I've tended to use Sawrfega but any other recommendations?
I use an orange gritty one in a 4 litre pump action bottle ... from CostCo. I think it is branded Swarfega. Very effective. The original green slimy Swarfega is awful stuff
I 2nd the orange gritty stuff, seems to be similar from many vendors, the stuff I use from Canadian Tire works as good as the Costco stuff which is probably comparable with the Halfords one.
What are 'beads' made from? They are hopefully not plastic!
I use Solopol following a machine engineer friend of mine recommendation who spends all week up to his elbows in oil and grime - seems to work well with fine pieces of pumice in the solution and not overly chemicalled so reasonably kind on the skin - I've never had any adverse skin irritation reaction
Orange Swarfega bought in 4 L containers.
But a lot less of it since I finally found workshop gloves that I like:
Tornado Contour Avenger Breathable Precision Work Gloves
PS: Ian recommended these gloves:
Site KF120 PU Palm Dip Gloves
Just googling Solopol it looks like it is made by DEB who also make the Swafega range of products.
I think I'll be getting the orange stuff from Screwfix next as a) no plastic beads and b) we have a branch 10mins walk away :-)