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Tony Wilson & Christine Marquis

Helpful household tips for WD-40

December 15, 2010 - Updated: December 15, 2010

44 Uses for WD-40


We've all seen this before, but it's worth repeating.  

(Source unknown) 


  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! (Open some windows if you have a lot of marks!).
  19. Bug guts will eat away the finish on your car. Removed quickly, with WD-40.
  20. Gives children's play gym slide a shine for a super fast slide.
  21. Lubricates gear shift on lawn 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: 'cleans and removes Love Bugs from grills And bumpers.'
  38. 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.
  40. 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. If you've 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 spray WD-40 on the distributor cap, it will displace the moisture and allow the car to start.
  44. Keep a can of WD-40 in your 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.


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