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Uses For Coca-Cola
Do you know of any other great uses for Coca-Cola?
D.G. Sciortino
09.07.17

Coca-Cola has been a popular soft drink, if not the most popular soft drink, for decades. As the decades progressed, people found that there were lots of other uses for Coca-Cola that don’t involve drinking it.

Here are a variety of non-traditional ways to use Coca-Cola around the house.

Clean Your Eye Glasses

Pour some Coke over your eyeglasses and rinse with water before you dry them well. The soda will get rid of any grease stuck to your lenses.

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To Cook With

Coca-Cola is often used in recipes to break down meat. It can also be used in sauces and other recipes. You can find nine recipes here that use the soft drink.

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Hair Treatment

You can rinse your hair with Coca-Cola to make it soft, shiny, and silky. Get the details in the video below.

Clean Your Toilet

Pour some Coca-Cola in your toilet and let it sit there for an hour. When you flush it down, the stains should disappear after the acids in the soda break them down.

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Cure a Headache

Caffeine is the perfect way to get rid of a headache and Coca-Cola is full of it. It was even advertised as a headache cure back in the day.

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Loosen a Rusted Bolt and Nut

Pour some Coke over your rusted nuts and bolts. The soda should help wash away some of the rust and make them easier to loosen.

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Remove Paint

Coca-Cola can even strip paint. Just soak a towel in the stuff and place it on your surface and keep covering it with soda until the paint starts to come up to the point where it can be scraped off.

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Remove Grease Stains

Some say that pouring a can of Coke into your washing machine will remove grease stains. If you have an especially bad stain, you can soak your garment in the soda before you toss it in the wash.

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Deskunk Things

If you or your pet have been sprayed by a skunk you can wash yourself off in some Coca-Cola to get rid of the stank.

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Grease Off Of Concrete

Do you have oil stains in your driveway? You can get rid of them by pouring some Coke on it and letting it soak in before hosing it off.

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Remove Grout Stains

Let some Coca-Cola soak into your grout before you start scrubbing it clean to remove serious grout stains. The acid will break down the tough stains.

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Get Bugs Off of a Windshield

Bugs can crust up on your windshield and be hard to clean off. But not if you have some Coke. Just pour Coca-Cola over your windshield, let it sit, and scrub it all off.

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Defrost a Windshield

If you pour some Coca-Cola on top of an icy windshield that ice will turn to slush so you can windshield wipe it away.

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Relieve a Sting

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Pour some Coca-Cola on a jellyfish or bee sting to neutralize the pain.

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By D.G. Sciortino
hi@sbly.com
D.G. is a contributing writer in Shareably. She's based in Connecticut and can be reached at hi@shareably.net.
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