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Community Question: What products for humans also work on cars?

Community Manager

It's a straightforward question this time:  what can you use both on/in your body and your vehicle?  The easiest answer is probably the bottled lotion (and shampoo/conditioner) from hotels for interior vinyl and leather trim, like the stuff below from a Hyatt hotel (that I use on the fancy FX4 Level II shift boot on my Ranger XLT). 

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I don't recommend the cheap hotel (oil based?) lotion as its not that great for your skin and it doesn't soften leather very well, nor does it last very long. Anyone have any other human products that are great for cars? 

 

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Re: Community Question: What products for humans also work on cars?

Detailer

I have used gritty tooth past to remove glaze on v belts and pulleys. 

Thin coating and make sure to shut the hood before starting. 

It has removed stubborn noises permanently. 

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Re: Community Question: What products for humans also work on cars?

Community Manager

Wow, that's a way better use for it compared to the toothpaste on yellowed headlight trick. 

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Re: Community Question: What products for humans also work on cars?

Advanced Driver

Dawn dish soap is a pretty good engine degreaser.

 

Nitro

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Re: Community Question: What products for humans also work on cars?

Detailer

Vaseline on things like injector ‘O’ rings while seating them in the fuel rail. 

White vinegar to remove light surface corrosion on a metal surface. 

 

 

 

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Re: Community Question: What products for humans also work on cars?

Pit Crew

Isn't the easiest answer a tee shirt?

🤔 staring to wonder how many different ways to use a tee shirt on cars, maybe that's the next question?

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Re: Community Question: What products for humans also work on cars?

Community Manager

I think we have a winner!  

 

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Re: Community Question: What products for humans also work on cars?

Detailer
Answering for a friend; "A gearshift knob". 😉
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Re: Community Question: What products for humans also work on cars?

Detailer

duct tape. a million and one ' temporary' repairs for your vehicle and works better than band-aids when you do that nasty ' oh yea that's bleedin' knuckle buster. the glue acts a disinfectant too i think but a quick spray of carb cleaner never hurts (just stings a bit). - (ps) gear shift knob? way too funny.

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Re: Community Question: What products for humans also work on cars?

Detailer

Never encourage me... 🤔