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Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by rustdodger, Aug 2, 2010.

  1. rustdodger
    Joined: Jan 17, 2009
    Posts: 275


    :confused:What products have you discovered work for things not intended by the company that made them? As an example oven cleaner for cleaning greasy parts, or the many uses of Bounce fabric softener sheets form polishing to vermin repellant. share your discoveries!(please spare us the wonders of beer making women slimmer and more attractive etc.:cool:)
  2. WD40 for anything you use it for other than displacing water
  3. Kerrynzl
    Joined: Jun 20, 2010
    Posts: 2,284


    Kendall 50wt oil on my garage floor kills cockroachs!
  4. blue 49
    Joined: Dec 24, 2006
    Posts: 1,249

    blue 49
    from Iowa

    The bathroom cleaner with scrubbing bubbles does a great job on tires or anything else rubber.
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  5. Brake cleaning spray will work on greasy items of other sorts also.
  6. dragster dude
    Joined: May 21, 2010
    Posts: 194

    dragster dude

    wd40 for green ant bites

  7. Use butter for this, it works great to remove pitch off your hands
  8. OLLIN
    Joined: Aug 25, 2006
    Posts: 3,076


    simple green for cleaning white vinyl, whitewalls

    wd40 for water in the distributor cap

    vinegar/molasses bath for removing rust

    chrome polish cotton wadding for buffing out OT foggy headlights on new cars

    Coca Cola has many uses from removing grease, to removing rust, to cleaning your engine
    Joined: Jul 16, 2006
    Posts: 2,572


    Liquid soap is great for squeaky fan belts.
  10. gimpyshotrods
    Joined: May 20, 2009
    Posts: 17,374


    Coca Cola is excellent for breaking up and washing off spilled blood.
  11. SPILLED BLOOD ????!!! what!! do you Cali guys keep a jar on hand for emergencys ?
  12. harpo1313
    Joined: Jan 4, 2008
    Posts: 1,890

    from wareham,ma

    brake fluid and copper brush for cleaning cast alum parts,specialy int manifolds.sos pads for major hand cleaning.
  13. Weasel
    Joined: Dec 30, 2007
    Posts: 6,707


    EZ Off for creating faux patina....:rolleyes:
  14. striper
    Joined: Mar 22, 2005
    Posts: 4,482


    Never seen anything kill European Wasps as quick as carb cleaner. They literally drop out of the air dead.

    They are some tough mothers that laugh at insecticides and even take a bit of killing underfoot.

    I wouldn't have believed it if one of the mechanics at work hadn't done it right in front of me.
  15. Thumper
    Joined: Mar 7, 2005
    Posts: 1,611


    An old favorite.......Coke (the cola) for cleaning off battery corrosion.
  16. publicenemy1925
    Joined: Feb 4, 2007
    Posts: 3,187

    from OKC, OK

    I have a swamp cooler at work. It goes funky after awhile and smells like fish. I put a beer in it one day as a joke, {nothing like the smell of fish and beer at the same time} and about a hour later, it was fresh as a daisy! Good for a month at a time. I use the 32oz natty light. 2 years later and I still haven't had the need to clean it out.
  17. Gun wash (spray painting gun) as carby cleaner it's amazing !!!!!!
  18. Thumper
    Joined: Mar 7, 2005
    Posts: 1,611


    Meat tenderizer and a 'lil water works great for getting bug ass off paint.....bugs is protein.... spray on......let sit a few.......wipe off !!
  19. RichG
    Joined: Dec 8, 2008
    Posts: 3,917


    that's also good for treating stings:D
  20. I was out of wasp killer and grabbed a can of Gumout and gave some a shot that were trying to build a nest under my deck hand rail. I think that the 2 that were building the nest got 2 feet and dropped to the ground.

    I shot a couple under my table umbrella with Pledge furniture polish, polished those suckers off, not as fast as Gumout. I plead innocent for the odd stain on the underside of the umbrellla when the wife saw it.

  21. Mike51Merc
    Joined: Dec 5, 2008
    Posts: 3,832


    It's a floor wax, no it's a dessert topping. Oops, they advertised that one.
  22. Coke and foil for polishing chrome.
  23. zzford
    Joined: May 5, 2005
    Posts: 1,822


    CRC Penetrant as a flame-thrower. Great bug killer!
  24. GothboY
    Joined: Feb 12, 2007
    Posts: 214

    from SoCal

    If you have the sudden need to clean your concrete because the city is coming to inspect you because your horrible neighbors have accused you of running a chop shop kitty litter and a floor buffer clean it pretty darn good, even almost completely removing those pesky oil stains. Just have a broom handy because it is a little messy.

    And coke a cola is great at dissolving metal too. :eek: -GothY-
  25. RichG
    Joined: Dec 8, 2008
    Posts: 3,917


    Powdered laundry detergent works wonders also, just add enough water to get it pasty and scrub with a push broom. My neighbor years ago had the hydro's on his lowrider dump in the carport. The soap even got out all the really old stains.:D
  26. gearheadbill
    Joined: Oct 11, 2002
    Posts: 1,303


    Powdered laundry soap also works well for masking windows and other bits prior to painting. Mix a paste using a small amount of water, then brush on. Let it dry, paint then when the paint dries hose the masking off.
  27. RichG
    Joined: Dec 8, 2008
    Posts: 3,917


    Sweet! I'm getting ready to shoot the front of my house, that'll save me from holding up the overspray shield so much!:D
  28. chaos10meter
    Joined: Feb 21, 2007
    Posts: 2,191

    from PA.

    WD40 for sore joints.
  29. KIRK!
    Joined: Feb 20, 2002
    Posts: 12,032


    EZ-Off removes paint from plastic parts.

    Brake clean kills bugs dead.

    Keys work good for cleaning out ears.
  30. nutajunka
    Joined: Jan 24, 2007
    Posts: 1,466


    ^ Keys work good for cleaning out ears.^
    Then the tater wax will keep your lock cylinder's moving better. LOL
    Last edited: Aug 3, 2010

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