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    WD-40 And its uses

    Some of you will know where I got this from

    Well, Who Knew...?

    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,
    andtold him the bad news. He was very upset and was trying to figure out what
    todo probably nothing until Monday morning, since nothing was open. Another
    neighborcame 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!

    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
    withthe fortieth formulation, thus WD-40. The Corvair 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 stovetop... You'll be
    amazed.Voila! It's now shinier than it's ever been.

    Here are some of the 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 it slippery.
    5) Keeps flies off cows.
    6) Restores and cleans chalkboards.
    7) Removes lipstick stains.
    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
    1 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 play gym slide a shine for a super fast slide.
    21) Lubricates gear shift and mower deck lever for ease of handling on
    ridingmowers.
    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 clean s roof racks on vehicles.
    27) Lubricates and stops squeaks in electric fans.
    2 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."
    3 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 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 tubeof lipstick with a load of laundry, saturate the
    lipstick spots with WD-40 and re-wash. Presto! 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.
    P. P. S. I keep a can of WD-40 in my kitchen cabinet over the stove. It is
    good for oven burns or any other type of burn. It takes the burned feeling
    away and heals with NO scarring
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    Senior Member RACING JUNKIE
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    I only know one thing, spray WD40 on the rear qtrs before the run , and then wipe off the built rubber from the burnout, work great and everytime.

    Zip.

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    Senior Member RACING JUNKIE
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    I spray it on my aching arthritic joints.....not sure if it works, but people don't bug me when I smell like WD-40

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    Their is another one of these going around about the uses for Hydrogen Peroxide - not quite as automotive in nature, but nonetheless very interesting to read!

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    According to WD40.com you can coat your tire tread area to get more bite... Whadya think?

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    spray it on your bacon before cooking, adds a nice flavor... :lol:
    I know a guy that would use it along with a lighter to burn hornets nests.... almost set the building on fire, but got rid of the hornets.... :shock: :lol:
    Ed


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