Taking things for granted is something we all do from time to time (at least I hope I’m not the only guilty party). Just the other day I found this piece of info in my email box. It had been sent by another Source Interlink employee, and I found it both interesting and entertaining, so I thought I’d share it with you…
“Who knew; I had a neighbor who bought a new pickup. I got up very early one Sunday morning and saw that someone had spray-painted red all around the sides of this beige truck (for some unknown reason). I went over, woke him up, and told him the bad news. He was very upset and was trying to figure out what to do … Another neighbor came out and told him to get his WD-40 and clean it off. It removed the unwanted paint beautifully and did not harm his paintjob at all.
“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 displacement’ compound. They were successful with the 40th formulation, thus the name WD-40 was coined. The Convair Company bought it in bulk to protect their Atlas missile parts.”
More uses for good ol’ WD-40, aside from the loosening of rusted nuts and bolts:
Protects silver from tarnishing.
Removes road tar and grime from cars and trucks.
Cleans and lubricates guitar strings.
Gives floors that “just-waxed” sheen without making them slippery.
Keeps flies off cows.
Restores and cleans chalkboards.
Removes lipstick stains (this could be a lifesaver).
Loosens stubborn zippers (this one too).
Untangles jewelry chains.
Removes stains from stainless steel.
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 tools and scissors working smoothly.
Lubricates noisy door hinges on vehicles and doors in homes.
It removes black scuff marks from the kitchen floor.
Bug guts will eat away the finish on your pickup if not removed quickly. Use WD-40!
Lubricates gear shift and mower deck lever for ease of handling on riding mowers.
Lubricates tracks in sticking home windows and makes them easier to open.
Keeps mirrors from fogging.
Removes all traces of duct tape.
WD-40 attracts fish. Spray a little on live bait or lures and you will be catching the big one in no time.
P.S. The basic ingredient of WD-40 is FISH OIL.