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levymetal

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I received this in an email, pretty cool, I never knew WD40 had so many uses :p


Before you read to the end, can you name the main ingredient of WD-40?

'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. Here are some of its uses:

1. [WD-40: Marvellous Stuff] 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 cow
6. Restores and cleans chalkboards
7. Removes lipstick stains
8. Loosens stubborn zippers
9. Untangles jewellery 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 oxidising
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 favourite use is: 'cleans and removes love bugs from grills and bumpers.'
38. The favourite 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. 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. WD-40 is great for removing crayon from walls. Spray on the mark 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!

And Finally the one you all know:

43. If you sprayed WD-40 on the distributor cap, it would displace the moisture and allow the car to start.

P.S. The basic ingredient is FISH OIL.
 

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Good old WD-40

Rememeber a tech project in grade 10 where we made model cars and we had a track to see far they could get up, the further you ogt up the beter the mark I rember I was at a C- then the teacher goes spray some WD-40 on the gears so I soak the gears with the WD-40 and next run up the coarse I'm at an A.
 

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Also supposedly good for sharpening knives on a sharpening stone. I personally haven't tried it... I don't think I will as my knives are a couple of hundred dollars a pop :-D
 

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lol fish oil is the miracle liquid :p.. even though they try and get us to digest stuff which can do all that **** lol.. :S

but who decides to randomly try getting rid of lipstick stains with WD-40 lol
 

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I find it does anything better than being a lubricant, I have INOX or LANOX for lubricating but I can say WD-40 is a great Wasp killer, the oil gets on their wings and they cant fly soon after they die.

cheers
Scott
 

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whats the americas website???
 

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I find it does anything better than being a lubricant, I have INOX or LANOX for lubricating but I can say WD-40 is a great Wasp killer, the oil gets on their wings and they cant fly soon after they die.

cheers
Scott
+1 for wasp killer. Add fire for further fun factor.
 

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anyone here like the way it smells too ? lol
 
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