Tuesday, May 01, 2007

Unusual Uses for Baby Oil: Polish Hubcaps

Baby oil --designed to soften skin-- is great for removing eye makeup, especially mascara. It's a cheap and gentle substitute for expensive makeup removal solutions. But baby oil also has some home polishing skills. That's the word from the April issue of Real Simple magazine. Baby oil can double as a polish for chrome, the magazine reports.

"Apply a dab to a cotton cloth and uses it to shine everything from faucets to hubcaps." --Real Simple.

I will try this tip during the next week and for the upcoming Tuesday's Tip, I will report on my efforts to polish metal with baby oil. My to-do list will also include these tips from Associated Content. My favorites from the list include:

"Quiet Door or Window Squeaky Hinges
Pour some Johnson's™ Baby Oil in a small spray bottle. Then, anytime you hear an annoying squeak from a door or window hinges, simply squirt a little baby oil on the offender. Wipe up any excess oil with a clean cloth or paper towel."


"Fix a Sticky Zipper Easily
Pour some baby oil on a clean cloth, then wipe it along the teeth of a sticky zipper. Then, hook the zipper together and run the fastener up and down a few times. It should work fine now, without sticking or hanging up! " source: AC


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