Fenwicks HC 1 Beaded Hand Cleaner review

Excellent at grime removal

Our rating 
4.0 out of 5 star rating 4.0
GBP £5.99 RRP
Fenwicks HC 1 Beaded Hand Cleaner

Our review

Good cleaner that doubles as carbon assembly compound
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Fenwick’s HC-1 is a mostly biodegradable cleaner that uses the soap-and-abrasive principle rather than solvents. It’s mild on your hands and relatively mild on the environment but still does an excellent job at removing oil and grease.


The abrasive is tiny polyethylene beads (ie. plastic, so not readily degradable). It feels like gritty soap – or like carbon assembly compound, which also uses poly beads. In fact, with nothing here that would damage carbon fibre, HC-1 would double up as an anti-slip paste for your composite seatpost. Why take two bottles into the workshop?


This article was originally published in Cycling Plus magazine.

Product Specifications


Name HC-1 Beaded Hand Cleaner
Brand Fenwicks

Description 500ml bottle
Manufacturer's Description Fenwick's HC-1 hand cleaner has a solvent-free, non abrasive polybead formula. It is highly effective at removing workshop grime and grease and can be applied to wet or dry hands. Every cyclist should have some!