Good old WD40. We’ve all used it for squeaky hinges and to lubricate an odd item here or there. But ‘Water Displacement #40′ has many, many more uses. The product began from a search for a rust preventative solvent and degreaser to protect missile parts has become the ubiquitous lube known ’round the world.
WD-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.
- Keeps flies off cows!
- Removes lipstick stains.
- Loosens stubborn zippers.
- Removes stains from stainless steel sinks.
- Removes dirt and grime from the barbecue grill.
- Removes tomato stains from clothing.
- Keeps glass shower doors free of water-spots.
- Gives children’s play gym slide a shine for a super fast slide.
- Restores and cleans padded leather dashboards in vehicles, as well as vinyl bumpers.
- Restores and cleans roof racks on vehicles.
- Lubricates and stops squeaks in electric fans.
- Lubricates wheel sprockets on tricycles, wagons, and bicycles for easy handling.
- Keeps rust from forming on saws and saw blades, and other tools.
- Removes splattered grease on stove.
- Keeps bathroom mirror from fogging.
- Keeps pigeons off the balcony (they hate the smell).
- Removes all traces of duct tape.
- WD-40 attracts fish. Spray a LITTLE on live bait or lures and you will be catching the big one in no time.
- Fire ant bites. It takes the sting away immediately and stops the itch.
- 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!