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Old 03-31-2010, 09:48 PM   #1
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What is the best cleaner for toilet wax removal (especially tools and hands)?

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I try to keep it off of my hands. I use a putty knife to scrape it off, then I just wipe it off with a handiwipe or something. I guess you could hit it quick with a torch to melt it off too. Wouldn't use that on the hands though.

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Yes...you have confirmed my initial findings. Heat is the best medicine. Also, wanting to keep it off my hands is easy...but actually keeping it off my hands seems to be more challenging.
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For any and all such messy stick-to-your-hands work, you can get a $5 box of 50 "medical" type throw-away rubber gloves at most any drugstore. Been doing that for years. Faster, cheaper and easier than most any cleaning method.
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Ayuh,... It's made of Bee's Wax,...
Quality handsoap for your hands,+ a Rag for your tools...
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I definitely wear gloves when changing out and putting on a wax ring. More so to keep that waxy stuff off of me. The old rings are a mess anyway. I've had good luck with the wipes I buy at an auto parts store to clean really dirty/greasy hands. The contain something that helps to remove the wax rings. Then I use Simple Green to clean up everything, floor included-no mess for the customers, before placing the new ring on.
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