The Best WD-40 Hacks (That Don’t Involve Lubrication)

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The Best WD-40 Hacks (That Don’t Involve Lubrication)


The YouTube channel Inspire to Make shows us that WD-40 fluid can be used to do helpful things like remove wax crayons from screens, clean off chewing gum from carpets and shoes, act as a carpet and kitchen cleaner to fight tough stains and add a short-term shine to leather shoes (though we recommend getting a proper polish and brush). The one time we do see the WD-40 lubricating something is on a stuck zipper, which is still quite clever. Check out the video for a beautiful rundown on all the interesting uses of WD-40.

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Comments

  • 1. Soak a cotton wool ball in it and light a fire in the rain.
    2. Remove wax crayon markings from a computer screen.
    3. Remove chewing gum from carpet.
    4. Remove tomato sauce from carpet (with a lot of fucking effort).
    5. Make scissors…cut things? I have no idea what this one was trying to show.
    6. Clean ‘and waterproof’ leather shoes.
    7. Clean stainless steel/cooktops.
    8. Fix zippers that don’t zip smoothly.
    9. Remove stickers from glass.

    Reminder: WD-40 is a flammable oil and solvent. It works by dissolving things. Some of the things on this list are good ideas, several aren’t.

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