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beaky
10-11-2009, 11:50 AM
Here are some of the 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 it slippery.
5) Keeps flies off cows.
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 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) 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 so 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 play 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 dash boards 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 areas.
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 load of laundry, saturate the lipstick spots with WD-40 and re-wash. Presto! Lipstick is gone!
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.

jill

oznabrag
10-11-2009, 12:33 PM
Here are some of the uses:
...
P S. The basic ingredient is FISH OIL.

jill

I read a thread on WD-40 on another site, and the consensus was that the fish oil has been replaced with some petroleum distillate or other.

Great stuff though, but not really much of a lubricant.

BrianW
10-11-2009, 12:35 PM
Can it start Paul's tractor?

Paul Pless
10-11-2009, 12:38 PM
Can it start Paul's tractor?> :rolleyes::D

Paul Pless
10-11-2009, 12:38 PM
44) Mini Flamethrower

rbgarr
10-11-2009, 12:54 PM
Doesn't it work for acne also.. or is that Windex?

Bluecometk
10-11-2009, 01:06 PM
You are full of it, Your list goes to 43 and the label only says WD 40 not forty three.So three of those things listed must not be true.:D;)

These are just my opinions
Bluecometk

goodbasil
10-11-2009, 01:17 PM
Does not lubricate.
It does dissolve.
How can it do both?
It is basically perfumed gasoline.
If you get your fingers or tongue stuck on a frozen doorknob, spray with WD40. then by some good whiskey to wash out the taste.

beaky
10-11-2009, 01:25 PM
hi paul

this might be worth a try

http://i250.photobucket.com/albums/gg268/beaky369/startingaid.jpg

jill

paladin
10-11-2009, 02:43 PM
First....ya needs Bear Grease for your bullet lube on yure black powder stuff.....
and yes, it's not a lubricant, it displaces water......

Scot L T
10-11-2009, 03:00 PM
In my early tears of being a chef I worked with the daughter of the guy that supposedly invented WD40. Very different and interesting fellow....crazy as a bag of hammers, some might say. At the time I met him he was working on a new formula for shampoo. His long suffering daughter reaped the benifit being his trial subject...she had the most interesting ever changing shades of hair color. I only worked with the daughter for half a year so I don't know if he ever succeeded in his new shampoo formula.

He apparently sold the rights to WD40 soon after inventing it and did not benifit much from his inspiration. I'm sure it would be worth a small fortune these days...such is life.

WX
10-11-2009, 11:08 PM
44) Mini Flamethrower

Yep, cigarette lighter and a tin of WD40 gets rid of these nasty little buggers.
http://k.b5z.net/i/u/6043591/i/paper_wasp.jpg

BrianW
10-11-2009, 11:22 PM
hi paul

this might be worth a try

http://i250.photobucket.com/albums/gg268/beaky369/startingaid.jpg

jill

Gotta be careful with that stuff on a diesel. Those equipped with glow plugs tend to go "boom" at the wrong time.

I have used it on my truck, but only after I let the glow plugs cycle though, and cool off (a few seconds.) Just don't reset the ignition key back to "off" before starting.

Eventually I still had to replace the glow plugs.

S B
10-11-2009, 11:55 PM
Invented in WW2, to keep torpeedos from rusting.That's where the WD "water displaceant" came from,don't know about the 40.

Bill Griffin
10-12-2009, 12:23 AM
The story I heard was it displaces 40x volume in h20

Yeadon
10-12-2009, 01:47 AM
... the 40th version/recipe of the water displacement formula. I heard a story on NPR about the inventor of the stuff. He'd tried 39 other times to get it right, but the 40th worked great. So he called it WD40.

