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.

13 thoughts on “Are you well oiled?

  1. Nancy,KY… not sure if WD-40 will do the same job.We might have to ask Grandad.

  2. Good tips, I never knew all that. The main reason I used WD-40 over the years was to remove dampness in the high tenions leads to spark plugs in car engines which prevented cars from starting in damp weather. Modern cars don’t seem to suffer as much from this problem.I’m not gonna even ask what KY jelly is as I’m not sure I want to know!

  3. JoD,I hope Dario and Grandad are not lurking or you – they won’t believe you.

  4. I’ve seen the film Old School … I know what KY Jelly is. For shame … Rob may be into that kind of thing though, you’d be advised to get in contact with him.

  5. Sorry JoD,if you mean KYAll Women know what KY Jelly is without having to look it up on Wikipedia.

  6. What? Is it one of those things that, to quote that insufferable Patrick Kavanagh, runs off the ‘wink and elbow language?

  7. Oh thats right Dario, ask your granny or grannymar…I think you might teach JoD a thing or two! 😉

  8. WD-40 is a great product. I use it a lot. But…. WD-40 is a petroleum product, not fish oil. NOT FOR BURNS. Look for the MSDS (Material Safety Data Sheets) at the WD-40 web site. The warnings there will convince you it is not a medicine. This list does not have near as many questionable items as most that are circulating. Good rule is that it will do many things but it is not superior on many. Great for cleaning greasy stuff and removing traces of water. Good protection for metal inside. Not for medium or heavy duty lubrication (motors, etc.). Check MFG. instructions.

  9. Many thanks Jim for your input on this topic.

    You are very welcome and I hope to see you returning to my blog and keeping me right.

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