Wednesday, January 21, 2009

WD-40.....did you know?

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

Here are some other 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 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 t he 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

10 comments:

Barb said...

That is amazing about the WD40. I kept looking back to see if you had changed subjects, but no, still WD 40 you were talking about.
Did not read all the uses, but thought 'where can you get a gallon cheap!!". Then I saw the fish oil thing, so a gallon of that will do. Does seem like it would be 'oily' though.
Have you tried just using the fish oil??
Blessings
I'll go read the rest of the tips now. =0)
Barbara Jean

willywagtail said...

I've always wondered how to keep flies off cows! Thnks for sharing. I thought this was so so interesting I sent it to a few of my close friends. It is especially interesting to know that the main ingredient is fish oil which is also taken in tablet form by humans. Cherrie

Stacy said...

Hi =) We don't buy WD-40 here... BUT I just stumbled across your blog, and its really nice. I LOVE the slide show of your cottage. I wish the pictures were bigger. Its such a nice home. :)

Janet Bernasconi said...

Excellent post Debbie! I got this list of what WD-40 can do a while back and even printed it out for future reference. I always keep a can handy at home. It really does work!

Thanks for sharing pinkie!
xo
Janet
Janet's Creative Pillows

Tedi said...

Wow, this is a show & tell. What great information. Thank you so much!
Tedi
www.PetiteBookstore.com/blog

Patricia said...

That is a fun post. I'd love to try in on my floors, well maybe on an out of the way corner first. Some really good tips here,
Pat
Patricia Rose-A Potpourri of Fabric, Fragrance and Findings
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Tedi said...

I love this Deb. I've seen it before, but this time I going to copy & paste it! Who would have thunk! Hugs, Tedi
www.PetiteBookstore.com

nicolette said...

This brings back memories. The first time I used WD40, I thought it is an insect repellent. It did the trick. Unfortunately, the house also smells like gasoline for the rest of the trick.

Nicolette
http://www.furnitureanddesignideas.com

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