A lot of myths about the “miraculous” properties of the famous Coca-Cola soda go around the Internet. You can easily find 30 non-standard methods of using the drink. However, the vast majority of advice is not substantiated. We picked up 7 proven life hacks of unexpected cola use in everyday life.
The most famous life hack: to clean a small metal object from rust, you need to lower it into a container and pour soda. Make sure that the rusty key or nut is completely immersed in the liquid and leave it overnight, and preferably for a day. Wipe with a dry towel after removal. In a similar way, numismatists clean old soiled or corroded coins.
The drink has a certain degree of acidity, which makes it a good cleaning agent. Often there is a problem of limescale (or the formation of "stone") in the toilet, to get rid of it, pour a glass of cola into the toilet bowl and wait a couple of hours. Then treat with a toilet brush and rinse with water. In the same way you can clean the sink or bath.
Another useful life hack: to eliminate clogging / plaque in the drain taps of the sink and bathtub, simply pour a bottle of Coke into the drain. Everything!
For washing windows
The drink perfectly washes dirt from the glass. However, after such washing, a layer of sugar remains on the glass, therefore, after the procedure, be sure to wash the glass with additional plain water or thoroughly wipe with a damp rag. This must be done so that whitish or cloudy stains do not appear.
The "killer" of insects
In India, this method has been used for decades by many farmers from the scourge of agricultural pests. To protect garden plants from the invasion of various pests, such as bugs, slugs, snails, pour sweet soda in a small saucer and place it near a flower garden or seedling. Having caught the smell of a pesticide, insects fall into the trap.
Need to urgently go, and the windshield is covered with ice crust? Pour the drink directly onto the glass - the ice will melt in a few minutes.
This soda also helps remove oxidation from the battery terminals. Pour problem areas with a small amount of drink. The acid contained in the liquid will quickly corrode corrosion. Remove the remains with a sponge.
Darkened, dimmed chrome wheels or bumper? Put on these places and leave for 3-5 minutes. Then rinse with clean water and wipe dry.
On the kitchen
Modern dishes extremely poorly "cooperate" with a metal sponge. If porridge is burnt in the pan, just pour Coca-Cola on its bottom for a day or boil a drink in it. An important nuance - this method is suitable exclusively for fresh soot.
Phosphoric acid is present in the soda, which will perfectly cope with any plaque in the teapot. Pour a glass of drink into the kettle, get it with water and boil. Allow the solution to cool on its own, and then pour and thoroughly wash the dish under running water.
Coca-Cola will make the photo vintage
Is the interior lacking in antiquity? No problem! Pour Coke into a bowl and lower the photo there for a few seconds. Next, remove and dry - voila, the vintage photo is ready. To age a paper picture, wipe it with a swab dipped in a drink.