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Old 11-07-2012, 05:31 PM   #1
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End of an era

Bought this tube of simichrome back in '79 or '80. I finally used the last of it, here it is before hitting the garbage bin:



Through multiple moves, through college I somehow managed to not lose it. You can tell a couple things about me 1) I haven't had a lot of motorcycles with chrome or polished parts. 2) I'm really lazy when it comes to polishing metal bike parts.
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Old 11-07-2012, 06:28 PM   #2
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I have a can of penetrating oil like this. I rarely use it as I stole it from a former employer when we were all made redundant. It still smells like the old factory when ever I use. Good stuff too.

My buddy has a can of silicone lube with the AMC brand on it. I think it is roughly 30 years old.

Don't toss that tube, keep it as a trophy and a curiosity.
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Old 11-07-2012, 06:49 PM   #3
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I got the same tube I bought back in 1992 and I still have it. I forgot about it and bought Mother's chrome polish for my chrome needs on the VW and these days I don't have anything with chrome.
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Old 11-07-2012, 06:58 PM   #4
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Don't throw it out!

Just put it in a prominent point in the garage.
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Old 11-08-2012, 02:21 PM   #5
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I was at an autocross a few years ago and was putting some anti-seize on my wheels. A middle aged guy sees the 8 oz bottle I have and says "that's a lifetime supply of anti-seize. I bought a bottle that size 20 years ago and I still have half of it left."

To which I responded, "I guess that means you have 20 years left to live."
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Old 11-08-2012, 05:25 PM   #6
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I got some semichrome that has to be 10 yrs old, a little goes a long way, plus I save it for the "bling" polishing jobs, regular cleaning/polishing of alum get the mother's .
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Old 11-17-2012, 09:35 AM   #7
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I've got a can of Bel-Ray anti-sieze that i bought from the local Maico dealer in 1980 or 81.

I still have about 1/2 of it left.
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Old 11-17-2012, 04:28 PM   #8
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I think I still have a tube of Semichrome that I got 30 years ago. I didn't realize it was such a valuable commodity!
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Old 11-18-2012, 03:54 AM   #9
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I have a can of 1980's never dull. That stuff lasts forever.
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Old 11-18-2012, 01:14 PM   #10
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Simichrome,Bosch grease and Permatex antiseeze all bought in late 70's to early 80's.
Will never run out in my lifetime and I use them routinely(well not so much the Simichrome)

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Old 11-18-2012, 03:23 PM   #11
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I have a can of 1980's never dull. That stuff lasts forever.
I still have a 40 year old tin of Never Dull that I got from when I was in the US Air Force.
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