Thursday, June 3, 2010

Additional Uses for WD-40

Below are some additional uses for WD-40 as recommended by the manufacturer:

Protects silver from tarnishing.

Removes road tar and grime from cars.

Loosens stubborn zippers.
Untangles jewelry chains.

Keeps ceramic/terra cotta garden pots from oxidizing.

Keeps scissors working smoothly.

Lubricates noisy door hinges on vehicles and doors in homes.

Lubricates gear shift and mower deck lever for ease of handling on riding mowers.

Rids kids 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 roof racks on vehicles.

Lubricates and stops squeaks in electric fans

Lubricates wheel sprockets on tricycles, wagons, and bicycles for easy handling.

Keeps rust from forming on saws and saw blades, and other tools.

Lubricates prosthetic limbs.

Keeps pigeons off the balcony (they hate the smell).

Removes all traces of duct tape.

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.

If you sprayed WD-40 on the distributor cap, it would displace the moisture and allow the car to start.

Bug guts will eat away the finish on your car if not removed quickly, so use WD-40 to loosen and remove. Plus, it removes bugs from grills and bumpers.

Ingredients in WD-40:
  • solvent naphtha petroleum, medium aliphatic, > 60%
  • petroleum base oil as paraffinic distillate, heavy, solvent-dewaxed (severe), 15% to 25%
  • corrosion inhibitor unregulated, 1% to 10%
  • wetting agent unregulated, 1% to 10%
  • fragrance unregulated, 0% to 1%
  • carbon dioxide, 2% to 3%
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