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Old 12-26-2008, 11:42 AM   #1
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Default WD-40 & Fish Oil

Received this handy email today. Must see what other stuff besides
fish oil is in WD-40. A bottle of fish oil would remove the need of a
spray can if fish oil on its own is just as affective. I know fish
oil is great stuff, but didnt stop to think about it being the main
ingredient in WD-40. Another thing to add to the survival kit. It would probably make a brillient lubricant for grinding stones for knives and so forth? Anyone here used it for any of the following? Pass it on to anyone who might find this helpful, thanks.

A lady got up very early one morning and went outside to pick up the
> Sunday paper; she noticed someone had sprayed red paint all around
> the sides of the neighbor's brand new beige truck. She went over and
> woke him up and gave him the bad news. He was, of course extremely
> upset. And they stood there trying to figure out what could be done
> about the problem. They decided there wasn't much recourse but to
> wait until Monday, since nothing was open.
> Just then another neighbor came out of his house, surveyed the
> situation, and immediately went to get his WD-40 out and cleaned the
> red paint off with it. Guess What! It cleaned up that paint without
> harming the original paint on the truck! I'm impressed!!
>
> Water Displacement #40. The product began from a search for a rust
> preventive solvent and degreaser to protect missile parts. WD-40 was
> created in 1953 by three technicians at the San Diego Rocket
Chemical
> Company. Its name comes from the project that was to find a 'water
> displacement' compound. They were successful with the fortieth
> formulation, thus WD-40. The Corvair (Convair?) Company bought it in
> bulk to protect their atlas missile parts.
> Ken East (one o f the original founders) says there is nothing in
> WD-40 that would hurt you. 'IT IS MADE FROM FISH OIL' . When you
read
> the 'shower door' part, try it. It's the first thing that has ever
> cleaned that spotty shower door. If yours is plastic, it works just
> as well as glass. It is a miracle! Then try it on your stovetop. It
> is now shinier than it has ever been before.
>
> 1) Protects silver from tarnishing.
> 2) Removes road tar and grime from cars.
> 3) Cleans and lubricates guitar strings.
> 4) Gives floors that `just-waxed` sheen without making it slippery.
> 5) Keeps flies off cows.
> 6) Restores and cleans chalkboards.
> 7) Removes lipstick stains.
> 8) Loosens stubborn zippers.
> 9) Untangles jewelry chains.
> 10) Removes stains from stainless steel sinks.
> 11) Removes dirt and grime from the barbecue grill.
> 12) Keeps ceramic/terra cotta garden pots from oxidizing.
> 13) Removes tomato stains from clothing.
> 14) Keeps glass shower doors free of water spots.
> 15) Camouflages scratches in ceramic and marble floors.
> 16) Keeps scissors working smoothly.
> 17) Lubricates noisy door hinges on vehicles and doors in homes.
> 18 ) It removes black scuff marks from the kitchen floor! Open some
> windows if you have a lot of marks.
> 19) Bug guts will eat away the finish on your car. Removed quickly,
> with WD-40!
> 20) Gives a children's play gym slide a shine for a super fast
slide.
> 21) Lubricates gear shift on lawn mowers.
> 22) Rids kids rocking chairs and swings of squeaky noises.
> 23) Lubricates tracks in sticking home windows and makes them easier
> to open.
> 24) Spraying an umbrella stem makes it easier to open and close.
> 25) Restores and cleans padded leather dashboards in vehicles, as
> well as vinyl bumpers.
> 26) Restores and cleans roof racks on vehicles.
> 27) Lubricates and stops squeaks in electric fans.
> 28) Lubricates wheel sprockets on tricycles, wagons, and bicycles
for
> easy handling.
> 29) Lubricates fan belts on washers and dryers and keeps them
running
> smoothly.
> 30) Keeps rust from forming on saws and saw blades, and other tools.
> 31) Removes splattered grease on stove.
> 32) Keeps bathroom mirror from fogging.
> 33) Lubricates prosthetic limbs.
> 34) Keeps pigeons off the balcony (they hate the smell).
> 35) Removes all traces of duct tape.
> 36) Folks even spray it on their arms, hands, and knees to relieve
> arthritis pain.
> 37) Florida's favorite use: 'Cleans and removes love bugs from
grills
> and bumpers.'
> 38) Protects the Statue of Liberty from the elements.
> 39) WD-40 attracts fish. Spray a LITTLE on live bait or lures and
you
> will be catching the big one in no time.
> 40) Ant bites. It takes the sting away immediately and stops the
> itch.
> 41) WD-40 is great for removing crayon from walls. Spray on the mark
> and wipe with a clean rag.
> 42) If you've washed and dried a tube of lipstick with a load of
> laundry, saturate the lipstick spots with WD-40 and, Presto!
Lipstick
> is gone!
> 43) If you spray WD-40 on the distributor cap, it will displace the
> moisture and allow the car to start.
>
> Keep a can of WD-40 in your kitchen cabinet. It is good for oven
> burns or any other type of burn. It takes the burned feeling away
and heals with NO scarring. Remember, the basic ingredient is FISH
OIL.
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Old 12-26-2008, 11:54 AM   #2
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Not bad at all, SamWhiteHopi!

I have used baby oil for som of these problems.

Where can I buy WD-40 in Europe?

