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I'm sure a few of us have rubbed our fingers raw trying to remove tar from our baby's and maybe a few don't know the following:
The tip? Use gas, (and don't ask what octane) Don't even bother wasting time using commercial products unless you want to spend 3 hours on your back rubbing you fingers to the bone. EPA standards do not allow commercial products to have the strength to clean. Waste of money and time. I gaurantee a smile on your face when you try this and more time to play golf.

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standby said:
I'm sure a few of us have rubbed our fingers raw trying to remove tar from our baby's and maybe a few don't know the following:
The tip? Use gas, (and don't ask what octane) Don't even bother wasting time using commercial products unless you want to spend 3 hours on your back rubbing you fingers to the bone. EPA standards do not allow commercial products to have the strength to clean. Waste of money and time. I gaurantee a smile on your face when you try this and more time to play golf.

Bob
I have always had excellent results using WD-40.
 
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Having always used gas since I've been old enough to drive, and no bad results, that's why I recommended gas. WD-440 migh have something in it that would hurt the paint...........Don't really know. But it's good to know there is an alternative.

Thanks

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I have always had excellent results using WD-40.
 

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Please use Goo-Gone or Goof Off for safety sake. I think gasoline is too volatile (explosive especially when used indoors) :flag . Bob @Windbaffle
 
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Wow doc.............Your talking like we are a bunch of kids in mechanics school. Hand grenades are explosive if a pin falls out. I don't tell you how to make a windbaffle that we pay way to much for.



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Please use Goo-Gone or Goof Off for safety sake. I think gasoline is too volatile (explosive especially when used indoors) :flag . Bob @Windbaffle
 

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Before anyone thinks I'm part of the "we" Bob is referencing, let me go on record that using gasoline as a cleaning solvent is dangerous. There are tons of products on the market that more effectively do the job, without the risk. Over the years I've investigated industrial accidents where the culprit was gasoline and the suspect was a static electricity discharge. The results are not pretty at all.

When I was younger I will admit to dragging out the gas can every time I needed to clean something, however technology has given us many options, all of them safer and some much easier on your car's finish.

BTW - in my opinion, the Windbaffle is not over-priced, considering the other custom components available for our cars. I like mine and the customer service that backs it up. :cheers
 

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I'm just a little curious why this thread seems to have turned personal. It's OK to disagree with somebody and defend one's position, but why the personal attack?

Not picking on anyone in particular, but I don't post as much on this forum as I might because I have seen too many examples of somebody turning something into a person offense or something. It just takes the fun out for those of us who don't care much for the sport of fighting.
 

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I'm just a little curious why this thread seems to have turned personal. It's OK to disagree with somebody and defend one's position, but why the personal attack?

Not picking on anyone in particular, but I don't post as much on this forum as I might because I have seen too many examples of somebody turning something into a person offense or something. It just takes the fun out for those of us who don't care much for the sport of fighting.
Well put Caly.
It's really too bad. I have seen us loose a lot of participation since about 12/2/04 for what seems to be this very reason.
People come for the enjoyment of it ....nobody needs the :bs
 

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Docs

Also in defense of Dr. Bob, as a fellow physician, you must remember that it is in our nature for healthcare providers to watch out for "less than intelligent" activities that people undertake (since we might see them in the ER or office). Prevention is always better than treatment.

Good for you, Dr. Bob (for thinking about that aspect of the gasoline use and speaking up).

Standby - My mother always told me "If you can't say something nice about someone, don't say anything" - still sage advice, especially on this forum.
 
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You might think of directing your comment to almost everyone on this forum at one time or another, because we are all guilty, especially MSWAIM.

I didn't particularly like being talked to like a was a child. I work in an industry that is very safety minded. The high end of the electrical business, mainly power plants, high lines running up to 5000,000 volts and no one is more cautious than I and I make sure everyone works safe around these high voltages, but I don't nag at them.
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Standby - My mother always told me "If you can't say something nice about someone, don't say anything" - still sage advice, especially on this forum.
 

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You might think of directing your comment to almost everyone on this forum at one time or another, because we are all guilty, especially MSWAIM.

I didn't particularly like being talked to like a was a child. I work in an industry that is very safety minded. The high end of the electrical business, mainly power plants, high lines running up to 5000,000 volts and no one is more cautious than I and I make sure everyone works safe around these high voltages, but I don't nag at them.

I'm sorry, but don't drag me into this. I've never had issues with ANY other member other than you, and you are the one who personally attacked when I challenged the mis-information you posted.

Dr. Bob was simply stating that for safety's sake you should use a less-volatile cleaning solution, not speaking to you or anyone else like a child.

The comment concerning the pricing of Dr. Bob's product was unwarranted and insulting.
 

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Sorry I led to such a wild response guys. Thanks MSwain and Eyedoc for you supportive words.

There was an item on the news earlier in the week.... of a fellow siphoning gas for some reason. It went well apparently till he checked to see home much gas was transferred. No --he didn't use a match.

But he did have his lighter. The story didn't have a pretty ending obviously.

Standby, alot of people are on the web of various backgrounds. I dont think any of us would want to hear about an injury or death due to a casual comment like using gasoline for a cleaning solution.

I hope you can understand my concern. Take care, get your tops down and have a great day!! Bob
 
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I think you have got your point across, so lets set it aside.......... and of course what ever I'm for, MSwain is against. Hasn't he figured out yet that I have blocked him and his messages to me or about me are going unread by me?

Peace OUT......top down

Harry, hope the weather is gettting better in Germany. top down, wear a rain coat (slicker)

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Sorry I led to such a wild response guys. Thanks MSwain and Eyedoc for you supportive words.
I hope you can understand my concern. Take care, get your tops down and have a great day!! Bob
 
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