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bedajim 29 August 2008 01:46

Wd 40

I had a neighbour 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, 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'm impressed! WD-40 who

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 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
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
3) Cleans and lubricates guitar
4) Gives floors that `just-waxed`
sheen without making it
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
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
21) Lubricates gear shift on lawn
22) Rids kids rocking chairs and
swings of squeaky noises.
23) Lubricates tracks in sticking home
windows and makes t hem 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
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
32) Keeps bathroom mirror from
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
40) 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) If you've washed and dried a
tube of lipstick with a load of
laundry, saturate the lipstick spots
with WD-40 and re-wash. 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.
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
Remember, the basic ingredient is FISH

So is this right :]

Mollers 29 August 2008 01:50

It breaks down rubber I was told. I prefer GT85, it smells nicer.;)

doggypaddle 29 August 2008 03:11

a fishy tale!

not a mention of fish oil!
just paraffin distilates. and plenty of risk phrases!

willk 29 August 2008 04:14

"5) Keeps flies off cows"

You have to wonder what was going on there then, eh?

"Say Earl, watcha reckon we grab some WD40 and head on down to the paddock - lubricate us some steers?"

Bigfoot 29 August 2008 05:31

Don't mention this to Jimbo, It's a dispersant....

bedajim 29 August 2008 07:37


Originally Posted by Mollers (Post 261508)
It breaks down rubber I was told. I prefer GT85, it smells nicer.;)

So not to good for all lubrication applications :eek:

prairie tuber 29 August 2008 08:00


Was this neighbor with the spray painted truck, something you personally observed, or was that account just part of something you read, cut & pasted? If the whole post was simply a C & P, what was the original source of this info?

PeterM 29 August 2008 08:35

I use it to polish my stainless - works very well & stops salty build up ! Also used it on a cloth to take off marks from hull &tubes . They may well now fall apart from what I have just read !

ashbypower 29 August 2008 08:55

Fish Oil!! Mmmm wikipedia say's different. intresting tho


bedajim 29 August 2008 09:17


Originally Posted by prairie tuber (Post 261548)

Was this neighbor with the spray painted truck, something you personally observed, or was that account just part of something you read, cut & pasted? If the whole post was simply a C & P, what was the original source of this info?

No it was something a friend sent to me, he's a French polisher and so I just wondered if it could do any of the above or if anyone had used it for any of the above.
I'll ask him over a beer tonight :)

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