Zeosoft Heavy Duty Hand Cleaner Paste  £6.99

8/10

Strips away grime and grease from your hands and leaves them smelling fresh.

Weight 300g   Contact  www.raleigh.co.uk

by Caven O'Hara   March 23, 2014  

Zeosoft Heavy Duty Hand Cleaner Paste

Zeosoft Heavy Duty Hand Cleaner Paste uses volcanic minerals to help get bike grime and other crud off your hands after a heavy fettling session.

We've all been there. Feeling the warm glow of cleaning, fixing or general fettling of your bike, you stand back and admire your handiwork only to realise your hands are covered in grime.

One answer is to use gloves but they are still prone to rip or tear. If you prefer to work bare-handed then you need a hand cleaner that will do the hard scrubbing for you. Zeosoft is a New Zealand company that uses natural zeolites in its range of cleaners. Zeolites are porous volcanic minerals that actively suck up and trap toxins and odours from the skin. This makes them very effective cleaners but without the skin irritation that some cleaners can produce.

You can get Zeosoft Heavy Duty Hand Cleaner in various sizes up to a 20kg tub, but the 300g tube is plenty unless you work in the trade as a mechanic. It looks like slightly runny peanut butter but with a citrus smell. I can't vouch for the taste! You apply a dollop to your wet hands and then work in to a lather. You can feel the minerals working on your skin, a bit like an exfoliation but on your hands. Once you've completed this you rinse your hands thoroughly.

The results aren't bad. Apart from one particularly grimy session, the zeolites have done their job. The added bonus is that your clean hands also smell pretty fresh.

Verdict

Despite appearances this paste can strip away grime and grease. The Zeosoft paste can get rid of those unwanted grubby marks and tell-tale signs of working on your bike and leave them with a fresh smell.

road.cc test report

Make and model: Zeosoft Heavy Duty Hand Cleaner Paste

Size tested: 1 Tube

Tell us what the product is for, and who it's aimed at. What do the manufacturers say about it? How does that compare to your own feelings about it?

Anyone who needs to clean-up after working on your bike without using gloves.

Tell us some more about the technical aspects of the product?

A mix of minerals that have been blended to produce a paste that feels like you're exfoliating your hands.

Rate the product for performance:
 
8/10

As it says on the tube, work it into a lather and then work those stains. Rinse thoroughly for some fresh smelling hands.

Rate the product for comfort, if applicable:
 
8/10

The exfoliating feeling might not be too everyone's liking.

Rate the product for value:
 
8/10

At £6.99 you're getting a decent size tube, 300g, which should last a fair time.

Tell us how the product performed overall when used for its designed purpose

The zeolites are able to remove most of the stubborn marks.

Tell us what you particularly liked about the product

The fresh scent afterwards.

Tell us what you particularly disliked about the product

The slight feeling that you were using peanut butter or worse.

Did you enjoy using the product? Not bad.

Would you consider buying the product? Yes.

Would you recommend the product to a friend? Yes.

Overall rating: 8/10

About the tester

Age: 45  Height: 178cm  Weight: 80kg

I usually ride: Currently riding a Pinnacle Evaporite Three  My best bike is: As above

I've been riding for: Under 5 years  I ride: Every day  I would class myself as: Experienced

I regularly do the following types of riding: road racing, commuting, sportives, mtb, Not yet but looking to dip my toe in the world of TT

 

3 user comments

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I use used coffee grinds mixed in the hand, with washing up liquid.

posted by Peowpeowpeowlasers [65 posts]
23rd March 2014 - 12:30

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Swarfega. Quid for small jar.

posted by MKultra [212 posts]
26th March 2014 - 14:43

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Box of Touch N Tuff powder free disposable gloves tends to prevent the problem occurring in the first place.
£11.99 for 100pairs from Arco (other safety product suppliers are available).
They're also invaluable when your out and about if you have to deal with a puncture or a chain problem.

If you are going to use hand cleaner though, use a barrier cream before you commence and a moisturiser after. All hand cleaners will strip the oils out of your skin. Industrial dermatitis is an absolute b*****d.

posted by levermonkey [360 posts]
28th March 2014 - 20:37

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