WD40 uses

Discussion in 'General Conversation' started by FS Driver, Jun 19, 2006.

  1. FS Driver

    FS Driver New Member

    i thought you might like to know more about this
    well-known WD-40 product.
    When you read the "shower door" part, try it. It's the
    first thing that has cleaned that spotty shower door. If
    yours is plastic, it works just as well as glass. It's a
    Then try it on your stovetop... Viola! It's now shinier
    than it's ever been. You'll be amazed.
    The product began from a search for a rust preventative
    solvent and de-greaser 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 is hist-ory. Ken East (one of the
    original founders) says there is nothing in WD-40 that
    would hurt you.
    Here are a few of the 1000s of uses:
    Protects silver from tarnishing.
    Cleans and lubricates guitar strings.
    Gets oil spots off concrete driveways.
    Gives floors that 'just-waxed' sheen without making them
    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 bar-becue 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 shine for a super fast
    slide. ~Lubricates gear shift and mower-deck lever for ease of
    handling on riding mowers. ~Rids 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
    close. ~Restores and cleans padded leather dashboards and vinyl
    bumpers. ~Restores and cleans roof racks on vehicles. ~Lubricates
    and stops squeaks in electric fans. ~Lubricates wheel sprockets on
    tri-cycles, 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.
    (our other "can't do
    without") ~I have even heard of folks spraying it on their arms,
    hands, and knees to re-lieve arthritis pain. ~Florida's favorite
    use was "cleans and removes love bugs
    from grills and bumpers". ~WD-40 protects the Statue of Liberty
    from the elements. ~WD-40 attracts fish. Spray a LITTLE on live
    bait or lures
    and you will be catching the big one in no time. 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. ~Keeps chiggers away from the kids. ~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. (If I
    knew what a distributor cap was, it might help.) ~WD-40, long known
    for its ability to remove leftover tape
    smunges (sticky label tape), is also a lovely perfume and
    air freshener! Sprayed liberally on every hinge in the
    house, it leaves that dis-tinctive clean fresh scent for up
    to two days! ~Seriously though, it removes black scuff marks from
    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. ~Bug guts will eat away the finish on your car if not
    removed quickly! Use WD-40!
  2. shania

    shania New Member

    San Leandro, Ca
    "That's some good info DRC"! "Great Post"!:big_smile:

    Take it easy,
    Bert:cool2: & Shaina:0010:

  3. elphaba7

    elphaba7 New Member

    Mo'town, WV
    Let's not forget that anything at all can be fixed with WD$) and duct tape (at least according to my husband, :big_smile: )

    Great post, Darryl!
  4. fishinpals

    fishinpals New Member

    Virginia, Illinois
    There was this fellow in town who used it on his knees when they became stiff and sore. Most everyone one told him that it wasn't good to do that but he keeped it up. He died last year and was 93 and had been using it for at least 20 years on his knees. He swore by it and said it didn't make him sick like some of the medicine they tried to give him. May not be for everyone to do this.
  5. back channel

    back channel Member

    Pittsburgh, PA
    Thats some good info you posted.
  6. Patmansc

    Patmansc Well-Known Member

    Greer, SC
    Pat Chaney
    Thanks, Darryl, that's a lotta good info :roll_eyes:
  7. elphaba7

    elphaba7 New Member

    Mo'town, WV
    Sorry, this should read WD40. I got crazy with the caps, lol.
  8. howardstern

    howardstern New Member

    When I was maybe 12 so my buddies dad took us to Lake erie to fish and ALL the skippers used it back then.

    One year my friends and I were cat fishing with no hits all night. SO I was running my mouth about this WD story and told them in 15 min I'll have a fish. So I put on a chicken heart, sprayed it. never thought about it then BOOM pole is in the river. i dove over my grear after it, had to feel for it, found it. set the hook, got my stuff back and the fish. lol..

  9. squirtspop

    squirtspop New Member

    Glencoe, Arkansas
    Saw this before. Well worth the repeat. Also works good on fiberglass boat finish.
  10. SilverCross

    SilverCross New Member

    Fairbury, Illin
    Crawl under your vehicle every spring and every fall, spray everything except your exhaust and you will never have any rust under there.
  11. michiganwhitetailRLM

    michiganwhitetailRLM New Member

    ive Read And Heard Of People Spraying It On There Bait As A Fish Attractant< Anyone Else Here Of Such A Thing?
  12. copycat

    copycat New Member

    New Jersey
    Now i'm gonna start calling you WD-RC. LOL

    Thanks for the info, great post!
  13. kccats

    kccats New Member

    Olathe, Kansas
    There was some that was not listed.

    Distruction of the enviroment.
    Polluting waterways.
    Distroys ozone layer.

    At least thats what the enviroment wachos say....
  14. catfishkatmando

    catfishkatmando New Member

    Salem, WV.
    from one little can .Makes you wonder why every time you se the word enviroMENTAL WHACKO is right next to it.
  15. curdog

    curdog New Member

    Sheridan, Arkansas
    Jim There was a man in prattsville Arkansas he used WD-40 on his knees too. He swore by it.
  16. redneckdrum

    redneckdrum New Member

    hmm.........JOCK ITCH!
  17. slimepig

    slimepig New Member

    Kerrville Texas
    ok, so how is it used to clean the barbq grill? spray on rinse off? does it need to be burned off or does it leave a taste?
  18. FS Driver

    FS Driver New Member

    daniel ,
    i'm no expert but i would think if you sprayed the grille down and let it soak in a bit then use a standard grille brush and clean as normal
    rinse and heat thouroughly before applieing food .

    i was sent this list and although ive used it on some of these listed
    i havent tried all of them .
    i mainly use the stuff to remove tar and glue off putty and spreader tools
    squeaky creakys and as a water repelleant on the distributer cap etc.
    ive heard that about the bait trick many times but ive yet been so desperate as to risk polluteing the water with it.
    i cant think of too many things man made that isnt bad for the ozone or
    the good stuff is always bad for something or someone.:crazy:
  19. dreamer34

    dreamer34 New Member

    danville virginia
    please do not use WD-40 as a fish attractant...there's plenty of natural baits that can be used instead
  20. michiganwhitetailRLM

    michiganwhitetailRLM New Member

    dont Plan On Using It As An Attractant,it Was Somthing I Read And Was Curious How It Could Possibly Taste Good To Any Fish.