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Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by dalesnyder, Jul 23, 2023.

  1. dalesnyder
    Joined: Feb 6, 2008
    Posts: 610


    I know this happens to all of us. I found this 90 weight bottle while looking on the back shelf. Last month I found cans of turtle wax that had turned bad. What old forgotten consumables have you come across? IMG_3432.jpeg
  2. I would totally use that. 2.49 even!
  3. Joe Blow
    Joined: Oct 29, 2016
    Posts: 1,480

    Joe Blow

    Consumable and yes, I'll use it.
  4. das858
    Joined: Jul 28, 2010
    Posts: 1,015


    A few years ago I found some Mobil oil in paper / cardboard cans , I used them without giving a second thought .

  5. alanp561
    Joined: Oct 1, 2017
    Posts: 4,634


    Dunno, it looks bad :eek:! I'm a registered member of the C.A.T.T.oA (Certified Alcohol Taste Testers of America) East Tennessee Chapter. You better let me try it first;).
  6. wvenfield
    Joined: Nov 23, 2006
    Posts: 5,583


    I found an old condom once and used it.

    My daughter still laughs when I tell that story.
  7. 67drake
    Joined: Aug 8, 2008
    Posts: 487

    from Muscoda WI

    There was a member on another forum giving away quite a few old bottles of GM EOS. He only asked for shipping charge in return. Shipping was only $10 at the time. He was afraid they were too old to use. I have a high lift cam and stiff valve springs in one of my engines so run this additive so my cam stays lumpy. :)
  8. Budget36
    Joined: Nov 29, 2014
    Posts: 13,215


    Well better than a used one;)
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  9. stanlow69
    Joined: Feb 21, 2010
    Posts: 7,348

    Member Emeritus

    I keep everything in file cabinets. Easy to see what`s in the back. IMG_5860.JPG
  10. partsdawg
    Joined: Feb 12, 2006
    Posts: 3,507

    from Minnesota

    I buy every old case or however many quarts of new oil I find at auctions and garage sales.
    Haven’t bought a quart of oil from a retail store in 20 years
  11. Huckster59
    Joined: Aug 21, 2008
    Posts: 470


    Oil doesn’t go bad. Gets dirty. We used redefined oil at work.
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  12. Los_Control
    Joined: Oct 7, 2016
    Posts: 1,130

    from TX

    To be honest, I doubt I would use it. Clean it up & set it on a shelf to look at. A decoration.

    For $20 I can get a gallon of GL-5 85-140 from walmart that imho would be far superior to the old GL-1 I'm guessing is the rating of the bottle you show.

    My 1949 takes 2 quarts to fill the transmission ..... you only have 1 quart .... we going to mix & match oil?

    Yeah it's cool, fun to look at ..... probably fine to use .... put it on a shelf & look at it.
  13. Joe Blow
    Joined: Oct 29, 2016
    Posts: 1,480

    Joe Blow

    Since you're certified, I guess I have to let you have the first pull in your official capacity. Damn rules and regulations anymore......:mad:
  14. choptop40
    Joined: Dec 23, 2009
    Posts: 5,161


    file cabinet great idea for spray cans / bottles etc
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  15. stanlow69
    Joined: Feb 21, 2010
    Posts: 7,348

    Member Emeritus

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  16. I have a 4 litre (1 gallon?) can of acrylic metalflake paint which I squirted on my second car I had, 43 years ago. I only used about 1/2, and whenever I have needed to paint something silver, the can comes out again.
    Old oil? I never met a motor which slurped down 30 year old oil and stopped running because of it.
  17. alanp561
    Joined: Oct 1, 2017
    Posts: 4,634


    Pay attention, dammit. I'm registered, not certified, but my wife is convinced I'm certifiable ;).
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  18. Boneyard51
    Joined: Dec 10, 2017
    Posts: 6,445


    Me too!

