Sunday, January 09, 2011

WD40

WD40 has been around since 1953 It got its name from the inverter Norm Larsen’s attempts to make water-displacing spray. The product we use was his 40th attempt to get it right!

I used it to spray on the damp car engine the other day and we use it to lubricate stuck screws, I have used it for stain removal (though rather smelly) and to clean the fiddly bits around taps. Here are 2000 other ideas you might be interested in.

How about this one? "Removes a Boa Constrictor stuck in engine compartment of cars"

The spray can is the same in France, except for the language. You can spot WD40 anywhere.

15 comments:

Caroline said...

Frees stuck lego blocks, if only I had known...

Thanks Anji I only used it on squeaky hinges and garden tools before the winter. Now book marked since it seems to do just about everything!

Caroline xxxx

Anji said...

Caroline: You were quick off the mark!
Yes it is useful. I think it could eliminate having so many tools in the toolbox too

Dru Marland said...

With a lighter, it makes a handy flamethrower too, though I didn't see that on the list.

Don said...

I've used it as a flamethrower too....

Don
http://exposeyourblog.com

Melissa said...

.......Removes rollerblade marks from kitchen floors.

And I was just about to give up rollerblading in my kitchen!

connieemeraldeyes said...

IF your door squeeks, put it on the hinge.

Dirty Butter said...

I didn't know it would remove stains. Not on cloth, though??

Elli Hall said...

Interesting article. :) If it didn't have such a strong ardor I think people would use it more often.

Caroline said...

I quite like the smell but is not as good as Chanel number five.

Caroline XXX

Melissa said...

@ Caroline

Q: What's that captivating fragrance you're wearing.

A: Oh, that? Just a little WD-40. So glad you like it! Next to 3 In One Oil, it's my fave!

Melissa XX

Grown Up Rachel said...

Ha! I love that someone at some point got a boa constrictor stuck in their car...? What the?

Anji said...

Caroline: I wouldn't be without mine, though I haven't tried it as perfume yet.

Dru: meet Don

Don: meet Dru

Melissa: Perhaps it will remove shoe scuffs too.

DB: Yes I have, when I've been desperate, but don't put it in the wash with anything else, it stinks!

Connie: good advice

Elli: I quite like the smell insmall doses

Melissa LOL

Grown up Rachel: I'm still trying to work out how they did that...

Rhetoric Camel said...

The only thing I don't like about WD40 is the red straw. It gets lost too easily, usually before you've even gone through half the can. Then you have no extras or anything to put in there to use as a straw replacement. Which if you're like me and use it on door hinges or in small spots you NEED this straw.

Linda said...

Cool! I had no idea it had so many uses.

Not everyone has a boa constrictor stuck in their engine. Thank goodness. We did find possums under the hood of our truck once.

Anji said...

RC: Yes, we're always hunting around for the straw too.

Linda: I wonder what possums were doing there?