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I use WD 40 by the gallon and find it has almost unlimited uses.

The one that shocks most is how I shine my early eighties dirt bike, it still looks mint and cleans up really nice. I use Wd 40 on every thing but the grips. and rubber parts, and only on the seat when not riding in the winter. so far I have only replaced the tires, spark plus, filters and added fuel stable to it. so it must work well.

From an e-mail

"Subject: WD-40 did you know?





WD-40

I thought that you might like to know more about this well-known product.
When you read the "shower door" part, try it. It's the first thing that has
ever cleaned that spotty shower door. If yours is plastic, it works just as
well as glass. It's a miracle! Then try it on your stovetop...Viola! It's
now shinier than it's ever been. You'll be amazed.

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 fortieth formulation, thus WD-40. The Corsair Company
bought it in bulk to protect their Atlas missile parts. The workers were so
pleased with the product, they began smuggling (also known as "shrinkage" or
"stealing") it out to use at home.. The executives decided there might be a
consumer market for it and 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 each year. It gets it's distinctive smell from a fragrance
that is added to the brew. Ken East (one of the original founders) says
there is nothing in WD-40 that would hurt you.

Here are some of the uses:
Protects silver from tarnishing

Cleans and lubricates guitar strings
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 slide
Lubricates gear shift and mower deck lever for ease of handling
on riding mowers
Rids rocking chairs and swings of squeaky noises
Lubricates tracks in sticking home windows and makes them easier to open
Spraying an umbrella stem makes it easier to open and close
Restores and cleans padded leather dashboards in vehicles, as
well 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
for easy handling
Lubricates fan belts on washers and dryers and keeps them running smoothly
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
I have even heard of folks spraying it on their arms, hands, and knees to
relieve arthritis pain.
Florida's favorite use was "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 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
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 the lipstick spots with
WD-40 and re-wash. Presto! Lipstick is gone!
If you sprayed WD-40 on the distributor cap, it would displace the
Moisture and allow the car to start.
WD-40, long known for its ability to remove left-over tape (sticky label
tape), is also a lovely perfume and air freshner!
Sprayed liberally on every hinge in the house, it leaves that distinctive
clean fresh scent for up to two days! Seriously though, 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.
Bug guts will eat away the finish on your car if not removed quickly!
Use WD-40!


The applications appear to be endless.


So what is your favorite USE for WD 40? :D
 

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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
states.

This works real good for cat fishing. We usually put a piece of pork fat or other meat on a hook and spray it with WD40. Works every time.
 

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Living alone is a b***ch.
This is off the subject but Reader the second, Would you like me to find you a cowboy?? I had two very nice retired cowboys pack my groceries to the car yesterday. Yes they were cowboys I asked.... Man wouldn't that be something if we had a wedding right here on Ranchers Net..... Is there not a subject we have not covered????
 

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Steve said:
I use WD 40 by the gallon and find it has almost unlimited uses.

The one that shocks most is how I shine my early eighties dirt bike, it still looks mint and cleans up really nice. I use Wd 40 on every thing but the grips. and rubber parts, and only on the seat when not riding in the winter. so far I have only replaced the tires, spark plus, filters and added fuel stable to it. so it must work well.
So what is your favorite USE for WD 40? :D

We have really hard water here, so I'm going to give it a try on the shower door. If it works on my shower door that isn't too bad, because I dry it off every time I use it, I'm going to try it on the shower in a rental house that was left an absolute (expletive deleted) disaster.
 

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Reader the second, Okay, with the urbanite, But keep your options open.
Actually well read cowboys are pretty common. I would be lost without my husband. Evan if he did forget to close the gate and the bulls got out during the night....
 

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Reader the second,
I am so lucky to have met you(sorta) Thanks for giving me a new perspective and I now have my dictionary close to lookup words like albeit which I will use on my family to stimulate there minds....Makes for great conversation...........
 

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the_jersey_lilly_2000 said:
autodyne - (auto-dine) when ya in a hurry n hafta zip thru a drive thru and eat in yer truck... LOL

Probably another use for WD40 hidden in your post there lilly, if we just think hard enough. lol
 

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Living alone ain't so bad. I traded in my X and I am still road testing for a new one. I did have to hire a maid but even that is cheaper.
 

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Have an empty house at the home place just for extra company to stay in. While doing a little work on it tonight to get it ready for this weekend, I was also dumping the stubborn ice cube trays to get more ice ahead. Then it hit me, WD40 use 1002; Spray a little WD40 inside the ice trays before filling them with water, and the ice cubes will fall right out without sticking. Yum Yum, adds an extra special flavor to those mixed drinks as well. :D
 

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I was also dumping the stubborn ice cube trays to get more ice ahead. Then it hit me, WD40 use 1002; Spray a little WD40 inside the ice trays before filling them with water, and the ice cubes will fall right out without sticking.

Cal, while I'm amazed at the fine uses for WD-40, such as Matchmaker and Vocabulary improvement, I don't think that is a very good one.

By the Way a Reader 2, I like the "pedigreed but defective dog - "the one-nut mutt" comment, , a friend of Mine has a similar dog, inbreeding problem of some sort.
I prefer My Americam mut, a little of this and some of that, ( lab / dalmation.) and niether of the parents was pure breed either. Real smart dog, she just as stubborn as a mule. 8)
 

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