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20 Uncommon Uses for WD40

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Now this is interesting, especially if it works well on the bites of those nasty fire ants to which I’m allergic! Grab that WD40 and loosen your stubborn zippers! [g]

wd40WD-40 was originally 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.

Here are just a few of the useful things you can do with WD40.

  1. Keeps flies off cows!
  2. Removes lipstick stains.
  3. Loosens stubborn zippers.
  4. Removes stains from stainless steel sinks.
  5. Removes dirt and grime from the barbecue grill.
  6. Removes tomato stains from clothing.
  7. Keeps glass shower doors free of water-spots.
  8. Gives children’s play gym slide a shine for a super fast slide.
  9. Restores and cleans padded leather dashboards in vehicles, as well as vinyl bumpers.
  10. Restores and cleans roof racks on vehicles.
  11. Lubricates and stops squeaks in electric fans.
  12. Lubricates wheel sprockets on tricycles, wagons, and bicycles for easy handling.
  13. Keeps rust from forming on saws and saw blades, and other tools.
  14. Removes splattered grease on stove.
  15. Keeps bathroom mirror from fogging.
  16. Keeps pigeons off the balcony (they hate the smell).
  17. Removes all traces of duct tape.
  18. WD-40 attracts fish. Spray a LITTLE on live bait or lures and you will be catching the big one in no time.
  19. Fire ant bites. It takes the sting away immediately and stops the itch.
  20. Keep a can of WD-40 in your 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 scarring.

Remember, the basic ingredient is FISH OIL!

From Your Cruising Editor, June 27, 2010

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2 Responses to “20 Uncommon Uses for WD40”

  1. Mary says:

    Be careful about keeping that spray can so close to the stove, otherwise good ideas there. I also use it for sticky windows. And it seemed to help with the blinds inside the door glass that you can't get to. I sprayed in the track and around the push up/down thingie.

  2. Good to know, Mary – thanks!

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