Friday, May 25, 2012

43 Things You Can Do With WD-40

From: Ron M.
Sent: May 25, 2012
To: undisclosed recipients
Subject: Fw: 43 Things You Can Do With WD-40

Apparently my cousin doesn’t have anything better to do than pass email along…..guess I will also ….I do have something to do.

I liked the one… WD40 to keep flies off cows. Didn’t know they cared….this is why they have long tails to swat them J.    I do use it to remove road tar from the car…have for years.


I know some of these work because I have tried them.  I just haven't tried all of them.  MJ

What is the main ingredient of WD-40?

43 Things You Can Do With WD-40
Does anybody know what the main ingredient of WD-40 is?  Don't lie and don't cheat.  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'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 40th formulation, 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 glass.   It's a miracle!  Then try it on your stove top...Viola!

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 floors that 'just-waxed' sheen without making them 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 (and plastic)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 playground 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
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. 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
36. Removes all traces of duct tape
37. Folks even spray it on their arms, hands, and knees to relieve
      arthritis pain
38. Florida 's favorite use is: 'cleans and removes love bugs from grills
      and bumpers
39. The favorite use in the state of New York , WD-40 protects the Statue
      of Liberty from the elements
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!  The lipstick is gone!
43. If you spray WD-40 on a distributor cap, it will displace the moisture
      and allow the car to start

P.S.The basic ingredient is FISH OIL!

1 comment:

  1. Thanks Ron, I do use WD-40 for more than just as lubricant. I was really surprised at how many other thing it could be used for.


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