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    WD-40

    The product began from a search for a rust preventative solvent and degreaser to protect missile parts. WD-40 was created in 1953 by three technicians at the San Diego Rocket Chemical Company. Its name comes from the project that was to find a " W ater D isplacement" compound.

    They were successful with the Fortieth formulation, thus WD-40.

    The Corvair Company bought it in bulk to protect their Atlas missile parts.

    The workers were so pleased with the product they began smuggling (also known as "shrinkage" or "stealing") it out to use at home.

    The executives decided there might be a consumer market for it and put it in aerosol cans. The rest is history. It is a carefully guarded recipe known only to four people. One of them is the "brew master." There are about 2.5 million gallons of the stuff manufactured each year. It gets its distinctive smell from a fragrance that is added to the brew. Ken East (one of the original founders) says there is nothing in WD-40 that would hurt you.

    Here are a few of the 1000s of uses:

    ~Protects silver from tarnishing
    ~Cleans and lubricates guitar strings
    ~Gets oil spots off concrete driveways
    ~Gives floors that 'just-waxed' sheen without making it slippery
    ~Keeps flies off cows
    ~Restores and cleans chalkboards
    ~Removes lipstick stains
    ~Loosens stubborn zippers
    ~Untangles jewelry chains
    ~Removes stains from stainless steel sinks
    ~Removes dirt and grime from the barbecue grill
    ~Keeps ceramic/terra cotta garden pots from oxidizing
    ~Removes tomato stains from clothing
    ~Keeps glass shower doors free of water spots
    ~Camouflages scratches in ceramic and marble floors
    ~Keeps scissors working smoothly
    ~Lubricates noisy door hinges on vehicles and doors in homes
    ~Gives a children's play gym slide a shine for a super fast slide
    ~Lubricates gear shift and mower - deck lever for ease of handling on riding mowers
    ~Rids 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 padded leather dashboards and vinyl bumpers
    ~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
    ~Lubricates fan belts on washers and dryers and keeps them running smoothly
    ~Keeps rust from forming on saws and saw blades, and other tools
    ~Removes splattered grease on stove
    ~Keeps bathroom mirror from fogging
    ~Lubricates prosthetic limbs
    ~Keeps pigeons off the balcony (they hate the smell)
    ~Removes all traces of duct tape
    ~I have even heard of folks spraying it on their arms, hands, and knees to relieve arthritis pain. ~Florida's favorite use was "cleans and removes love bugs from grills and bumpers
    ~The favorite use in the state of New York
    ~ WD-40 protects the Statue of Liberty from the elements.
    ~WD-40 attracts fish. Spray a LITTLE on live bait or lures and you will be catching the big one in no time. It's a lot cheaper than the chemical attractants that are made for just that purpose. Keep in mind though, using some chemical laced baits or lures for fishing are not allowed in some states.
    ~Keeps away chiggers on the kids
    ~Use it for fire ant bites. It takes the sting away immediately, and stops the itch.
    ~WD-40 is great for removing crayon from walls. Spray on the mark and wipe with a clean rag.
    ~Also, if you've discovered that your teenage daughter has 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!
    ~If you sprayed WD-40 on the distributor cap, it would displace the moisture and allow the car to start.
    ~WD-40, long known for its ability to remove leftover tape smudges (sticky label tape), is also a lovely perfume and air freshener! Sprayed liberally on every hinge in the house, it leaves that distinctive clean fresh scent for up to two days!
    ~Bug guts will eat away the finish on your car if not removed quickly! Use WD-40!

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    send this to myth busters

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    Takes grease off your hands and pants! WHAT'S IN THAT STUFF! SOMEONE TOLD ME THAT IT IS PART VEGETABLE OIL! Not buying that because it burnt my eggs once....kidding! There is also a WD-40 book published with about a 1000 uses!

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    Unless I am mistakin... one of the main ingredients in WD-40 is bunker oil, provided by our good friends at Omega Protein, that are wiping out the menhaden population....

    Yes, I still have a can in the garage, but if anyone has a "knock-off" that works just as good without the bunker in it, I'd buy it.


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    they used to use bunker oil, but not anymore

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    If you go crabbing, spray you bunker with WD-40 before it goes in the water. Its like candy to the blueclaws!
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    Question

    I checked the WD-40 web site and also read some blogs and myth pages about this product. I do believe that it contains any fish oil.

    Lots of sites claiming the fish oil theory. One site even claimed that it contains whale oil.

    According to the MSDS:
    http://www.wd40.com/Brands/pdfs/msds...aerosol.us.pdf
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    II. HAZARDOUS INGREDIENTS
    Chemical Name
    Aliphatic Petroleum Distillates
    Petroleum Base Oil
    Hydrocarbon Fluid
    Carbon Dioxide
    Non-hazardous Ingredients ? 10
    _________________________________

    Appears to be a petroleum based product which rules out fish oil. I am writing to the company to get specific information.

    One thing to take note of: Penn Reels advises against spraying this product (or similar products) directly into your reel because it will breakdown the heavier grease used on the internal gears. They suggest wiping the outside by first spraying on a rag to preserve against corrosion.
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    Exclamation

    THIS JUST IN:
    WD-40 replied immediatley to my question.
    NO FISH OIL


    THE REPLY:

    "Thank you for contacting our company. There is no fish oil in WD-40.

    WD-40 Company and the US Fish & Game Department do not recommend the use of WD-40 for fishing, due to contamination and water pollution.

    Code 5650 explains pollution and is very specific:
    "Any residuary product of petroleum, is prohibited and is illegal because that is a subject to water pollution and a civil penalty of not more than
    $25,000 for each violation".

    It would be up to the Warden's discretion, if this violation is justified and civil penalty action taken.

    Please feel free to contact me with any questions and concerns that you have about any of our WD-40 products.

    Best regards,
    Eva Zabowski
    WD-40 Customer Service
    Check out Smart Straw at www.wd40.com"

    [ 05-12-2006, 10:18 AM: Message edited by: esquired ]
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    I still love the stuff no matter what
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    Works great as fuel for potato launchers as well.
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    works on shad darts!
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    ... well there is something I am glad I am wrong about... [img]smile.gif[/img]


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