I was reading my future son-in-law's car mechanics magazine today and there was some interesting stuff about Swarfega in it.
Swarfega's that pungent green slime that mechanics use to clean their hands. It smells fantastic [although I read its smell had been removed now! Is this true?]. There was always some next to our sink as a kid 'cos one of my big Bro's was a a regular grease monkey.
He was forever tinkering with his Norton motorbike in the driveway. After polishing his chrome with Autosol he'd come in and grab some Swarfega. I used to watch all of it in a state of juvenile mesmerisation!
Anyway, back to the car mag. It said that the green stuff was used for lots of slimey effects in films. I'm not sure if they mean visiual effects involving a good sliming as in movies like the Blob or Street Trash or do they mean a sound effect?
I can only think of one sound Swarfega makes and that's a farty one! Actually the name Swarfega sounds like a monster! Swarfega Verses Godzilla! ha ha.
The most impressive film listed in which Swarfega was used was none other than A L I E N! Yep, I can think of lots of dribble and gloop in that film. nothing specifically green though. Can you?
But far more spectacular than this is what those NASA boys did with Swarfega back in the Sixties for real. They only lubed up the Saturn V transport rail with the stuff! That's the rail leading from the VAB to the launchpad! Now that's a lot of the green stuff! It can't have come in those tubs. I imagine NASA ordered several tankers full!
It would have made a handy accessory with the project SWORD Cape Kennedy Set that, a small pot of Swarfega.
Do you use the green cleaner readers?