Who Knew?

What IS The Main Ingredient of WD-40?
Before you read to the end, does anybody know what the main ingredient of WD-40?
No Cheating…..

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….

WD-40 Uses:
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

  1. Use to loosen rusty nuts and screws, clean garden tools
  2. Cleans piano keys
  3. Keeps wicker chairs from squeaking
  4. Lubricates small rolling toys
  5. Keeps garden tools rust-free
  6. Cleans patio door glide strip
  7. Removes crayon from clothes dryer (make sure to unplug dryer first)
  8. Removes scuff marks from ceramic tile floor
  9. Keeps metal wind chimes rust-free
  10. Removes crayon from walls
  11. Helps join plastic shelving to make disassembly easier
  12. Removes water spots from mirrors
  13. Lubricates hinge on pruning shears
  14. Lubricates screws on lawn furniture
  15. Lubricates hydraulic rams on slideout of 5th wheel
  16. Cleans fiberglass bathtubs
  17. Cleans and prevents rust on oil tank exterior
  18. Cleans and protects bed of wheelbarrows
  19. Prevents rust on swamp cooler nuts
  20. Removes tea stains from countertops
  21. Removes crayon from wallpaper
  22. Lubricates gate locks
  23. Removes crayon from carpet
  24. Removes tape marks from the wall where posters hung
  25. Shines leaves of artificial houseplants
  26. Keeps snow from sticking to shovel
  27. Removes coffee stains on floor tiles
  28. Keeps hose ends from corroding
  29. Lubricates moving parts on playground equipment
  30. Removes crayon from plastic
  31. Removes decals from bathtubs
  32. Removes old cellophane tape
  33. Removes crayon from shoes
  34. Cleans ashtrays
  35. Removes crayon from toys
  36. Cleans and protects underside of cast iron skillets
  37. Removes ink from carpet
  38. Keeps garden plant cages bright and rust free
  39. Cleans lawnmower blades
  40. Cleans and protects antique kitchen tools
  41. Prevents mildew growth on fountain
  42. Removes marks from floors left by chair feet
  43. Removes crayon from chalk boards
  44. Eliminates static on volume and tuning control knobs
  45. Cleans candle soot
  46. Removes ink from blue jeans
  47. Cleans residue on luggage handles
  48. Cleans old muffin tins
  49. Cleans and protects pruning shears
  50. Cleans gold-plated faucets
  51. Removes petroleum stains from clothing
  52. Keeps sewing needles from rusting
  53. Removes Kool-Aid stains from carpet and fabric
  54. Removes gunk from plastic dish-drainer
  55. Lubricates kitchen sink handheld spray nozzle
  56. Removes rust from curtain rods
  57. Removes adhesive from precious china
  58. Cleans bottoms of pots and pans
  59. Helps prevent rust on hide-a-key containers
  60. Cleans vinyl garage doors
  61. Cleans doggie doo from tennis shoes
  62. Removes gunk when replacing old faucets
  63. Cleans and protects medicine door latches
  64. Protects wrought iron from rust
  65. Removes tomato stains from clothes
  66. Prevents rust from forming on washing machines
  67. Keeps metal wire screens rust free
  68. Removes blue baked-on acrylic cover shields from acrylic windows
  69. Preventative maintenance on cooking burner
  70. Removes coffee stains from leather
  71. Protects electric pump on furnace
  72. Removes ink stains from leather
  73. Prevents corrosion on copper parts of fountain
  74. Lubricates folding parts of ironing board
  75. Removes rust from chair feet
  76. Cleans and polishes gold and brass lamps
  77. Removes adhesive price tag from shoe bottoms
  78. Keeps trigger on glue gun from sticking
  79. Cleans bed frame
  80. Protects shower heads from rust
  81. Protects silver from blackening
  82. Lubricates external pivots on lawnmowers
  83. Keeps blades from rusting on garden plow
  84. Cleans black streaks from hardwood floors
  85. Protects inner machinery in toilet against corrosion
  86. Removes paint from tile flooring
  87. Protects hand trowels from corrosion
  88. Cleans and protects pitchforks
  89. Lubricates screen channels upon installation of rubber bead
  90. Removes rust stains from bathroom tubs
  91. Cleans metal figurines
  92. Shines shower doors
  93. Protects patio door from sun damage
  94. Cleans mildew from refrigerator gasket
  95. Helps clean rust from wire shelves
  96. Cleans newspaper ink from tables
  97. Removes rust stains from floor after mopping
  98. Cleans and protects TV antenna
  99. Removes gum from wallpaper
  100. Penetrates and frees stuck toilet shutoff valve