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WD-40 For Frozen Locks

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I spray a little WD40 in my locks when the weather man say it's going to be freezing and it will keep all locks from freezing. But if you do have a frozen lock, spray the WD40 in your keyhole and it will unthaw it quickly. Use around doors and anything that will freeze. It really works.

Mary

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By Litter Gitter [117]03/27/2011

I washed the car the other day and used WD-40 to remove a lot of tar that was splattered on the drivers side. It made the job so easy.

By mamacrafter [35]03/27/2011

To make life easier; always carry WD40 and masking tape you can fix almost anything. Good thing to have around.

By Sheila [3]06/25/2010

"W" water, "D" displacement 40, takes the water out of what ever.

By christine M. Thayer [2]06/25/2010

WD-40 has water in it, it's not the best for this type of thing, use breakfree instead, it's a much better product.

By suzanne [241]08/13/2007

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Use to loosen rusty nuts and screws, clean garden tools
Cleans piano keys
Keeps wicker chairs from squeaking
Lubricates small rolling toys
Keeps garden tools rust-free
Cleans patio door glide strip
Removes crayon from clothes dryer (make sure to unplug dryer first)
Removes scuff marks from ceramic tile floor
Keeps metal wind chimes rust-free
Removes crayon from walls
Helps join plastic shelving to make disassembly easier
Removes water spots from mirrors
Lubricates hinge on pruning shears
Lubricates screws on lawn furniture
Lubricates hydraulic rams on slideout of 5th wheel
Cleans fiberglass bathtubs
Cleans and prevents rust on oil tank exterior
Cleans and protects bed of wheelbarrows
Prevents rust on swamp cooler nuts
Removes tea stains from countertops
Removes crayon from wallpaper
Lubricates gate locks
Removes crayon from carpet
Removes tape marks from the wall where posters hung
Shines leaves of artificial houseplants
Keeps snow from sticking to shovel
Removes coffee stains on floor tiles
Keeps hose ends from corroding
Lubricates moving parts on playground equipment
Removes crayon from plastic
Removes decals from bathtubs
Removes old cellophane tape
Removes crayon from shoes
Cleans ashtrays
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Cleans and protects underside of cast iron skillets
Removes ink from carpet
Keeps garden plant cages bright and rust free
Cleans lawnmower blades
Cleans and protects antique kitchen tools
Prevents mildew growth on fountain
Removes marks from floors left by chair feet
Removes crayon from chalk boards
Eliminates static on volume and tuning control knobs
Cleans candle soot
Removes ink from blue jeans
Cleans residue on luggage handles
Cleans old muffin tins
Cleans and protects pruning shears
Cleans gold-plated faucets
Removes petroleum stains from clothing
Keeps sewing needles from rusting
Removes Kool-Aid stains from carpet and fabric
Removes gunk from plastic dish-drainer
Lubricates kitchen sink handheld spray nozzle
Removes rust from curtain rods
Removes adhesive from precious china
Cleans bottoms of pots and pans
Helps prevent rust on hide-a-key containers
Cleans vinyl garage doors
Cleans doggie doo from tennis shoes
Removes gunk when replacing old faucets
Cleans and protects medicine door latches
Protects wrought iron from rust
Removes tomato stains from clothes
Prevents rust from forming on washing machines
Keeps metal wire screens rust free
Removes blue baked-on acrylic cover shields from acrylic windows
Preventative maintenance on cooking burner
Removes coffee stains from leather
Protects electric pump on furnace
Removes ink stains from leather
Prevents corrosion on copper parts of fountain
Lubricates folding parts of ironing board
Removes rust from chair feet
Cleans and polishes gold and brass lamps
Removes adhesive price tag from shoe bottoms
Keeps trigger on glue gun from sticking
Cleans bed frame
Protects shower heads from rust
Protects silver from blackening
Lubricates external pivots on lawnmowers
Keeps blades from rusting on garden plow
Cleans black streaks from hardwood floors
Protects inner machinery in toilet against corrosion
Removes paint from tile flooring
Protects hand trowels from corrosion
Cleans and protects pitchforks
Lubricates screen channels upon installation of rubber bead
Removes rust stains from bathroom tubs
Cleans metal figurines
Shines shower doors
Protects patio door from sun damage
Cleans mildew from refrigerator gasket
Helps clean rust from wire shelves
Cleans newspaper ink from tables
Removes rust stains from floor after mopping
Cleans and protects TV antenna
Removes gum from wallpaper
Penetrates and frees stuck toilet shutoff valve
Spray on rototiller blades to prevent rust during off-season
Cleans melted vacuum belt from carpeting
Removes crayon from television screen
Lubricates zippers on lawn mower grass catcher bags
Cleans gunk from chain saws
Prevents rust on metal patio chairs
