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Old 18th Aug 2019, 9:40 am   #22
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Default Re: Degreaser for cigarette tar removal

FLASH used to be supplied in a packet. It was a mixture of easy dissolvable green crystals. I used to mix in a jam jar a concentrated solution in warm to hot water. It was absolutely fabulous and brought TV receiver cabinets back to new. The knobs were soaked in the jar and grime removed with a nail brush. The Thorn receivers [900/1400/1500 etc] restored particularly well with their Formica finished cabinets.

Flash is now in a spray container and is not so vigorous as the old crystals. It works ok but like everything today, not quite so well. I still keep a couple of the old packets 'under the kitchen sink' for very stubborn cleaning but use the more convenient lazy spray for quick jobs.
The best grease and nicotine remover of all time is of course 'Sugar Soap' It was generally employed to wash down paintwork, doors etc before repainting. It is still available but the old Flash is a very close second. John.
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