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5 Things To Do with Car Wax

Wish everything could be as shiny and clean as your car? Buff up on your car wax. This handy little item can prevent bathroom mildew, fix your favourite CDs and even cover up stratches on furniture.

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Magician Ben Hirsch invented the first car wax called Turtle Wax.

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Rub Out CD Scratches

Don’t throw out that scratched compact disc. Try fixing it first with a small dab of car wax. Spread a cloth on a flat surface and place the CD on it, damaged side up. Then, holding the disc with one hand, use the other to wipe the polish into the affected area with a soft cloth. Wait for it to dry and buff using short, brisk strokes along the scratch, not across it. A cloth sold to wipe glasses or camera lenses will work well. When you can no longer see the scratch, wash the disc with water and let it dry before playing.

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Keep Bathroom Mirrors Fog-Free

To prevent your bathroom mirror from steaming up after your next hot shower, apply a small amount of car paste wax to the mirror, let it dry, then buff it off with a soft cloth. Next time you step out of the shower, you’ll be able to see your face in the mirror immediately.

You can also rub the wax on bathroom fixtures to prevent water spots.

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Eradicate Furniture Stains

If there’s an ugly white ring on the dining room table and your regular furniture polish doesn’t work, try using a dab of car wax. Trace the ring with your finger to apply the wax and allow it to dry, then buff with a soft cloth.

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Eliminate Bathroom Mildew

To chase grime and mildew from your shower, follow these two simple steps. First, clean the soap and water residue off the tiles or shower wall. Then rub on a layer of car paste wax and buff with a clean, dry cloth. You’ll only need to reapply the wax about once a year. But don’t wax the bathtub-it will become very slippery.

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No-Stick Snow

When it’s time to clear the driveway after a snowstorm, you don’t want snow sticking to your shovel. Apply two thick coats of car paste wax to the work surface of the shovel before you begin shovelling. The snow won’t stick and there will be less wear and tear on your cardiovascular system.

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