So…what do you use WD-40 for?

In your local newspaper you probably have seen the “Hints from Heloise” column where she shares tips from readers about how to do everything from clean your computer with a lemon to deodorize your garbage can with lavender and almond oil or how to remove wax from your carpet with an ice cube.creative ideas

Today we don’t have Heloise but we do have a few hints from Readers Digest and Beverly Coggins with 123 get organized about some of the cool things you can do with WD-40. I’m not a paid endorser and do not own any WD-40 stock, I just think it’s really cool stuff.

WD-40 was created in 1953 by three technicians at the San Diego Rocket Chemical Company. The WD-40 name comes from the project that was to find a ‘water displacement’ compound to protect missile parts. After 40 attempts they were finally successful and decided to call it WD-40.

Uses for the product now numbers in the thousands but I will mention just a few of the more popular and maybe more unique ones:

– Protect silver from tarnishing.
– Remove road tar, bugs and grime from cars.
– Clean and lubricates guitar strings.
– Keep flies off cows.
– Remove lipstick stains from clothing (saturate and wash)
– Lubricate and clean your prosthetic arm
– Remove dirt and grime from the barbecue grill.
– Remove tomato stains from clothing.
– Keep shower doors free of water spots.
– Camouflage scratches in ceramic and marble floors.
– Rmove black scuff marks from the kitchen floor!
– Rid kids rocking chairs and swings of squeaky noises.
– Clean and restore padded leather dashboards
– Lubricate fan belts to keep them from squeaking.
– Keep your bathroom mirror from fogging.
– Keep pigeons off the balcony (they hate the smell).
– Remove sticky residue from duct tape.
– Catch more fish. Spray on lures. WD-40 attracts fish.
– Take the sting away and stop the itch from fire ant bites
– Remove crayon from walls.(spray & wipe off).
– Prevent calcium buildup on lawn sprinkler heads
– Remove snarls from horse hair & manes
– Clean peanut butter from shoestrings
– Remove grass stains from softballs

Oh, and by the way the basic ingredient in WD-40 is FISH OIL.”

Don’t you just love that WD-40 ?

Steve Durham

Sr. Account Manager, FSIoffice


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