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I did MrsBlue the favor of polishing a copper cookie cutter this morning, as my stubborn streak makes me the go-to guy for tedious clean-up chores here in the BlueTower. I got that little gingerbread shape into near new cleanliness thanks to a little copper cleanser and a lot of elbow grease, but I am now paying the price. It turns out it is far easier to get tarnish off of copper than it is to get the copper smell off your hands when you are done, and at this point the odor is becoming nauseous. I think the next time I get roped into that chore I will be wearing some serious gloves, if not a hazmat suit. Blech.

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11. Re: Out of the Blue Dec 19, 2010, 06:32 xXBatmanXx
 
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10. Re: Out of the Blue Dec 19, 2010, 01:52 Kxmode
 
I'm feeling fat, and sassy.  
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9. Re: Out of the Blue Dec 19, 2010, 00:36 nin
 

Scrub your hands with some toothpaste.

Sounds weird as hell but it works for taking smells out. Works with onions and garlic after a day of cooking, too.


I was thinking he could let a skunk spray his hands, and then not only would they not smell like copper any more, but we'd get another HtWD story out of this.
 
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8. Re: Out of the Blue Dec 18, 2010, 22:53 PropheT
 
Scrub your hands with some toothpaste.

Sounds weird as hell but it works for taking smells out. Works with onions and garlic after a day of cooking, too.
 
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7. Re: Out of the Blue Dec 18, 2010, 22:19 LIQUID-SEX
 
Let it sit in some white vinegar overnight then rinse in water the next morning. If you use some tongs, you have no smelly fingers. If you dump a little baking powder down the drain before you dump the used white vinegar, it'll also help clean your drain pipes.  
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6. Re: Out of the Blue Dec 18, 2010, 20:35 Ratty
 
Oh Blue. Elbow grease for a nerd like you?

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5. Re: Out of the Blue Dec 18, 2010, 20:19 RoboNerd
 
Ah, I can hear Shirley Bassey now...

Copperfinger
He's the man, the man with the Cupric touch
A spider's touch
Such a cold finger
Beckons you to enter his web of sin
But don't go in...

No Mr. Blue I expect you to CLEAN!
 
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4. Re: Out of the Blue Dec 18, 2010, 19:30 Mashiki Amiketo
 
Use lemon juice next time, it's cheap, easy, makes everything smell lemony and does just as good of a job as chemical cleaners.  
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and it is always wrong."
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3. something new every day Dec 18, 2010, 18:24 space captain
 
i guess its not common sense to use gloves when cleaning oxidized metals with abrasive chemicals?  
Go forth, and kill!
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2. Re: Out of the Blue Dec 18, 2010, 18:19 Hoop
 
Nausea is good, when you throw up on your hands they won't smell like copper anymore.
It's natures way....beautiful really.

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Um .. Behind you...
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1. Re: Out of the Blue Dec 18, 2010, 15:17 Fresh_Step
 
Try coffee grounds on those copper hands.  
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