Did you know? 12 great uses for WD-40
Honestly, how many people haven't used it!
I don't know about you, but things that squeak drive me nuts.
You know how it is. It's late at night and you've been sleeping peacefully.......ever so peacefully. You're having a dream about drinking sprites and eating ice cream......with chocolate sprinkles, hot fudge, and cherries. Well, in the same dream you feel your bladder getting heavy, but you don't care so much because you've got your sprite and ice cream. Next thing you know, you wake up in the middle of the night to the real world where eating that kinda stuff makes ya fat.
Anyway, you wake up because all that sprite you drank in your dream makes you have to go. You look next to see your significant other sleeping soundly, probably dreaming about twinkies and ding dongs. You know you have to get out of the bed to make it to the bathroom. Of course, being the courteous one that you are, you want to get across the room without making a sound. You slowly pull the covers off of you, edge ever so carefully off the bed, do the funny raise your leg tip-toe thing as you get across the room without the floor creaking.
"Victory", you whisper to yourself as you reach out to take the handle of the door. SQUEEEEEEEEEAAAAKKAAKKKAKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKK!!!!
And then you think to yourself.....if only I'd WD-40'ed that door ahead of time, those hinges wouldn't be screaming at me right now!
I've found wonderful uses for this awesome spray lubricant over the years, from getting rust off of a car bumper to fixing old bicycle chains. You just can't go wrong with this miracle in a can! In this hub, I detail out some fun and creative uses for WD-40. Enjoy!
Is there a can of WD-40 in your house?
Preventing wasps from making nests!
Springtime is coming and that means WASPS!
Yep, this is one of those useful ones you never hear about. Wasps love to build nests under ledges, balconies, and eaves of houses or apartments. Spray this stuff in all of these areas and the little beasties will feel the eviction notice before they move in!
Oiling up and cleaning guitar strings!
Well if you're like me and you do play a bit, then you know that guitar strings can corrode and grow gritty over time. To help prevent this, just spray some onto a rag and wipe the strings down after each time you play. Just a small amount will do. Saves money on strings right away or buying any specialized guitar string cleaner.
No splinter garden tools!
Got a lot of gardening tools? Any with wooden handles?
Using a good amount of WD-40 onto the wooden handles of your tools actually helps prevent the splintering effects that happen with continued use over time. Sure, you'll have to replace the tool at some point, but this will help to keep it in great working order for a longer bit of time!
Arthritis pain reliever.
Suffer from this at all or any minor joint pain?
Spray a little bit of this into the affected area and massage in. There are folks that swear by this and say that it provides temporary relief although proceed with caution. This is not a remedy for serious pain!
If the sticker is located on glass, you need to wait a few minutes after spraying and then use a no-stick spatula to wipe the sticker off. Just FYI.
Remove bumper stickers.
Ever wanted to remove decals, stickers, or tape?
Just a simple spray with WD-40, wait about a minute and then VOILA! Now they can be simply wiped away! No muss, no fuss!
Taking barnacles off of a boat.
Any deep sea fisherman worth his salt knows how nasty these little critters are. It's even nastier trying to remove them!
Introduce these guys to the barnacle remover in a can! Spray them hard and then work on removing them with a putty knife or something similar. Keep spraying and even using sandpaper if necessary to complete the job.
Some places ban chemically laced lures so check with your local laws to make sure you have the right to do this. Another FYI.
Use on fishing lures.
Speaking of fishing, try this one sometime. One of the most interesting aspects of WD-40 is that it contains FISH OIL. Isn't that something?
Fisherman who spray this on their lures swear up and down that it helps to disguise human odor and attract more fish to their lines.
Untangle reel lines.
I'm just on a fishing kick lately. If you're out fishing and your line gets a bit tangled up, spray a bit on the affected area and then use something small like a pen or knife to unknot the line. Should untangle pretty easily. You can even use it on a little bit older lines and extend the life of your investment.
Another fun tip.
So you changed your oil. Crap, you spilled oil in the driveway! Time to break out the kitty litter or you can use WD-40 and spray it down with a water hose after that.
Degrease your hands.
You've been busy changing your oil or fixing your bike. Crap, it's going to take several washings to get this oil off......or I could use WD-40 to get most of it off the first time. Just spray it liberally on a cloth and wipe yourself down, then wash your hands. For all you do it yourselfers, try this sometime.
Plastic chairs that are fading.
So those chairs you bought for the outdoors have seen better days huh? Spray some of your plastic chair restore in a can on them and wipe with a cloth. Watch the chairs come back to life.
Kitty cat paw marks.
Love the cat until it leaves paw marks on my car hood. If you want to make sure that the kitty stays in your good graces, spray the marks down and wipe with a cloth. This will even work on outdoor furniture.
Kill your weeds.
This is mainly for prickly thistles. Spray em with your handy dandy weed-killer-in-a-can and watch em die. Might work better for you than Round-up!
There you have it, there are many more uses that I haven't listed here for this amazing do-it-all-in-a-can. But for now enjoy testing some of these for yourself. Thanks for reading!
Kasman will be back with another hub soon!
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