Pepsi and Coke as toilet cleaners

Gert-Jan Caspers gertjan at
Mon Nov 11 14:47:11 EST 1996

In <55o70s$knj at> tivol at (William Tivol) writes:

>Pete (bss3pk at wrote:

>: the phosphoric acid in colas DOES dissolve carbonates (done it). Not
>: only that but the phosphoric acid should be an excellent anti-rust
>: treatment for steel ... data anyone?

>	It is an old mechanic's substitute for penetrating oil.
>				Yours,
>				Bill Tivol

I was told once that the demining service of the Dutch army uses cola on
rusty WWII bombs. They can purchase it near the site where the bomb was found
so they don't have to bring their own stuff. I think this is an urban legend,

Gert-Jan Caspers
gertjan at

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