A can of WD-40 does more than just free rusted metal parts or stop things from making irritating squeaky noises. Here are 10 more clever uses for the fluid that you might not have thought of.
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.
I didn’t start fixing cars until I was a freshman in university, and by then, the internet was filling with how-to DIY YouTube videos that helped me get up to speed in short order. Lots of YouTubers spend tons of time making videos to show the rest of us how to fix things, and I think they deserve appreciation. So here’s a bit of that.
10 Simple Life Hacks With WD-40 [Inspire to Make]
This story has been updated since its original publication.