What IS The Main Ingredient of WD-40?
Before you read to the end, does anybody know what the main ingredient of WD-40?
WD-40 ~ Who knew!
Story that’s circulated…
I had a neighbor who 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, 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 neighbor 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 that was on the truck. I was 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 finally successful for a formulation, with their fortieth attempt, 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 on glass.
It’s a miracle!
Then try it on your stove-top.
It’s now shinier than it’s ever been.
You’ll be amazed.
As for that Basic, Main Ingredient…….
Well…. it’s FISH OIL….
1. Protects silver from tarnishing.
2. Removes road tar and grime from cars.
3. Cleans and lubricates guitar strings.
4. Gives floor that ‘just-waxed’ sheen without making them slippery.
5. Keeps the flies off of Cows, Horses, and other Farm Critters, as well. (Ya gotta love this one!!!)
6. Restores and cleans chalkboards.
7. Removes lipstick stains.
8. 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 / terracotta 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 both home and vehicles doors.
18. It removes that nasty tar and scuff marks from the kitchen 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. Remove those nasty Bug guts that will eat away the finish on your car if not removed quickly!
20. Gives a children’s playground gym slide a shine for a super fast slide.
21. Lubricates gearshift and mower deck lever for ease of handling on riding mowers…
22. Rids kids rocking chair 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 grease splatters from stove-tops.
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.’
38. The favorite use in the state of New York, it 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. It is great for removing crayon from walls. Spray it on the marks 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 spray it inside a wet distributor cap, it will displace the moisture, allowing the engine to start.
100 Other Uses for WD-40
- Use to loosen rusty nuts and screws, clean garden tools
- Cleans piano keys
- Keeps wicker chairs from squeaking
- Lubricates small rolling toys
- Keeps garden tools rust-free
- Cleans patio door glide strip
- Removes crayon from clothes dryer (make sure to unplug dryer first)
- Removes scuff marks from ceramic tile floor
- Keeps metal wind chimes rust-free
- Removes crayon from walls
- Helps join plastic shelving to make disassembly easier
- Removes water spots from mirrors
- Lubricates hinge on pruning shears
- Lubricates screws on lawn furniture
- Lubricates hydraulic rams on slideout of 5th wheel
- Cleans fiberglass bathtubs
- Cleans and prevents rust on oil tank exterior
- Cleans and protects bed of wheelbarrows
- Prevents rust on swamp cooler nuts
- Removes tea stains from countertops
- Removes crayon from wallpaper
- Lubricates gate locks
- Removes crayon from carpet
- Removes tape marks from the wall where posters hung
- Shines leaves of artificial houseplants
- Keeps snow from sticking to shovel
- Removes coffee stains on floor tiles
- Keeps hose ends from corroding
- Lubricates moving parts on playground equipment
- Removes crayon from plastic
- Removes decals from bathtubs
- Removes old cellophane tape
- Removes crayon from shoes
- Cleans ashtrays
- Removes crayon from toys
- Cleans and protects underside of cast iron skillets
- Removes ink from carpet
- Keeps garden plant cages bright and rust free
- Cleans lawnmower blades
- Cleans and protects antique kitchen tools
- Prevents mildew growth on fountain
- Removes marks from floors left by chair feet
- Removes crayon from chalk boards
- Eliminates static on volume and tuning control knobs
- Cleans candle soot
- Removes ink from blue jeans
- Cleans residue on luggage handles
- Cleans old muffin tins
- Cleans and protects pruning shears
- Cleans gold-plated faucets
- Removes petroleum stains from clothing
- Keeps sewing needles from rusting
- Removes Kool-Aid stains from carpet and fabric
- Removes gunk from plastic dish-drainer
- Lubricates kitchen sink handheld spray nozzle
- Removes rust from curtain rods
- Removes adhesive from precious china
- Cleans bottoms of pots and pans
- Helps prevent rust on hide-a-key containers
- Cleans vinyl garage doors
- Cleans doggie doo from tennis shoes
- Removes gunk when replacing old faucets
- Cleans and protects medicine door latches
- Protects wrought iron from rust
- Removes tomato stains from clothes
- Prevents rust from forming on washing machines
- Keeps metal wire screens rust free
- Removes blue baked-on acrylic cover shields from acrylic windows
- Preventative maintenance on cooking burner
- Removes coffee stains from leather
- Protects electric pump on furnace
- Removes ink stains from leather
- Prevents corrosion on copper parts of fountain
- Lubricates folding parts of ironing board
- Removes rust from chair feet
- Cleans and polishes gold and brass lamps
- Removes adhesive price tag from shoe bottoms
- Keeps trigger on glue gun from sticking
- Cleans bed frame
- Protects shower heads from rust
- Protects silver from blackening
- Lubricates external pivots on lawnmowers
- Keeps blades from rusting on garden plow
- Cleans black streaks from hardwood floors
- Protects inner machinery in toilet against corrosion
- Removes paint from tile flooring
- Protects hand trowels from corrosion
- Cleans and protects pitchforks
- Lubricates screen channels upon installation of rubber bead
- Removes rust stains from bathroom tubs
- Cleans metal figurines
- Shines shower doors
- Protects patio door from sun damage
- Cleans mildew from refrigerator gasket
- Helps clean rust from wire shelves
- Cleans newspaper ink from tables
- Removes rust stains from floor after mopping
- Cleans and protects TV antenna
- Removes gum from wallpaper
- Penetrates and frees stuck toilet shutoff valve