Fenwicks HC 1 Beaded Hand Cleaner review

Excellent at grime removal

Our rating 
4.0 out of 5 star rating 4.0
£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.

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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?

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This article was originally published in Cycling Plus magazine.

Product Specifications

Product

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!