Originally Posted by peteshotrodshop
mineral spirits is not a good choice for a parts washer. it is absolutley horrible to your skin. it will dry and crack your hands in quick order. if it lands on your skin anywhere it will burn your skin if left there. if you get it on your clothes you had better have a change of clothes handy. the fumes are terrible for you. not to mention flammable. the water based fluids work ok and wont eat you up. oh and the tree huggers wont try to shut your shop down if they know you're using it.
It's not a good Idea to put your hand in any of this stuff. prologed and repeated exposure can and will lead to dermititus, and can be painful. Not to mention what is being absorbed thru the skin, not good for the liver or kidneys. It's just a real good idea to wear gloves. Brian