Stuff That Works

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Re: Stuff That Works

Post by Speedbump » Sun Jul 14, 2019 12:20 pm

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Re: Stuff That Works

Post by Lofty » Sun Sep 15, 2019 5:29 pm

Pig Spit. An aerosol restorative that removed (at the very least, camouflaged) the annoyingly obvious fuel streaking on the rig's Satin Burgundy paint finish. Nothing else worked, at all, so I'm pleased to offer my unqualified recommendation here for owners with similar factory paint applications.

The flammability warning on the can of spit has some of the strongest wording I've seen in recent memory. This reconciles with my long-held belief that if it's dangerous, it'll likely work as advertised. :)

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In my defense, said streaking was caused when residual fuel in a blender pump's hose wasn't retained by a nozzle with a [likely] failed seal. The fuel spilled on to the GU's fuel tank, despite my usual careful handling of the nozzle. Thus the need to attend to the resultant aesthetic damage.
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Re: Stuff That Works

Post by Pterodactyl » Sun Sep 15, 2019 10:39 pm

Lofty wrote:
Sun Sep 15, 2019 5:29 pm
Pig Spit. An aerosol restorative that removed (at the very least, camouflaged) the annoyingly obvious fuel streaking on the rig's Satin Burgundy paint finish. Nothing else worked, at all, so I'm pleased to offer my unqualified recommendation here for owners with similar factory paint applications.

The flammability warning on the can of spit has some of the strongest wording I've seen in recent memory. This reconciles with my long-held belief that if it's dangerous, it'll likely work as advertised. :)

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In my defense, said streaking was caused when residual fuel in a blender pump's hose wasn't retained by a nozzle with a [likely] failed seal. The fuel spilled on to the GU's fuel tank, despite my usual careful handling of the nozzle. Thus the need to attend to the resultant aesthetic damage.

I love the stuff. I’ve been using it for 6-7 years and none of the explosive burns have hurt too bad. 8)
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Re: Stuff That Works

Post by windmill » Sun Sep 29, 2019 8:42 pm

Pterodactyl wrote:
Sun Sep 15, 2019 10:39 pm
Lofty wrote:
Sun Sep 15, 2019 5:29 pm
Pig Spit. An aerosol restorative that removed (at the very least, camouflaged) the annoyingly obvious fuel streaking on the rig's Satin Burgundy paint finish. Nothing else worked, at all, so I'm pleased to offer my unqualified recommendation here for owners with similar factory paint applications.

The flammability warning on the can of spit has some of the strongest wording I've seen in recent memory. This reconciles with my long-held belief that if it's dangerous, it'll likely work as advertised. :)

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In my defense, said streaking was caused when residual fuel in a blender pump's hose wasn't retained by a nozzle with a [likely] failed seal. The fuel spilled on to the GU's fuel tank, despite my usual careful handling of the nozzle. Thus the need to attend to the resultant aesthetic damage.

I love the stuff. I’ve been using it for 6-7 years and none of the explosive burns have hurt too bad. 8)
S 100 Engine Brightener also works very well, and may last a bit longer.
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Re: Stuff That Works

Post by Lofty » Thu Oct 10, 2019 11:09 am

Sheila Shine. A polish intended for stainless steel. An obvious off-label use when applied on motorcycle hardware, but this product works remarkably well. Just a bit of spray on a paper towel instantly removes any imperfections on the finish of my Kitchen Aid dual oven range. Just as well that a little goes a long way, as even a small can is a bit pricey.

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Re: Stuff That Works

Post by Lmo » Thu Oct 10, 2019 12:02 pm

Ooooo oo ... . and it comes in gallons ($69.95) !!!

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Re: Stuff That Works

Post by Lofty » Thu Oct 10, 2019 12:25 pm

Lmo wrote:
Thu Oct 10, 2019 12:02 pm
Ooooo oo ... . and it comes in gallons ($69.95) !!!

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Shop a little more sharply, Lew, and you'll save a few $$. :D

$35.96/gal.

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Re: Stuff That Works

Post by Msblu79 » Thu Oct 10, 2019 12:40 pm

Off topic comment, I cracked up at Lofty's avatar, reminds me of my idiot boss. :lol: Great product reviews guys, keep'em coming.
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Re: Stuff That Works

Post by Lmo » Thu Oct 10, 2019 5:21 pm

$35.96/gal.
Twue. But I'd hafta buy four of 'em to get that price: $143.83/case.
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Re: Stuff That Works

Post by tgtrotter » Thu Oct 17, 2019 12:36 pm

It caught my interest. Listed as consisting acetone. Works on wood, leather, porcelin ....
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NOT AVAILABLE IN CALIFORNIA !....well kinda not true. There is the low VOC ( Volatile Organic Compound or better yet whatever CA decides to be the active ingredient, is reduced )
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Re: Stuff That Works

Post by harryball » Thu Nov 21, 2019 10:29 am

Pig spit, S100. Both contain silicone? Correct? That will destroy O2 sensors, all it takes is the fumes or aerosolized mist. Take care not to crank the engine while it is still in the air, in fact, close off the tail pipes when spraying it.
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Re: Stuff That Works

Post by Kaliram » Thu Nov 21, 2019 12:28 pm

Lemon Pledge: we all know it’s used for cleaning furniture. HOWEVER! .... this is the best stuff ever for restoring clouded-up vinyl back to its full transparency.

I found out about this from a sail making shop that makes racing sails with vinyl “windows” in them. That shop would also get calls to clean the big clear vinyl “walls” that restaurants use on their Patios in order to keep the elements at bay from their customers.
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Re: Stuff That Works

Post by Lofty » Thu Nov 21, 2019 7:07 pm

harryball wrote:
Thu Nov 21, 2019 10:29 am
Pig spit, S100. Both contain silicone? Correct? That will destroy O2 sensors, all it takes is the fumes or aerosolized mist. Take care not to crank the engine while it is still in the air, in fact, close off the tail pipes when spraying it.
From my can of Pig Spit:

Contains: hydrocarbon propellant, CAS #68476-86-8; aliphatic hydrocarbon, CAS #142-82-5.

The CAS number for silicone is 90337-93-2.

The Pig Spit coating is designed to be sprayed on to a vinyl, painted or plastic surface, thinly, and immediately wiped dry.

More to the point, it's difficult to envision even the dullest individual spraying silicone (from any product containing it) in excessive quantity, and/or in close proximity to the air intake of a running engine, sufficient to create a bona fide hazard to adjacent oxygen sensors.

Perhaps the foregoing does in fact happen. S100 is sold as a general cleaner and is observably foamy when dispensed. We've all seen the YouTube videos that serve as examples of how not to perform a particular task.
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Re: Stuff That Works

Post by harryball » Thu Nov 21, 2019 7:18 pm

I'm going to give some pig spit a try. Just looking to brighten up the blacks on the frame etc...
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Re: Stuff That Works

Post by Lofty » Thu Nov 21, 2019 8:23 pm

You should be pleased with the results, Robert. As I said in a preceding post, it worked for my purposes when truly nothing else did.

Let us know how it works for you.
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