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I received this and thought it was of some interest, I use WD40 a lot around the house and always carry a can in the M/H , I dont know how true it is see what you think ,? Before you read to the end, do you know what the main ingredient of

WD-40 is?


I had a neighbour who had bought a new van. I got up very early one

Sunday morning and saw that some vandal had spray painted red all around

the sides of this white van. I went over and told him the bad news. He

was very upset and was trying to work out what to do, probably nothing

until Monday morning, since nothing was open.


Another neighbour came out and told him to get some WD-40 and clean it

off. It removed the unwanted paint beautifully and did not harm the paint

that was on the van. I'm impressed!

WD-40 - how did someone work out it would do that?


'Water Displacement No.40' The product began from a search for 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

displacement' compound. They were successful with the fortieth

formulation, thus 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 first thing that has ever cleaned that

spotty shower screen. If yours is plastic, it works just as well as on

glass. It's a miracle! Then try it on your cooker top .... Kazamm! It's

now shinier than it's ever been. You'll be amazed.

Here are some other uses:


1. Protects silver from tarnishing.

2. Removes road tar and grime from cars.

3. Cleans and lubricates guitar 20 strings.

4. Gives floors that 'just-waxed' sheen without making them slippery.

5. Keeps flies off cows.

6. Restores and cleans blackboards.

7. Removes lipstick stains.

8. Loosens stubborn zips.

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 screens 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! 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 as hard to get them off. Just

remember to open some windows if you have a lot of marks.

19. Dead insects will eat away the finish on your car if not removed

quickly! Use WD-40!

20. Gives a children's playground gym slide a 20 shine for a super fast


21. WD-40 is great for removing crayon from walls. Spray on the mark and

wipe with a clean rag.

22. Also, if you've discovered that your teenage daughter has washed and

dried a tube of lipstick with a load of laundry, saturate the lipstick

spots with WD-40 and rewash. Presto! The lipstick is gone!

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, 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


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. 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 counties .

38. Use it for gnat bites. It takes the sting away immediately and stops

the itch.



And for some reason...........spray it on your arthritic knee joints etc

and it will ease them.



P. S. The basic ingredient is FISH OIL.



Maureen White

Baker Petrolite

UK Finance Manager

Kirkby Bank Road, Knowsley Ind Park, Kirkby,

Liverpool, L33 7SY






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colin - 2010-01-12 2:36 PM


If you have time edit your post IT IS COMPLETE CRAP, well the end bit WD40 is not made with fish oil and harms skin[/QUOT


To late to remove it Colin so will bow to your expert knowledge on WD40, Thanks Corky . :-D

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My son in Oz found a big spider on the dashboard of his car. He shot it with WD40. Angry spider jumped at him. Frantic waving of arms, squirting of can, shot himself in the eyes.


When he could see again, the spider was dead. The next spider can have the car.



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Diesel also makes a very good penetrating oil for rusted and seized nuts - so if your nuts get too stiff to operate smoothly try a little soak in diesel!
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ROON - 2010-01-13 3:14 PM


Crumbs Richard. PLEASE don't soak your nuts in diesel .... don't want you and Dot going up in flames 8-) 8-)


No worries there Joy - Dot assures me that all the nuts in this house are in good working order.


Welcome back and a Happy New Year - hope things are looking up for you.

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