10 Amazing Tricks With WD-40 That EVERYONE Should Know

WD-40 is used in most households in the country and you can’t even deny that you haven’t used it before, unless maybe you lived in the outskirts or probably in the woods. lol.

Anyways, I’ve been using this penetrating lubricants for quite a while now and I’ve compiled a list if tricks and things you can use this oil to do, mostly at home.

1. Remove gum

If you spray WD-40 lubricant on gum stuck to surfaces like carpets, rugs, or shoes. It helps loosen the gum’s grip, making it easier to remove.

The solvent properties is what helps breaks down the sticky residue of the gum.

Simply spray a small amount of WD-40 onto the gum, wait a few minutes for it to penetrate, and then gently scrape or wipe away the gum.

2. Silence Squeaky Hinges

It can be effective for lubricating and loosening squeaky hinges. It’s a versatile product known for its ability to displace moisture, penetrate rust, and lubricate moving parts.

When applying WD-40 to a squeaky hinge, spray a small amount directly onto the hinge, then move the hinge back and forth to work the lubricant into the mechanism.

This should help eliminate the squeakiness, noise and friction.

3. Cleaning tools and removing rustiness

Use WD-40 to clean grease and grime off of tools. Its solvent properties help dissolve tough residues, leaving your tools clean and shiny.

If you’ve got some tools that somehow looks rusty, corroded or damaged, using WD-40 lubricant would help decrease the rustiness and prolong the life of those tools.

Its water-displacing formula creates a protective barrier against moisture.

4. Remove Stickers and Labels

All you need to do is spray WD-40 on stickers and labels to loosen the adhesive.

You’d be surprised at what happens, applying the lubricant makes it easier to peel them off without leaving sticky residue behind.

5. Lubricate Bike Chains:

If you have a bike or bicycle and the chains are stiff or stuck, you can use this oil to loosen them.

Apply WD-40 the chains to lubricate and protect them from rust. It also helps improve chain flexibility and smoothness.

6. Unstick Zippers

If a zipper is stuck, spray WD-40 along the zipper track and gently move the slider back and forth. The lubricant helps free up the stuck zipper.

7. Shine Stainless Steel

Another thing to do is to polish stainless steel surfaces with WD-40 to remove fingerprints and smudges.

It leaves behind a protective coating that repels water and stains. You’ll notice that the steel starts to shine and look even brighter than ever.

8. Loosen Rusty Nuts and Bolts

Spraying WD-40 on rusty nuts and bolts to help loosen them. Its penetrating formula seeps into the threads, making it easier to remove stubborn fasteners.

9. Protect Garden Tools

I discovered that when i coat my garden tools with WD-40, it actually protect them from rust and corrosion.

It also helps keep dirt and moisture from sticking to the metal surfaces. So you can see that it removes rust from items and protects tools from getting rust.

10. Start a fire in the rain

Most people don’t actually know this, but with WD-40 lubricant, you can really start a fire and burn something in the rain.

I tested this by tearing a small piece of cotton wool and placing it on a plate. I sprayed some of this lubricant onto the cotton wool and light it with fire.

I noticed that after lighting the wool (already soaked with WD-40), adding dripping water unto the burning cotton wool didn’t put the fire out.

This means that you can actually burn something in the rain using WD-40 oil.

WD-40 cleans grease, grime, tar, adhesives, gum, tape, crayon, scuff marks, water deposits.

If you know any other tricks or things that can be done with WD-40, share it with us in the comment.

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