43 Uses for WD-40

I’m sure everyone has heard of WD-40. We’ve all used it for squeaky doors, tight screws and things like that. Recently I’ve learned that it can be used for many other things that you would never think of.

WD-40 stands for Water Displacement #40. The product came about from a search for a rust preventative solvent and degreaser for missile parts. WD-40 was created in 1953 at the San Diego Rocket Chemical Company. Ken East (one of the original founders of WD-40) says there is nothing in WD-40 that can hurt you. The basic ingredient in WD-40 is fish oil.

Here are the 43 uses:

  1. It protects silver from tarnishing.
  2. It removes road tar and grime from cars.
  3. Lubricates and cleans guitar strings.
  4. Gives floors a just waxed look without making them slippery.
  5. Keeps flies off cows.
  6. Removes lipstick stains.
  7. Cleans and restores chalkboards.
  8. Untangles jewelry chains.
  9. Loosens zippers.
  10. Removes stains from stainless steal sinks.
  11. Keeps terra cotta/ceramic pots from oxidizing
  12. Removes dirt and grime from BBQ grills.
  13. Removes tomato stains from clothing.
  14. Camouflages scratches in marble and ceramic floors.
  15. Keeps glass and plastic shower doors free of water spots.
  16. Lubricates squeaky door hinges on cars and in home.
  17. Keeps scissors working smoothly and sharp.
  18. Removes black scuff marks from the kitchen floor.
  19. Removes dead bugs from your car.
  20. Gives you child a super-fast slide on their play gym and a nice shine.
  21. Fixes those squeaky swings and rocking chairs.
  22. Lubricates gear shift on riding mowers.
  23. Use on the umbrella stem makes it easier to open and close.
  24. Cleans and restores leather dashboards in cars as well as vinyl bumpers.
  25. Lubricates tracks in (home) windows, making them easier to open and close.
  26. Stops squeaks in electric fans.
  27. Cleans and restores vehicle roof racks.
  28. Lubricates wheel sprockets on bicycles, tricycles, and wagons.
  29. Lubricates fan belts on washers and dryers, keeping them running smoothly.
  30. Removes grease from stove.
  31. Protects saws and saw blades from rusting.
  32. Keeps bathroom mirrors from fogging.
  33. Keeps pigeons off your balcony.
  34. Lubricates prosthetic limbs.
  35. Cleans and protects decorative swords.
  36. Removes duct tape, all traces of it.
  37. Some people use it to relieve their arthritis pain by spraying it on their arms, hands, etc.
  38. Cleans and removes love bugs from you bumper and grill.
  39. Spray a very little amount on your bait/lures and you’ll have great luck with the big catch. Note: using chemical laced bait/lures for fishing is not aloud in some states.
  40. Relief from fire ant bites, kills the sting and itch.
  41. Removes crayon from walls, use rag and wipe clean.
  42. Spraying WD-40 on the distributor cap would displace the moisture and allow the car to start.
  43. If you’ve left your lipstick in a pocket and washed and dried it with your laundry, spray lipstick spots and wash again.

Well, there you have it, 43 uses for WD-40. There may be more, these are just the 43 that I know of. Who would have guessed it?

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