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Timbo

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PostSubject: Toothpaste   Tue Oct 10, 2017 6:10 pm

As I don't have access to a buffing wheel (the joys of renting) I was thinking of what to use to give my stems that little bit of extra shine when cleaning and removing oxidisation from them. After sanding with micromesh pads, I grabbed my smokers mixture toothpaste, the slightly gritty stuff, and gave the stem a good scrub then rinsed under warm water. It came up lovely and shiny, not as good as a buffer but I'm happy with the result. 

As an added bonus the above process works to clean sandblasts beautifully too. 

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Tim
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PostSubject: Re: Toothpaste   Tue Oct 10, 2017 7:29 pm

Yup, I even use tooth paste to restore old single edge razors to shine like new. Even removes rust but takes some elbow grease. Also a great chrome polish. Over 1001 uses for tooth paste cheers

Timbo, glad you also find tooth paste useful other than to brush your teeth....lol

YOU WONDER WHERE THE YELLOW WENT WHEN YOU BRUSH YOUR STEM WITH PEPSODENT



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PostSubject: Re: Toothpaste   Tue Oct 10, 2017 7:41 pm

Lonecoyote wrote:
Yup, I even use tooth paste to restore old single edge razors to shine like new. Even removes rust but takes some elbow grease. Also a great chrome polish. Over 1001 uses for tooth paste  cheers  

Timbo, glad you also find tooth paste useful other than to brush your teeth....lol

YOU WONDER WHERE THE YELLOW WENT WHEN YOU BRUSH YOUR STEM WITH PEPSODENT



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Ted, isn't this the commercial with Bucky Beaver? Seem to remember this back in the day. Ya, I'm an old fart! Wink



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PostSubject: Re: Toothpaste   Tue Oct 10, 2017 7:49 pm

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Ted, isn't this the commercial with Bucky Beaver? Seem to remember this back in the day. Ya, I'm an old fart!  Wink

Youbetcha, you have a great memory.
The original...." you wonder where the yellow went when you brush your teeth with Pepsodent ".

I used the word STEM to be puny..... Twisted Evil
Well, at least I got a good laugh!

By the way you can still purchase Pepsodent at Dollar Tree. It's the ONLY tooth paste that makes my teeth squeak after brushing.  It's that good still.



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PostSubject: Re: Toothpaste   Tue Oct 10, 2017 8:18 pm

Lonecoyote wrote:
Brewdude wrote:
Ted, isn't this the commercial with Bucky Beaver? Seem to remember this back in the day. Ya, I'm an old fart!  Wink

Youbetcha, you have a great memory.
The original...." you wonder where the yellow went when you brush your teeth with Pepsodent ".

I used the word STEM to be puny..... Twisted Evil
Well, at least I got a good laugh!

By the way you can still purchase Pepsodent at Dollar Tree. It's the ONLY tooth paste that makes my teeth squeak after brushing.  It's that good still.



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Actually, it's what I'm brushing with right now. About 2 bucks at my grocery store. Still works just fine as compared to all those higher priced brands. I get just as good an evaluation at my cleanings!


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RR


OK, done with the hijax!

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PostSubject: Re: Toothpaste   Wed Oct 11, 2017 2:32 pm

Truly a universal polisher!

If ever I was detached on duty and forgot my metal polish, toothpaste was a great alternative for polishing the brass buckle on my RAF belt. Needed a bit muscle but it worked well. Smelt good too!
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Timbo

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PostSubject: Re: Toothpaste   Wed Oct 11, 2017 6:06 pm

Cheers gents, at least with toothpaste, if you get any in the bowl its a lovely minty ghost for the first few puffs. Smile

It also polishes the nickel on my Pete systems well. Not as quickly as Brasso, but tastes much nicer in case of mishap. 

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Tim
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PostSubject: Re: Toothpaste   Thu Oct 26, 2017 11:46 am

Another use of toothpaste — it gets rid of the oxidation on your car headlights.
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PostSubject: Re: Toothpaste   Thu Oct 26, 2017 12:20 pm

KevinM wrote:
Another use of toothpaste — it gets rid of the oxidation on your car headlights.

Thanks for sharing!! I know there are 1001 uses for tooth paste but I never thought of trying it on headlights to remove oxidation. Will give it a go on my son's vehicle one day soon.



