Here’s a list of recommended uses from the manufacturer:

  • Protects silver from tarnishing
  • Removes road tar and grime from cars
  • Loosens stubborn zippers
  • Untangles jewelry chains
  • Keep ceramic/terracotta garden pots from oxidizing
  • Keeps scissors working smoothly
  • Lubricates noisy door hinges on vehicles and doors in homes
  • Lubricates gear shift and mover deck lever for ease of handling on riding mowers
  • Rids kids rocking chairs and swings of squeaky noises
  • Lubricates tracks in sticking home windows and makes them easier to open
  • Spraying an umbrella stem makes it easier to open and close
  • Restores and cleans roof racks on vehicles
  • Lubricates and stops squeaks in electric fans
  • Lubricates wheel sprockets on tricycles, wagons, and bicycles for easy handling
  • Keeps rust from forming on saws and saw blades, and other tools
  • Lubricates prosthetic limbs
  • Keeps pigeons off the balcony (they hate the smell)
  • Removes all traces of duct tape
  • Florida’s favorite use: “cleans and removes love bugs from grills and bumpers”
  • If you sprayed WD-40 on the distributor cap, it would displace the mostire and allow the car to start
  • 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 wont’ have to scrub nearly as hard to get them off. Just remember to open some windows if you have a lot of marks. Wash off after use.
  • Bug guts will eat away the finish of your car if not removed quickly! Use WD-40!


More ‘UNOFFICIAL’ uses for WD-40

  • On your stovetop
  • Cleans and lubricates guitar strings
  • Keeps flies off cows
  • Restores and cleans chalkboards
  • Removes lipstick stains
  • Removes stains from stainless steel sinks. Cleans fronts of stainless steel appliances
  • Removes tomato stains from clothing
  • Keeps glass shower doors free of water spots
  • Camouflages scratches in ceramic and marble floors
  • Gives a children’s play gym slide a shine for a super fast slide
  • Restores and cleans padded leather dashboards in vehicles, as well as vinyl bumpers
  • Lubricates fan belts on washers and dryers and keeps them running smoothly
  • Keeps bathroom mirror from fogging
  • Folks even spray it on their arms, hands and knees to relieve arthritis pain
  • Favorite use in the state ofNew York? Protecting the Statue of Liberty from the elements
  • Attracts fish- spray a little on live bait or lures and you will be catching the big one in no time. A lot cheaper than the chemical attractants that are made for just that purpose. Keep in mind that using some chemicals laced baits or lures for fishing are not allowed in some states.
  • Use it for fire ant bites. Takes away the sting immediately and stops the itch.
  • Removes crayon from walls
  • Spray on a distributor cap and it will displace the moisture and allow the car to start


Posted by Greg Corby

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