7 Surprising things you can do with Coca-Cola

Coca-Cola is the most popular soft drink in history, as well as one of the most recognisable brands in the world. If you love a refreshing glass of Coca-Cola once in a while, you will be fascinated to see what else you can do with it practically.

1. Coin polisher

You will love this tip if you are a coin collector – Coke’s acidic qualities help to remove tarnish from old coins. Let your coins sit in a mug full of Coca-Cola for 4-5 hours, then rinse it with warm water and they are new and shiny again!

2. Clean oil stains off your driveway

The oil stains on your driveway are tough to remove with ordinary cleaners. That’s where Coke comes in handy. Pour Coke onto the affected area and let it sit overnight. Afterwards, scrub the area and rinse it off with water. 

3. Clean a toilet bowl

Coca-Cola breaks down stains just as effective as a regular bathroom cleaning product. Pour a can of Coke around the toilet bowl, making sure it flows over any stains below. Then, let it sit in the toilet bowl for an hour before scrubbing and flushing it.

4. Loosen stuck bolts and screws

Simply pour some of the Coke onto a rusty screw, wait for a minute or two before unscrewing it and you will notice that it is much looser than before.

5. Remove blood stains from clothes or carpet

Got some blood on your favourite clothes? Coca-Cola is famous for being used for removal of blood stains. Mix Coke with laundry detergent and water, soak the clothes, and wait for miracle to happen. 

6. Gum removal

If you think that the only way to get rid of the gum that has been stuck to your hair is getting an unwanted haircut, well you do not have to worry anymore! Drizzle some Coke on it and the gum should slide off with ease after a few minutes when the phosphoric acid neutralizes the stickiness. 

7. Window and mirror cleaner

Coca-Cola works like other citrus fruit based window cleaning products to remove smudges and streaks from window. Pour some coke into a spray bottle and wipe with a cloth. Finish off by rinsing with water so your windows are not left sticky. 

Let us know if you try out any of these hacks yourself! 

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Written by Eva Hing

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