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).
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?
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.
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.
Well if we’re going there...how about silicone? Works to install rubber grommets and rubber seals. A skim of clear silicone caulk works great to stop plastic on plastic interior squeaks. And I think we all know what’s it’s good for on humans. 🤔😉
are you sure you're on the right ' forum' ? soon you'll be writing - 'dear hagerty you probably won't believe this but....' and don't even get me started on trailer hitches.
For the record this is Sajeev’s fault...and that’s the story I’m sticking with. So I don’t intend to show any sympathy when he reads this, and has to deal with it on Monday morning. 😛
I have two: Skin so Soft lotion for your dashboard, and superglue. Developed to patch up veterans (the glue not the lotion. I know that seems obvious but since we already went down one rabbit hole...) and became a household adhesive.
I hesitated to add this, but after reading some other comments, what the hay...
KY Jelly or any other brand of "personal lubricant" works great on installing stubborn radiator hoses. Put a little KY inside the hose and it slips right onto the fitting. But of course you probably already knew that, didn't you?