Notices
Off Topic A place to boldy go off topic of Corvette's. almost anything goes!

WD-40, Who knew?

  #1  
Old 01-10-2007, 09:41 AM
C3 Starship's Avatar
Super Moderator
Thread Starter
Join Date: Jul 2006
Location: Reno, Nv.
Posts: 5,244
Default WD-40, Who knew?

Interesting bit I thought I'd pass along!

Well, who knew...?

I had a neighbor who had 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

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 Corvair 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!

1.. Then try it on your stovetop... Voila! It's now shinier than it's
ever been. You'll be amazed.
2.. Here are some of the uses:
3.. Protects silver from tarnishing.
4.. Removes road tar and grime from cars.
5.. Cleans and lubricates gui tar strings.
6.. Gives floors that 'just-waxed' sheen without making it slippery.
7.. Keeps flies off cows.
8.. Restores and cleans chalkboards.
9.. Removes lipstick stains.
10.. Loosens stubborn zippers.
11. Untangles jewelry chains.
12.. Removes stains from stainless steel sinks.
13.. Removes dirt and grime from the barbecue grill.
14.. Keeps ceramic/terra cotta garden pots from oxidizing.
15.. Removes tomato stains from clothing.
16.. Keeps glass shower doors free of water spots.
17.. Camouflages scratches in ceramic and marble floors.
18.. Keeps scissors working smoothly.
19.. Lubricates noisy door hinges on vehicles and doors in homes.
20.. Gives a children's play 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 thechemical attractants that are made for just that purpose. Keep inmindthough, using some chemical laced baits or lures for fishing are notallowed 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 re-wash. Presto! Lipstick is gone!
43. If you sprayed WD-40 on the distributor cap, it would displace the
moisture and allow the car to start.
44. It removes black scuff marks from the kitchen floor! Use WD-40 for
hose 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.
45. Bug guts will eat away the finish on your car if not removed
quickly! Use WD-40!
P. S. The basic ingredient is FISH OIL
[/align]
 
  #2  
Old 01-10-2007, 02:07 PM
Join Date: Jul 2006
Location:
Posts: 2,091
Default RE: WD-40, Who knew?

GET OUT! NO WAY!!! I knew, of course, about the lubrication qualities of it... but *cleaning*?? Wow, I had no idea. How durned cool is THAT?

I'm gonna put some in my coffee here this morning and see what happens. I'll report back soon.
 
  #3  
Old 01-10-2007, 02:30 PM
C3 Starship's Avatar
Super Moderator
Thread Starter
Join Date: Jul 2006
Location: Reno, Nv.
Posts: 5,244
Default RE: WD-40, Who knew?

Watch out for those "prairie dogs"George was talkin' about!
 
  #4  
Old 01-10-2007, 02:46 PM
Join Date: Oct 2005
Location:
Posts: 1,532
Default RE: WD-40, Who knew?

Wow, I had no idea it was that usefull. I guess I need to pick some up, I don't typically keep it in the house.
 
  #5  
Old 01-10-2007, 02:49 PM
Join Date: Jul 2006
Location:
Posts: 2,091
Default RE: WD-40, Who knew?

ORIGINAL: C3 Starship

Watch out for those "prairie dogs"George was talkin' about!
Things were goin' well, until some yahoo with a .22 rifle started takin' shots at 'em.
 
  #6  
Old 01-10-2007, 03:24 PM
Join Date: Aug 2006
Location:
Posts: 753
Default RE: WD-40, Who knew?

Thats a great post to share.
Made me think back when I first discovered WD-40, and have learned through the years that my cabinet will never go without it. I have actually used it before to remove paint, but the key is to catch it quick enough before the paint really has a period of time to cure.
But I have used it for many many things through the years, from bug and tar remover on the quarter panels, to cleaning chrome, or water spots off of chrome rims, to removing bubble gum from my shoes, Hahaha. The only stuff that i have found to work equally as good or even beter is this stuff we have here at work, called Zepreserve, or "ZEP" as we call it. I also keep a can of this handy at home,
 
  #7  
Old 01-10-2007, 10:42 PM
Join Date: Jun 2006
Location:
Posts: 135
Default RE: WD-40, Who knew?

46. It protects you from meteors.

If you've not tried the Mr. Clean Magic Eraser at your house..(on everything).. pick one up when you go to get some WD-40

oh and a tube of graphite.. if wd40 won't or can't lube it.. try the graphite.. I recently put it in every lock I own and they are all smooth like glass now. (including the passenger side door lock it fixed)
 
  #8  
Old 01-11-2007, 12:05 AM
C3 Starship's Avatar
Super Moderator
Thread Starter
Join Date: Jul 2006
Location: Reno, Nv.
Posts: 5,244
Default RE: WD-40, Who knew?

Meteors? As in "Mercury"?
 
  #9  
Old 01-11-2007, 02:10 AM
blueshark's Avatar
Super Moderator
Join Date: Jul 2006
Location: Dickson, TN.
Posts: 2,328
Default RE: WD-40, Who knew?

It's great for starting fires on cold nights too.

Also it and a flick of the bic will stop a mugger in his tracks.
 
  #10  
Old 01-11-2007, 02:12 AM
blueshark's Avatar
Super Moderator
Join Date: Jul 2006
Location: Dickson, TN.
Posts: 2,328
Default RE: WD-40, Who knew?

ORIGINAL: C3 Starship

Watch out for those "prairie dogs"George was talkin' about!
I bet them critters weren't squeekin' a bit.
 

Thread Tools
Search this Thread
Quick Reply: WD-40, Who knew?


Advertising
Featured Sponsors
Vendor Directory

Contact Us - Archive - Advertising - Cookie Policy - Privacy Statement - Terms of Service

© 2019 MH Sub I, LLC dba Internet Brands

We are a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for us to earn fees by linking to Amazon.com and affiliated sites.