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12-04-2009, 03:10 PM
<span style="color: #FF0000"> For all you poor beltway folks, WD 40 has long been the "Universal Solvent" for us poor Southern Boys. I don't know of a self-respecting pick-up truck South of Hamiltucky that does not have at least a can or two rooling around in it somewhere. I got this e-mail and just wanted to share it with all of you as it may be all we have left for our health care in a few month. /forums/images/%%GRAEMLIN_URL%%/smile.gif</span>

And you thought that duck tape was the answer to all your prayers!

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 '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. The 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.
AND the basic ingredient is FISH OIL.

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. NOTE: It will make your hands really soft as well.

37. Florida's favorite use is to clean and remove love bugs from grills and bumpers.

38. New York uses it to protect 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.

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. If you've 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.

12-04-2009, 03:26 PM
Give us enough Duct tape and WD-40, and we could probably put a redneck on the moon!!!!!


12-04-2009, 03:29 PM
Someone P.M.ed me that use 44 was as a gay lubricant but I told him not in Alabama. /forums/images/%%GRAEMLIN_URL%%/smile.gif

12-04-2009, 04:28 PM
No, but it probably makes life a little easier on the sheep down there!!!!



12-04-2009, 04:42 PM
WD 40, duct tape, and sweet tea. Christmas shopping to fill gift baskets 'round here is easy!


12-07-2009, 08:45 AM
Hmmm. I wonder if it will work on pool balls. Diamond ProAms put black marks on the balls.

12-07-2009, 01:19 PM
everybody knows that duct tape is only half the answer....if it moves and shouldn't, you duct tape it, if it doesn't move and should then you get out the WD-40. You can get a 5 gallon drum for only $81.87....enough to lubricate, and protect the the entire house, from rusting, if you happen to live in the rust belt.
As for the claim that it is made from fish oil....that ain't right.
The main ingredient is Stoddard's Solvant, according to Snopes.

12-07-2009, 01:29 PM
We redneck boys don't care what it is made from as long as it does the above which you so aptly described.

12-07-2009, 04:26 PM
pooltchr is there enuff wd-40 and duct tape to put all the RedNecks on the Moon.####

12-07-2009, 05:12 PM
<div class="ubbcode-block"><div class="ubbcode-header">Originally Posted By: DickLeonard</div><div class="ubbcode-body">pooltchr is there enuff wd-40 and duct tape to put all the RedNecks on the Moon.#### </div></div>

I'm sure we could build something. I'm thinking fueled by all the hot air coming out of Washington these days!!