In last week’s blog, we looked back on the story of WD-40, and how it became as popular as it is today for use on tools, including electrician scissors and screw removal pliers.

Here are some other uses for WD-40 and also some interesting pieces of trivia relating to it!

  • WD-40 contains a unique and very special blend of lubricants, as well as anti-corrosion agents. There are also ingredients which are targeted for soil removal, water displacement, and penetration – all of which make so effective on things like rusty tools.
  • This product is ideal for use on bicycle chains. It won’t attract dirt or moisture. There is even a specific WD-40 product available especially for cyclists and mechanics.
  • Contrary to what many people believe, WD-40 is not a cure for arthritis! It is not suitable for medical or therapeutic purposes in any way.
  • A little of this product sprayed on your shovel will make digging easier.
  • A little WD-40 on a sponge will remove tea stains from a kitchen counter top.
  • WD-40 will remove blue ink stains from jeans.
  • WD-40 has been used by police officers to remove a naked burglar who was stuck in an air conditioning vent.
  • WD-40 is great for removing sticky price tags from DVD cases, duct tape, car stickers, and similar.
  • It will remove chewing gum and dog-do from shoes. It will even remove gum from carpet or hair.
  • A bus driver in Asia used WD-40 to make the job of removing a python from the undercarriage of his bus easier and smoother for him and the snake.
  • WD-40 can also be used to:
    • Remove toothpaste stains
    • Clean a clogged inkjet printer nozzle
    • Protect trees from beavers
    • Remove candle wax
    • Waterproof shoes
    • Prevent outdoor mildew growth
    • Protect a bird feeder from squirrels (don’t use if there is food in the feeder)
    • Remove oil spots from path or driveway
    • Spray outside of puts to repel snails and slugs
    • Remove stuck rings from fingers
    • Loosen zippers
    • Keep your bicycle free of mud
    • Lubricate guitar strings
    • Kill cockroaches
    • Clean a toilet bowl
    • Degrease your hands

Remember to always wash Wd-40 off your skin, and never spray it on plant leaves or flowers or near food of any kind (including food for animals).

WD-40 has applications in cycling, automotive, airplanes, boating, electrical, hobby and craft, house and garden, farming, maintenance, and many, many more. Even if you just use it to keep your tools working well – you need it now!