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Old 07-13-2011, 09:05 AM   #21
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Re: wd40 for wax removal

This works like a champ for removing melted crayons. Somehow 4 crayons of different colors got left behind my sons car seat years ago and totally melted into the fabric. I got everything out of light blue fabric using only WD40 with no staining. Following these instructions from the Crayola website.

How to remove Crayons (Regular) from durable cloth car interiors:

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Sponge
Paper towels
Dull knife or metal spoon
WD-40® (car part lubricant)
Small stiff bristle brush
Amodex® ink & stain remover (optional)
Liquid dish soap

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Scrape excess crayon off with a dull-edge knife or metal spoon. Spray with WD-40 and let stand a few minutes. With a small, stiff bristle brush work crayon stain and wipe with paper towels. Respray with WD-40 and apply liquid dish detergent on the sprayed area; work in with the brush and wipe stain away with a damp sponge. If stain remains, repeat the procedure. For another method, use any brand upholstery cleaner as directed on the container.
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Old 07-13-2011, 09:31 AM   #22
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...it works great for stripping grease and oil off car parts and in the same way it will dry even more, already dry paint....
True. Stoddard solvent is a solvent and probably would not be all that great for paint. However, WD40 also contains lubricating oils so unless you intend to leave your car soaking in it overnight I don't see that it will do any harm.
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I also use it to clean my rc car bearings, and all their plastic parts. It brings the shine to almost new condition.
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This may suprise some of you, and it may not, but it is also used in Jr Drag Racing. It is used to treat the tread of the slicks to soften them and makes them hook harder without doing a burnout.
I have a couple cans around and use it frequently but never would have thought about using it a tire treatment.
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One more use - WD40 is some of the best starting fluid you'll ever find. So if your snowblower is balky, hit it with some WD40 down the spark plug hole. Guarantee if you got spark it'll start.
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Yea, and I won't be temped to eat it!!!


i gotta say..as far as chemicals go..WD40 smells good enough to eat..lol
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This may suprise some of you, and it may not, but it is also used in Jr Drag Racing. It is used to treat the tread of the slicks to soften them and makes them hook harder without doing a burnout.
I have a couple cans around and use it frequently but never would have thought about using it a tire treatment.

interesting thought it would have the opposite effect

but I still don't think I'll be trying it on my car...
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True. Stoddard solvent is a solvent and probably would not be all that great for paint. However, WD40 also contains lubricating oils so unless you intend to leave your car soaking in it overnight I don't see that it will do any harm.
There's a guy on the Edge forum recommending to spray WD 40 to remove bugs as well as coating the paint with it before a trip to help them wash away easier. wonder what the solvent is doing to his paint???
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There's a guy on the Edge forum recommending to spray WD 40 to remove bugs as well as coating the paint with it before a trip to help them wash away easier. wonder what the solvent is doing to his paint???
Probably not a darn thing. Cars are made to resist petroleum products since, well, they run on it. The solvent portion will flash rather quickly leaving just the low wt oils so it might actually work. I wouldn't do it but that doesn't mean it wouldn't work.
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