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Author Topic: USES FOR WD-40  (Read 2108 times)

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Offline angels4kelly

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« on: September 23, 2006, 10:24:07 AM »
If you have this and duct tape, the world is yours !


I thought that you might like to know more about this well-known WD-40

When you read the "shower door" part, try it. It's the first thing
cleaned that spotty shower door. If yours is plastic, it works just as

as glass. It's a miracle!

Then try it on your stovetop... Viola! It's now shinier than it's ever
been. You'll be amazed.
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

at the San Diego Rocket Chemical Company. Its name comes from the
that was to find a " W ater D isplacement" 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
known as "shrinkage" or "stealing") it out to use at home.

The executives decided there might be a consumer market for it and put
in aerosol cans. The rest is history. It is a carefully guarded recipe

only to four people. One of them is the "brew master." There are
million gallons of the stuff manufactured each year. It gets its
smell from a fragrance that is added to the brew. Ken East (one of
original founders) says there is nothing in WD-40 that would hurt you.

Here are a few of the 1000's of uses:

~Protects silver from tarnishing
~Cleans and lubricates guitar strings
~Gets oil spots off concrete driveways
~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 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 and 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
~I have even heard of folks spraying it on their arms, hands, and
knees to
relieve arthritis pain.

~ Florida 's favorite use was "cleans and removes love bugs from
~The favorite use in the state of New York WD-40 protects the Statue
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. 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
~Keeps away chiggers on the kids

~Use it for fire ant bites. It takes the sting away immediately, and
the itch.

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

~Also, if you've discovered that you have washed and dried a tube of
lipstick with a load of laundry, saturate the lipstick spots with
re-wash. Presto! Lipstick is gone!

~If you sprayed WD-40 on the distributor cap, it would displace the
and allow the car to start. (If I knew what a distributor cap was, it

~WD-40, long known for its ability to remove leftover tape smudges
label tape), is also a lovely perfume and air freshener! Sprayed
on every hinge in the house, it leaves that distinctive clean fresh
up to two days!

~Seriously though, it removes black scuff marks from the kitchen
Use WD-40 for those nasty tar and scuff marks on flooring. It doesn't
harm the finish and you won't have to scrub nearly as hard to get them

Just remember to open some windows if you have a lot of marks.

~Bug guts will eat away the finish on your car if not removed quickly!



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mastering yourself is true power.
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Offline Lwood

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« Reply #1 on: September 23, 2006, 03:03:06 PM »
I have actually heard from a physician friend that there is in fact a substance in WD40 that can aleviate arthritis symptoms in some people...although its not comparable to more conventional meds.
I had heard of alot of those uses but quite a few were new to me...

 Here's a bit of caution for hunters,sport shooters and especially those who carry a firearm for defense ( like Cops) WD40 should never be allowed to come into contact with ammunition- it does its job a little too well, the penetrating properties that make it wonderfull for freeing squeaky hinges and rusty bolts also allow it to penetrate into the primer of centerfire ammunition, quite pissibly rendering the ammunition useless...( it wont fire)  Ask anyone who handloads ammunition and theyll tell you that oil is the quickest way to ruin a primer, in fact some handloading manuals reccomend pouring oil onto unwanted primers as a way to render them inert for safer disposal- although even inert primers still contain Mercury and must be treated as Hazardous waste BTW...)
Im sure that folks have been oiling up the Shootin' Iron with WD40 for many years without a problem but it only takes the one stray drop to really ruin your day.. I think this came to light several years ago when it was a practice among some cops to spray down their firearms   INCLUDING THE AMMUNITION  with WD40 as some sort of assurance aginst jamming. I believe a cop was pretty badly hurt by a guy when all 6 rounds in his revolver failed to fire due to the primers having been contaminated with WD40 ....
Im pretty sure that most modern ammunition , especially that designed for self defense, has sealed primers that are less suceptable to this kind of thing, and in all fairness I believe that  ANY penetrating oil will ruin ammunition if youre careless with it. ...    just a little trivia for ya...

Im totally using it on the shower door though, I wonder how it works as a rabbit repellant ?

who knows all kinds of good shit like that from his gunslingin' days...

P.S.. and here you probablly thought that I was going to have some smart assed reply like how great WD40 is for Self Pleasure and keeping sex toys from rusting...I'm hurt that some see me that way.
« Last Edit: September 23, 2006, 03:14:52 PM by Lwood »
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