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Saturday, April 8, 2017

It Took Forty Tries.

Try, try again and again. . . How many times would try to get something right before you gave up?  Over 60 years ago, back in 1953, three workers at the San Diego's Rocket Chemical Company took forty (40) tries to get it right.  What they were trying to get right?  They were trying to make a water displacement product that would protect missile skins and they planned to sell it to aerospace and defense contractors.  Today, this is a very popular product with everyone and used in thousands of ways.

Hints from the above paragraph should have given you enough clues to guess what this product is.  It was originally created as a water displacement, hence the first two letters in the name, WD.  And since it wasn't perfected until the 40th try, it was named WD-40.
You can always find a can or two of this stuff around my house and for sure, it goes with us in our vehicles.  There are many uses for it, some practical and some ridiculous.  Do you keep a can of it handy?  What are some of the uses you have found for it?  Keep things lubricated and moving freely without any squeaks and have a great day, you hear?

13 comments:

  1. A squirt on the hitch ball just before dropping the coupler on it does wonders. The WD-40 soon evaporates away and does not leave a residue that collects on the ball and attracts dirt layers.

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    1. Too bad our knees don't have fitting on them so that we could squirt some WD-40 in them.

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  2. I'm about ready for WD-40 for my knees. Wish someone would hurry up and invent it.

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    1. That may happen until the next century.

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  3. It sure does have a lot of great uses.

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    1. Yep, I bet it is way over 40 different uses. Like I said in the posting, there are thousands of used for it today.

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  4. I keep a can handy for the squeaky doors.

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    1. Good idea. You don't want your house to sound like it is haunted. Remember the old TV show, inner sanctum?

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  5. I have a couple cans and they sit next to duck tape

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    1. Two important products. If it moves and it ain't supposed to, use duck tape, if it don't move and should, use WD-40.

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  6. We always have a can around the house. We use it for just about anything, squeaks, lubricating sticky parts, cleaning off rust, etc. Best product ever invented.

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    1. I don't know what people did before it was invented.

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