Sunday, February 19, 2012

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 successful with the fortieth formulation, 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 glass . It's a miracle! Then try it on your stove top . . . Viola! It's now shinier than it's ever been . You'll be amazed .
WD-40 uses:

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 them 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. Use WD-40 for those nasty tar and scuff marks on 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 . Bug guts will eat away the finish on your car if not removed quickly. Use WD-40.
20 . Gives a children's playground gym slide a shine for a super fast slide .
21 . Lubricates gear shift and mower deck lever for ease of handling on riding 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, 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 splattered grease on stove .
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 , WD-40 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 .
40 . Use it for fire ant bites . . It takes the sting away, immediately, and stops the itch .
41 . WD-40 is great for removing crayon from walls
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 .
43 . If you sprayed WD-40 on a distributor cap, it displaces the moisture and allows the car to start.

P.S. The basic ingredient in WD-40 is FISH OIL

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