Does codliver oil do the trick (if one can stand the smell)?
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Old 12-26-2008, 12:02 PM   #3
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Sorry to rain on your parade, but WD-40 is far from fish oil as you can get.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/WD-40

http://yarchive.net/chem/wd40.html

Second links look at scientific analysis of WD-40. Fish oil it is not.
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Old 12-26-2008, 12:40 PM   #4
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Yep, just found out.
There is some mineral oil though, 15%.
Stoddard Solvent (mineral spirits), 50%
Propellant: liquefied petroleum gas, now replaced by carbon dioxide (to lower flameability), 25%
Inert ingredients : 10%

More applications: www.prnewsire.co.uk/cgi/news/release?id=42021

Places to buy: Fine auto repair shops, caravan shops, hardware stores, grocery stores
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Old 12-26-2008, 01:09 PM   #5
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Thanks, Egg.

Josefine, this would explain why the baby oil worked.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mineral_oil

Now to go and look up fish oil uses.
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Old 12-26-2008, 01:17 PM   #6
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Thanks, Egg.


Now to go and look up fish oil uses.
Mostly medicimal purposes. I take fish oil and it works wonders on my arthritis. And research shows promising results for Parkinson, but that shouldn't be any surprise.
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Old 12-26-2008, 01:36 PM   #7
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Though fish emulsion is not pure fish oil I used it several years ago to seal gaps and treat rust (make sure rust is bone dry) that is deep into a car body or totally inaccessible on two of my cars. It becomes tacky when dry, unlike mineral oil. Once the fish emulsion is dry the access can be cleaned off by oil removers and then the oil free metal bogged or puttied and painted over. Warning: Car stank of fish for some months, .
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Old 12-26-2008, 02:17 PM   #8
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car stank of fish?

For months?

Oh man, thats a good one, I'll remember not to try that one then.
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Old 12-27-2008, 07:28 AM   #9
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car stank of fish?

For months?

Oh man, thats a good one, I'll remember not to try that one then.
Yeah, Egg. I realized before the fish emulsion treatment it would stink, but since I knew no one but myself would have to put up with the smell I was safe. Probably made for a good thief and joy ride deterrent also, lol. I don't have children and if I did they sure wouldn't be pestering dad to borrow the keys. I have a very strong smell threshold. It did linger for about three months I think. Saved hundreds of dollars doing it myself and extended my carsí life considerably. Just wish I had the time and energy to work on my present vehicle.
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Old 12-28-2008, 02:35 AM   #10
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Though fish emulsion is not pure fish oil I used it several years ago to seal gaps and treat rust (make sure rust is bone dry) that is deep into a car body or totally inaccessible on two of my cars. It becomes tacky when dry, unlike mineral oil. Once the fish emulsion is dry the access can be cleaned off by oil removers and then the oil free metal bogged or puttied and painted over. Warning: Car stank of fish for some months, .
Oh, man. I am so super embarrassed!! I woke this morning realizing I had erred in my post above about fish emulsion. So I ripped up to my local hardware store to see if I could confirm the fish product I had saturated my cars with that had come bounding back from my past memories this morning. And yes, it was fish oil and NOT emulsion. [OK. I admit to suffering some memory retention problems recently. Hopefully it is purely stress. I canít even mention some of the things I have been through this past eighteen months. No kidding, if I found myself deserted on some island never to see so called civilization again I would be the happiest man on earth. But I digress].

Unfortunately fish oil in tins in no longer available where I live. The hardware man said it was only produced in spray can now and deodorised. (He was also familiar with fish oil being used on car bodies to stabilize or prevent rust). I donít know if this is Australia wide. What a scam!!! But isnít everything getting that way these days, anything to add more unnecessary land fill and squeeze more out of the consumer or prevent/limit the use of products or have the products contaminated with stuff or pricing raised to entice the consumer to buy an altered product. Couldnít even buy some plain butter the other day without the price being raised a good sixty cents compared to its saltless counterpart of the same brand, where some short weeks before the prices were the same. Generally it works the other way??
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Old 12-28-2008, 03:20 AM   #11
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Hey SamWhiteHopi, to take care of any kind of rust, from heavy rust to light surface rust, use a product called OSPHO, it causes iron oxide (rust) to chemically change to iron phosphate, which can be painted with no primer needed. It stops rust dead. I have used it many times and it works! For real heavy rust, it might take several applications. It is usually available at quality paint stores or hardware stores.
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Old 12-28-2008, 03:24 PM   #12
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Hey SamWhiteHopi, to take care of any kind of rust, from heavy rust to light surface rust, use a product called OSPHO, it causes iron oxide (rust) to chemically change to iron phosphate, which can be painted with no primer needed. It stops rust dead. I have used it many times and it works! For real heavy rust, it might take several applications. It is usually available at quality paint stores or hardware stores.
Thanks, I will check it out.
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Old 10-15-2009, 05:52 AM   #13
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Hey SamWhiteHopi, to take care of any kind of rust, from heavy rust to light surface rust, use a product called OSPHO, it causes iron oxide (rust) to chemically change to iron phosphate, which can be painted with no primer needed. It stops rust dead. I have used it many times and it works! For real heavy rust, it might take several applications. It is usually available at quality paint stores or hardware stores.
Hi Dantheman62,

When using Ospho, follow directions explicitly as it can remove finish from surrounding areas as it is pretty caustic. Also be sure to protect your eyes and hands from possible splashing. Otherwise it's a great product. Ospho is a very popular product as a preventative in the tropics, especially near the sea where salt eats up the underside of vehicles.

I have used regular cooking oil to remove tar and grease from vehicles. No fumes, no chemicals, no dangers. Continue to apply to area and wipe with clean cloth until all traces are removed.

PaL

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