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ethereal45
Sep 15th, 2011, 05:37 PM
I was working on my grandmas car and found these in her garage:
http://e36blog.net/alex/turtlewax/lexus-3974.jpg

http://e36blog.net/alex/turtlewax/lexus-3975.jpg


The flat bottle is from 1989, the other one is from 1931. These are both much older than I am!

Mark58
Sep 15th, 2011, 05:41 PM
Did you say 1931? with bar code? Don't think so.

STRIFE
Sep 15th, 2011, 05:47 PM
LOL...yea, barcodes didn't arrive til the late 70s.....I recall cashiers at the supermarkets punching in prices back in the day

ethereal45
Sep 15th, 2011, 07:04 PM
That was a typo, I meant 1981, my bad.

Slicked
Oct 11th, 2011, 05:19 AM
Wow those bottles were taken care of all those years.

greg0303
Oct 11th, 2011, 05:25 AM
They're both still in a really good shape. Tempted to try them out ?

ethereal45
Oct 24th, 2011, 07:22 AM
The stuff inside is is sludge, I'm not letting it touch my car :)

Mike Phillips
Dec 15th, 2011, 06:17 AM
Here's a unique old bottle of Turtle Wax that I have in my antique car wax collection. I actually have a full page newspaper add, (both sides of a opened newspaper), for this bottle of Turtle Wax from 1950. It's interesting in that the ink for the ad is both black and green. Something I would guess is kind of rare in a newspaper from 1950.

By the way, the bottle touts that the wax contains Brillium

http://archive.meguiarsonline.com/gallery/data/500/21950TurtleWax2.jpg

Murr1525
Dec 15th, 2011, 06:38 AM
Is that like unobtanium?

Selectchoice
Dec 15th, 2011, 06:19 PM
By the way, the bottle touts that the wax contains Brillium

So tough to find a car wax with Brillium these days. What a shame....:chuckle1

TLMitchell
Dec 15th, 2011, 07:12 PM
Is that like unobtanium?

Great minds think alike, that was my exact comment when Mike posted that on AG a while back.


So tough to find a car wax with Brillium these days. What a shame....:chuckle1

I heard a vicious rumor that Mr. Phillips is in possession of the last bottle of Brillium left on the planet! Rare indeed, it's not even on the Periodic Table anymore! I suspect it'll end up at Sotheby's or Christie's fetching a sum that will make Mike independently wealthy. Either that or he'll peddle it on eBay for a buck and a half and buy a Mountain Dew or something... :chuckle1

TL

Dart_GTS
Dec 16th, 2011, 09:54 AM
http://tfwiki.net/wiki/Go-Brillium That suff is hard to find, because the Go-Bots have consumed most of it!