Over 40 Uses for WD-40!
Well, Who Knew It Could Do So Much!
I had a neighbor who had bought a new pickup. I got up very early one Sunday morning and saw that someone had spray painted red all around the sides of this beige truck (for some unknown reason). I went over, woke him up, and told him the bad news. He was very upset and was trying to figure out what to do probably nothing until Monday morning, since nothing was open. Another neighbor came out and told him to get his WD-40 and clean it off. It removed the unwanted paint beautifully and did not harm his paint job that was on the truck.
Water Displacement #40.
The product began from a search for a rust preventative solvent and degreaser to protect missile parts. WD-40 was created in 1953 by three technicians at the San Diego Rocket Chemical Company. Its name comes from the project that was to find a ‘water displacement’ compound. They were successful with the fortieth formulation, thus WD-40. The Corvair Company bought it in bulk to protect their atlas missile parts.
Can you guess what the main ingredient is?
Ken East (one of the original founders) says there is nothing in WD-40 that would hurt you.
When you read the ‘shower door’ part, try it. It’s the first thing that has ever cleaned that spotty shower door. If yours is plastic, it works just as well as glass. It’s a miracle!
Then try it on your stovetop. Voila! It’s now shinier than it’s ever been. You’ll be amazed.
Here are some of the uses:
1) Protects silver from tarnishing
2) Removes road tar and grime from cars
3) Cleans and lubricates guitar strings
4) Gives floor’s that ‘just-waxed’ sheen without making it slippery
5) Keeps flies off cows
6) Restores and cleans chalkboards
7) Removes lipstick stains
8) Loosens stubborn zippers
9) Untangles jewelry chains
10) Removes stains from stainless steel sinks
11) Removes dirt and grime from the barbecue grill
12) Keeps ceramic/terra cotta garden pots from oxidizing
13) Removes tomato stains from clothing
14) Keeps glass shower doors free of water spots
15) Camouflages scratches in ceramic and marble floors
16) Keeps scissors working smoothly
17) Lubricates noisy door hinges on vehicles and doors in homes
18) It removes black scuff marks from the kitchen floor! Use WD-40 on nasty tar and scuff marks on flooring. It doesn’t seem to harm the finish and you won’t have to scrub nearly as hard to get them off. Just remember to open some windows if you have a lot of marks.
19) Easily removes Bug guts on the finish of your car quickly
20) Gives a child’s play gym slide a shine for a super fast slide
21) Lubricates gear shift and mower deck lever for ease of handling on riding mowers
22) Rids kids rocking chairs and swings of squeaky noises
23) Lubricates tracks in sticking home windows and makes them easier to open
24) Spraying an umbrella stem makes it easier to open and close
25) Restores and cleans padded leather dashboards in vehicles, as well as vinyl bumpers
26) Restores and cleans roof racks on vehicles
27) Lubricates and stops squeaks in electric fans
28) Lubricates wheel sprockets on tricycles, wagons, and bicycles for easy handling
29) Lubricates fan belts on washers and dryers and keeps them running smoothly
30) Keeps rust from forming on saws and saw blades, and other tools
31) Removes splattered grease on stove
32) Keeps bathroom mirrors from fogging
33) Lubricates prosthetic limbs
34) Keeps pigeons off the balcony (they hate the smell).
35) Removes all traces of duct tape
36) Folks even spray it on their arms, hands, and knees to relieve arthritis pain
37) Florida ‘s favorite use is: ‘cleans and removes love bugs from grills and bumpers
38) The favorite use in the state of New York WD-40 protects the Statue of Liberty from the elements
39) WD-40 attracts fish. Spray a LITTLE on live bait or lures and you will be catching the big one in no time. Also, it’s a lot cheaper than the chemical attractants that are made for just that purpose. Keep in mind though, using some chemical laced baits or lures for fishing is not allowed in some states
40) Use it for fire ant bites. It takes the sting away immediately and stops the itch
41) WD-40 is great for removing crayon from walls. Spray on the mark and wipe with a clean rag
42) Also, if you’ve discovered that your teenage daughter has washed and dried a tube of lipstick with a load of laundry, saturate the lipstick spots with WD-40 and rewash. Presto! Lipstick is gone
43) If you sprayed WD-40 on the distributor cap, it would displace the moisture and allow the car to start
P. S. Did you guess what’s in WD-40?
The basic ingredient is FISH OIL!
Pass this onto all your friends & family!