Tuesday, May 12, 2009

WD-40 Never Ceases to Amaze

WD-40 has got to be one of the most versatile products on the face of the planet. Everything from removing black scuffs off of floors to keeping pigeons off of balconies. WD-40 hit the shelves in stores in 1958 as a water displacement product, ironically not many people today know it as that at all, but for the many many other things it does.

Squeaky hinges are probably one of its best known uses, but that’s barely scratching the surface. I’ve heard that people spray it on their own joints to relieve physical pain from arthritis. I’m not going to vouch for this one; it just seems a bit odd…and gross (I bet THAT smells nice…). It seems to make sense to put it on metal objects and joints, but not our own. Scissors for example can be kept working smoothly with just a little spray of WD-40. Of all of the different uses I have read about for WD-40 I have made a brief list of those I found to be clever, interesting, or humorous.

· Spraying WD-40 on the bathroom mirror will keep it from fogging up.
· WD-40 protects the statue of Liberty from the elements.
· WD-40 Keeps flies off of cows.
· Spraying WD-40 onto tomato stained clothing and scrubbing will lift the stain. (Hmm…perhaps I can now un-ban Spaghettios…)
· Spraying WD-40 onto bait attracts fish.
· WD-40 removes stains from stainless steel sinks.

With so many uses for WD-40 both inside and outside of the house, no wonder it’s been around for so long. Now if only WD-40 could make it Friday…

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