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Old 11-03-2011, 07:31 AM  
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Wd-40 (bet all of you didn't know this)

Before you read to the end, does anybody know what the main ingredient of WD-40 is? (Answer at bottom) Don't lie and don't cheat. ......


Who knew? I had a neighbour who bought a new car. I got up very early one Sunday morning and saw that someone had spray painted red all around the sides of his car (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 neighbour 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 on the car. 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.

WD-40 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 . (I love this one!)
6. Restores and cleans chalkboards.
7. Removes lipstick stains.
8. Loosens stubborn zippers.
9. Untangles jewellery 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 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 favourite use is: 'cleans and removes love bugs from grills and bumpers.'
38. The favourite 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


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Old 11-03-2011, 08:11 AM  
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I knew it stood for water displacement # 40th try but i had no idea it's main ingrediant was fish oil.

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Old 11-03-2011, 08:44 AM  
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I knew about it being fish oil because in PA I sprayed it on spinners when fishing. It gives you an edge with spinners & gigs made of metal.

Rustoleum is also fish oil base. I redid a van inside and out. I chose Rustoleum for the interior because as a former work truck there were odd rust spots in difficult places. It was good for rust but my van smelled like "The Deadliest Catch" for six months.
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Old 11-03-2011, 09:10 AM  
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When I was growing up, my van smelled the same way....and I never used Rustoleum!
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Old 11-03-2011, 10:48 AM  
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Originally Posted by havasu View Post
When I was growing up, my van smelled the same way....and I never used Rustoleum!

I knew a lot of that but not all, thanks for sharing.
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Old 11-04-2011, 01:59 PM  
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Uses 7 and 8 are my favs
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Old 11-04-2011, 04:05 PM  
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WD 40 also is good for potatoe gun or spudzuka fuel and in a pinch, spraying it into the void between tire and rim and then ignited it, has blown tire back onto rim, set bead, and somewhat inflated the tire good enough to drive for a few miles.
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Old 11-05-2011, 05:44 AM  
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I smell something fishy...and it's not WD-40.

snopes.com: Uses for WD-40 Spray Lubricant
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Old 11-05-2011, 07:33 AM  
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I still love the original 7 and 8 uses, but I love Snopes even more sometimes
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Old 11-05-2011, 08:04 AM  
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The MSDS sheet is your friend, required by law to list the ingredients. These are the ingredients in Rustoleum, no fish oil listed:

Acetone 67-64-1 35.0 500 ppm 750 ppm 1000 ppm N.E.
Liquefied Petroleum Gas 68476-86-8 30.0 N.E. N.E. N.E. N.E.
Naphtha 8032-32-4 10.0 N.E. N.E. N.E. N.E.
Xylene 1330-20-7 10.0 100 ppm 150 ppm 100 ppm N.E.
Solvent Naptha, Light Aromatic 64742-95-6 5.0 N.E. N.E. N.E. N.E.
1,2,4-Trimethylbenzene 95-63-6 5.0 25 ppm N.E. N.E. N.E.
Ethylbenzene 100-41 -4 5.0 100 ppm 125 ppm 100 ppm N.E.

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