WD-40

Discussion in 'General Conversation' started by iowacatter, Feb 27, 2007.

  1. iowacatter

    iowacatter New Member

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    I received this in an email, and thought maybe some of you could get some help from it. You may have already seen it, but it's amazing what WD-40 can do! Hope this helps you out!

    This is pretty interesting... It's real name: Water Displacement #40.
    >(WD 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.
    >
    >The workers were so pleased with the product, they began smuggling (also
    >known
    >as "shrinkage" or "stealing") it out to use at home. The executives
    >decided
    >there might be a consumer market for it and put it in aerosol cans. The
    >rest, as
    >they say, is history.
    >
    >It is a carefully guarded recipe known only to four people. Only one of
    >them is
    >the "brew master." There are about 2.5 million gallons of the stuff
    >manufactured
    >each year. It gets its distinctive smell from a fragrance that is added
    >to the
    >brew. 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
    >stovetop...Voila! It's now shinier than it's ever been. You'll be
    >amazed.
    >
    >Here are some of the uses:
    >Protects silver from tarnishing. Cleans and lubricates guitar
    >strings. Gives floors that 'just-waxed' sheen without making it
    >slippery.
    >Keeps flies off cows. Restores and cleans chalkboards. ;
    >Removes lipstick stains. Loosens stubborn zippers. Untangles
    >jewelry chains. Removes stains from stainless steel sinks.
    >Removes dirt and grime from the barbecue grill. Keeps ceramic/terra
    >cotta garden pots from oxidizing. Removes tomato stains from clothing.
    >Keeps glass shower doors free of water spots. Camouflages scratches
    >in ceramic and marble floors. Keeps scissors working smoothly.
    >Lubricates noisy door hinges on vehicles and doors in homes. Gives a
    >children's play gym slide a&nb sp; shine for a super fast slide.
    >Lubricates
    >gear shift and mower deck lever for ease of handling on riding mowers.
    >Rids kids rocking chairs and swings of squeaky noises. Lubricates tracks
    >in sticking home windows and makes them easier to open. Spraying an
    >umbrella stem makes it easier to open and close. Restores and cleans
    >padded leather dashboards in vehicles, as well as vinyl bumpers.
    >Restores and cleans roof racks on vehicles. Lubricates and stops squeaks
    >in electric fans. Lubricates wheel sprockets on tricycles, wagons, and
    >bicycles for easy handling. Lubricates fan belts on washers and dryers
    >and keeps them running smoothly. Keeps rust from forming on saws and saw
    >blades, and other tools. Removes splattered grease on stove. Keeps
    >bathroom mirror from fogging. Lubricates prosthetic limbs. Keeps
    >pigeons off the balcony (they hate the smell). Removes all traces of
    >duct tape. Folks even spray it on their arms, hands, and knees to
    >relieve arthritis pain. Florida's favorite use is: "cleans and removes
    >love bugs from grills and bumpers." The favorite use in the state of New
    >York--WD-40 protects the Statue of Liberty from the elemen ts. 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.
    >Use it for fire ant bites. It takes the sting away immediately and stops
    >the
    >itch.
    >WD-40 is great for removing crayon from walls. Spray on the mark and
    >wipe with
    >a clean rag.
    >
    >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!
    >
    >If you sprayed WD-40 on the distributor cap, it would displace the
    >moisture and
    >allow the car to start.
    >
    >It removes black scuff marks from the kitchen floor!
    >
    >Use WD-40 fo r 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.
    >
    >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
     
  2. peewee williams

    peewee williams New Member

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    This go's around about once a year.Under the "DANGER" at the top of the can,the list of warnings go all the way to the bottom of the 11 oz.can.It states that it contains PETROLEUM DISTILLATES in large letters.I contacted WD 40 and they stated that is regulated by all of the laws for petroleum products as it is a petroleum product.This means environmental too.Check it out with the good folks at WD 40.I did.Please don;t oil the water or hurt yourself by wrongly using this great product.I love you Brothers and Sisters,peewee
     

  3. kat in the hat

    kat in the hat New Member

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    Just question. What's the difference between WD-40, and all the other silicone sprays that are available? They all seem to work about the same to me. JMHO.
     
  4. BigOlGooduns

    BigOlGooduns New Member

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    I think everyone is missing the most important part! WD-40 and cheap dog food make a great chum! That or spray it on a crappie jig to get them to bite if they are slow. WD-40 is the fisher's best friend...
     
  5. waterwalker

    waterwalker New Member

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    I used it on my walleye lures myself.
     
  6. Netmanjack

    Netmanjack New Member

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    Check this out
    http://www.wd40.com/Download/?/Brands/pdfs/msds-nmp_canada.eg.pdf

    I tried it a long time ago and was shocked that it worked, so I tried it on a few other body's of water and got no bites. It seems it would only work on one lake for me. After being a member here for awhile I find that I get more enjoyment using natural bait. Digging worms, catching bluegill and than a nice shovel head brings immense satisfaction to me. A WD40 caught fish just wouldn't shine so bright.The only way that I would use it now is if I were desperate to eat and had no other bait except a cigarette but soaked in the stuff.
     
  7. BigOlGooduns

    BigOlGooduns New Member

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    I have to admit, $20 for a cast net and $10 for a shovel is alot cheaper than years worth of WD-40 and dog food... Even the cheap stuff!
     
  8. Ol Man

    Ol Man New Member

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  9. BigOlGooduns

    BigOlGooduns New Member

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    Thats good to konw. That snopes site is pretty good. There are alot of neat things on that site!
     
  10. JERMSQUIRM

    JERMSQUIRM New Member

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    yep. remember one post said to rub it into your hands for arthritis. not good! might as well rub gas into your skin. i spray it on hooks in my tackle box to keep the rust from forming but never have used it on bait. and prob won't.
     
  11. copycat

    copycat New Member

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    It's the secret ingredient in my beercan chicken recipe:big_smile:............naw, just kidding.
     
  12. peewee williams

    peewee williams New Member

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    I hope it is a great defense in federal court if you are caught at it.I love you Brothers and Sisters.peewee
     
  13. peewee williams

    peewee williams New Member

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    The best ingredient in Beer Can Chicken is "Open beer cans" unless you wish to draw a crowd!Closed cans will draw a crowd of Police,Firemen and Neighbors.
    If you don;t believe it,just try it with out opening them.I love you Brothers and Sisters,peewee