Saturday, March 17, 2007

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.


Nancy said...


Great information on WD-40....

Shall I throw my KY Jelly away?

grannymar said...


KY... not sure if WD-40 will do the same job.

We might have to ask Grandad.

Nancy said...


YOU ask him, I'M not going to ask him!!!!!


grannymar said...


Nancy I will leave that to you!

John of Dublin said...

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!

grannymar said...


I hope Dario and Grandad are not lurking or you - they won't believe you.

Dario Sanchez said...

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.

John of Dublin said...

Looked it up on Wikipedia...confirmed my initial suspicions.

grannymar said...

Sorry JoD,if you mean KY

All Women know what KY Jelly is without having to look it up on Wikipedia.

Dario Sanchez said...

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

grannymar said...

Oh thats right Dario, ask your granny or grannymar...

I think you might teach JoD a thing or two! ;)