For you Smokers

Discussion in 'Green Room' started by Lonman, Jul 11, 2004.

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  1. Lonman

    Lonman Bleh!

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    I'm a smoker and occasionally I have to spend a day or two getting the build-up nicotine stains off of my stuff. I did a search a while back and came up with a killer solution that literally melts nicontine build-up with very little ellbow grease and no super harsh chemicals. The solution:

    1 gallon hot water
    1/2 cup of 20 Mule Team Borax
    1/2 teaspoon liquid dish detergent (Dawn cuts grease and would work well for the stains)
    1 tablespoon ammonia

    I like to use this in a spray bottle after the borax has all disolved. Have a bucket of clean water handy to rinse your rag out in because the stuff you melt off is uber-nasty and you don't want to contaminate your cleaning solution by rinsing your rag out in it.

    I've also used that really harsh shower cleaner which works well, but this stuff works even better without the nasty fumes and burning skin.
     
  2. Petros

    Petros Thief IV

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    You're a smoker? Why don't you just go suck on the exhaust pipe of a poorly-tuned automobile.
     
  3. tdinc

    tdinc █▄█ ▀█▄ █ Political User

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    i smoke, I wonder if I should use it on my teeth.... :D
     
  4. NetRyder

    NetRyder Tech Junkie Folding Team

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    You could try. I doubt it would do any more harm than what that smoke is doing to your lungs. [​IMG]
     
  5. Tuffgong4

    Tuffgong4 The Donger Need Food!!!! Political User

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    nice post I'll try it out
     
  6. Lonman

    Lonman Bleh!

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    Dur! The first three words in my post shoulda tipped you off. :p

    But it's a dry smoke.
     
  7. Bytes Back

    Bytes Back Ex Police Chief

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    Nice tip Lonman,

    Erm, what the hell is 1/2 cup of 20 Mule Team Borax

    Could someone translate that to British :confused:
     
  8. SPeedY_B

    SPeedY_B I may actually be insane.

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    An even better way to remove the stains would be to smoke outside or quit smoking.
     
  9. Bytes Back

    Bytes Back Ex Police Chief

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    Well !!! thats like formatting yyou hard drive to fix a windows problem, it works but not actually getting to the point !
     
  10. Petros

    Petros Thief IV

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    Or using a guillotine to cure dandruff.
     
  11. Geffy

    Geffy Moderator Folding Team

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    it works doesnt it :p
     
  12. Jewelzz

    Jewelzz OSNN Godlike Veteran

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    That's what I do and have done for years, at the request of my daughter :)
     
  13. DixyChick

    DixyChick OSNN One Post Wonder

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    A sledgehammer to crack a nut?
     
  14. SpaceCasey

    SpaceCasey Commander "Frag-Cafe.Com"

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    How about a chainsaw to trim your nails.
     
  15. Geffy

    Geffy Moderator Folding Team

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    a sythe to cut your toenails ;)
     
  16. SpaceCasey

    SpaceCasey Commander "Frag-Cafe.Com"

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    Oh come on, I already took care of nails with my chainsaw.......Alright, how about using a Flamethrower to light a cigarette.....(this is a smoking thread) :p
     
  17. SPeedY_B

    SPeedY_B I may actually be insane.

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    This apparently: http://www.dialcorp.com/index.cfm?page_id=56 :)

    Very respectable of you, my parents do the same. Can't see the point in making your home smell and stain the walls etc. I actually find people who smoke inside quite odd :p :D
     
  18. Bytes Back

    Bytes Back Ex Police Chief

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    Ta for the info, sadly it doesn't actually say what a british equivalent is, IE is tesco saver bleqach gonna cut the Mustard? ( or melt the plastic ! )

    I have to, Wife and kids cant stand smoking in the house so I'm banished To The Garden, Still, gives a break every now and then :D
     
  19. Bytes Back

    Bytes Back Ex Police Chief

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    :D :D

    Steam roller to roll your own ?
     
  20. Smokie

    Smokie A Proud Australian

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    Like a Pommie using soap?????? ;)

    I know, it's an oldie Bytes but still a goodie... :D
     
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