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PostSubject: Re: Toothpaste   Thu Oct 26, 2017 2:15 pm

Brewdude wrote:
Lonecoyote wrote:
Yup, I even use tooth paste to restore old single edge razors to shine like new. Even removes rust but takes some elbow grease. Also a great chrome polish. Over 1001 uses for tooth paste  cheers  

Timbo, glad you also find tooth paste useful other than to brush your teeth....lol

YOU WONDER WHERE THE YELLOW WENT WHEN YOU BRUSH YOUR STEM WITH PEPSODENT



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Ted, isn't this the commercial with Bucky Beaver? Seem to remember this back in the day. Ya, I'm an old fart!  Wink



Cheers,

RR
No, Bucky pitched Ipana.   Laughing 



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PostSubject: Re: Toothpaste   Thu Oct 26, 2017 2:18 pm

Hermit ^^^^^^^^^^^

WOW, did you just bring back fond memories!!



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PostSubject: Re: Toothpaste   Thu Oct 26, 2017 2:24 pm

Lonecoyote wrote:
Hermit ^^^^^^^^^^^

WOW, did you just bring back fond memories!!



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I actually remembered Ipana as soon as Bucky was mentioned.
Can't remember what I did yesterday, but I remembered that.   pale
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PostSubject: Re: Toothpaste   Thu Oct 26, 2017 8:11 pm

Toothpaste also works on plastic covered headlights!
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PostSubject: Re: Toothpaste   Thu Oct 26, 2017 8:39 pm

Hermit wrote:
Brewdude wrote:
Lonecoyote wrote:
Yup, I even use tooth paste to restore old single edge razors to shine like new. Even removes rust but takes some elbow grease. Also a great chrome polish. Over 1001 uses for tooth paste  cheers  

Timbo, glad you also find tooth paste useful other than to brush your teeth....lol

YOU WONDER WHERE THE YELLOW WENT WHEN YOU BRUSH YOUR STEM WITH PEPSODENT



KEEP ON PUFFING!!!




Ted, isn't this the commercial with Bucky Beaver? Seem to remember this back in the day. Ya, I'm an old fart!  Wink



Cheers,

RR
No, Bucky pitched Ipana.   Laughing 




Right you are Herm. I'd forgotten about Ipana until just now. Yup, that's Bucky beaver!

Brusha, brusha, brusha with the new Ipana!


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RR

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PostSubject: Re: Toothpaste   Wed Nov 01, 2017 5:44 pm

Late add FYI: yesterday I was at the Honda dealership and the service writer asked if I wanted my headlights polished now that the nights are longer. I said it was a DIY job, and I used toothpaste. He said he considers Arm and Hammer plain toothpaste (no flavor, just the old straight stuff) the best brand for the purpose of polishing plastic headlamp covers. I’m gonna try it for .88 a tube.
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PostSubject: Re: Toothpaste   Wed Nov 01, 2017 7:42 pm

KevinM wrote:
Late add FYI:  yesterday I was at the Honda dealership and the service writer asked if I wanted my headlights polished now that the nights are longer.  I said it was a DIY job, and I used toothpaste. He said he considers Arm and Hammer plain toothpaste (no flavor, just the old straight stuff) the best brand for the purpose of polishing plastic headlamp covers. I’m gonna try it for .88 a tube.

Great tip Kev. Gracias!


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PostSubject: Re: Toothpaste   Sat Dec 30, 2017 2:27 pm

FYI — I was talking to my garage guy (the one who gave me the toothpaste tip) and he said I’d done a pretty good job on my headlights, but added, you’ll need to do it again. ‘Course he declined to guarantee that his $100 job was more permanent than my own $2.99 DIY job. He did say his professional last step was a coat of clear coat, Ah, you mean the stuff that’s been known to peel off cars?, I asked. Wise guy, he replied. I don’t recall that headlight maintenance was a challenge on my ‘66 Chevy. Apart from headlamps that fog up, I find the front end design of new cars gets ridiculouser and ridiculouser.
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PostSubject: Re: Toothpaste   Sat Dec 30, 2017 5:29 pm

Ridiculouser?

Gotta contact Merriam/Webster to add that one!
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PostSubject: Re: Toothpaste   Sat Dec 30, 2017 11:12 pm

Yes. Auto correct drives me nuts, so I return the favor.
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