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

  1. 23crate
    Joined: Oct 6, 2010
    Posts: 169

    from nz

    ive used WD40 for a quick spray after using my fishing gear in the sea - inbetween cleans ,, spray the whole lot reel line everything ...

    funny thing is when i go fishing again there are fish for miles for the 1/2 hour or so .... if i do a clean up on the reel comparitively -no bites...

    ive found out its the fish oil in it - as a main constituant awesome saves on bait

    oh yeah and household acryllic paint stripper cleans up alloy intake manifolds like shiney new,, and stops any corrosion as well
  2. Bronze wool will clean up chrome and not scratch it like steel wool will... get it at the boat store... You'll thank me later.:D
  3. Brake fluid works well for that also. :rolleyes:

    Cheap Scotch for brake fluid, not recommended for anything other than emergency use. Also works well for sleepless nights but must be taken in large quantities, not recommended for the hair of the dawg.
  4. That could come back to bite you in the ass.
  5. toolman1967
    Joined: Mar 13, 2008
    Posts: 441


    OK, sounds weird but here goes. When my hands STINK from gas, oil fish guts...etc, After I wash the I wipe my hands all over the metal sink spigot, takes away or hides the smell.
  6. 69fury
    Joined: Feb 24, 2009
    Posts: 1,419


    Stainless has a property of undoing the electrical bonds er sumthin like that- they sell stainless egg shaped things at the bedbath&beyond type places for people with more dollars than cents......
  7. toolman1967
    Joined: Mar 13, 2008
    Posts: 441


    Didnt know why it worked, just made it so I could eat and not want to throw up. Maybe exaggerating a bit, but it does work.
    Joined: Mar 26, 2009
    Posts: 249

    from fresno

    Easy off oven cleaner will eat away the anodized colors on speed equiptment that was installed during the 80's. You will need rubber gloves and check on it every 5 minutes as you don't want it to attack the aluminum.
  9. 53mercury
    Joined: Dec 2, 2010
    Posts: 95


    Baking soda does a better job, and isn't sticky. Mike
  10. wsdad
    Joined: Dec 31, 2005
    Posts: 1,258


    Fast Orange hand cleaner will get the blackest grease stains out of your jeans, carpet or upholstery.

    Clear Monkey Snot (RTV) will mend a torn cloth seat. Just cut a patch of matching material and stick it in place. It will also stop thread-bare material from becoming ripped.

    Starter fluid and a cigarette lighter will produce a huge ball of flame that instantly vaporizes the wings off thousands of yellow jackets that have made a nest in your storage building. This works better on metal buildings than wooden ones. They all instantly fall to the ground before they know what hit them except for two - the one you are focusing on and his angry brother. ...or so I've been told.

    A thick baking soda paste applied to a yellow jacket sting instantly removes the pain. Mix a few drips of water into about a tablespoon of baking soda. -Good to have on hand if you happen to be walking by your storage building with a can of starter fluid and a lighter.

    Vegetable oil and dirt (for pumice) makes a fair hand cleaner. Wash the vegetable oil off with any regular soap.

    A big mouth is an excellent substitute for facts.

    Any kind of oil wiped over scratches in wood or plastic will nearly hide them - especially in wood. I've used WD40, the oil off my skin, motor oil, peanut butter and mayonnaise. Just rub it in and watch it disappear like magic. This works well if you're working on a carburator at the kitchen table that your wife inherited from her grandmother and you accidentally scratch it - or so I've been told.
    Last edited: Dec 3, 2011
  11. dragsta
    Joined: Apr 11, 2010
    Posts: 589


    cheap funiture polish makes an excellent car/motorcycle wax. it even shines the black plastic and wrinkle finish.
  12. LowerthanLife
    Joined: Jan 3, 2010
    Posts: 284


    rubber cement , before painting to mask off areas that are too hard to mask with tape.
    old art trick
  13. 71buickfreak
    Joined: Sep 26, 2006
    Posts: 609

    from Oklahoma

    You use Astroglide on leather boots??????
  14. You're right toolman that sounds wierd. I'll have to try it.
  15. Thorkle Rod
    Joined: May 24, 2006
    Posts: 1,392

    Thorkle Rod

    Lateral Fiile Cabinets for large tool storage keep all of my electrical tools in them under the bench.

    Solid wood door as a bench top

    Garden hose hangers for electrical extension cords and air hoses
  16. Thorkle Rod
    Joined: May 24, 2006
    Posts: 1,392

    Thorkle Rod

    Shopping carts for engine storage
  17. cederholm
    Joined: May 6, 2006
    Posts: 1,621


    toothpaste (not the gel) as a plastic polish
  18. Thorkle Rod
    Joined: May 24, 2006
    Posts: 1,392

    Thorkle Rod

    ATF on bare metal to keep it from rusting

    Tooth paste on a pimple makes disappear in a day
  19. Golf balls for file handles

  20. Thorkle Rod
    Joined: May 24, 2006
    Posts: 1,392

    Thorkle Rod

    Frosting speaders make good scrapers and are much longer and more plyable than a putty knife.

    Turkey Baster to suck the fluid out of what ever resevoir that needs sucking.

    I buy those giant nails at the hardware store to align things and as a drift pin and punch.
  21. No, it works great, I used it on my Harley, great for getting those boot rubber marks off and leaves it shiney.
    Last edited: Dec 3, 2011
  22. wrench409
    Joined: Oct 16, 2006
    Posts: 372

    Member Emeritus
    from Here

    My right arm (shoulder to wrist) got scalded by steaming hot water at work once. I peeled the shirt off and a little Mexican guy from the bakery section ran over with raw egg whites. The pain stopped instantly! The only thing is you must keep the burn moist with egg whites or water until you get medical treatment because when it dries, it creates a crinkly film that is horribly painful. It did however prevent second degree skin burns on 98% of the arm according to the doctor. The one portion of my forearm still has a small rough patch where the burn was deep.
  23. bgaro
    Joined: Sep 3, 2010
    Posts: 1,189


  24. CobraBall
    Joined: Oct 5, 2009
    Posts: 37

    from N. Texas

    I heard one dentist say, "The only way Lavoris could kill bacteria was to beat them to death with the bottle.":D
  25. stainlesssteelrat
    Joined: Nov 23, 2010
    Posts: 583

    from ms

    grenades work well for deer hunting.

    what? lol
  26. When installing window seals that use a lockstrip, use hand cleaner (gojo) in the rubber groove prior to installing the lockstrip as a lube. It stays in place better than silicone spray and rinses off with water when done.
  27. Gruizer54
    Joined: Apr 23, 2001
    Posts: 84


    Borax laundry detergent works wonders for killing fleas in your home. They eat it and they choke to death...or something like that.

    Antifreeze in a small bowl outside your house will eventually get rid of all the stupid cats in your neighborhood that poop in your yard.
  28. wsdad
    Joined: Dec 31, 2005
    Posts: 1,258


    I've also found that keeping a burn submerged in water takes away the pain instantly. It doesn't have to be ice water. Tap water will do. As soon as you pull it out, it hurts again. It may take several hours, but it will stop hurting eventually.

    Keeping my burns submerged has allowed me to finish a couple of car repairs I started so I could drive to work the next day.
  29. wsdad
    Joined: Dec 31, 2005
    Posts: 1,258


    If you'd cover your really old stains with really old cars you wouldn't have that problem. :D
  30. man-a-fre
    Joined: Apr 13, 2005
    Posts: 1,311


    Crisco grease in cylinders of a shortblock your going to store will keep cylinders from rusting.

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