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    Posted: 18 Feb 2021 at 09:32
A lot of Guzzi Le Mans owners used to polish their exhaust headers and cans with the stuff. It did a great job, but now, as with all good things, they've stopped using the original 'recipe' to save us from ourselves. 
So, is anyone using a decent alternative? Only one I can find that resembles it is Stovax; has anyone tried this. 
Maybe this aspect of polishing our exhausts has just died out.
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when is was a lad my mother worked in the village 'big house'. my Saturday morning job was to Zebrite several fireplaces. ended the day with hands that would not be PC these days
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Don't remember Zeebrite but I do remember my Gran using Cardinal Red on the front door step. Still don't know why.
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We still use that on the kitchen floor Bob.
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Next you'll be telling me that you can remember when Gunk used to actually get the grease off engines!LOL
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I used to use gunk until I saw a tip that 50/50 mix of turps and parafin worked just as well and was much cheaper!
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Paraffin!  Cant remember the last time I saw that stuff
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Originally posted by BobV7 BobV7 wrote:

Don't remember Zeebrite but I do remember my Gran using Cardinal Red on the front door step. Still don't know why.


When I was a kid me Mother used Cardinal on the vestibule tiles.
We had three steps to the front door which I would bound up in a gazelle type leap, land on the coconut mat and crash arse first into the vestibule door.
Only then did I hear my Mothers plaintive warning, "I've done the floor"
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A vestibule??? Did you live in a bleedin' cathedral!!! We had hallway and a door mat until the dog ate it.Unhappy
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My Ma used to donkey stone the front step. Y'know, the one leading to the vestibule. https://www.manchestereveningnews.co.uk/news/greater-manchester-news/the-donkey-stone-is-still-in-step-1137378

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It was a terraced house.

The gap between the front door and the vestibule door was less than a yard.

But my Mom was a terrible snob.

If I came into the house she would enquire using my middle Christian name if it was me .

 Which was code for No Swearing "the Vicar's here".

Everything was in code.

When jeans came out I asked for a pair and was told "they are common" which meant we had no money.

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Searching the hut today for some screws and found at the back a tube of Zebo, same distinctive black and yellow as Zebrite.  I didn't know it was there, wife bought it years ago to do a grate she was selling and then tossed it in the back.
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