Cleaning up yellowed/grubby plastic?

From: Roger Merchberger <>
Date: Tue Aug 24 19:11:50 2004

Rumor has it that John Honniball may have mentioned these words:
>Fred Cisin wrote:
>>>>Jif is a brand of peanut butter.
>OK, this is what we mean by Jif (or Cif as it's now known):
>And yes, it is abrasive. Fine for textured plastic, but don't use
>it on glossy plastics like old telephones. It'll scratch 'em!

It would probably scratch bakelite as well, eh?

 From your second link, this snippit may shed a bit'o'light on the name change:


Global presence

Increasingly the name Cif is replacing regional names like Jif, providing a
platform from which Cif can become a truly global brand. Cif is now sold in
45 countries, with Asia the fastest-growing region and India its biggest


If they're truly going global and looking to market here in the USA, "Jif"
the cleaner would certainly clash with "Jif" the peanut butter.

As I understand it, "peanut butter" is solely a North-American delicacy...
the closest thing I'd heart of in the UK would be Vegemite (or maybe
marmite), but IIRC that's made from brewers yeast, is it not?

Nutella would be similar as well, if you mixed peanut butter with chocolate
before canning... Hmmm... Time to see where I can order some; haven't had
any in *ages*...

>So, what's this "409" stuff that was mentioned earlier?

It's a non-abrasive spray cleaner primarily designed for kitchens and
bathrooms as it's supposed to cut grease rather well.

Roger "Merch" Merchberger

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