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Nos4r2 28 February 2007 11:00

Cillit Bang
 
I've just discovered quite how awesome Cillit Bang is on corroded electrical connectors. They don't look like new but not far off and all you have to do is spray/rinse.

That's got to be ideal for those horribly corroded electronics plugs we sometimes get.

ollyit 28 February 2007 11:12

a good find there, i'll remember that! :thumbs:

codprawn 28 February 2007 12:39

I wouldn't buy it on principal - I mean who the hell came up with a name like that??? Same as CIF - sounds like some strange disease......

whiteminiman 28 February 2007 12:48

The reason they are named like that... is they don't have to change so much of the labelling/branding when marketing in non-English speaking countries.... it's pretty pronounceable no matter where you are from.

But, yeah... it sounds stupid... but it is good stuff.

WMM

codprawn 28 February 2007 13:18

Quote:

Originally Posted by whiteminiman (Post 188547)
The reason they are named like that... is they don't have to change so much of the labelling/branding when marketing in non-English speaking countries.... it's pretty pronounceable no matter where you are from.

But, yeah... it sounds stupid... but it is good stuff.

WMM

I know that but with products like Cif - Olay - Snickers and Starburst they were already very well known names that had a fortune spent getting them recognized - then they changed the names. Then they have to spend a fortune adverttising them again and get all the packaging changed etc etc.

Even the mighty Coca Cola coked up big style and changed the formula to make it more modern - they only put it back after a public backlash - you just don't mess with a classic!!!

http://www.snopes.com/cokelore/newcoke.asp

They actually used Swansea as a test marketing area - my mother ran a shop and loads of people complained so she took it up with Coca Cola themselves - we had a rep call saying that they thought nobody would notice the diffeence etc - ended up giving us about a years supply free!!!

Then there was the idiot who spent millions changing BP's logo - only for it to be changed back again. How do these people stay in jobs I wonder?

alexm 28 February 2007 13:40

Cillit Bang is basically dilute phosphoric acid in a pretty bottle, like alloy wheel cleaner! :rolleyes:

BogMonster 28 February 2007 13:49

Quote:

Originally Posted by codprawn (Post 188554)
Then there was the idiot who spent millions changing BP's logo - only for it to be changed back again. How do these people stay in jobs I wonder?

Not to mention the muppet who thought "The Post Office" was too old fashioned :rolleyes:

Interesting, I have a thingy of Cillit Bang somewhere so I must try it. Wonder if it works on furry battery terminals as well?

The Garfish 28 February 2007 13:52

Quote:

Originally Posted by whiteminiman (Post 188547)
when marketing in non-English speaking countries....

yus. yew tri gowin too wails an axin forr a cllit banng. yewl gett morr thann yew bargind forr i cann tel yew:eek:

gArf

codprawn 28 February 2007 15:41

Quote:

Originally Posted by The Garfish (Post 188566)
yus. yew tri gowin too wails an axin forr a cllit banng. yewl gett morr thann yew bargind forr i cann tel yew:eek:

gArf


Too right - works well on sheep apparently......

Nos4r2 28 February 2007 15:52

Quote:

Originally Posted by BogMonster (Post 188563)
Wonder if it works on furry battery terminals as well?


It did when I tried it on an old terminal I removed because it was U/S. Not sure how it'd do on the battery itself.


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