I recently received a forwarded e-mail on the purported many uses of WD-40. As it turns out, this little wonder-in-a-can can be used to remedy lots of little things around the house. The list below is what was contained in the e-mail I received; I simply re-organized the information to read more logically. I have not researched whether the claims below hold true, so if you have any experience in using WD-40 for alternative purposes, leave a comment to let us know!
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On your car
- Removes road tar and grime from cars.
- Bug guts will eat away the finish on your car if not removed quickly! Use WD-40!
- Restores and cleans padded leather dashboards in vehicles, as well as vinyl bumpers.
- Restores and cleans roof racks on vehicles.
- If you sprayed WD-40 on the distributor cap, it would displace the moisture and allow the car to start.
In the kitchen
- Protects silver from tarnishing.
- Gives floors that ‘just-waxed’ sheen without making them slippery.
- Removes stains from stainless steel sinks.
- Camouflages scratches in ceramic and marble floors.
- Keeps scissors working smoothly.
- 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.
- Removes splattered grease on stove.
- Keeps flies off cows.
- Removes dirt and grime from the barbecue grill.
- Keeps ceramic/terra cotta garden pots from oxidizing.
- Gives a children’s playground gym slide a shine for a super fast slide.
- Lubricates wheel sprockets on tricycles, wagons, and bicycles for easy handling.
- Keeps pigeons off the balcony (they hate the smell).
- Use it for fire ant bites. It takes the sting away immediately and stops the itch.
In the bathroom
- Keeps glass shower doors free of water spots.
- Keeps bathroom mirror from fogging.
- Removes lipstick stains. And, 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.
- Loosens stubborn zippers.
- Removes tomato stains from clothing.
- Lubricates fan belts on washers and dryers and keeps them running smoothly.
In the garage
- Lubricates gear shift and mower deck lever for ease of handling on riding mowers.
- Keeps rust from forming on saws and saw blades, and other tools.
- Restores and cleans chalkboards.
- Rids kids rocking chairs and swings of squeaky noises.
- WD-40 is great for removing crayon from walls. Spray on the mark and wipe with a clean rag.
Around the house
- Cleans and lubricates guitar strings.
- Untangles jewelry chains.
- Lubricates noisy door hinges on vehicles and doors in homes.
- Lubricates tracks in sticking home windows and makes them easier to open.
- Spraying an umbrella stem makes it easier to open and close.
- Lubricates and stops squeaks in electric fans
- Removes all traces of duct tape.
Alternative health care
- Lubricates prosthetic limbs.
- Folks even spray it on their arms, hands, and knees to relieve arthritis pain.