Look what I found about WD 40

Someone on the www wrote this, not me., some of it sounds true, you be
the judge.
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I had a neighbor who had 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 Corvair 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 stovetop...
Voila! It's now shinier than it's ever been. You'll be amazed. 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) 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 play 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 & 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 re-wash. Presto! 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.
P. P. S. I keep a can of WD-40 in my kitchen cabinet over the stove. It
is good for oven burns or any other type of burn. It takes the burned
feeling away and heals with NO scarring.
Don't know if all above is true though...
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I wouldn't try it on an electric motor or anything that sparks though,
it's highly flammable & can flame up a ruin it., best to use silicon or
teflon lubricants.
TT
Reply to
Theidiot Tecumseh
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Do you see fish oil listed _anywhwere_ in the MSDS, Roy?
Chemical Name: Organic Mixture Trade Name: WD-40 Aerosol Product Use: Cleaner, Lubricant, Penetrant MSDS Date Of Preparation: 5/16/07
Composition/Information on Ingredients Ingredient CAS # Weight Percent Aliphatic Hydrocarbon 64742-47-8 45-50 64742-48-9 64742-88-7 Petroleum Base Oil 64742-65-0 15-25 LVP Aliphatic Hydrocarbon 64742-47-8 12-18 Carbon Dioxide 124-38-9 2-3 Non-Hazardous Ingredients Mixture
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Michael A. Terrell
Surprised he does not list "cures E.D."
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nobody
snipped-for-privacy@earthlink.net (Michael=A0A.=A0Terrell) says =A0=A0=A0=A0=A0=A0Do you see fish oil listed _anywhwere_ in the MSDS, Roy?
Chemical Name: Organic Mixture Trade Name: WD-40 Aerosol Product Use: Cleaner, Lubricant, Penetrant MSDS Date Of Preparation: 5/16/07 Composition/Information on Ingredients Ingredient =A0 =A0 =A0 =A0 =A0 =A0 =A0 =A0 =A0 =A0 CAS # =A0 =A0 =A0 =A0 =A0 Weight Percent Aliphatic Hydrocarbon =A0 =A0 =A0 =A0 =A0 64742-47-8 =A0 =A0 45-50 =A0=A0=A0=A0=A0=A0=A0=A0=A0=A0=A0=A0=A0=A0=A0=A0=A0=A0=A0=A0=A0=A0=A0=A0=A0= =A0=A0=A0=A0=A0=A0=A0=A0=A0=A0=A0=A0=A0=A0=A0=A0=A0=A0=A0=A0=A0=A0=A0=A0=A0= =A0=A0=A0=A0=A0=A0=A0=A0=A0=A0=A0=A0=A0=A064742-48-9 =A0=A0=A0=A0=A0=A0=A0=A0=A0=A0=A0=A0=A0=A0=A0=A0=A0=A0=A0=A0=A0=A0=A0=A0=A0= =A0=A0=A0=A0=A0=A0=A064742-88-7 Petroleum Base Oil =A0 =A0 =A0 =A0 =A0 =A0 64742-65-0 =A0 =A0 15-25 LVP Aliphatic Hydrocarbon =A0 =A0 =A0 64742-47-8 =A0 =A0 12-18 Carbon Dioxide =A0 =A0 =A0 =A0 =A0 =A0 =A0 =A0 124-38-9 =A0 =A0 =A0 2-3 Non-Hazardous Ingredients Mixture =A0 =A0 =A0 =A0 =A0 =A0 =A0
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Theidiot Tecumseh
snipped-for-privacy@yoohoo.org ( snipped-for-privacy@oh-yoohoo.edu) write: Surprised he does not list "cures E.D." ---------------- hahaha - good one grinder.
TT
Reply to
Theidiot Tecumseh
I used to have an old truck engine that wouldn't start until I sprayed WD-40 all over the engine. WD-40 is a miracle engine drug, too.
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Gerald Newton
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Because he's a moron.
Then why post it?
