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Carbona Cleaning Fluid

Carbona Cleaning Fluid

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Currently not on view
Object Name
corn plaster remover
cleaning fluid, grease remover
Measurements
overall: 4 1/2 in x 1 1/4 in; 11.43 cm x 3.175 cm
ID Number
2012.0165.853
catalog number
2012.0165.853
accession number
2012.0165
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National Museum of American History
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I remember growing up using a bottle of this cleaning fluid on any stain we had be it on clothing or upholstery. Under the outer cap was a velour type of pad and you would just turn the bottle upside down for a second and it would wet the pad through a small hole under it then you would just rub it on the stain and it would take most anything out. It smelled kind of like a dry cleaner's solution. I wish I knew what the chemical was that made it work so well. I am a mechanic and when I get an oil spot on my uniform I will spray it with CRC Brakleen which sometimes has the same smell. I say sometimes because I think their formula changes or is inconsistent, sometimes it smells a little more like mineral spirits. Works great as a roach or wasp killer with the spray tube you can shoot them accurately from good distances. Doesn't leave any residue like a lot of bug sprays and kills instantly.

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