Removes crayon marks from glass
Camouflages scratches in cultured marble
Removes berry stains from patio furniture
Removes gum stuck to concrete
Cleans heavy dirt from shovels
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Coat outside pipes during winter to help prevent freezing damage or pipe bursts
Removes glue deposits from linoleum
Lubricates hinges on antique smoking stand
Removes masking tape residue from linoleum
Cleans gunk built up on doorknobs
Removes stickers from credit cards
Cleans smoke stains
Removes lipstick from carpet
Lubricates metal latches on chain link fences
Removes melted scotch tape from dining room table
Removes stains from coffee cups
Removes crayon from screen doors
Removes crayon from plastic tables
Removes oil stains from nylon
Spray on hula hoe swivels to clean & prevent corrosion
Lubricates air holes before inserting hand air pump nozzle onto tires
Keeps lawnmower wheels turning smoothly
Keeps plant supports from rusting
Removes gum from linoleum floor
Removes strawberry stains from countertops
Removes tar from shovels
Keeps plant hangers from rusting
Removes mascara from tile floors
Erases marks caused by chair backs on running boards of wall
Spray on silverware during unused periods to prevent tarnishing
Clean black marks from shoes off the floor
Removes labels from medicine bottles
Removes wax from shoes
Cleans chair wheels
Cleans window sills
Protects snow shovels from the effects of salt
Cleans and protects washer lid
Prevents corrosion on outdoor light fixtures
Removes felt pen marks from floor
Loosens valve stems on lawnmower tires
Removes gum from aluminum siding
Removes wax from vinyl surfaces
Lubricates mixer gears
Removes rollerblade marks from kitchen floor
Adds moisture to and preserves ivory and bone items
Keeps lawn mower carburetors free of gunk
Removes Velcro stickers
Polishes away scratches on countertops
Lubricates vacuum cleaner roller brush
Cleans gunk from base of toilet bowl
Lubricates runners on porch glider
Cleans roofing tar off circular saw blades
Protects exposed metal parts on snow blowers
Removes sticker residue from clothes
Removes gum from flagpoles
Keeps clay from sticking to shovels
Prevents rake from rusting
Removes laundry detergent stain from washer
Polishes splash guards
Cleans crayon off of rock walls
Lubricates ball valve handle on sprinkler system
Lubricates return springs on riding lawnmowers
Keeps kitty-doo from sticking to electric cat-box rakes
Removes dried toothpaste stains
Removes silly putty from furniture
Cleans lime stains from toilet bowls
Spray on bottom 6 inches of wooden patio table to prevent mildew build up
Removes glue from refrigerator
Helps clean showers
Cleans build up on hedge trimmers
Lubricates gardening shears
Cleans dog hair from sliding door rollers
Removes marks-a-lot ink from most items
Removes rust from cookie tins
Keeps flower pots from sticking together when stacked in storage
Removes gum from dryer lint screen
Cleans tar from rubber water hoses
Removes scuff marks from lawn furniture
Removes rust stains from tile floors
Lubricates lever on razor scraper
Removes lipstick from fabric
Cleans and lubricates the rubber surrounds on stereo sub woofers
Spray down drain throat to remove scum
Removes crayon from place mats
Removes stubborn body oils and shampoo residue from bath mats
Spray around bottom of garbage cans to prevent animals from getting in
Removes oxidation from aluminum window frames
Polishes and protects brass candlesticks
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Cleans peanut butter from shoestrings
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Cleans wood planter bed
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Polishes silver jewelry
Lubricates freezer doors
Removes grape juice stains
Cleans marks on shelves made by coat hangers
Shines aluminum sinks
Frees stuck
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Cleans lock nuts around gate latches
Camouflages scratches in linoleum
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Keeps clay from sticking to hoes
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Prevents rust form forming on blender blades during storage
Spray on trash can lids to keep messes from sticking
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Removes grime from grout on bathroom floor
Cleans dust from artificial flowers
Removes starch residue from sole plate on iron
Cleans vacuum cleaner dials
Removes fingerprints from bay windows
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Shines mother-of-pearl accessories
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Removes marking pen from glass objects
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Shines outdoor sculptures
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Removes calcium deposits from dehumidifier
Removes nail polish from hardwood floors
Helps remove built up mineral deposits from freezer grid
Removes caked-on food from bottom of cookie sheets
Removes splattered grease on stove
Cleans silver serving trays
