Mineral Turpentine.

Submitted: Friday, Mar 25, 2005 at 21:11
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I am 37 y/o and have just today! discovered the magic cleaning power of mineral turpentine.

I just never would have thought I could wear away at liquid nails and other glues I have dropped onto the floor of a vehicle and (cloth) seats over the years.

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Reply By: Member - Royce- Saturday, Mar 26, 2005 at 00:12

Saturday, Mar 26, 2005 at 00:12
I'm half again as old and that sort if thing happens to me all the time. I discover something and everyone else is amazed that I didn't know it already!
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Follow Up By: Member - iMusty (VIC) - Saturday, Mar 26, 2005 at 07:36

Saturday, Mar 26, 2005 at 07:36
You put it so well Royce...

"everyone else is amazed that I didn't know it already!"

In this case I am just actually [right now as I type] wobbling my head that someting so (universally) known has escaped me.

I was not going to post this post but it may help someone sometime.

... hey why don't we try and use mineral turps, I read somewhere that that was a good cleaner?"

Have a safe Easter Royce.

Oh by the way, my good friend moved to the States this week on a 3 year contract. He is a Theoretical Condensed Matter Pyhsicist.

I tell you this seeing as you are the FunShow. It's good to network.

If you need anything, and I can help, I will.

But Im only good for money or labour. Im a form 3 (year 9) man. :-)

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Reply By: Savvas - Saturday, Mar 26, 2005 at 07:45

Saturday, Mar 26, 2005 at 07:45
Don't feel so bad. It's because we get hammered with marketing for all sorts of stuff that we forget the basics.

I'll be honest with you, I never would have thought of turps either. But now that you mention it ...
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Reply By: Dodgy - Saturday, Mar 26, 2005 at 08:58

Saturday, Mar 26, 2005 at 08:58
Another good cleaner is liquid hand soap without the abrassive grit in it.. it's great for removing oil marks off the paint that normal car washing doesn't remove and another good one for tar and bug marks is the cheap degreaser from supercheap. Wipes the tar and grunge away.
Regards Dodgy.

keep your whistle wet and the powder dry.. ;-)
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Follow Up By: Member - Ian M (QLD) - Saturday, Mar 26, 2005 at 17:17

Saturday, Mar 26, 2005 at 17:17
What about that old magic blue cleaner - Kero?
Works well on tar and bugs and even smells like some of those "cheap" cleaners.

IAN
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Follow Up By: The Bog Eye Lizard. - Saturday, Mar 26, 2005 at 17:59

Saturday, Mar 26, 2005 at 17:59
Guy's Penetrene Liquid for Tar Spots. Magic...even more magic if you can "borrow" some from work.
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Reply By: Bilbo - Saturday, Mar 26, 2005 at 15:20

Saturday, Mar 26, 2005 at 15:20
A lot of old wives remedies and cleaners etc have been regurgitated by companies, given new very long named chemical ingredients and sold for 10 times what it cost when Grandma made 'em.

80% of modern cleaning gear is a rip off.

The companies know that you haven't got the time to study thier chemical names and find out that "acetic acid" is vinegar, "ascorbic acid" is citrus juice, calcium carbonate is "white chalk" etc, etc,.

Bilbo
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Reply By: GOB & denny vic member - Saturday, Mar 26, 2005 at 18:16

Saturday, Mar 26, 2005 at 18:16
both turps and kero are great if you have stray dogs hanging around put some on a rag call the dogs up lift its tail slap the rag on their bum and you want see that dog around for awhile

steve

yes it works especially if you have a bitch in heat
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Follow Up By: Diamond (Vic) - Sunday, Mar 27, 2005 at 18:05

Sunday, Mar 27, 2005 at 18:05
i tried the dog thing.lol it worked.
but now the daughter is upset.
how long before he comes back its been an hour and the dust has settled.
daaaaaad why the dog running so fast and wheres he going????
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Reply By: ianmc - Saturday, Mar 26, 2005 at 22:36

Saturday, Mar 26, 2005 at 22:36
No longer a problem, she left 10 years ago!!

Poor but free!
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Reply By: charlies - Monday, Mar 28, 2005 at 18:21

Monday, Mar 28, 2005 at 18:21
"Brakeclean" works wonders to get grease off upholstery.
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