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A 100 Uses For WD 40 Amazing Stuff

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Footapper 17.04.2007, 12:21
A Friend in the States forwared this to me thought it may be of use to you folks. I had no ided that their was so many uses for the stuff.

here is an interesting article on WD 40, its origin and uses.verified

It's real name: Water Displacement #40. (WD 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

The workers were so pleased with the product, they began smuggling (also
known as "shrinkage" or "stealing") it out to use at home. The executives
decided there might be a consumer market for it and put it in aerosol
cans. The rest, as they say, is history.

It is a carefully guarded recipe known only to four people. Only one of
them is the "brew master." There are about 2.5 million gallons of the
stuff manufactured each year. It gets its distinctive smell from a
fragrance that is added to the brew. 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:

> Protects silver from tarnishing.

> Cleans and lubricates guitar strings.

> Gives floors that 'just-waxed' sheen without making it slippery.

> Keeps flies off cows.

> Restores and cleans chalkboards.

> Removes lipstick stains.

> Loosens stubborn zippers.

> Untangles jewelry chains.

> Removes stains from stainless steel sinks.

> Removes dirt and grime from the barbecue grill.

> Keeps ceramic/Terra cotta garden pots from oxidizing.

> Removes tomato stains from clothing.

> Keeps glass shower doors free of water spots.

> Camouflages scratches in ceramic and marble floors.

> Keeps scissors working smoothly.

> Lubricates noisy door hinges on vehicles and doors in homes.

> Gives a children's play gym slide a shine for a super fast slide.

> Lubricates gear shift and mower deck lever for ease of handling on
riding mowers.

> Rids kids rocking chairs and swings of squeaky noises.

> Lubricates tracks in sticking home windows and makes them easier to

> Spraying an umbrella stem makes it easier to open and close.

> Restores and cleans padded leather dashboards in vehicles, as well as
vinyl bumpers.

> Restores and cleans roof racks on vehicles.

> Lubricates and stops squeaks in electric fans.

> Lubricates wheel sprockets on tricycles, wagons, and bicycles for easy

> Lubricates fan belts on washers and dryers and keeps them running

> Keeps rust from forming on saws and saw blades, and other tools.

> Removes splattered grease on stove.

> Keeps bathroom mirror from fogging.

> Lubricates prosthetic limbs.

> Keeps pigeons off the balcony (they hate the smell).

> Removes all traces of duct tape.

> Folks even spray it on their arms, hands, and knees to relieve arthritis

> Florida's favorite use is: "cleans and removes love bugs from grills and

> The favorite use in the state of New York--WD-40 protects the Statue of
Liberty from the elements.

> 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.

> Use it for fire ant bites. It takes the sting away immediately and stops
the itch.

> WD-40 is great for removing crayon from walls. Spray on the mark and
wipe with a clean rag.

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.

If you sprayed WD-40 on the distributor cap, it would displace the
moisture and allow the car to start.

It removes black scuff marks from the kitchen floor.

Use WD-40 for those nasty tar and scuff marks. It won't harm the
finish and you won't have to scrub hard.

Bug guts will eat away the finish on your car if not removed quickly.
Use WD-40. blink

P. S. The basic ingredient is Fish Oil!!!!!!!!! !!!!!!!!
Lee Macro 17.04.2007, 12:54
Keeps flies off cows.

WTF were they doing to try that one ????? blink
Ganty 17.04.2007, 13:02
> Lubricates prosthetic limbs.

Always handy to know!! Now where did I put madam Linda...:whistling
DWEM 17.04.2007, 13:29
another good one which i've used is spray on a saw blade when cutting stuff (more so wood) and it'll cut smoother
Over carl 17.04.2007, 22:10
> Gives floors that 'just-waxed' sheen without making it slippery.

erm i'm pretty sure anyone who has used wd40 knows it leaves behind an oily residue.
Over carl 17.04.2007, 22:19
True Mule, I'm sure it says on the bottle it is petroleum distillates.

Although I have heard te water displacement 40 a fair few places - I wonder if thats true?
Mule 17.04.2007, 22:25
yup ....
Fresh 18.04.2007, 00:03
My favourite use is a flame thrower. Brilliant to fry those annoying flies in the summer that buzz round lights :) wouldnt recommend it!]
Mr.James 18.04.2007, 01:19
My favourite use is a flame thrower. Brilliant to fry those annoying flies in the summer that buzz round lights :) wouldnt recommend it!]

or just spray it on the light and watch them buzz off...
New Art Riot 18.04.2007, 02:10

saw on the news ages ago bars use it to stop drug use
Wizzo 18.04.2007, 02:28
tis good for lighting the BBQ
Argyll 18.04.2007, 02:35
Yeah probably does remove lipstick and tomatoe stains but then your left with an oil stain ain't you?
DJ Overdose 18.04.2007, 12:58
> Untangles jewelry chains

How exactly does it do that? You just spray and watch your goldie looking chains untangle...


DJAd 18.04.2007, 13:13
It also dissolves cocaine
muttleymacclad 18.04.2007, 15:47
> Gives a children's play gym slide a shine for a super fast slide.

no shit. leaves your kids covered in oil too!
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