/ pines??  Pictures or I don't believe it.  :)
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Re: Cleaning your hands of pine goo
« Reply #6 on: July 13, 2010, 08:42 AM »
Gojo, Fast Orange, and Purell work well, too.

Yeah, but butter doesn't take the skin off with it.
 

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Re: Cleaning your hands of pine goo
« Reply #7 on: July 13, 2010, 09:11 AM »
Gojo, Fast Orange, and Purell work well, too.

Yeah, but butter doesn't take the skin off with it.

I think you're using those products incorrectly...
 

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Re: Cleaning your hands of pine goo
« Reply #8 on: July 13, 2010, 12:37 PM »
"You work w/ pines??  Pictures or I don't believe it."

Let's just say I HAVE a pine ;D :'(. It usually lets me alone and I do the same to it. ;) It is a very very ugly bonsai.

I learned the vegetable oil thing working with Christmas trees...Olive oil IS vegetable oil by he way, just a lot more expensive.
 

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Re: Cleaning your hands of pine goo
« Reply #9 on: July 13, 2010, 01:39 PM »
"You work w/ pines??  Pictures or I don't believe it."

Let's just say I HAVE a pine ;D :'(. It usually lets me alone and I do the same to it. ;) It is a very very ugly bonsai.

I learned the vegetable oil thing working with Christmas trees...Olive oil IS vegetable oil by he way, just a lot more expensive.

Yeah but you know being an Italian you just have to use olive oil. 
 

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Re: Cleaning your hands of pine goo
« Reply #10 on: July 13, 2010, 10:16 PM »
Hand sanitizer works really, really well...
 

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Re: Cleaning your hands of pine goo
« Reply #11 on: July 14, 2010, 04:58 PM »
"You work w/ pines??  Pictures or I don't believe it."

Let's just say I HAVE a pine ;D :'(. It usually lets me alone and I do the same to it. ;) It is a very very ugly bonsai.

I learned the vegetable oil thing working with Christmas trees...Olive oil IS vegetable oil by he way, just a lot more expensive.

 Olive oil is not vegetable oil ! I don't know who told you that.
 

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Re: Cleaning your hands of pine goo
« Reply #12 on: July 15, 2010, 02:58 PM »
Um, olive is a vegetable--not an animal and not a mineral. Any oil will work--makes no difference really. Using olive oil to remove pine tar is something like water skiing behind a yacht... ;D
 

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Re: Cleaning your hands of pine goo
« Reply #13 on: July 15, 2010, 06:30 PM »
I'll take Olives for a $1000 Alex.  ;D Olives are fruit, not vegetable. Google it  ;)
 

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Re: Cleaning your hands of pine goo
« Reply #14 on: July 15, 2010, 07:43 PM »
Come on guys.  There are clearly different uses for the term vegetable.

Dictionary.com gives:? ?
veg·e·ta·ble? ?[vej-tuh-buhl, vej-i-tuh-]  Show IPA
–noun
1.
any plant whose fruit, seeds, roots, tubers, bulbs, stems, leaves, or flower parts are used as food, as the tomato, bean, beet, potato, onion, asparagus, spinach, or cauliflower.
2.
the edible part of such a plant, as the tuber of the potato.
3.
any member of the vegetable kingdom; plant.

With this definition, an olive is clearly vegetably.  To be fair, at least one definition of fruit fits the olive as well.

If y'all would just use butter like I mentioned there'd be no argument.