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Old 07-12-2011, 07:48 AM   #1
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wd40 for wax removal

Just thought I'd share something I did.Not sure if I was supposed to but did it anyway!
On the roof of my car there are 2 lines of rubber molding that run from front to back. At some point while detailing the roof my DA put wax on those rubber moldings. I couldnt get it off with soap, I didnt have QD. So I took some sterile gauze pads soaked a little of wd40, and away the wax went, and never came back!! Its been a month now, with the car being exposed to sun almost everyday, and there are no hints whatsoever of fading or discoloration. Like I said I dont know if this is chemically stable towards the trim,but it worked like a charm
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Old 07-12-2011, 07:55 AM   #2
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Re: wd40 for wax removal

wow.
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Old 07-12-2011, 11:13 AM   #3
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Re: wd40 for wax removal

Wd40 is invented to be a cleaner, lubricant for the for the mlitary,

I can not see how this would harm your trim at all. Wd40 used to be used to clean the Nike missles, so it is probally safe for your car.

I have used it to clean alot of things.
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Re: wd40 for wax removal

Something so simple yet easily overlooked!!
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makes more sense than peanut butter but apparently that works too!
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makes more sense than peanut butter but apparently that works too!
Yea, and I won't be temped to eat it!!!
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Old 07-12-2011, 12:14 PM   #7
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WD-40...Stands for (Water Displacement) and the recipe wasn't perfected until the 40th try...Its first use was intended to Protect the skin of the atlas missle from rusting and was introduced to the public in 1958...
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Learned something new today..
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Old 07-12-2011, 01:29 PM   #9
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Re: wd40 for wax removal

