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post #1 of 25
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Something I thought I'd pass along


WD-40 Well, Who Knew...?

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. I'm
impressed! WD-40 who knew?

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.

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 floors 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 for those 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) Bug guts will eat away the finish on your car if not removed quickly! Use WD-40!
20) Gives a children'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 mirror 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 are 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 re-wash. 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. The basic ingredient is FISH OIL.

P. P. S. I keep a can of WD-40 in my kitchen cabinet over the stove. It is good for oven burns or any other
type of burn. It takes the burned feeling away and heals with NO scarring.
post #2 of 25
18) It removes black scuff marks from the kitchen floor! Use WD-40 for those 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.

I use it for this all the time! Shaving cream will do it too!
post #3 of 25
Wow... I knew it was good for alot of things but some I would have never guessed. Thanks!
post #4 of 25
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Originally Posted by DixieDarlin256 View Post
18) It removes black scuff marks from the kitchen floor! Use WD-40 for those 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.

I use it for this all the time! Shaving cream will do it too!


Oh yeah that stuff makes you feel LOOPED
post #5 of 25
Hey thanks for the info...the things you can learn on this site
post #6 of 25
Weird - I so have to try this!
post #7 of 25
I love the way WD-40 smells. Lee uses it a lot racing and it smells so good IMO! It hasa sweet smell to it!
post #8 of 25
I tips like these...... it's just remembering them in time of chrisis that's the problem....
post #9 of 25
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Originally Posted by LuckyGirl View Post
I tips like these...... it's just remembering them in time of chrisis that's the problem....
Print it out and save it somewhere maybe with the can of WD-40 That's what I'm going to do
post #10 of 25
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Originally Posted by halfpint View Post
43) If you sprayed WD-40 on the distributor cap, it would displace the moisture and allow the car to start.
Ha Ha! This is true.....I've had to have that done on my VW bug before. If we get a really heavy and long rain and my car is out in it, it won't start until everything dries off (hours!). Somehow, water is making it's way inside my distributor...it's not cracked though...it's been changed. If you take it off and spray it, the car will start. I've even washed my car and then couldn't move it because it wouldn't start.
post #11 of 25
excellent tips and uses!!! holy WD40...as if I dont keep it in stock....
*plans on trip to hardware store*
post #12 of 25
There's actually a HUGE list of things it is good for.

http://www.wd40.com/pdfs/WD-40_2000UsesList.pdf
post #13 of 25
I think my BF keeps them in business we have so many cans at home, and in the truck and everywhere else!
post #14 of 25
Wow! That is a lot of uses!!
post #15 of 25
An inexpensive Christmas Gift!!! Give a can with a copy of the list of things people can use it for!!
post #16 of 25
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Originally Posted by GailC View Post
An inexpensive Christmas Gift!!! Give a can with a copy of the list of things people can use it for!!
Great idea!!!
post #17 of 25
But can it cross state lines in a xmas package???
post #18 of 25
Cool!!!! Thanks for the info.
post #19 of 25
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Originally Posted by halfpint View Post
Oh yeah that stuff makes you feel LOOPED
Can you picture her sniffing it?
post #20 of 25
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Originally Posted by sharky View Post
But can it cross state lines in a xmas package???
The propellant in it makes it hazmat, so it would have to be shipped via ground, not air. Which means USMail is probably okay, most of it is trucked. Just don't specify air mail.
post #21 of 25
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Originally Posted by icklemiss21 View Post
I think my BF keeps them in business we have so many cans at home, and in the truck and everywhere else!
I think that I help keep them in business myself. There is probably a case sitting in various places around the farm.
post #22 of 25
36) Folks even spray it on their arms, hands, and knees to relieve arthritis pain
post #23 of 25
Holy WD-40 Batman!
post #24 of 25
43) If you sprayed WD-40 on the distributor cap, it would displace the moisture and allow the car to start.

Too funny - my first car, a 1974 Chevy Nova had a cracked distributor cap. Every time it rained, I'd have to pop the hood and spray WD-40 on it to get it to start.

So, do we add WD-40 to the list of essential items that fix everything? You know the saying: if you can't fix it with duct tape and vice grips, throw it out?
post #25 of 25
Oh, boy! Terra cotta pots, here I come!!!
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