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WD-40 facts,,,

Discussion in 'The Lounge' started by wasted wages, Feb 20, 2006.

  1. wasted wages

    wasted wages 3/4 ton status

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    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. The workers were so pleased withthe 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, as theysay, is history.
    It is a carefully guarded recipe known only to four people. Only 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 afragrance that is added to the brew. Ken East (one of the original founders) says there is nothing in WD-40that would hurt you.
    Here are some of the uses:
    When you read the "shower door" part, try it. It's the first thing that has ever cleaned that spotty showerdoor. 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.
    Protects silver from tarnishing.
    Cleans and lubricates guitar strings.
    Gives floors that 'just-waxed' sheen without making it slippery.
    Keeps flies off cows.
    Restores 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 kids 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 dashboards in vehicles, as well as 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).
    [FONT=Courier
    New]Removes all traces of duct tape.[/FONT]
    Folks even spray it on their arms, hands, and knees to relieve arthritis pain.
    Florida's favorite use is: "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.
    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.

    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 oflaundry, 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.
    It removes black scuff marks from the kitchen floor! Use WD-40 for those nasty tar and scuff marks off flooring. It doesn't seem to harm the finish and you won't have to scrub nearly as hard to get them off. Justremember 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!
    P.S. The basic ingredient is FISH OIL
     
  2. muscle

    muscle 1/2 ton status

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    I can confirm the attracts fish part. I heard WD-40 contained whale oil. ?

    Anyways it absolutely works on kastmaster, roostertails, spoons.. even sprayed to the treble hook before applying powerbait. This is all fishing for trout, havent tried it on bass or cats yet.
     
  3. Resurrection_Joe

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    Disolves Cocaine too
     
  4. pauly383

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    Safer than acetone :ignore:
     
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    I don't know aboot the waxing the floor part, I've stepped in a puddle of WD-40, and it very nearly cost me a pulled groin!
     
  6. Seventy4Blazer

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    it does work for this and is very slippery.... but it looks good. when i was in A school for the Corps down in florida we used pledge on the floors... kept the inspectors out after they slipped once or twice. if it looks clean it is. i need to get some WD to take off the foam sticky stuff on my truck.... works great for adhesives also.
    Grant
     
  7. Russell

    Russell LB7 Tahoe Status Premium Member GMOTM Winner

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    Interesting they state that it can cause no harm to you as an individual -- BP (the big oil company) doesn't allow it's workers, or anyone working for them, to use WD-40 as they feel it is proven to cause cancer...
     
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    So uh, quit huffing it eh.....
     
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    the old guy that put the windshield in the mini used wd-40 to install it, what a pita it was to get it clean
     
  10. K5er4Life

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    I spray it on the underside of my fenders on my dirt bike. I do this when I know that track is going to be a bit muddy, When I get home I hit the hose on my bike and the mud falls off easily. Great stuff for uses like that, but I dont really like to use it to lubricate much of anything. Dries up quickly and attracts all kinds of crud.
     
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    i use cookie grease, that stuff in a spray can, like span or somthing
     
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    If someone eggs your car it cleans it off easy.:waytogo:
     

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