The Jalopy Journal
Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by rustdodger, Aug 2, 2010.
Eagle 1 Tire Gel for making dulled out factory plastic coated alumium wheels shine.
Don't know if this has been mentioned and I didn't read each post but I have found that copious amounts of beer do wonders to ease the pain of busted knuckles and smashed fingers. Some times it is the cause of same.
spit, great lubricant
I didn't read all the posts but I use brake clean w/ the straw to clean my gravity paint gun.
Makes a cool paint pattern on the ceiling of the wifes kitchen too but also can cause some large knots on your head.
Baking soda and water worked into a paste is a great chrome polish. Just use a shop rag and go to town.
SOS Pads clean oxidised rubber and dirt off white walls.
Potato slices on the eyes ease welders flash.
Masking tape tabs help adjust fender welting from the bolt side. Tear it off after bolts are tight.
WD40 cleans off dust and grease on a dirty old bicycle, and makes the old paint sparkle again.
Magnets are very usefull for holding small patches in place when welding up small holes and such in fire walls.
fire. works for just about everything.
for tapping holes and as cutting oil when milling
I lost a lifelong friend last year to leukemia,he was a machinist and mechanic.the doctor at the cancer center said it was probably chemical exposure that caused his illnes. he was 64 years old.
Most of these suggestions are very interesting and helpful but some are just plain stupid. Why would you expose your body to harmful chemicals and other nasty stuff? I hope no one comes away with the thought of using these ideas.
So do you let mice run riot? Or watch gophers dig up your yard? Or won't destroy a bee hive?
Or is just cute animals that have a right to live.
If killing animals turns you into a Psycho then farmers, butchers, and people in the slaughterhouse must be the biggest psychos out there.
But they aren't.
Psychos get the desire to kill first. Then they try it out. Rapists want to rape before they actually try it out.
It's their unadvertised secret ability.
But you know what works really well to keep animals away? Human Urine. They hate the smell.
Hey, this thread has an unadvertized secrert ability to go completely off topic into an irrelevant animal rights rant. Cool.
thats really sad and all too common among car guys, and probably always will be, despite modern safety equipment and standards. on a lighter note, i had to laugh at this response to the brake cleaner for cleaning out wounds. incredible, why would you ever want to put something like that into your bloodstream?
seriously dude...dont to this.
they do not use superglue for cuts and shit. long story, I took a screw driver handle to the ear and split the top of me ear in two. The ER dude just slathered on DURMABOND and sent me home. Its not superglue...its purple superglue.
when your cat falls in your oil drain pan - cover him in Dawn soap and put him in the toilet holding the seat down. flush alot. he's pissed, but clean.
Throwing tools and cussing at the same time seems to help ease the pain of a busted knuckle.
Quick way to drain a master Cylinder is to Stuff paper towels into the Master Cylinder and soak up the brake fluid. We do this on the race car annually when we change out the brake fluid.
Tarnish on silver can be removed painlessly with a solution of baking soda ,2parts table salt 1 part in hot water. Loosely wrap the part in aluminum foil and keep it warm. Stinks some ,because you're reacting the sulfur out .
the white part of chicken shit rubbed on the upper lip will make a mustache grow on a young man.
Germ x as a fire starter. Watch out though, the flame is invisible!
Stupid double post!
My dad said that just makes them harder to light, then they have a weird after taste....LOL!
Kama Sutra cream (the stuff to desensitize your jimmy) is a GREAT way to quiet a teething baby. Just smear a bit on their gums and it beats all of the stuff the drug stores sell for teething little ones.
Plus you get to hear all the stories about your wife and her friend standing at the counter of the adult store asking to sample the different creams!
Grease as a window sealer. Grab a cheap 1/2" brush and apply a good thick smear to the back side of the rubber and on the whole aperture before fitting. It will help the glass fit in and provides a wet seal that won't go lumpy or dry out. Easy to clean up and warm/cold weather won't touch it. It also helps preserve the rubber and aperture. All i ever used and never had a single leak.
Toothpaste for cleaning grubby WW's works well and minty fresh!!
A turkey baster does the trick a little cleaner.
Young hookers use Vaseline..............................Old hookers use Poligrip.
The main ingredient in Adolph's Meat Tenderizer was being used medically; it was injected into intervertebral discs causing them to breakdown, shrink, and atrophy, thereby avoiding spinal surgery. It's also been used in folks with meat stuck in their esophagus, with some success.
I use Super Clean in the Purple Jug to clean cruddy suspensions/underrbarriages. Use a spray bottle to soak things good, let set, hose off; repeat till clean. BUT, don't get the stuff on your hands/bare skin, was it off ASAP. It WILL eat the skin, so rinse any that gets on you off.
Use liquid dish soap in a sprat bottle on leaf springs to take the squeaking out.
Tooth paste for smelly , dirty hands .
Kitchen alum. foil to mask off complicated shaped items , wireing , etc. before painting. Also good for wrapping your nuts when sitting down & welding.
Pabst 30 pack to make your garage paint job look good.
30 pack and a drive home can get you a few nights of free room and board.
A welding mask so you can see and go to work the next day.
Yeah but dont bitch if the next thanksgiving the turkey tastes like shit!
I have not read this in this thread but did get it off the Hamb several months ago but did not believe it until I had a hole in my rad and put in a package of NUTMEG and it sealed it right up til now.
Another use for spray brake cleaner, when you get a fresh grease mark on your new jeans. Just drop your pants and place a clean towel or rag to raer of stain then spray directly onto the stain and it is gone. The towel or rag keeps it away from your skin and obsorbs the stain.
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