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Old 16th Jul 2019, 12:06 pm   #1
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Default Degreaser for cigarette tar removal

Those who also work on vintage cars/bikes will already know this but...

Having tried every solvent and detergent I could find on a French chandelier that must have sat over a table of French men discussing politics and chain smoking Gauloises for a few decades, I went and bought some no nonsense degreaser from Screwfix. The neat solution washed the nicotine off with very little effort and it claims to be OK on plastics and paintwork. So far I have had no trouble although I am avoiding the cut glass.

It is corrosive so will need to be rinsed off which will limit it's use on radios but is something I will reach for when nothing else works.
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