Cleans woks -- after cleaning
Removes streaks from Formica
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Helps remove calcium deposits from bathtub drains
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Removes hardened wax from fiberglass showers
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Keeps ax blade from rusting
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Lubricates rubber insulation around storm doors
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Lubricates toilet handle linkage
Lubricates luggage zippers
Lubricates flag on mailboxes
Removes rust from vacuum cleaners
Lubricates microwave oven door
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Lubricates wheels of homemade monorail systems
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Spray on shower doors to keep them from rusting
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Lubricates pullout handle on luggage
Lubricates joints on stand mixers
Lubricates latch mechanisms on snowplows
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Removes glue from carpet
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Lubricates hinges on TV cabinet doors
Prevents corrosion on valves under toilet
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Stops squeaks in trash compactor
Helps unravel cleaning wands on vacuum cleaners
Lubricates hide-a-bed retracting mechanisms
Spray on lawn mower pull cord when stuck
Frees stuck intercom buttons on apartment security systems
Frees rusted hinges on fire alarm box
Cleans remote controls
Breaks down silicone when coating a toilet or tub
Removes tree sap from tree snippers
Lubricates kitchen drawer sliding tracks
Lubricates runners on recliners
Lubricates covering air vent on covering dryers
Lubricates antique waffle iron
Lubricates gears on icemaker
Lubricates folding metal stool
Lubricates kennel gates
Lubricates electric mixer beater receptors
Unfreezes patio door locks
Penetrates and loosens sticky knobs on adjustable chairs
Cleans and protects weed wacker blades
Lubricates ballcock on toilet
Lubricates wheels on dishwasher rack
Lubricates drive pulley of lawnmower blades
Lubricates oven door hinges
Helps to open lock boxes on home that have swollen from the heat
Lubricates gears on grill height adjuster handle on Barbecues
Removes triple track screens that are stuck
Loosens stuck light switches
Keeps curling iron from sticking to plastic crafts
Removes tile adhesive from new no-wax floor
Frees stuck buttons on electric stove
Frees stuck beater-release switch on mixers
Frees frozen parts on electric coffee grinder
Removes hardened wax from fiberglass tubs
Eases separation of bunk beds
Removes rust from rollers on storage shed door
Helps to remove rusty nails from lawn furniture
Loosens screws on toilet seats
Loosens rusted wheels on lawn spreader
Lubricates squeaky stove knobs
Lubricates arms on window awnings
Removes mineral and rust buildup on water faucets
Removes rust from potbellied stoves
Keeps branch-cutting tools rust-free
Loosens rusted screws on outdoor barbecue
Lubricates swivel rocker legs
Frees locking nut on lawn mower blade
Lubricates rototiller axle
Helps reclaim rusted plumbing snake
Lubricates table leafs
Removes makeup from carpet
Lubricates pulley on sump pump
Penetrates and loosens stuck screws on bathtub knobs
Lubricates recoil starter on snow blower
Loosens stuck bolts on mail boxes
Spray handles of garbage can to prevent rust and corrosion
Lubricates propane tank hinges
Loosens stubborn curtain rod
Loosens rusted joints on tree loppers
Lubricates knobs on propane barbecues
Removes rust from and protects antique irons
Loosens rusted parts of antique farm dinner bell
Stop squeaks on patio doors
Helps dismantle chandeliers
Lubricates noise dampening bearing on outdoor paddle fan
Frees stuck Lego blocks
Helps loosen rusted parts on garden pinwheels
Helps loosen rusted toilet seat bolts
Lubricates metal joints on bed frames
Lubricates mouse trap machinery
Makes dead bolt locks work better
Lubricates fans
Lubricates casters on antique desks
Removes squeaks from humidifier unit attached to furnace
Keeps garbage disposal from seizing after periods of idleness
Lubricates baby swings
Lubricates handle
Lubricates luggage locks
Stops squeaks on baby cribs
Frees old drawer-type broiler when stuck
Lubricates ball bearings in chairs
Spray top of bird feeder to make squirrels slide off
Shines mailboxes
Lubricates gears on old phonographs
Loosens hard to open twist tops
Lubricates shoe buckles
Lubricates doggie doors
Lubricates roof ventilation turbines
Lubricates hamster play wheel
Keeps keys from rusting
Prevents rust and discoloration on lids of jars of canned fruits and vegetables
Lubricates crib wheels
Lubricates bird house hinges
Coat door knobs prior to painting to keep paint from sticking
Lubricates runners of screens
Stop squeaks in metal rocking chair
Keeps refrigerator door gasket from sticking
Lubricate wheels on kitchen bake center
Unclogs shower heads
Lubricates rototiller blades
Stop squeaks on bathtub knobs
