Last Updated on Tuesday, 19 November 2013 10:02
Written by Wendy Manning
Most people reading this will know what WD-40 is but do you know what the main ingredient of WD-40 is and do you know what it can be used for?
'Water Displacement No.40'
The product began as a rust preventative solvent and degreaser to protect missile parts.
WD-40 was created by three technicians at the San Diego Rocket Chemical Company in 1953. Its name is derived from the project that was set up to find a 'water displacement' compound. They were successful with the fortieth formulation, hence WD-40.
The Convair Company bought it in bulk to protect their atlas missile parts.
Ken East (one of the original founders) says there is nothing in WD-40 that would hurt you.
It's the best thing for cleaning that spotty shower screen, if yours is plastic. It works just as well as on glass. Why not try it on your cooker top?. Wow! You will find it is now shinier than it's ever been, you'll be amazed.
So what is the secret ingredient………………………………… FISH OIL.
Here are 40 amazing uses for WD-40, just try it and see for yourself;
- Protects silver from tarnishing.
- Removes road tar and grime from cars.
- Cleans and lubricates guitar strings.
- Gives floors that 'just-waxed' sheen without making them slippery.
- Keep flies off cows and dogs.
- Restores and cleans blackboards.
- Removes lipstick stains on most things
- Loosens stubborn zips.
- Untangles jewellery chains.
- Removes stains from stainless steel sinks.
- Removes dirt and grime from the barbecue grill.
- Stops ceramic/terracotta garden pots from oxidising.
- emoves tomato stains from fabric.
- Keeps glass and plastic shower screens free of water spots.
- Camouflages scratches in ceramic and marble floors.
- Keeps scissors working smoothly.
- Lubricates noisy door hinges on vehicles and doors in homes.
- It removes black scuff-marks from the kitchen floor!
- Dead insects will eat away the finish on your car if not removed quickly, WD-40 will do it.
- Gives a children's playground gym slide a shine for a super fast slide, polish well to keep off clothes.
- WD-40 is great for removing crayon from walls, spray on the mark and wipe with a clean rag.
- If you've discovered your teenage daughter has washed and dried a lipstick with a load of laundry, saturate the lipstick spots with WD-40
- nd rewash. Presto! The lipstick is gone!
- Lubricates tracks in sticking home windows and makes them easier to open.
- Spraying an umbrella stem makes it easier to open and close.
- 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.
- Lubricates fan belts on washers and dryers and keeps them running smoothly.
- Keeps rust from forming on saws and saw blades, and other tools.
- Removes splattered grease on cookers.
- Keeps bathroom mirror from fogging.
- Lubricates prosthetic limbs.
- Keeps pigeons off the balcony (they hate the smell).
- Removes all traces of duct tape off almost anything.
- Some people even spray it on their arms, hands, and knees to relieve arthritis pain.
- WD-40 attracts fish. Spray a little on live bait or lures and you will be catching the big one in no time.
- Use it for gnat bites, it takes the sting away immediately and stops the itch.
- Removes chewing gum from almost anything.
Spray your garden pots around the sides it stops slugs/snails eating your plants.
If you have any more then send them to us and we will add them to the list, let’s see how many more we can get.