Stock up on WD40! Tips on use

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    gannett
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    I just got this email, thought you’d like it:

    What is the main ingredient of WD-40 ?

    Before you read to the end, does anybody know what the main ingredient of WD-40 is?

    Don’t lie and don’t cheat. WD-40 . Who knew?

    I had a neighbor who bought a new pickup. I got up very early one Sunday morning and saw that someone had spray painted red all around the sides of this beige truck (for some unknown reason) . I went over, woke him up, and told him the bad news . He was very upset and was trying to figure out what to do . . . . probably nothing until Monday morning, since nothing was open .

    Another neighbor came out and told him to get his WD-40 and clean it off. It removed the unwanted paint beautifully and did not harm his paint job that was on the truck . I’m impressed! WD-40 who knew?

    ‘Water Displacement #40’

    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 Convair Company bought it in bulk to protect their atlas missile parts . Ken East (one of the original founders) says there is nothing in WD-40 that would hurt you . . .

    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 stove top . . . Viola! It’s now shinier than it’s ever been . You’ll be amazed .

    WD-40 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 them slippery …
    5 .. . Keeps flies off cows .
    6 . Restores and cleans chalkboards .
    7 .. Removes lipstick stains .
    8 . . Loosens stubborn zippers ..
    9 .. Untangles jewelry chains .
    10 . Removes stains from stainless steel sinks .
    11 . Removes dirt and grime from the barbecue grill .
    12 . Keeps ceramic/terra cotta garden pots from oxidizing ..
    13 . Removes tomato stains from clothing .
    14 … Keeps glass shower doors free of water spots .
    15 . Camouflages scratches in ceramic and marble floors .
    16 . Keeps scissors working smoothly . .
    17 .. Lubricates noisy door hinges on vehicles and doors in homes .
    18 . 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 .
    19 . Bug guts will eat away the finish on your car if not removed quickly! Use WD-40!
    20 . Gives a children’s playground gym slide a shine for a super-fast slide .
    21 . Lubricates gear shift and mower deck lever for ease of handling on riding mowers . . ..
    22 . . Rids kids rocking chairs 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 splattered grease on stove .
    32 . Keeps bathroom mirror from fogging .
    33 . Lubricates prosthetic limbs ..
    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 , WD-40 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 . WD-40 is great for removing crayon from walls . Spray on the mark and wipe with a clean rag .
    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 sprayed WD-40 on the distributor cap, it would displace the moisture and allow the car to start

    P . S . The basic ingredient is FISH OIL ….

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