A household tip for you...Vinegar the unsung hero PART 5 of 8

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Vinegar is the unsung hero of   "AUTOMOTIVE"

Because white distilled vinegar has so many wonderful uses as a cleaning agent, it’s no surprise that it is also perfect to use on some of your bigger cleaning projects—namely automobiles. The next time you’re washing your car, shift into high gear and really make it shine with a little vinegar.
Keep car windows frost-free overnight in winter by coating them with a solution of 3 parts white distilled vinegar to 1 part water.

Polish car chrome with full-strength white distilled vinegar on a soft cloth.

Remove unwanted decals and bumper stickers by covering them with a cloth soaked in white distilled vinegar, or by repeatedly spraying them with full-strength white distilled vinegar. They should peel off in a couple of hours.

Rid the windshield wipers of road grime by wiping them with a white distilled vinegar-soaked cloth.

Remove the leftover odor after a rider has been carsick by leaving a bowl of white distilled vinegar overnight on the floor.

Get rid of hard water stains on your car with a rinse made from 3 parts soft water to one part white distilled vinegar.

Wipe vinyl upholstery with a mixture of equal parts white distilled vinegar and water.

Remove winter road salt residue on car carpeting by spraying with a mixture of equal parts white distilled vinegar and water, then blot with a soft towel.

Remove the hazy film that builds up on inside windows by spraying with white distilled vinegar.

Remove dirt and stains from car carpeting with a mixture of half white distilled vinegar and half water.

When doing car maintenance, soak rusty bolts and screws with white distilled vinegar to make them easier to remove.

Loosen chewing gum stuck to carpeting or upholstery by soaking it in white distilled vinegar.

Create an all-purpose window cleaner with a few ounces of white distilled vinegar in a quart of water.

Give leather upholstery an extra shine by cleaning it with hot white distilled vinegar and rinsing with soapy water.

Make your car extra shiny
by adding a few drops of white distilled vinegar to your bucket of water.


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Comments (5)

Vickie Nagy
Coldwell Banker Residential Real Estate - Palm Springs, CA
Vickie Jean the Palm Springs Condo Queen

Tip: Leaving many bowls of white distilled vinegar in a vacant home for 3 days will significantly reduce cigarette smoke smells.

Apr 08, 2011 04:13 AM
Kathy Denworth
BHHS Keys Real Estate - Islamorada, FL
Realtor in the Florida Keys, Islamorada, Key Largo

Vinegar is great except for the smell. If only they can change the odor, I am sure that everyone would use it a lot more than they do now. I am sure they will find a way.

Apr 08, 2011 04:13 AM
Mimi Foster
Falcon Property Company - Colorado Springs, CO
Voted Colorado Springs Best Realtor

Vinegar and baking soda - probably the two best products ever invented!  (Well, that and make-up :) )

Apr 08, 2011 04:15 AM
Lisa Bear (RE/MAX REALTY CENTER) Waukesha,MilwWI Real Estate 2628935555
Buyers Agent/Luxury/Lake/REO, listing package options - Oconomowoc, WI

Thanks for the smoke smell tip!

Ah yes... face paint!  Thank heavens for that!

Apr 08, 2011 04:20 AM
Kevin Nash
Shorewest Realtors, Metro Milwaukee - Germantown, WI

Wow, the only I have ever used vinegar for was for hard boiled eggs and cleaning my coffee pot.  Great tips.

Apr 08, 2011 04:24 AM