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Old 12-17-2019, 11:39 AM   #1
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Another Use for Dental Floss

Okay, got your attention.
5 years ago I was given a solar powered motion detector outside door light that I put just below the outside door light on our 2016 Vegas using the self-sticking back tape strip supplied with the unit. This year it had gone from 4 to 3 LED's working and only lasting for 3 or 4 hours each night.
I was walking thru the new Dollar General this past weekend (boy those stores pop up quickly) and much to my surprise I spotted a replacement "Ever Brite" for $13.00 on the "nick-nack" section.
Prior to use I read the instructions...all the instructions. The last paragraph in the instructions was entitled "How to remove Ever Brite". It says to use Dental Floss. I did so, sliding the floss back and forth while working it down thru the adhesive backing...IT WORKED. With a little rubbing alcohol to clean up the residue it is now clean and ready for the replacement.
There were several other similar adhesive backing gizmos that I have put up and later removed but not brave enough to remove some of the actual attachment brackets. With floss I have removed all but one from inside the RV...all with NO Damage to the RV.

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Old 12-17-2019, 12:15 PM   #2
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GREAT tip: Thanks!

And you even provided me with a great excuse for a song...

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Old 12-17-2019, 12:26 PM   #3
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One of our sons worked in auto body repair for several years. He told us they used dental floss to remove all sorts of attachments after lightly heating the item then using the floss in a "sawing" motion. They then used a commercial solvent to remove remaining adhesive residue.
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Old 12-17-2019, 01:00 PM   #4
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Amazing how many uses there is for it. I've been a boater all my life. I tie a 2' long double strand to an area of the boat near the helm...antenna, bow rail...anywhere you can see it but above the structure. When docking it's an excellent gauge of wind speed and direction. It helps anchoring directly over a wreck also. It lasts forever due to the wax coating. For years people ask..."what's this?". I've even had a few pull it off and let me know I had a piece of debris stuck to the boat. I just say "thanks".
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Old 12-17-2019, 01:09 PM   #5
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Does anybody ever still use the stuff for cleaning their teeth?
(This kid really needs a washcloth too!)

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Old 12-17-2019, 03:55 PM   #6
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GREAT tip: Thanks!

And you even provided me with a great excuse for a song...

Wow Bob. I havent heard that song in decades. Frank was a weird guy but I liked his deranged music
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Old 12-17-2019, 04:55 PM   #7
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He was a really "Outside the Box" kind of Guy...
Did you ever see him play the "Musical Bicycle"?

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