WD 40

Discussion in 'General OFF TOPIC' started by Jonas, Jul 8, 2010.

  1. Jonas

    Jonas Junior Member

    I found this interesting, thought maybe others would.

    You probably know this. Pretty neat stuff. Here fishy, fishy.... THE WD 40 STORY
    Before you read to the end, 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 fortieth 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:
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    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 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 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 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 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 of New 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! The 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.
  2. Dr. Dolittle

    Dr. Dolittle Experienced Member Contributor Retired Moderators

    Time to stock up on WD-40.....and Pledge!!!
  3. ultrat

    ultrat Senior Member Contributor

    A caution;; the propellant or something in it is flammable be carefull............
  4. Breeze3at

    Breeze3at Well-Known Member

    Jonas is the "Glider" of the WD40 world.:29: I have used WD40 since I worked at Kennedy Space Center in the 60's. As Jonas listed, it's uses are almost limitless (I saw several I never would have considered). Some say it has no real lube, all propellants. I sprayed a good amount in a small container, and watched it. After a month, it was a very light oil, like 3 in 1.
    Some uses Jonas missed;
    * Waterproofs leather.
    * lubricates those uncoated spiral cables on lawn mower controls spray the whole thing.
    * removes tar from bare feet (we had them before BP).
    WD40 has a new can that fan sprays , or flip up tube. Now,, if they could just make a variable pressure/amount button. :bigsmiley32:
    Thanks for the new uses Jonas.
  5. glider

    glider Veteran Member

    It's also good for removing gum from a rug, then just shampoo as usual.:D
  6. Jonas

    Jonas Junior Member

    I would like to credit for them ,but they are from an email I received.
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  7. glyd-n

    glyd-n Junior Member

    Even though it is decades old, this sounds like the new "miracle" oil.:):)
  8. sprinklerfitter669

    sprinklerfitter669 Junior Member

    Great post Jonas
  9. HarryB737

    HarryB737 Junior Member

    Is that the rug on the floor ?? :khee
  10. glider

    glider Veteran Member

    Sure is! How would you get gum on the other rug? sneezing? :lolrolling