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<p>The following came from this thread: http://oldholden.com/?q=node/21654<br /><br />Thanks to all who contributed.<br /><br /><strong>Spray Grease</strong>. A lithium based grease that sprays like WD40 but then turns to grease. Useful for lubricting those hard to get at/hard to get into things like bonnet hinges, pivots, etc. Spray Lithium Grease is also good on window winder gears, rollers etc.<br /><br /><strong>SEM Vinyl Prep</strong>. Good for getting Armourall, grease, built up dirt etc off your vinyl in preparation for painting or just a general clean-up of your interior.<br /><br /><strong>Ozito (Dremel) unit</strong>. These are about $40-odd from Bunnings. They take Dremel bits and are really useful for a miriad of jobs on the car.<br /><br /><strong>GMC Pressure Water sprayer</strong>. These are about $67 also from Bunnings. They work just as well (or better in some cases) than the more expensive high pressure sprayers and come with a 3 year warranty.<br /><br /><strong>Spray and cook canola oil</strong> does a better job than wd40 for a third of the price, but it isnt very good at penetrating stuck bolts though. It can also be used to take the dullness out of fibreglass IE boats</p><p>&nbsp;</p><p>[[Category: Related Interest]]</p>
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The following came from this thread: http://oldholden.com/?q=node/21654<br /><br />Thanks to all who contributed.<br /><br />Spray Grease. A lithium based grease that sprays like WD40 but then turns to grease. Useful for lubricting those hard to get at/hard to get into things like bonnet hinges, pivots, etc. Spray Lithium Grease is also good on window winder gears, rollers etc.<br /><br />SEM Vinyl Prep. Good for getting Armourall, grease, built up dirt etc off your vinyl in preparation for painting or just a general clean-up of your interior.<br /><br />Ozito (Dremel) unit. These are about $40-odd from Bunnings. They take Dremel bits and are really useful for a miriad of jobs on the car.<br /><br />GMC Pressure Water sprayer. These are about $67 also from Bunnings. They work just as well (or better in some cases) than the more expensive high pressure sprayers and come with a 3 year warranty.<br /><br />Spray and cook canola oil does a better job than wd40 for a third of the price, but it isnt very good at penetrating stuck bolts though. It can also be used to take the dullness out of fibreglass IE boats &amp; bumpers when rubbed in well.<br /><br />Petrol for degreasing, cheap and does the job better than any degreaser i have used. Carefull using Petrol for degreasing, dont get it on your skin and dont breathe it as it is carcenogenic!<br /><br />Auto Glym interior cleaner. This stuff is not cheap but does a really good job of cleaning old/greasy interiors. It even removed 99% of some Mastick that had been on cloth face of the Qute's Stato seats for a couple of years.<br /><br />Toothpaste for cleaning glass and instrument lens's. <br /><br />Best thing in my shed is woollube and contact cleaner. <br /><br />Anyone with a VN onward dash would recomend CRC Plasticote, good for protecting circuitboards and also solder joints. Stops them drying out cracking (Speedo's etc)<br /><br />De-Solv-it is great for removing glue and other stuff off clear plastics without scratching it or marking it.<br /><br />For undoing rusty bolts, took the front bumper brackets off the Bedford,been on 30yrs,sqeeked liked you know what, tried WD40 etc, still tough as nails then remembered had some Lanogard 3000 spray oil,(it's from sheep wool) magic stuff, got it from &quot;Home&quot; stores<br /><br />Car Polish, Car-Lack 68, its the bees knees in Car Polish, made in Germany, Polyethylen-Acryl-Compound, use it on hot or cold surface, very ,very easy to put on and take off, never had better, have used all others, have Signal Red paint, as you know its bad for the sun, could never get a good shine on the boot of the family car, always looked yuk, not now, this stuff has UV Protedtion, 30yrs experience<br /><br />Everyday household glass cleaner works a treat on chrome,wipe on with one cloth, let it streak and wipe off with another clean cloth.<br /><br />On the subject of cleaning, I used to work at maccas when I was in the first few years of my time(made more money at maccas!). We used liquid ajax on the stainless cupboard doors, tiles etc, so I tried it on chrome, works just as well. And soda water was used at times depending on what manager was on, worked pretty good. <br /><br />If you love your engine bay nice + clean..I use industrial hand cleaner cream,rubbing over softly, then a hose down.<br /><br />Toothpaste is excellent for cleaning your jewelery too,<br /><br />Best stuff I have used for a metal pollish is 'BriteShine', comes in a yellow tin and is an impregnated cotton wadding. Brite shine, cloth in a tin, xclnt on chrome . Use it after you have finish with the Autosol on alloy for that finishing touch.<br /><br />Autosol for cleaning mags/stainless and chrome...Just be careful with that stuff, Did a chemical course through work and you would be surprised what happens if you leave it on your skin for to long. Some ingredients in cleaners can go straight through your skin and end up in your bone marrow....so if they say to where gloves, do it. Just letting you know.......and yes I do use it.<br /><br />INOX, this stuff beats WD40 and rust converter hands down (basically just a combo of the two) but its what I call &quot;majic spray&quot; best product I've come across. Not cheap but well worth it. They also make one called Lanox which is like that one mentioned earlier made from lanolin from sheeps wool, its a rust proofing agent or so I'm told<br /><br />Also, loktite no3 non hardening gasket sealant. Best gasket goo available, useful for anything and everything, fuel safe, oil safe, can be used on water and heater hoses to stop leaks AND prevent them getting stuck on. Its sticky as all hell and it never dries so it stays sticky as all hell forever... beware<br /><br />fisholene is supposed to be good for preventing rust <br /><br />baking or bicarb soda for removing rust stains and surface rust