    Last edited: Jul 23, 2023
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  19. vtx1800
    Joined: Oct 4, 2009
    Posts: 1,714


    a friend painted my 38 Chevy (see avatar) in about 82 or 83, I still have about a half gallon of the paint and used it to do the window bezels in the Studebaker two or three years ago, worked great. IMG_2444.JPG
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  20. gsjohnny
    Joined: Nov 27, 2007
    Posts: 243


    i got a quart of......DDT
    found another from my fathers estate. also found 'nipper' bottles of it. try a short story
    back when nixon approved the epa and i was working p/t at the fertilizer plant, we had to get rid of about 30 tons of bad stuff. lucky me got to haul it. back then, dig a big hole in a farmers field and bury it was the method of destruction. but we also had dynamite(safe) and blasting caps(not safe) to play with in the fertilizer buildings and hopper cars. neat to see a 50 ton car jump up off the track.:eek::D
    but enough of the good times
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  21. Ebbsspeed
    Joined: Nov 11, 2005
    Posts: 6,252


    Chances are quite good that there are cars driving around today that have had the same oil in their differentials and rear ends longer than what you have in that bottle.
  22. alanp561
    Joined: Oct 1, 2017
    Posts: 4,634


    :eek:A quarter stick of dynamite in a packed hopper bottom shakes it loose every time:D;).
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  23. LOL I painted my bike with '60s era DuPont acrylic lacquer.

    I don't have a pic but I have a small can of Sears brake fluid that I found behind the seat of a project 15 years ago. It was never opened, and probably worth more to a collector that way but I broke the seal and used some of it. Brake fluid is hydroscopic and it probably isn't any good now, but before I broke the seal it was still good.
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  24. jnaki
    Joined: Jan 1, 2015
    Posts: 9,351


    An original from 1962… It still can be used and the aroma still brings back those good old teenage days...


    Yes, I just can’t seem to part with the Classic Car wax product. We bought several cans of it in 1962 at the September Los Angeles County Fair in the Pomona Fair Complex grounds. Every year while in high school, the teens from our group always took off for Pomona, for an all day adventure. Girls loved to ditch school to come with us for a great time away. But, in reality, we all had excuse notes from our parents.

    “Hey mom, Dennis’s mom is allowing him to go to the Los Angeles County Fair and so is Mike’s dad. So, can you write a note to excuse me, too?” Substitute in different names and that was the line we all gave our parents doubts about a school excuse. So, if one parent called the other, the stories are all the same. Ha!
    My mom did not want to write a note, so I wrote it and she signed it. As long as the collective group of parents were aware of the school absence by everyone, then they all signed it willingly. We were all legal and the school got its daily attendance money from the state, so all was good.


    When we walked by the Classic Car Wax guy in his booth, he gave us a demonstration that surprised all of us and impressed the guys in the crowd. He waxed a nice shiny black hood on his table in direct sun. Then he wiped it clean and stepped back to squirt some flammable liquid on the whole surface. He lit it on fire and a second or two later, put out the fire. His audience, us, were absolutely flabbergasted!

    When the surface cooled, he wiped off the surface and we all touched the black hood shiny surface. As smooth as silk and then he poured water on the surface. That sealed the deal. It was impervious to water, made the hood surface shine so clean and when we all touched it, left no fingerprints. I immediately bought two cans. Over the years, we bought other cans, but the original one still is in my possession.
    upload_2023-7-31_4-19-31.png Thanks, @themoose
    The wax can is still in my current garage as a memory and sometimes, I use it on various old chrome or stainless steel surface items we have hanging around the house and garage.

    Once in a while I will get it out and smell the familiar aroma. Instantly it brings back those flashing memories. Also, the one thing was that I liked waxing the 58 Impala’s black paint, as the process was nearly faultless and convenient. It lasted quite some time outdoors and was easy to clean daily with a nice cotton rag.

    On the opposite end of the same garage drawer, is the best wax since the 50s. Cadillac Blue Coral. It, too is down to some left over crumbs, but I just cannot part with it. It has saved plenty of chrome steel items in our house from the salt air moisture. I haven’t used it since the early 70s and now is a minute back up to wax various steel parts if necessary.

    From years of detailing a sailboat with many combinations of wax, I did not use the Classic Car Wax. There was not enough to do the whole boat. So, I turned to Collinite Carnuba Wax and that is the current wax product that will be the last version of car/boat detailing in our repertoire.
    upload_2023-7-31_4-21-18.png It is the best product on the market, lasts the longest in the harshest environment, salt air/foggy moisture daily/nightly for any product left outside. I have two cans, one is the original I bought for our first sailboat 20 years ago.
    From this old 1958 product to the latest version, it still works well…

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    Last edited: Jul 31, 2023
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