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quackinator
Quackinator  (Level: 168.2 - Posts: 151)
Sat, 17th Jan '09 9:59 AM

WD 40

An e-mail I thought I would share

Subject: What is the main ingredient of WD-40?

Before you read to the end, do you know the main ingredient? 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... 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. 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 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 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 o ne 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.

pennwoman
Pennwoman  (Level: 155.2 - Posts: 2478)
Sat, 17th Jan '09 10:08 AM

WOW! Who knew! Thanks for the info!

gypsylady
Gypsylady  (Level: 142.8 - Posts: 6057)
Sat, 17th Jan '09 10:09 AM

Thanks for the information on the WD 40!

Had no idea it had so many uses!

Marilyn...

seniorrita
Seniorrita  (Level: 140.1 - Posts: 223)
Sat, 17th Jan '09 10:17 AM

This could have been a great quiz! I did one that so far has had 1300 takers that was about stuff like that.
Gotta go. . time to do my silverware and shower door.

nelly
Nelly  (Level: 172.0 - Posts: 1167)
Sat, 17th Jan '09 10:25 AM

Great stuff! Best thing for removing stubborn sticky price labels from dishes etc!


tuzilla
Tuzilla  (Level: 134.1 - Posts: 3778)
Sat, 17th Jan '09 10:44 AM

Some fishermen use it as a spray on scent to attract fish. It smell identical to many of those higher priced fish attracting scents you can buy at the sporting goods store. At tiny spritz will do ya.

alvandy
Alvandy  (Level: 229.7 - Posts: 7570)
Sat, 17th Jan '09 2:31 PM

Excellent list- very helpful.

Hmmm. thinking now----I take fish oil capsules daily!!
No wonder the pigeons stay away from me when I'm on the balcony.







pennwoman
Pennwoman  (Level: 155.2 - Posts: 2478)
Sat, 17th Jan '09 6:06 PM

I thought it was all the shiny Peppermint Patty wrappers!

alvandy
Alvandy  (Level: 229.7 - Posts: 7570)
Sat, 17th Jan '09 8:06 PM

Pennwoman: that ATTRACTS pigeons- they know a good treat when they smell one!

I don't share mine with them.
They can dig through the trash for the wrappers.



barb1111
Barb1111  (Level: 104.1 - Posts: 215)
Sat, 17th Jan '09 9:09 PM

WD 40 also does a wonderful job of removing crayon from kitchen cabinets and plastic toys. (found this out when my two darlings were little scribblers)



rowlanda
Rowlanda  (Level: 70.0 - Posts: 2856)
Sun, 18th Jan '09 8:20 PM

Thanks a lot for all the useful information Quackinator....
utterly amazing and versatile product.


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