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1. Touch up scratches on your car

Got a chip on the shiny surface of your otherwise perfect car? A tiny dab of nail polish will save you a pricey paint job.

2. Save a cracked windshield

If a stone hits your windshield and makes a tiny crack, you can stop disaster from spreading by touching the spot with clear nail polish on both the inside and outside of the window.

3. Identify keys easier

Always fumbling for the right key? Paint the head of each key on your ring with a different shade of nail polish to make opening doors and locks easier.

4. Revive a damaged porcelain tub

If you’ve nicked the porcelain surface of your bathtub or sink, a tiny dot of nail polish will hide the evidence

5. Hide scuffs on shoes

Shoes looking less than fab? Hide scuffs with nail polish – it comes in all colors. This is particularly great for patent leather shoes and for repairing those inevitable nicks on the heels.

6. Customize your favourite pair of heels

If you’re feeling fashion-forward, use a hot shade of polish to paint the soles of your favourite high-heeled shoes. You’ll treat everyone walking behind you to an unexpected pop of color.

7. Repair a damaged window screen

The next time you accidentally poke a little hole in your window screen, don’t replace it. Do a quick repair by brushing clear nail polish over the hole. You may need several coats to create a solid covering but be persistent — it works! The same principle also applies to those tights you just stuck your nail through. Brush around the hole with clear nail polish to keep them from running.

8. Thread a needle with ease

Dip the end of a thread in clear polish and it will be firm enough to easily poke through the eye of your needle.

9. Prevent rashes caused by jewelry

Love costume jewelry but hate the rash it gives you? Paint the surfaces that touch your skin with clear nail polish and wear your treasures with confidence.

10. Tighten a loose screw

If you have a loose screw (and really, who doesn’t?), simply brush the threads with clear nail polish to create a stronger fit.

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