It was an ordinary day. Reading about all the uses for WD-40. Seems that there are so many uses for the stuff, other than the regular use of getting stuck bolts and nuts loose. I have already tried a few and found that they really do work well. I sprayed the stuff on some of my old license plates that I collect from islands where I have been and it really does remove light surface rust and hopefully will keep them from getting rusty again. I have the plates wired to the front of my Tiki Bar on the back deck and they are constantly in bad weather all the time. I have also used WD-40 on the top of my bird feeder and on the post of the feeder to try and keep the squirrels from taking over. Funny watching the squirrels jump off the trees right behind it and slide down the roof. One more thing I read about and tried was cleaning the toilet with WD-40. Spray the toilet bowl with it, wait a minute and use the toilet brush to wipe away all the stains. I even noticed that it removed a few lime stains I had on my shower stall. Maybe it will make the toilet bowl slippy enough that nothing new will stick to it. Maybe I should spray the seat of my first floor toilet with it and see what the guests say when they try to sit down on it. After reading some more I found out many other uses for the stuff that has it's own distinct odor. Here are a few of the many uses:
(1) If you happen to tramp on dog poop, spray the bottom of your shoe with WD-40, use as small brush, such as a nail brush or toothbrush, and the stuff will scrub right away.
(2) Now, I haven't tried this yet, since winter never arrived this year, but if you spray the outside of your windows with WD-40, snow will not stick to the glass.
(3) You can also spray your boots and shoes with the stuff and it'll act as a barrier so water can't penetrate the material.
(4) If your ring is stuck on your finger, instead of using butter to try to get it off, spray it with WD-40.
(5) Chewing gum stuck in your kids hair? Just spray the hair and comb it right out.
(6) You ever have scuff marks on you linoleum or tile floors? Spray with WD-40, wait a few minutes and wipe the scuff marks away. Works also on tar that the kids may drag in after your street has been tarred. May want to open the windows or circulate the air to get rid of the smell.
(7) Sometimes when I put the glassware into our cabinet, I stack it on top of each other for lack of enough space. If they ever get stuck together, you can squirt some WD-40 on the glasses, wait a few seconds and gently pull them apart. Hopefully you won't break them, bit I think I would re-wash them before I used them again.
(8) One use that I will be trying it for soon is spraying it on window sills, door frames and screens to keep insects and spiders from entering the house. Not sure if it would work on stink bugs, but I certainly will try it. Don't inhale the stuff and I read that if you have young children, don't try this at all. Also, if you get bees and wasps every summer, spray their usual nesting spots with WD-40 and they won't return.
I have read a few more hints, but I don't think they would work so I'm not going to suggest them to you. Right now I'm thinking about spraying my BBQ grill with the stuff to keep my burgers from sticking, but my wife tells me there's no way she will eat anything off the grill if I do that. It was another extraordinary day in the life of an ordinary guy.