What is the main ingredient of WD40 ?

Before you read to the end, does anybody know what the main ingredient of
WD-40? 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. 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 . (I 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.
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. Who knew?

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