Picking fights with Roy is *exactly* like picking your nose. All=20 you do is agitate the buggers. You're getting to be more like the=20 other end, however.
--=20 Keith
Reply to
krw
You're an idiot, Roy. This is OLD NEWS, and is NOT ELECTRONICS related.
Take your retarded ass, and TheIdiot alter ego (RoyTard) you possess, and LEAVE this group!
Reply to
HiggsField
One thing we know for sure that it does not cure is his STUPIDITY!
Reply to
HiggsField
Nice try, Roy. Nice use of the third person when referring to what "he" wrote too... Bwuahahahahah What a giveaway!
Make up your mind, you WebTV RETARD!
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HiggsField
From: snipped-for-privacy@att.bizzzzzzzzzz (krw) snipped-for-privacy@earthlink.net (Michael=A0A.=A0Terrell) says =A0=A0=A0=A0=A0=A0Do you see fish oil listed _anywhwere_ in the MSDS, Roy? Chemical Name: Organic Mixture Trade Name: WD-40 Aerosol Product Use: Cleaner, Lubricant, Penetrant MSDS Date Of Preparation: 5/16/07 Composition/Information on Ingredients Ingredient =A0 =A0 =A0 =A0 =A0 =A0 =A0 =A0 =A0 =A0 CAS # =A0 =A0 =A0 =A0 =A0 Weight Percent Aliphatic Hydrocarbon =A0 =A0 =A0 =A0 =A0 64742-47-8 =A0 =A0 45-50 =A0=A0=A0=A0=A0=A0=A0=A0=A0=A0=A0=A0=A0=A0=A0=A0=A0=A0=A0=A0=A0=A0=A0=A0=A0= =A0=A0=A0=A0=A0=A0=A0=A0=A0=A0=A0=A0=A0=A0=A0=A0=A0=A0=A0=A0=A0=A0=A0=A0=A0= =A0=A0=A0=A0=A0=A0=A0=A0=A0=A0=A0=A0=A0=A064742-48-9 =A0=A0=A0=A0=A0=A0=A0=A0=A0=A0=A0=A0=A0=A0=A0=A0=A0=A0=A0=A0=A0=A0=A0=A0=A0= =A0=A0=A0=A0=A0=A0=A064742-88-7 Petroleum Base Oil =A0 =A0 =A0 =A0 =A0 =A0 64742-65-0 =A0 =A0 15-25 LVP Aliphatic Hydrocarbon =A0 =A0 =A0 64742-47-8 =A0 =A0 12-18 Carbon Dioxide =A0 =A0 =A0 =A0 =A0 =A0 =A0 =A0 124-38-9 =A0 =A0 =A0 2-3 Non-Hazardous Ingredients Mixture =A0 =A0 =A0 =A0 =A0 =A0 =A0
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Theidiot Tecumseh
Re: Look what I found about WD 40 Group: alt.engineering.electrical Date: Thu, Jun 19, 2008, 4:43pm (EDT-3) From: snipped-for-privacy@whutthableapduyoukno.org (HiggsField) I wouldn't try it on an electric motor or anything that sparks though, it's highly flammable & can flame up a ruin it., best to use silicon or teflon lubricants. TT =A0=A0=A0=A0You're an idiot, Roy. This is OLD NEWS, and is NOT ELECTRONICS related. =A0=A0=A0=A0Take your retarded ass, and TheIdiot alter ego (RoyTard) you possess, and LEAVE this group! ------------------------------------ You should know Creepazoid the Dr. pulled it out of your neatheregions.
