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Uses For WD-40
Do you know of any other uses for WD-40?
D.G. Sciortino
11.17.17

W-D 40 works wonders for getting rid of rust, but there are so many useful ways to use this product around the house.

Here are 15 uncommon uses for WD-40:

Prevent Silver From Tarnishing

Spray some WD-40 on a rag and use it to wipe down your silver to prevent it from tarnishing.

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Remove Stains From and Waterproof Shoes

Spray some WD-40 on your shoes to get rid of salt stains and wipe clean with a rag. You can spray your entire shoe to give it a waterproof barrier.

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Deter Squirrels From Your Bird Feeder

Squirrels will eat ALL of your bird seed if you don’t do something about it. Spray some WD-40 on the top of the feeder to keep them at bay. They will slide right off of it.

Clean Your Toilet

Spray some WD-40 on the interior of your toilet bowl and let it sit for a few seconds before wiping grime and lime away with a toilet brush.

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Remove Chewing Gum

You can use WD-40 to dislodge gum from your carpet, shoes, or hair. Spray, let it sit, then pull it off.

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Remove Crayon

WD-40 can remove crayon from painted walls that have a sheen, furniture, and clothing. Just spray and wipe with a rag.

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Prevent Windows From Icing

Wipe your windows down with WD-40 before the winter weather so that the snow and ice won’t stick.

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Prevent Water Stains On Glass Doors

Spray WD-40 on your glass shower doors to prevent water stains from accumulating.

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Unstick Scissors

Use WD-40 on your scissors so that they won’t stick.

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Remove Stickers

WD-40 can be used to remove stubborn stickers and price tags.

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Loosen Stubborn Zippers

Use some WD-40 on a stuck zipper to loosen it up right away.

Tea or Coffee Stains

Get rid of coffee or tea stains by spraying some WD-40 over it and wiping it away.

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Remove Tar and Grime From Your Car

Before you think that your car is done for when it’s covered in some tar or stubborn grime, try spraying some WD-40 on it and wipe it off.

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Remove a Stuck Ring

Spray some WD-40 on your finger to remove a ring and help it to easily slide off.

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Removes Lipstick Stains

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WD-40 is your best bet when it comes to lipstick stains. It works to remove the stain even if you’ve washed the article of clothing.

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By D.G. Sciortino
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D.G. is a contributing writer in Shareably. She's based in Connecticut and can be reached at hi@shareably.net.
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