Today I spotted a post on my facebook page about – of all things WD – 40! I was intrigued – after all what can you possibly say about the stuff – its for stopping squeaks isn’t it and you sometimes squirt it on your car engine when it wont start? (though I’ve never known why!)

oh how wrong am I? It turns out WD -40 can be used for a myriad of things!  From the bizarre to the damn well useful and wish I had known years ago!! – Are you ready??? (takes a deep breath) – – here goes…..

1. Protects silver from tarnishing.
2. Removes road tar and grime from cars.
3. Cleans and lubricates guitar strings.
4. Gives floor that ‘just-waxed’ sheen without making them slippery.
5. Keeps the flies off of Cows, Horses, and other Farm Critters, as well. (Ya gotta love this one!!!)
6. Restores and cleans chalkboards.
7. Removes lipstick stains.
8. Loosens stubborn zippers.
9. Untangles jewelry chains.
10. Removes stains from stainless steel sinks. – WELL CERTAINLY MADE MY BATHROOM FITTINGS GLEAM
11. Removes dirt and grime from the barbecue grill. –
12. Keeps ceramic / terracotta garden pots from oxidizing.
13. Removes tomato stains from clothing.
14. Keeps glass shower doors free of water spots. – YEP CAN VOUCH FOR THIS ONE
15. Camouflages scratches in ceramic and marble floors.
16. Keeps scissors working smoothly.
17. Lubricates noisy door hinges on both home and vehicles doors.- KNEW THAT
18. It removes that nasty tar and scuff marks from the kitchen 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. Remove those nasty Bug guts that will eat away the finish on your car if not removed quickly!
20. Gives a children’s playground gym slide a shine for a super fast slide.
21. Lubricates gearshift and mower deck lever for ease of handling on riding mowers…
22. Rids kids rocking chair and swings of squeaky noises.
23. Lubricates tracks in sticking home windows and makes them easier to open.
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 smoothly.
30. Keeps rust from forming on saws and saw blades, and other tools.
31. Removes grease splatters from stove-tops. NEED TO TRY THIS ONE
32. Keeps bathroom mirror from fogging.
33. Lubricates prosthetic limbs. ????? – OF COURSE WHY DIDN’T I THINK OF THAT
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. Florida’s favorite use is: ‘cleans and removes love bugs from grills and bumpers.’
38. The favorite use in the state of New York, it protects the Statue of Liberty from the elements.
39. 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.
40. Use it for fire ant bites. It takes the sting away immediately and stops the itch.
41. It is great for removing crayon from walls. Spray it on the marks and wipe with a clean rag. WISH I’D KNOWN THAT YEARS AGO!
42. 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!
43. If you spray it inside a wet distributor cap, it will displace the moisture, allowing the engine to start. AH _ THAT’S WHY YOU SPRAY IT ON THE ENGINE!

Now I tried it on the shower door – and yes it does exactly what it says – more impressive though is the way it makes all the stainless steel fittings gleam!

Have always been intrigued by the name though – but a bit of research tells me WD40 is a water displacing spray (whatever that is ) – so guessing that’s the WD bit – maybe the 40 was the original number of uses they came up for it!

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Zilch as had some in cupboard for car emergencies!

Useful all around the house!

Useful all around the house!