Car Cleaning Tips
Tar can be removed from a car with linseed oil. Soak the tar, let it set, then wipe.
To remove a bumper sticker or decal, spray it with WD-40. Spray the label and let set to allow the spray for a 1/2 hour. This will loosen the glue.
To clean off a bumper sticker or decal, melt the blue with a hair dryer. Cornstarch will scrub it off with a nylon scrubber, or use straight vinegar.
Alcohol will remove a bumper sticker or decal off a metal bumper for a car.
Car upholstery can be cleaned with baking soda and water. Combine the two to make a paste and apply it with a used toothbrursh. Wipe with a wet sponge.
Rust can be cleaned off a chrome bumper with wet alluminum foil. Some say that dipping the aluminum foil i Coca-Cola is even better.
Defrost the outsides of car windows with white vinegar. Mix 3 parts of vinegar with 1 part water.
Clean your battery with a mixture of 1/2 cup baking soda and 2 cups warm water, scrub. After it dries, apply Vaseline around the area.
Baking soda will remove the build-up on a battery. Sprinkle the baking soda on to the terminals, sprinkle with water, and let set for about 1 hour. Rinse with a dampened, wrung-out towel.
Car windows can be defrosted with 3 parts vinegar and 1 part water. Apply the solution to the window, and do this again when the frost starts to come back.
Wash a car in the shade to prevent streaking. The car should be dried quickly to prevent water spots, although these spots can be removed by waxing.
When washing car windows, go back and forth on the outside and up and down on the inside. Then if you see streaks, you will know which side of the glass they are on.