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Paul Carmel



Joined: 07 Dec 2004
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Location: Palma Mallorca & Greece

PostPosted: Fri May 15, 2009 11:14 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

pambon wrote:
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Cheap Olive Oil on chrome, I just brought back to life an old 50's blender, looks like new! Not that I was around in the 50's.


My, PC, you're quite the youngster then Very Happy


I don't think I am the youngest on LMH, I think NC and LV might just pip me..............sounds like a poll in the cafe, then again there is Garri and Aldo.
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la vache!



Joined: 16 Feb 2005
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PostPosted: Fri Aug 07, 2009 3:14 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Barbecue grills - horrible job!
Just been listening to Radio 2 and Aggie was on from HCIYH, she gave a great tip for cleaning barbecue grills, scrunch up some aluminium foil, rub on the grill et voilą, all the horrid stuff comes off easily. I've just tried it on mine and it works.
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enid



Joined: 27 Dec 2004
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Location: Labretonie France

PostPosted: Fri Aug 07, 2009 3:22 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks LV - I've passed on your tip to the BBQ cleaning half of the team
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tansy



Joined: 20 Sep 2004
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Location: La Manche, Normandy, France

PostPosted: Fri Aug 07, 2009 4:21 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Whirlpool washing machine & tumble drier (American ones top loader washer) £399 a piece takes 10KG

My roller ironing machine Meile

My Hakawerk man that arrives at the door every 2 months... (modern version of travelling brush salesman!) the German products are just amazing, smell fantastic & also environmentally friendly - you'll perceive them as expensive but you use so little they are in the end cheaper than supermarket stuff.
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apexblue



Joined: 10 Sep 2008
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PostPosted: Wed Sep 09, 2009 12:06 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Any tips for getting rust out of fabric - tried bleach, oxyaction, stardrops.
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Hells Bells



Joined: 30 Apr 2005
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PostPosted: Wed Sep 09, 2009 12:13 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I think lemon was the old fashioned solution to rust.
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Hells Bells



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PostPosted: Wed Sep 09, 2009 12:14 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

http://www.ehow.com/how_18793_remove-rust-fabric.html tells you how.
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Nightowl



Joined: 30 Aug 2005
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Location: Cadiz, Spain & London

PostPosted: Wed Sep 09, 2009 12:14 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

'Fraid not apex blue, that's a difficult one.

A favourite product: White Wizard - you can get it in Lakeland and (I think) Robert Dyas - gets marks off virtually everything - I used it on some sticky marks on a pale coloured carpet and it worked really well.

...but I doubt if even that would get rust marks off fabric, sorry.
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Hells Bells



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PostPosted: Wed Sep 09, 2009 12:15 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

However, another site suggests that bleach will permanently set the rust stain in the fabric,so lemon may be too late
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tansy



Joined: 20 Sep 2004
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PostPosted: Wed Sep 09, 2009 1:37 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

You can't get rust out... sorry to be bearer of bad news.
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Giddy Goat



Joined: 12 Jun 2005
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PostPosted: Wed Sep 09, 2009 1:41 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Tansy, in the dim and distant past I bought something from the chemist which worked a treat. I must have picked up the tip from somewhere but as for recalling where, forget it. Maybe you might be able to make some enquiries, HelenB? Smile
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tree-peony



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PostPosted: Wed Sep 09, 2009 1:56 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

isn't it Borax?
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PostPosted: Wed Sep 09, 2009 3:02 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Lemon worked! Thank you so much. Only been out in the sun for an hour (yes sunny in Wales today) and all rust stains gone.
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Joined: 20 Jun 2006
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PostPosted: Thu Sep 10, 2009 7:38 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I got a good tip from my cleaner for streak-free windows and mirrors: Amonia. Spray a little on a cloth and wipe over after cleaning.

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PostPosted: Tue Sep 21, 2010 9:24 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

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A favourite product: White Wizard - you can get it in Lakeland and (I think) Robert Dyas - gets marks off virtually everything - I used it on some sticky marks on a pale coloured carpet and it worked really well.


Ditto White Wizard. My mother has virtually removed an old olive oil stain on carpet which nothing else would move.
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