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Hair gel? cleaning products? What can you do with it? Answered

I have several jars of hair gel which I used once upon a time but I want to find other uses for it
. I did hear that you can make it into a paste for putting onto the surface of vinyl records and when it sets you peel it off and it removes fine dust without scratching. Any ideas would be appreciated.


By "gel" do you mean like BrilCreme ? or something along the line a "greaser" would have worn in the 50's ? If it is the type that dries like hair spray, it becomes a great little "thin lamenator". I used cheap hair spray (from cans) for years to "coat" wires and ect. to make my own "magnet wire". But it can be hard to get on thin wires evenly.

I'll bet you could use it as "dope" in a pinch, for stiffening paper constructions. "dope" loosely speaking. I think that dope actually causes shrinkage of rice and similar papers...

Its mainly methyl-cellulose - wallpaper paste.......

I spent the 80's putting wall paper paste in my hair?...like ew, like ew. like omg.

The '80s. Hee, hee. Did you wear leg-warmers, too?

Ew-er still?

hahaha. No I wore my hair long and was in a new wave band while I was in college. Sadly, I resembled a cross between Rick Springfield, Rick Ocasek, George Harrison, with a tad of What'shisname from the Rolling Stones thrown in. Sadder still, although my hair is slightly shorter, I still do. TG I look 10 years younger than I am. At least I have that. And no, you'll have to take my word for it, the only thing anyone around here is ever gonna see is my lil fictitious pal blinky, in his finest green garb. anonymity is my middle name.

I used to work in a factory making cheap hair products. The engineers in the factory used the hair gel as an efficient hand de-greaser.

huh. I didn't know that about hair gel.