12 Amazing WD-40 Uses You Never Thought Of

WD-40 is one of those things every home should carry. And even though we mainly use it when our door is squeaky, WD-40 can be used in a ton of cases. In fact, in WD-40’s website there’s a list of 2000+ uses of the product submitted by end-users, people like you and me.

In this article, we’ve gathered the 12 most amazing uses of this magical product you most probably didn’t think of:

12. SEPARATE STUCK GLASSWARE AND RINGS

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Squirt some WD-40 on stuck glasses, wait a few seconds for it to work its way down, and then gently pull the glasses apart. Done! Your glasses are now separated! It works the same way with a stuck ring; simply burst some WD-40 and the ring will slide right off.
 

11. EXTERMINATE COCKROACHES

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Spraying a small amount of WD-40 on cockroaches will instantly kill them. But, it can also work for prevention. Spray WD-40 on windowsills and door frames to keep insects and spiders out of your home.

 

10. REMOVE CHEWING GUM FROM HAIR

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You somehow managed to get chewing gum on your hair? Don’t panic. Just spray with WD-40, and the gum will comb out more easily than you think.

 

9. REMOVE STICKERS FROM GLASS

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WD-40 causes adhesive to lose its stickiness. Simple spray it on the sticker and glass, wait for a few minutes, and use a no-scratch spatula to remove the sticker. As simple as that.

 

8. CLEAN CARPET STAINS

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Spray the stain with WD-40, wait for a minute, and then use a sponge with warm, soapy water. Repeat the process until the stain is completely gone.

 

7. PROTECT YOUR CAR GRILLE FROM DEAD BUGS

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Yeap, you’ve read that right. Spray some WD-40 on your car’s grille and hood and most of the bugs will slide right off.

 

6. REMOVE “PAINT RUB” FROM ANOTHER CAR

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You know the drill. You parked your car in a parking lot only to return and find someone’s else’s paint scratch into your car. Don’t worry! To remove these paint-rub stains, spray the affected area with WD-40, wait a few seconds, and wipe with a clean rag. Done.

 

5. CLEAN DRIED GLUE

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Want to remove dried glue from any hard surface? Spray WD-40 and wipe clean with a clean cloth.

 

4. PREVENT SNOW FROM STICKING ON WINDOWS

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Spray WD-40 on the outside of your windows before the snow starts and the snow won’t stick.

 

3. LOOSEN ZIPPERS

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Is you zipper kind of stubborn? Just spray WD-40 on it and pull the zipper up and down in order to distribute the lubricant evenly over all the teeth. Done!

 

2. MAKE YOUR SHOES WATERPROOF

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Want to make your boots or shoes waterproof? Just give them a coating of WD-40 and it will act as a barrier so that water won’t be able to penetrate the material.

 

1. REMOVE CRAYON MARKS FROM WALLS

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Photo: Lifehacker India

Simply spray some WD-40 onto the crayon marks on the wall and wipe off with a clean rag. WD-40 will not damage the paint but the crayon marks will be forever gone!

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