200 ways to use it
1. Use to loosen rusty nuts and screws, clean garden tools

2. Cleans piano keys
3. Keeps wicker chairs from squeaking
4. Lubricates small rolling toys
5. Keeps garden tools rust-free
6. Cleans patio door glide strip
7. Removes crayon from clothes dryer (make sure to unplug dryer first)
8. Removes scuff marks from ceramic tile floor
9. Keeps metal wind chimes rust-free
10. Removes crayon from walls
11. Helps join plastic shelving to make disassembly easier
12. Removes water spots from mirrors
13. Lubricates hinge on pruning shears
14. Lubricates screws on lawn furniture
15. Lubricates hydraulic rams on slideout of 5th wheel
16. Cleans fiberglass bathtubs
17.Cleans and prevents rust on oil tank exterior
18. Cleans and protects bed of wheelbarrows
19. rust on swamp cooler nuts
20. Removes tea stains from countertops
21. Removes crayon from wallpaper
22. Lubricates gate locks
23. Removes crayon from carpet
24 Removes tape marks from the wall where posters hung
25 Shines leaves of artificial houseplants
26 Keeps snow from sticking to shovel
27 Removes coffee stains on floor tiles
28 Keeps hose ends from corroding
29 Lubricates moving parts on playground equipment
30 Removes crayon from plastic
31 Removes decals from bathtubs
32 Removes old cellophane tape
33 Removes crayon from shoes
34 Cleans ashtrays
35 Removes crayon from toys
36 Cleans and protects underside of cast iron skillets
37 Removes ink from carpet
38 Keeps garden plant cages bright and rust free
39 Cleans lawnmower blades
40 Cleans and protects antique kitchen tools
41 Prevents mildew growth on fountain
42 Removes marks from floors left by chair feet
43 Removes crayon from chalk boards
44 Eliminates static on volume and tuning control knobs
45 Cleans candle soot
46 Removes ink from blue jeans
47 Cleans residue on luggage handles
48 Cleans old muffin tins
49 Cleans and protects pruning shears
50 Cleans gold-plated faucets
51 Removes petroleum stains from clothing
52 Keeps sewing needles from rusting
53 Removes Kool-Aid stains from carpet and fabric
54 Removes gunk from plastic dish-drainer
55 Lubricates kitchen sink handheld spray nozzle
56 Removes rust from curtain rods
57 Removes adhesive from precious china
58 Cleans bottoms of pots and pans
59 Helps prevent rust on hide-a-key containers
60 Cleans vinyl garage doors
61 Cleans doggie doo from tennis shoes
62 Removes gunk when replacing old faucets
63 Cleans and protects medicine door latches
64 Protects wrought iron from rust
65 Removes tomato stains from clothes
66 Prevents rust from forming on washing machines
67 Keeps metal wire screens rust free
68 Removes blue baked-on acrylic cover shields from acrylic windows
69 Preventative maintenance on cooking burner
70 Removes coffee stains from leather
71 Protects electric pump on furnace
72 Removes ink stains from leather
73 Prevents corrosion on copper parts of fountain
74 Lubricates folding parts of ironing board
75 Removes rust from chair feet
76 Cleans and polishes gold and brass lamps
77 Removes adhesive price tag from shoe bottoms
78 Keeps trigger on glue gun from sticking
79 Cleans bed frame
80 Protects shower heads from rust
81 Protects silver from blackening
82 Lubricates external pivots on lawnmowers
83 Keeps blades from rusting on garden plow
84 Cleans black streaks from hardwood floors
85 Protects inner machinery in toilet against corrosion
86 Removes paint from tile flooring
87 Protects hand trowels from corrosion
88 Cleans and protects pitchforks
89 Lubricates screen channels upon installation of rubber bead
90 Removes rust stains from bathroom tubs
91 Cleans metal figurines
92 Shines shower doors
93 Protects patio door from sun damage
94 Cleans mildew from refrigerator gasket
95 Helps clean rust from wire shelves
96 Cleans newspaper ink from tables
97 Removes rust stains from floor after mopping
98 Cleans and protects TV antenna
99 Removes gum from wallpaper
100 Penetrates and frees stuck toilet shutoff valve
101 Spray on rototiller blades to prevent rust during off-season
102 Cleans melted vacuum belt from carpeting
103 Removes crayon from television screen
104 Lubricates zippers on lawn mower grass catcher bags
105 Cleans gunk from chain saws
106 Prevents rust on metal patio chairs
107 Removes crayon marks from glass
108 Camouflages scratches in cultured marble
109 Removes berry stains from patio furniture
110 Removes gum stuck to concrete
111 Cleans heavy dirt from shovels
112 Cleans rust from metal exterior of speakers
113 Coat outside pipes during winter to help prevent freezing damage or pipe bursts
114 Removes glue deposits from linoleum
115 Lubricates hinges on antique smoking stand
116 Removes masking tape residue from linoleum
117 Cleans gunk built up on doorknobs
118 Removes stickers from credit cards
119 Cleans smoke stains
120 Removes lipstick from carpet
121 Lubricates metal latches on chain link fences
122 Removes melted scotch tape from dining room table
123 Removes stains from coffee cups
124 Removes crayon from screen doors
125 Removes crayon from plastic tables
126 Removes oil stains from nylon
127 Spray on hula hoe swivels to clean & prevent corrosion
128 Lubricates air holes before inserting hand air pump nozzle onto tires
129 Keeps lawnmower wheels turning smoothly
130 Keeps plant supports from rusting
131 Removes gum from linoleum floor
132 Removes strawberry stains from countertops
133 Removes tar from shovels
134 Keeps plant hangers from rusting
135 Removes mascara from tile floors
136 Erases marks caused by chair backs on running boards of wall
137 Spray on silverware during unused periods to prevent tarnishing
138 Clean black marks from shoes off the floor
139 Removes labels from medicine bottles
140 Removes wax from shoes
141 Cleans chair wheels
142 Cleans window sills
143 Protects snow shovels from the effects of salt
144 Cleans and protects washer lid
145 Prevents corrosion on outdoor light fixtures
146 Removes felt pen marks from floor
147 Loosens valve stems on lawnmower tires
148 Removes gum from aluminum siding
149 Removes wax from vinyl surfaces
150 Lubricates mixer gears
151 Removes rollerblade marks from kitchen floor
152 Adds moisture to and preserves ivory and bone items
153 Keeps lawn mower carburetors free of gunk
154 Removes Velcro stickers
155 Polishes away scratches on countertops
156 Lubricates vacuum cleaner roller brush
157 Cleans gunk from base of toilet bowl
158 Lubricates runners on porch glider
159 Cleans roofing tar off circular saw blades
160 Protects exposed metal parts on snow blowers
161 Removes sticker residue from clothes
162 Removes gum from flagpoles
163 Keeps clay from sticking to shovels
164 Prevents rake from rusting
165 Removes laundry detergent stain from washer
166 Polishes splash guards
167 Cleans crayon off of rock walls
168 Lubricates ball valve handle on sprinkler system
169 Lubricates return springs on riding lawnmowers
170 Keeps kitty-doo from sticking to electric cat-box rakes
171 Removes dried toothpaste stains
172 Removes silly putty from furniture
173 Cleans lime stains from toilet bowls
174 Spray on bottom 6 inches of wooden patio table to prevent mildew build up
175 Removes glue from refrigerator
176 Helps clean showers
177 Cleans build up on hedge trimmers
178 Lubricates gardening shears
179 Cleans dog hair from sliding door rollers
180 Removes marks-a-lot ink from most items
181 Removes rust from cookie tins
182 Keeps flower pots from sticking together when stacked in storage
183 Removes gum from dryer lint screen
184 Cleans tar from rubber water hoses
185 Removes scuff marks from lawn furniture
186 Removes rust stains from tile floors
187 Lubricates lever on razor scraper
188 Removes lipstick from fabric
189 Cleans and lubricates the rubber surrounds on stereo sub woofers
190 Spray down drain throat to remove scum
191 Removes crayon from place mats
192 Removes stubborn body oils and shampoo residue from bath mats
193 Spray around bottom of garbage cans to prevent animals from getting in
194 Removes oxidation from aluminum window frames
195 Polishes and protects brass candlesticks
196 Cleans music racks
197 Cleans peanut butter from shoestrings
198 Cleans and protects blades of pruning shears
199 Cleans wood planter bed
200 Cleans scum from rubber gloves
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I hate to tell you but it's 2000+ uses...You have a ways to go...
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