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Old 02-01-2009, 03:10 PM   #1
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A lady got up very early one morning and went outside to pickup the
Sunday paper, she noticed someone had sprayed red paint all around
the sides of the neighbors brand new beige truck.
She went over and woke him up and gave him the bad news.
He was, of course extremely upset.


And they stood there trying to figure out what could be done about
the problem. They decided there wasn't much recourse but to wait
until Monday, since nothing was open.
Just then another neighbor came out of his house, surveyed the situation and immediately went
to get his WD-40 out and cleaned the red paint off with it.
Guess What! It cleaned up that paint without harming the original paint on the truck! I'm impressed!!

Water Displacement #40. The product began from a search for A rust
preventative solvent and de greaser 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.

Ken East (one of the original founders) says there is nothing in
WD-40 that would hurt you...' IT IS MADE FROM FISH OIL' ..
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 is a miracle!
Then try it on your stovetop... It is now shinier than it has ever been before.

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.
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/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
18) It removes black scuff marks from the kitchen floor! Open some
windows if you have a lot of marks.
19) Bug guts will eat away the finish on your car. Removed quickly,
with WD-40!
20) Gives a children's play gym slide a shine for a super fast slide.
21) Lubricates gear shift on lawn mowers.
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, 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 splattered grease on stove.
32) Keeps bathroom mirr or fro m 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 'Cleans and removes love bugs from grills
and bumpers.'
38) 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.
40) 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) If you've washed and dried a tube of lipstick with a load of
laundry, saturate the lipstick spots&n bsp;wi th WD-40 and Presto!
Lipstick is gone!
43) If you spray WD-40 on the distributor cap, it will displace the
moisture and allow the car to start.

Keep a can of WD-40 in your kitchen cabinet. It is good for oven
burns or any other type of burn. It takes the burned feeling away
and heals with NO scarring.


Remember, the basic ingredient is FISH OIL
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Old 02-01-2009, 03:32 PM   #2
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I use WD-40 all the time, it is a very handy product. But, just so folks don't get hurt out there, there's plenty in it than can hurt you, and the basic ingredient is not fish oil. Snopes had a look at this email, and the main ingredient (>60%) is "Solvent naptha, petroleum, medium aliphatic." It has a lot of other stuff that are not things you'd want to deliberately ingest. I try not to spray it in the house if I can do it outside instead.

The Snopes article also lists the subset of those uses inthe email that the manufacturer of WD-40 recommends. The "apply it to the skin" uses are not on that list.

And I'll bet the originator of the email meant "Convair" not "Corvair."
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It sounds like my wife, she uses it on things that squeek. I know that there are times that she considered going back into a store to fix their squeekly door.
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It sounds like my wife, she uses it on things that squeek. I know that there are times that she considered going back into a store to fix their squeekly door.
It's a very light lubricant, so if you oil a hinge with it, you'll be oiling it again rather soon. But, it is a quick fix. 3-in-1 in the conventional squirt can works a little better for most squeeky things. Less messy, too.

If I know I won't have a chance to clean firearms immediately after shooting, I'll put a squirt of WD-40 down the bore and into the parts I can get to. It keeps things loosened up until I can give them a proper cleaning. Obviously, don't contaminate any ammo with the stuff, it can penetrate between the bullet and casing, contaminate the charge and the round won't function properly.
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Just tried it on shower door hard water stains. No effect.
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If I know I won't have a chance to clean firearms immediately after shooting, I'll put a squirt of WD-40 down the bore and into the parts I can get to. It keeps things loosened up until I can give them a proper cleaning. Obviously, don't contaminate any ammo with the stuff, it can penetrate between the bullet and casing, contaminate the charge and the round won't function properly.
WD-40 is not made for firearms. Go buy some CLP from Break Free (any gun shop will have it). It's inexpensive (not as cheap as WD-40 but close) and it was designed for use in firearms. It's much superior to anything out there for cleaning and lubing firearms and was designed to reduce the danger of misfires.
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My DW is always draining my WD40 cans. She uses it to remove labels - I think she has every bottle she has emptied in the past 30 or so years.

As far as oiling hinges clear silicone is the best - cleaner and leaves no unsightly residue.
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WD-40 is not made for firearms. Go buy some CLP from Break Free (any gun shop will have it). It's inexpensive (not as cheap as WD-40 but close) and it was designed for use in firearms. It's much superior to anything out there for cleaning and lubing firearms and was designed to reduce the danger of misfires.
Thanks for the tip. I'm still in the stone ages, using Hoppes products for clean and lube. The WD-40 was just to keep things from rusting up/hardening up before i could get things clean. I'll look for CLP--it's probably a better answer, and I could get by with one product.
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Just tried it on shower door hard water stains. No effect.
I take it back. I sprayed a little on and left it for three hours. It worked fairly well.
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I buy it in the big container (2 gals?). I spray it into my digital watch when the buttons stop working well.

This site is good:

WD-40 JOB SITE - Trade Secret Search Results
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It is good for removing chewing gum from carpet.
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I used to work as a mechanic. It was a standard joke to recommend someone to use wd40 as they were struggling with a 3/4" breaker bar with a 5 foot cheater trying to break a frozen nut. Although we used it, it was considered to be no more than kerosene in a spray can.

Now Windex that's a different matter.
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Its good stuff for what it is intended, but if you really want to stop rust, on outside
metal parts such as sliding door wheels especially near the ocean, then white
lithium grease really works well.
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8) Loosens stubborn zippers.
I'll try this on my wife...
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I. Although we used it, it was considered to be no more than kerosene in a spray can.
My dad used to say the same thing, and we always kept kerosene around for cleaning purposes.
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My dad used to say the same thing, and we always kept kerosene around for cleaning purposes.
My Grand-Dad agreed- although he called it coal oil. Or coal earl to be more accurate.

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