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PostSubject: WD-40   Thu Dec 11, 2008 4:20 pm

A lady got up very early one morning and went outside to pickup the
Sunday paper, she noticed someone had sprayed red paint all around the
sides of the neighbors brand new beige truck.
She went over and woke him up and gave him the bad news. He was, of
course extremely upset.
As they stood there trying to figure out what could be done about the
problem. They decided there wasn't much recourse but to wait until
Monday, since nothing was open.
Just then another neighbor came out of his house, surveyed the situation
and immediately went to get his WD-40 out and cleaned the red paint off
with it.
Guess what! it cleaned up that paint without harm- ing the original
paint on the truck! I'm impressed!

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
compound. They were successful with the 40th formulation, thus WD-40.
The Corvair Company bought it in bulk to protect their atlas missile

Ken East (one of the original founders) says there is Nothing in WD-40
that would hurt you...' IT IS MADE FROM FISH OIL.'
When you read the 'shower door' part, try it. It's the first thing that
has ever cleaned that spotty shower door. If yours is plastic, it works
just as well as glass. It is a miracle! Then try it on your stovetop...
It is now shinier than it has ever been before.

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 jewelry 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. It removes black scuff marks from the kitchen floor! Open some
windows if you have a lot of marks.
19. Bug guts will eat away the finish on your car.
removed quickly, with WD-40!
20. Gives a children's play gym slide a shine for a
super fast slide.
21. Lubricates gear shift on lawn mowers.
22. Rids kids rocking chairs and swings of squeaky noises.
23. Lubricates tracks in sticking home windows and makes them easier to
24. Spraying an umbrella stem makes it easier to open and close.
25. Restores and cleans padded leather dashboards in vehicles, 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
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 favorite use 'Cleans and removes
Love bugs from grills and bumpers.'
38. 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.
40. 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. If you've washed and dried a tube of lipstick with a load of
laundry, saturate the lipstick spots With WD-40 and Presto! Lipstick is
43. If you spray WD-40 on the distributor cap, it will
displace the moisture and allow the car to start.

Keep a can of WD-40 in your kitchen cabinet. 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.....

affraid Applause

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PostSubject: Re: WD-40   Fri Dec 12, 2008 11:28 am

That's amazing! OhMy I'm passing this on. Thumbsup
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PostSubject: Re: WD-40   Fri Dec 12, 2008 11:48 am

I really need to stock up on WD-40. grinsmiley

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PostSubject: Re: WD-40   Fri Dec 12, 2008 3:09 pm

Rhonda you're a mine of information! Thanks for this.

My sister-in-law has the nickname WD-40! She's the only one in her family who can open the trunk of their car cos the lock's a bit wonky! Laughing

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PostSubject: Re: WD-40   Fri Dec 12, 2008 3:13 pm

I may have to try this on our shower door.

I just tried it on my shower door. It didn't work. Oh well, it was worth a try. I have some stubborn water stains.

I looked it up on snopes.com, and they said that the fish oil is just a rumor. The ingredients aren't listed on the can.


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PostSubject: Re: WD-40   Sat Dec 13, 2008 12:37 am

I bought a can of WD-40 at the store today. It will come in handy at my house.

Spring is finally here, the lovely pink blooms on the "spray" tree outside my window are gone leaving a beautiful willow.
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PostSubject: Re: WD-40   Mon May 02, 2011 9:52 pm

Nope it ain't made of fish oil.

WD-40's formula is a trade secret. The product is not patented to avoid completely disclosing its ingredients.[2] WD-40's main ingredients, according to U.S. Material Safety Data Sheet information, are:

* 50%: Stoddard solvent (i.e., mineral spirits – primarily hexane, somewhat similar to kerosene)
* 25%: Liquefied petroleum gas (presumably as a propellant; carbon dioxide is now used instead to reduce WD-40's considerable flammability)
* 15+%: Mineral oil (light lubricating oil)
* 10-%: Inert ingredients

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PostSubject: Re: WD-40   Tue May 03, 2011 12:10 am

That's amazing! I don't know exactly what is it, but it sounds really great! Thumbsup


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PostSubject: Re: WD-40   Thu May 05, 2011 10:48 am

Farmers keep WD-40 next to their supply of duck tape. :b

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PostSubject: Re: WD-40   Wed May 11, 2011 3:52 am

Prairie Dweller wrote:
Farmers keep WD-40 next to their supply of duck tape. :b

Yep, you can rebuild a Chevy with WD-40 and Duct tape.

Any man worth his salt has WD-40 in his tool box. Lubricates squeaky door hinges,makes fan motors quit squealing, makes the belt(s) on your car last longer, lubes windshield wiper motors, and if your car drowns out, spray some WD in the distributor and it displaces the water so she'll fire up again. Also good for loosening gaskets, like head gaskets, when you're changing them. Bunch of other stuff too.

I've always got WD on hand. I'd carry it in a holster if I could.

That guitar string thing I didn't know though I should have. I'll have to put that one to use. Getting smacked upside the head when a guitar string breaks hurts. Bet it makes it easier when you use a slide across the strings too.
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