from wikipedia (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/WD-40)
WD-40 is the trademark (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Trademark) name of a water-displacing spray widely available in a variety of retail outlets. Developed in 1953 by Norm Larsen (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Norm_Larsen), founder of the Rocket Chemical Company, San Diego (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/San_Diego), California (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/California). It was originally designed to repel water and prevent corrosion,[1] (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/WD-40#cite_note-aboutus-0) and later was found to have numerous household uses.
WD-40 stands for "Water Displacement - 40th Attempt". Byatt was attempting to concoct a formula to prevent corrosion, by displacing the standing water that promotes it. In the process, he arrived at a successful formula on his 40th attempt.[1] (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/WD-40#cite_note-aboutus-0) WD-40 is primarily composed of various hydrocarbons (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hydrocarbons).
WD-40 was first used by Convair (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Convair) to protect the outer skin of the Atlas missile (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Atlas_missile) from rust and corrosion.[1] (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/WD-40#cite_note-aboutus-0)[2] (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/WD-40#cite_note-barrynytobit-1) The product first became commercially available on store shelves in San Diego in 1958.[1] (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/WD-40#cite_note-aboutus-0)

jonboy
10-12-2009, 07:29 AM
The bite of the Australian brown spider which is not a neurotoxin but causes gangrene-like necrosis of the flesh around the wound which then spreads, which is what kills you, is neutralised by WD 40.
So they say.

goodbasil
10-12-2009, 10:56 AM
The guy who sails "Marmalade", --- Ian set us straight on WD40 a few months ago. 40 was the 40th formula they came up with for what they wanted.
Where's your post Ian?

Hal Forsen
10-12-2009, 11:07 AM
WRONG.
There is no fish oil in WD 40!
Stop spreading that rumour!
From the WD40 'site


What a Fish story!

Myth: WD-40 contains fish oil.
Fact:
Consumers have told us over the years that they have caught some of the biggest fish ever after protecting their fish hooks and lures with WD-40. We believe this legend came from folks assuming that the product must contain fish oil since it appears to attract fish. Sorry Charlie, it just ain’t so.
WD-40 Company has taken steps to respect and conserve the environment, and encourages its users to do the same. While WD-40 can be used to help protect fishing equipment from rust and corrosion, WD-40 Company does not recommend using WD-40 to attract fish.
http://www.wd40.com/about-us/myths-legends-fun-facts/

http://www.wd40.com/files/pdf/msds-wd494716385.pdf

John Smith
10-12-2009, 02:00 PM
What amazes me about this product is how I can never find mine, no matter how many cans I have, and end up just buying another.

Marvelous marketing. Wonder how they do it.

jonboy
10-12-2009, 03:39 PM
Kerosene (coal oil) in pump up garden sprayer and do not light it.. It will destroy the nesting site forever....


Destroying the nest is one thing...whether kerosene or WD40... the problem is 'mind your back' the little b'stards who happened to be out foraging or whatever come back to you standing there all smug having just committed major infanticide and are they pissed off...?
Here they will build those nests in anything static for a week or so... typically inside the fuel tank flap of a an unmoved car, or in the crack between a door and frame...After the genocide there's a bunch of displaced mean buggers looking to exact revenge... it can go on for hours... whizzing about the yard with a serious attitude problem....be warned.

peter radclyffe
10-12-2009, 03:44 PM
Here are some of the 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 it slippery.
5) Keeps flies off cows.
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 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) 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 so 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 play 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 dash boards 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 areas.
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 load of laundry, saturate the lipstick spots with WD-40 and re-wash. Presto! Lipstick is gone!
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.

jill
if they could get it to smell like chanel no 5 it would be the perfect product

oznabrag
10-12-2009, 04:16 PM
Destroying the nest is one thing...whether kerosene or WD40... the problem is 'mind your back' the little b'stards who happened to be out foraging or whatever come back to you standing there all smug having just committed major infanticide and are they pissed off...?
Here they will build those nests in anything static for a week or so... typically inside the fuel tank flap of a an unmoved car, or in the crack between a door and frame...After the genocide there's a bunch of displaced mean buggers looking to exact revenge... it can go on for hours... whizzing about the yard with a serious attitude problem....be warned.

Nah. Too much drama! Just wait 'til after dark. :D