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  • IamTedV commented on ejmastnak's instructable Save a Burned Pot2 months ago
    Save a Burned Pot

    What is the point of adding the baking soda to the vinegar? All your doing with that, is neutralizing the acidity of the vinegar. Wouldn’t it be better to just let the pot soak with the vinegar overnight?

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  • I Restored an Old Tonka Truck for My Son

    What is the actual Rustolium name for that yellow? It almost looks like a perfect match for the Tonka yellow.

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  • IamTedV commented on SpecificLove's instructable 8 Life Hacks With Steel Wool2 years ago
    8 Life Hacks With Steel Wool

    Actually, that is incorrect. The windshield is two layers of glass, with the plastic layer sandwiched in between them. That way you have the hard, durable glass on both exposed sides. This is also why windshields can be cut. They are not tempered like the rest of the windows in a car.

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  • IamTedV commented on Not_Tasha's instructable Unusual Uses for Nail Polish2 years ago
    Unusual Uses for Nail Polish

    I use to work as a tech for aTheatre company and had keys to ten different sites. I went out and bought a different color for each site. I cleaned the keys with rubbing alcohol to remove any oil film, painted the heads of the keys and then made a rack from a metal coat hanger. I hung the keys from the rack and popped them in the oven at 250° for about a hour. Not only did the oven dry the nail polish, but it also made it very hard. In the ten years that I worked there afterwards, I never had to recoat any of the keys!I also used the nail polish to lock nuts onto screws. Just a dab of bright color polish between the screw and the nut would lock it, but make it easily removeable down the road. It also served as a way to detect tampering. If someone else tried to adjust something, they...

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    I use to work as a tech for aTheatre company and had keys to ten different sites. I went out and bought a different color for each site. I cleaned the keys with rubbing alcohol to remove any oil film, painted the heads of the keys and then made a rack from a metal coat hanger. I hung the keys from the rack and popped them in the oven at 250° for about a hour. Not only did the oven dry the nail polish, but it also made it very hard. In the ten years that I worked there afterwards, I never had to recoat any of the keys!I also used the nail polish to lock nuts onto screws. Just a dab of bright color polish between the screw and the nut would lock it, but make it easily removeable down the road. It also served as a way to detect tampering. If someone else tried to adjust something, they would break the nail polish bond and rarely have any bright yellow polish with them to cover their tracks! Plus at a glance, you can see if the polish has been broken, showing if there has been tampering.

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