Friday, February 25, 2011

WD-40 in my hair, are you kidding me?

I love WD-40 it is one of the most versatile products I use in our home. 

The reason I am telling you about this is Harley got a huge blob of white latex caulk in his hair.  At first we thought we would have to cut it out or use mineral spirits and then he said, “First let’s try WD-40.”  Voila it worked great, no funky hair cut needed.

WD-40 has an interesting story.  This is a product that was manufactured on purpose, bet they didn't know it was going to do so much.  In 1953 the technicians at San Diego Rocket Chemical Company were directed to produce a compound that would protect missile parts, they completed the project named Water Displacement, WD for short.  The version they liked the best was number 40 hence WD-40.


  1. The state of New York uses it to protect the Statue of Liberty from the elements
  2. Stops squeaks in door hinges, rocking chairs, swings, wheels, fans, etc.
  3. Restores and cleans leather dash boards
  4. Keeps bathroom mirrors from fogging up
  5. Shower doors from getting water streaks
  6. Removes crayon from walls, duct tape from surfaces, and smushed bugs from cars
  7. Keeps kitchen and yard scissors working with ease
  8. Puts zip in the kids sliding board
  9. Keeps pigeons off the balcony
  10. Keeps flies off cows, my personal favorite.
As The Duct Tape Guys say, “You only need two tools in life, Duct Tape® and WD-40.  If it’s not stuck and it’s supposed to be, Duct Tape it.  If it’s stuck and it’s not supposed to be, WD-40 it.”

The magic ingredient in WD-40 is, well, no one knows, can you imagine running a company offering one product seems that would be a simple way to do business.  Until we can find a vitamin that works for everything I suppose we will continue to have lots of choices.

Namaste,
Teri
Director of Member Services and Smiles
OurHealth Co-op, Inc

1 comment:

  1. Hey Guido,
    Does Teri know that she can use Goo-Gone for the
    more "cosmetic" things WD-40 does? Only
    difference is a nice orange smell that works
    better on one's person than the lovely
    "working-parts" smell of WD-40. Thanks for
    carrying the message; I wish you many mice.
    -crys

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