Revision as of 13:32, 30 August 2007

The following came from this thread: http://oldholden.com/?q=node/21654

Thanks to all who contributed.

Spray Grease. A lithium based grease that sprays like WD40 but then turns to grease. Useful for lubricting those hard to get at/hard to get into things like bonnet hinges, pivots, etc. Spray Lithium Grease is also good on window winder gears, rollers etc.

SEM Vinyl Prep. Good for getting Armourall, grease, built up dirt etc off your vinyl in preparation for painting or just a general clean-up of your interior.

Ozito (Dremel) unit. These are about $40-odd from Bunnings. They take Dremel bits and are really useful for a miriad of jobs on the car.

GMC Pressure Water sprayer. These are about $67 also from Bunnings. They work just as well (or better in some cases) than the more expensive high pressure sprayers and come with a 3 year warranty.

Spray and cook canola oil does a better job than wd40 for a third of the price, but it isnt very good at penetrating stuck bolts though. It can also be used to take the dullness out of fibreglass IE boats & bumpers when rubbed in well.

Petrol for degreasing, cheap and does the job better than any degreaser i have used. Carefull using Petrol for degreasing, dont get it on your skin and dont breathe it as it is carcenogenic!

Auto Glym interior cleaner. This stuff is not cheap but does a really good job of cleaning old/greasy interiors. It even removed 99% of some Mastick that had been on cloth face of the Qute's Stato seats for a couple of years.

Toothpaste for cleaning glass and instrument lens's.

Best thing in my shed is woollube and contact cleaner.

Anyone with a VN onward dash would recomend CRC Plasticote, good for protecting circuitboards and also solder joints. Stops them drying out cracking (Speedo's etc)

De-Solv-it is great for removing glue and other stuff off clear plastics without scratching it or marking it.

For undoing rusty bolts, took the front bumper brackets off the Bedford,been on 30yrs,sqeeked liked you know what, tried WD40 etc, still tough as nails then remembered had some Lanogard 3000 spray oil,(it's from sheep wool) magic stuff, got it from "Home" stores

Car Polish, Car-Lack 68, its the bees knees in Car Polish, made in Germany, Polyethylen-Acryl-Compound, use it on hot or cold surface, very ,very easy to put on and take off, never had better, have used all others, have Signal Red paint, as you know its bad for the sun, could never get a good shine on the boot of the family car, always looked yuk, not now, this stuff has UV Protedtion, 30yrs experience

Everyday household glass cleaner works a treat on chrome,wipe on with one cloth, let it streak and wipe off with another clean cloth.

On the subject of cleaning, I used to work at maccas when I was in the first few years of my time(made more money at maccas!). We used liquid ajax on the stainless cupboard doors, tiles etc, so I tried it on chrome, works just as well. And soda water was used at times depending on what manager was on, worked pretty good.

If you love your engine bay nice + clean..I use industrial hand cleaner cream,rubbing over softly, then a hose down.

Toothpaste is excellent for cleaning your jewelery too,

Best stuff I have used for a metal pollish is 'BriteShine', comes in a yellow tin and is an impregnated cotton wadding. Brite shine, cloth in a tin, xclnt on chrome . Use it after you have finish with the Autosol on alloy for that finishing touch.

Autosol for cleaning mags/stainless and chrome...Just be careful with that stuff, Did a chemical course through work and you would be surprised what happens if you leave it on your skin for to long. Some ingredients in cleaners can go straight through your skin and end up in your bone marrow....so if they say to where gloves, do it. Just letting you know.......and yes I do use it.

INOX, this stuff beats WD40 and rust converter hands down (basically just a combo of the two) but its what I call "majic spray" best product I've come across. Not cheap but well worth it. They also make one called Lanox which is like that one mentioned earlier made from lanolin from sheeps wool, its a rust proofing agent or so I'm told

Also, loktite no3 non hardening gasket sealant. Best gasket goo available, useful for anything and everything, fuel safe, oil safe, can be used on water and heater hoses to stop leaks AND prevent them getting stuck on. Its sticky as all hell and it never dries so it stays sticky as all hell forever... beware

fisholene is supposed to be good for preventing rust

baking or bicarb soda for removing rust stains and surface rust