Water Displacement #40 a. k. a. WD-40
And you thought that the term "Miracle Cure" was only a
ploy! Thought that you might like to know more about this
The product began from a search for a rust preventative solvent
and de greaser to protect missile parts. WD-40 was created in
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.
The Corvair Company bought it in bulk to protect their Atlas
missile parts. The workers were so pleased with the product,
began smuggling (also known as "shrinkage" or "stealing") it out
use at home.
The executives decided there might be a consumer market for it
put it in aerosol cans. The rest, as they say, is history.
It is a carefully guarded recipe known only to four people. Only
one of them is the "brew master."
There are about 2.5 million gallons of the stuff manufactured
year. It gets it's distinctive smell from a fragrance that is
to the brew. Ken East (one of the original founders) says there
nothing in WD-40 that would hurt you.
Here are some of the uses:
When you read the "shower door" part, try it. It's the first
that has ever cleaned that spotty shower door. If yours is
it works just as well as on glass. It's a miracle!
Then try it on your stovetop... Viola! It's now shinier than
ever been. You'll be amazed.
Protects silver from tarnishing.
Cleans and lubricates guitar strings.
Gives floors that 'just-waxed' sheen without making it slippery.
Keeps flies off cows.
Restores and cleans chalkboards.
Removes lipstick stains.
Loosens stubborn zippers.
Untangles jewelry chains.
Removes stains from stainless steel sinks.
Removes dirt and grime from the barbecue grill.
Keeps ceramic/terra cotta garden pots from oxidizing.
Removes tomato stains from clothing.
Keeps glass shower doors 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.
Gives a children's play gym slide a shine for a super fast
Lubricates gear shift and mower deck lever for ease of handling
Rids kids rocking chairs and swings of squeaky noises.
Lubricates tracks in sticking home windows and makes them easier
Spraying an umbrella stem makes it easier to open and close.
Restores and cleans padded leather dashboards in vehicles, as
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
Lubricates fan belts on washers and dryers and keeps them
Keeps rust from forming on saws and saw blades, and other tools.
Removes splattered grease on stove.
Keeps bathroom mirror from fogging.
Lubricates prosthetic limbs.
Keeps pigeons off the balcony (they hate the smell).
Removes all traces of duct tape.
Folks even spray it on their arms, hands, and knees to relieve
Florida's favorite use is: "cleans and removes love bugs from
grills and bumpers."
The favorite use in the state of New York--WD-40 protects the
Statue of Liberty from the elements.
WD-40 attracts fish. Spray a LITTLE on live bait or lures and
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
laced baits or lures for fishing are not allowed in some states.
Use it for fire ant bites. It takes the sting away immediately,
and stops the itch.
WD-40 is great for removing crayon from walls. Spray on the mark
and wipe with a clean rag.
Also, if you've discovered that your teenage daughter has washed
and dried a tube of lipstick with a load of laundry, saturate
lipstick spots with WD-40 and re-wash. Presto! Lipstick is gone!
If you sprayed WD-40 on the distributor cap, it would displace
moisture and allow the car to start.
WD-40, long known for its ability to remove left-over tape mung
(sticky label tape), is also a lovely perfume and air freshener!
Sprayed liberally on every hinge in the house, it leaves that
distinctive clean fresh scent for up to two days!
It 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
as hard to get them off. Just remember to open some windows if
have a lot of marks.
Bug guts will eat away the finish on your car if not removed
P. S. The basic ingredient is FISH OIL