Fuck Off Twinkles ! TT
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Theidiot Tecumseh
Re: Look what I found about WD 40 Group: alt.engineering.electrical Date: Thu, Jun 19, 2008, 4:49pm (EDT-3) From: snipped-for-privacy@whutthableapduyoukno.org (HiggsField) snipped-for-privacy@earthlink.net (Michael=A0A.=A0Terrell) says =A0=A0=A0=A0=A0=A0Do you see fish oil listed _anywhwere_ in the MSDS, Roy? Chemical Name: Organic Mixture Trade Name: WD-40 Aerosol Product Use: Cleaner, Lubricant, Penetrant MSDS Date Of Preparation: 5/16/07 Composition/Information on Ingredients Ingredient =A0 =A0 =A0 =A0 =A0 =A0 =A0 =A0 =A0 =A0 CAS # =A0 =A0 =A0 =A0 =A0 Weight Percent Aliphatic Hydrocarbon =A0 =A0 =A0 =A0 =A0 64742-47-8 =A0 =A0 45-50 =A0=A0=A0=A0=A0=A0=A0=A0=A0=A0=A0=A0=A0=A0=A0=A0=A0=A0=A0=A0=A0=A0=A0=A0=A0= =A0=A0=A0=A0=A0=A0=A0=A0=A0=A0=A0=A0=A0=A0=A0=A0=A0=A0=A0=A0=A0=A0=A0=A0=A0= =A0=A0=A0=A0=A0=A0=A0=A0=A0=A0=A0=A0=A0=A064742-48-9 =A0=A0=A0=A0=A0=A0=A0=A0=A0=A0=A0=A0=A0=A0=A0=A0=A0=A0=A0=A0=A0=A0=A0=A0=A0= =A0=A0=A0=A0=A0=A0=A064742-88-7 Petroleum Base Oil =A0 =A0 =A0 =A0 =A0 =A0 64742-65-0 =A0 =A0 15-25 LVP Aliphatic Hydrocarbon =A0 =A0 =A0 64742-47-8 =A0 =A0 12-18 Carbon Dioxide =A0 =A0 =A0 =A0 =A0 =A0 =A0 =A0 124-38-9 =A0 =A0 =A0 2-3 Non-Hazardous Ingredients Mixture =A0 =A0 =A0 =A0 =A0 =A0 =A0
Reply to
Theidiot Tecumseh
Roy, you cannot "fool" us into believing this new WebTV TT retard isn't you when you keep using the same punctuation all the time and even say the same things.
We don't have to "keep digging"... you have already dug your own pit, and that is where you post from. Yet you cannot figure how we know that you are dirt dumb.
Reply to
HiggsField
E.D = Extreme Dumbass = Roytard = incurable.
Reply to
Michael A. Terrell
I used to have an old truck engine that wouldn't start until I sprayed WD-40 all over the engine. WD-40 is a miracle engine drug, too.
Yep! Does a quick job of drying out wet/damp ignition systems covered with dirt & grime.
But...
WD-40 isn't a particulary good lubricant. First, most of the liquid evaporates in a few minutes and takes most of the lube action with the vapors. Even when it's still wet, it's only a so-so lube. The "pure" WD-40 left behind just isn't much of a lube in any sense.
Some of the 'properties' are just that of the carrier liquid. That's what cleans stuff. That's OK, of course.
The manufacturers have done a good job in slecting the carrier as it doesn't seem to afftect many plactics. However, plastics meant to hold water often "craze" so ...
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Reply to
John Gilmer
I had occasion to user WD-40 to rejuvenate a printer ribbon! It was someone else's suggestion.
I was using an Apple Imagewriter (That gives you an inking of how long ago that was.). The Imagewriter was a dot matrix printer using pins and a ribbon. The printed documents showed almost nothing. It would take at least a week for our wonderful purchasing department to get a new ribbon even if everything went well.
I opened up the ribbon case and sprayed a bit of WD-40 on the ribbon. Even a little was almost too much. The printer started printing well.
Bill
Reply to
Salmon Egg
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---------------- It's good for a lot of things but not all the things that were claimed for it- one that was claimed was for floor cleaning/polishing - tried that on a small area- then spent considerable time to remove the sticky, oily film.
Reply to
Don Kelly
There are only two things one needs in life: WD40 to make thing go and Duct Tape to make them stop.
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Paul Hovnanian P.E.

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