Click below subscribe to my RSS


Powered by FeedBlitz

Saturday, February 09, 2008

WD-40, Miracle Product?

I always have a can of WD-40 around, as I find it very useful, not only for my car but also around the house. But I never knew it has so many uses! I got this in an email with a little history of WD-40 and some of its uses. I'm not too certain about some of the uses listed but I have found a lot of the uses to be true. Take a read and let me know what you think.

A man had bought a new pickup. Very early one Sunday morning someone had spray-painted red all around the sides of this beige truck (for some unknown reason). He woke up, saw 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. A 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 SaniegoRocket 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 stove top... Voila! It's now shinier than it's ever been. You'll be amazed. Here are just some of it's 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!

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

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

29) Lubricates fan belts on washers and dryers and keeps them running


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 ofNew 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 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. The basic ingredient is FISH OIL.

P. P. S. Keep a can of WD-40 in the kitchen. It is good for oven burns or any
other type of burn. It takes the burned feeling away and heals with NO

9 commented:

didnt know all that

heard recently it was good to take rust from at use for arthritis

ok...arthritis?!?!? i draw the line there! lol

"Keeps flies off cows."


Thanks for the tips....I am particularly happy about the removal of road tar from my car.....based on how road works seems to be going on around Kingston, I may need a case

Wow. I'm impressed. Better buy myself a can.

I just used to use it as lube and grease remover. I need to see if it really removes tar coz my car is full of it :(

Sent my address to your mail, fedex me a dozen with all those uses great valentine's day gift ;)