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How to Use WD-40. You will be surprised

Postby polarisguru » July 17th, 2005, 7:09 pm

> >In case you didn't already know... =)
> >WD-40
I thought that 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 miracle!
> >
> >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 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 is history. It is a carefully guarded recipe known only to four people. 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.
> >
> >Here are a few of the 1000's 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 it slippery
> >~Keeps flies off cows
> >~Rest ores 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 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 and close
> >~Restores and cleans padded leather dashb oards and 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
> >~I have even heard of folks spraying it on their arms, hands, and knees to relieve arthritis pain.
> >~ Florida's favorite use was "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 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 away chiggers on 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.
> >~WD-40, long known for its ability to remove leftover tape smudges
> >(sticky label tape), is also a lovely perfume a nd air freshener! Sprayed liberally on every hinge in the house, it leaves that distinctive clean fresh scent for up to two days!
> >~Seriously though, 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.
~Bug guts will eat away the finish on your car if not removed quickly!
> >Use WD-40!
> >
> >For yesterday is but a Dream,
> >And Tomorrow is only a Vision;
> >But Today, well lived,
> >Makes every Yesterday
> >A Dream of Happiness,
> >And every Tomorrow
> >A Vision of Hope
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How to Use WD-40. You will be surprised

Postby Smack » July 18th, 2005, 1:12 am

I just used it to clean my contact lenses. Now I can't see a damned thing.
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Postby Riley » July 18th, 2005, 2:46 am

works great to start a snowmobile motor the has just been rebuilt and the carbs are dry. shoot it in the carbs and first pull and away it goes. Riley
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Postby YamaDooed » July 18th, 2005, 3:33 am

Maybe I'll bring a can or two to my job performance review...
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Postby formula600 » July 18th, 2005, 12:04 pm

also works great for starting fires
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Postby Wheeler550 » July 18th, 2005, 3:50 pm

I use it for rusty bolts (who'd of thought?).
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Postby treewhacker » July 18th, 2005, 4:58 pm

Gets that "Seized Up" Arctic Cat to spin over again. Just pull the plugs, squirt some in, light it with a match and it'll blow the stuck cylinders loose.
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Postby ArcticEd » July 18th, 2005, 5:12 pm

I've heard of a guy who uses it on the skis of his RX1 to keep it from peeling the plywood off of the deck of his trailer when he tries to load the sled, similar to the way the Egyptians moved those big ass rocks when they built the pyramids. ( Although I doubt that the Egyptians had access to WD40--they probably used a mixture of Goat Grease and IsraeliLube)
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Postby zr800newyork » July 18th, 2005, 6:07 pm

When motocross became mud bath races we'd spray the underside of fenders and rims and engine cases with the stuff to prevent mud build up... on our precious european motocrossers.
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Postby ArcticEd » July 18th, 2005, 6:12 pm

We used either a strip of duct tape inside the fender or Pam cooking spray. Pretty much the same difference unless you wanted to ever cook something on your bike......
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