Removes plastic cement from tools
Stops squeaks on web gear (listol belt) during army maneuvers
Lubricates wheels of rolling book bags
Lubricates washer doors
Spray on plant holders to stop squeaks during wind
Lubricates hinge bearings on swing doors
Lubricates swiveling vanity mirror
Lubricate snap swivels on dog runs
Lubricates piano lid hinges
Cleans and protects grandfather clock cables
Lubricates hinges on refrigerator door
Lubricates crib rails to prevent sticking
Stops squeaks on stove doors
Lubricates windsock swivels
Stops squeaks on baby gate lock
Removes dried garbage from trash compactor wheels
Lubricates wheelbarrow wheels
Lubricates storage drawer at bottom of stove
Lubricates joints on stock panels
Eliminates squeak from locks
Lubricates wheels on rolling dressers
Lubricates moving joints of futon
Lubricates slide-out attic ladders
Lubricates wheels on rolling Ping-Pong tables
Stops squeaks on full-length swivel mirrors
Lubricates bearings on TV table wheels
Lubricates storm door piano hinges
Lubricates clothesline retractor
Lubricates lawn cart axles
Shines black rubber baseplates
Lubricates garden windmills
Loosens latches on suitcase
Lubricates squeaky weathervanes
Lubricates curtain rods for better sliding
Stops squeaks on rotating
Lubricates cigarette case hinges
Loosens rusted bolts on outdoor TV antenna
Lubricates sewing machine handle
Lubricates throttle cables on rototillers
Removes ink from vinyl
Lubricates lawn fertilizer spreader gears
Lubricates and stops squeaks on folding animal cages
Lubricates swiveling picture hangers
Lubricates drive belt pulley bearings on lawnmower
Lubricates piano bench hinges
Lubricates TV stand swivel mechanism
Stops squeaks on Tonka trucks
Lubricates straight pins for easier sewing of heavy fabric (denim)
Lubricates rotating spice racks
Lubricates handle on ice cream makers
Lubricates speed control cable on power mower
Loosens crank arm on windows
Lubricates hose winder
Lubricates gears on Rotisserie barbecue
Lubricates spin wheel on vertical blinds
Lubricates wind-driven attic turbo vents
Keeps zippers on outdoor umbrella covers from sticking
Stops squeaks on swinging address signs
Drives moisture away from pushbuttons that can become oxidized
Loosens grime on toilet tank float shaft
Lubricates plate holder hinges
Lubricates air nozzle of balloon pump
Lubricates spinning wheels
Lubricates adjuster button on canes
Lubricates baby buggy wheels
Lubricates blade-agitator assemblies in food blenders
Lubricates lawnmower throttle cables
Lubricates rusted casters on rolling planters
Lubricates sunshade joints
Stops squeaks on noisy bathroom curtain hooks
Helps keep swinging plant hooks from squeaking
Stops squeaks on noisy temperature control knobs
Spray sewing thread to prevent breakage
Spray on trees to prevent beavers from chewing on them
Eases removal of brass fittings in toilet tank
Spray in cracks between sidewalk and cinderblock wall to prevent weeds from growing in them
Coat wire tomato plant cages to keep insects away
Spray around flower beds gently to keep cats out
Spray bottoms of storage containers to prevent sticking to shelves
Gets hair color dye stains out of towels
Removes rubber cement
Use a full can for a nifty paperweight
Spray old leather shoes and the leather will become soft and pliable
Protects fertilizer distributors
Removes crayon from sofas
Removes melted plastic from toaster oven
Pre-lubricates threads on wood screws
Spray on videotapes to remove the label so you can re-label it
Removes stickers from crystal
Renews dried-up ink on adding machine ink rollers
Spray on disposable razor blades to make them function longer
Cleans marble windowsills
Spray bottoms of chain-link fences that surround gardens to keep rabbits and rodents out
Removes cement from metal
Spray on stepping stone molds before pouring to ease removal from mold
Helps remove stubborn pieces of stuck floor padding under carpet
Removes melted jelly beans from carpet
Removes stubborn temporary tattoos
Removes glue from paneling
Cleans mastic off floor tiles
Use full cans for bookends
Removes streaks and marks from new slate while polishing
Lubricates piano leg casters
Removes gum from bed sheets
Helps separate dual layer projection TV screen so that outer screen can be replaced without damaging the inner screen
Helps hide scratches on glass dishes
Helps remove ketchup stains from carpet
Helps remove candle soot from glass containers
Keeps garden ornaments in fountains and ponds rust-free
Protects pool furniture for winter storage
Preventative maintenance on Christmas decorations before storage
Protects storm window gaskets
Keeps Christmas tree stand from rusting
Drives moisture from bird bath heaters
Helps shovel wet sticky snow
Lubricates mechanical Christmas reindeer
Lubricates movable parts on Christmas presents
Lubricates barbecue wheel casters
Keeps snow from sticking to patio door
Lubricates limbs of artificial Christmas trees
Cleans stains from Christmas tree holders
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