WD-40

BOGUS! WD-40 and wood glue

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There is a tip going around that you can use WD-40 to remove a stray bead of wood glue from your woodworking project. Well, I tested it out and it’s bogus. I put two lines of wood glue on my workbench and let them sit for several days. Then,...

Fun with foam

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It’s always nice to get more than one use out of a product, like spray foam. (Don’t know what spray foam is? It’s basically an aerosol can that sprays out a foam that expands and hardens. It’s great for filling cracks and gaps around your home and making it...

Better on sandwiches

Jack-o-lanterns

This is one of my absolute favorite Halloween tips and it may even come in handy for you tomorrow! One day, when I was on a radio show, a woman called in and said her young son had put permanent marker all over his face on Halloween. She said...

Clean the wounds

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Here are some last minute Halloween tips as we head to the big day this week! To help keep your pumpkin from drying out, spray all of the cuts you made to it with WD-40. The WD-40 basically seals the cuts. Have you pulled together a great doormat for...

A tight situation

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I hate it when I lose the little straw that goes with my WD-40. Similar products like Liquid Wrench and PB Blaster have the straws and I am sure there are lots more products that use them. A very good replacement for these straws are the plastic stir straws...

Why I love WD-40: Metal cleaner

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I saw a tip that said you can restore an old license plate with WD-40. So, I tried it out. The result? Well, I think “restore” is a bit much, but it did make it shine and the metal won’t rust anymore.  

Straw substitute

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I hate it when I lose the little straw that goes with my WD-40. Similar products like Liquid Wrench and PB Blaster have the straws and I am sure there are lots more products that use them. A very good replacement for these straws are the plastic stir straws...

Not a contortionist?

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Need to paint in a hard-to-reach place? Hot glue a paint pad to a paint stir stick. And if you’re squeezing into a tight place, such as behind a toilet tank or a radiator, use plastic wrap or a garbage bag to cover the thing you don’t want to...

Slipping and sliding

Shop-it-to-me

Here’s a common mistake people make: Don’t use WD-40 to lubricate garage door tracks. You need to use silicone spray instead, because WD-40 is made of three primary ingredients: mineral spirits, mineral oil and carbon dioxide (for propellant). When you apply WD-40 to the garage door, the mineral spirits...

Slick foam trick

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It’s always nice to get more than one use out of a product, like spray foam. Daniel Franklin solved an age-old dilemma that home repair people have had for years—how to get multiple uses from one can of spray insulating foam. (Don’t know what spray foam is? It’s basically...

Let it shine

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WD-40 is great at cleaning stainless steel. It removes fingerprints and watermarks. Just make sure that you wipe it all off.

WD-40 for the office

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One of my favorite products, as my fans know, is WD-40. The lubricant can be used almost anywhere, even the office. A woman recently shared with me a something that she did for her coworkers. She brought in a can of WD-40 and sprayed the underside of everybody’s office...