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Thursday, January 15, 2015

The Many Uses for WD-40

What IS The Main Ingredient of WD-40?
Before you read to the end, does anybody know what the main ingredient of WD-40?
No Cheating.....

WD-40 ~ Who knew!

I had a neighbor who 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 was 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 finally successful for a formulation, with their fortieth attempt, thus WD-40.
The 'Convair 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 on glass.
It's a miracle!
Then try it on your stovetop.
It's now shinier than it's ever been.
You'll be amazed.

WD-40 Uses:
1. Protects silver from tarnishing.
2. Removes road tar and grime from cars.
3. Cleans and lubricates guitar strings.
4. Gives floor that 'just-waxed' sheen without making them slippery.
5. Keeps the flies off of Cows, Horses, and other Farm Critters, as well. (Ya gotta love this one!!!)
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 / terracotta 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 both home and vehicles doors.
18. It removes that nasty tar and scuff marks from the kitchen 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. Remove those nasty Bug guts that will eat away the finish on your car if not removed quickly!
20. Gives a children's playground gym slide a shine for a super fast slide.
21. Lubricates gearshift and mower deck lever for ease of handling on riding mowers...
22. Rids kids rocking chair 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 grease splatters from stovetops.
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, it 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. It is great for removing crayon from walls. Spray it on the marks 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! The lipstick is gone!
43. If you spray it inside a wet distributor cap, it will displace the moisture, allowing the engine to start.

As for that Basic, Main Ingredient.......
Well.... it's FISH OIL....

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  1. Wow! I didn't know all the uses that WD-40 has, and they are all good to know! Thank you.

  2. Crazy huh!? I was amazed too! I recently used it on a sticky window..so much easier to open and close now! The bath mirrors are next ;) Thanks for stopping by Vickie ♥

  3. Amazing! I think I need to try it on my stainless steel sink and shower door! Great uses. Pinned. Thank you for linking up at Snickerdoodle Sunday! Hope to see you there again soon!

    1. Thanks for the Pin, appreciated! See you next time round Elizabeth ♥ Thank so much for stopping by

  4. Wow, Debra! Such good information! I did once use Wd-40 on clothing that had gone through the washer and dryer with a crayon! It worked fairly well...so many uses! And a surprising main ingredient. Learned something new today! Cheers, Catherine (Latest follower of your blogging adventures!) :)

    1. Who knew fish oil could be so useful? Thank goodness it doesn't smell like fish! Glad to hear it helped out on the crayon. Thank you so much for following me Catherine, much appreciated!
      Take care

  5. I had no idea it had so many uses! Thanks for sharing with us at the #HomeMattersParty. We hope you'll party with us again this Friday.

  6. It's surprising how versatile it is! Take care♥

  7. What a fascinating read - I'm going to have to haul that can out and try a few of these! Thanks so much for linking up to Awesome Life Friday - I hope you'll come back again this week! http://rchreviews.blogspot.com

  8. Fantastic list, thanks! Pinned! Thanks for linking up with Home Sweet Home!

  9. Glad you found it useful and thanks for pinning! Much appreciated ♥

  10. I have one more use for you...Gum removal from hair. Long ago on a road trip my son (15 at the time) decided to put his gum in his sisters (11 yrs) long hair. I couldn't find a rest stop quick enough to stop the wailing and bickering in the back of the car. I got out my emergency road kit prepared to "snip" out the gum ( more louder wailing) when I spied the small canister of WD-40 and thought it worth a try...it worked great. With a quick spot wash in the bathroom we were back on the road again...minus all gum!!!

    1. OMG! Quick thinking on your part! Way to go ♥
      Amazing stuff!

  11. Well, I guessed oil, but Fish oil never entered my head. WD 40 is fabulous, but I had no idea that it did so much more. Thanks for sharing with SYC. Pinned.

    1. Thank goodness it doesn't smell fishy!! LOL

  12. I had no idea that WD40 was safe. The smell seems so chemically that I assumed it was caustic stuff. Love this list of ideas and can't wait to try some of them. Pinning! Thank you for sharing at What We Accomplished Wednesdays. Have a great weekend!
    Blessings, Deborah

  13. Some amazing stuff! How would we share these thing without parties like yours! ♥


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