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26 Wacky Uses for

chapstick polish shoes

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  1. Shine shoes. To shine shoes in a pinch, rub ChapStick over the leather and buff with a dry, clean cloth. The wax gives the shoes a lustrous shine.
  2. Stop bleeding while shaving. Dab on some ChapStick if you nick yourself. The wax clogs the nick and stops the bleeding.
  3. Prevent car battery corrosion.After cleaning corrosion from car battery terminals, smear ChapStick on the clean terminals to prevent the terminals from corroding again.
  4. Lubricate a zipper. To make a zipper zip smoothly, rub ChapStick along the teeth of the zipper on trousers, jackets, backpacks, tents, or sleeping bags.
  5. Moisturize skin. Rubbing ChapStick on your face protects the skin from windburn while snow skiing.
  6. Remove a ring stuck on a finger. Coat the affected finger with ChapStick and slide the ring off. The Chapstick lubricates the skin.
  7. Relive a corn. Rub ChapStick on the corn to soften the hard, thickened skin and ease the pain.
  8. Clean a scuff mark from a CD or DVD. Rub a little ChapStick lip balm over the mark and buff clean with a soft cloth or a coffee filter.
  9. Lubricate nails and screws. Nails and screws rubbed with ChapStick will go into wood more easily.
  10. Groom a mustache or eyebrows. A little ChapStick will keep the ends of a mustache waxed together and keep bushy eyebrow hairs in place.
  11. Prevent tools from rusting. Give the tools a light coat of any flavor ChapStick. The wax keeps the metal dry, inhibiting rust.
  12. Fix a leaking showerhead. If the showerhead is leaking from the connection to the shower arm, unscrew the showerhead, apply ChapStick the threads, and screw the showerhead back in place.
  13. Clean a scratch from the glass face of a wristwatch. Rub a little ChapStick lip balm over the mark and buff clean.
  14. Prevent splatters and smears when painting a room. Before painting a room, rub ChapStick on hinges, doorknobs, and around the edges of the glass next to the trim. Paint smears will wipe off easily with a cloth.

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