Daily Archives: March 17, 2007

Are you well oiled?

One Sunday morning a neighbour discovered that someone had spray painted red all around the sides of this new Black car. He was very upset and was trying to figure out what to do since nothing was open until Monday morning.

Another neighbour came out and told him to get his WD-40 and clean it off. It removed the unwanted paint without harming the paint job on the car.

Water Displacement #40. The product began from a search for a rust preventative solvent and de-greaser 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 Corvair Company bought it in bulk to protect atlas missile parts.

Here are some of the uses:

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) Removes lipstick stains.
7) Loosens stubborn zippers.
8) Removes stains from stainless steel sinks.
9) Removes dirt and grime from the barbecue grill.
10) Removes tomato stains from clothing.
11) Keeps glass shower doors free of water spots.
12) Keeps scissors working smoothly.
13) Lubricates noisy door hinges on vehicles and doors in homes
14) Spraying an umbrella stem makes it easier to open and close.
15) Removes splattered grease on the cooker.
16) Keeps bathroom mirror from fogging.
17) Lubricates prosthetic limbs.
18) Keeps pigeons off the balcony (they hate the smell).
19) Removes all traces of duct tape.
20) Folks even spray it on their arms, hands, and knees to relieve
arthritis pain.

The favourite use in the state of New York – WD-40 protects the Statue of Liberty from the elements.

P. S. The basic ingredient is FISH OIL.

P. P. S. Keep a can of WD-40 in the kitchen. It is good for oven burns or any other type of burn. It takes the burned feeling away and heals with NO scarring.