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There's One WD-40 Trick Everyone Must Know

If you've ever had to deal with a squeaky set of door hinges, then chances are that you’ve used WD-40 before. However, if that’s all you are using this amazing stuff for, then you are seriously missing out on something!

WD-40 actually has dozens of other uses that are sure to amaze you. If you have a can lying around the house, here are 45 genius hacks to get you started. Once you figure out how much it can do, you’ll never go without it again!

1. Polishing silver

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If you have a collection of silver that always seems to be tarnishing over time, WD-40 can definitely help you solve that problem. Spray your silver and wipe it clean. It’s just that easy to keep it looking shiny and new!

2. Cleaning shoes

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When it comes to sneakers, WD-40 is one's absolute best friend. In the winter, you can remove stubborn rock salt spots that build up on your shoe by spraying them and wiping them down. If you want to make your whole shoe waterproof, try to spray the entire surface with the stuff.

3. Protecting bird feeders

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While having a bird feeder in your yard is a great way to keep adorable birds in plain view, squirrels are notorious for stealing seeds from them. To keep these animals away, spray down the center pole with WD-40 and the squirrels will slide right off.

4. Cleaning toilets

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Depending on the type of water in your house, cleaning your toilet can feel like a pointless task. If you use WD-40 the same way you would use your regular toilet bowl cleaner, you’ll notice that it gets clean quickly and stays clean longer.

5. Unsticking gum

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When gum doesn’t make it to the actual trash can, it can get stuck on shoes, or worse, your pants. If you need to banish hard, chewed-up gum that you accidentally sat in, then go ahead and spray it down with WD-40. That will help it come right off!

6. Removing crayon marks

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Do you have kids who love to take their crayons and scribble on walls and furniture? Don’t break your back trying to remove the marks! Instead, lightly spray them with WD-40 and they should rub right off.

7. Defrosting ice

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Whether you live in a cold climate year-round or you’re gearing up for the winter season, spray your windows down with WD-40 and then wipe the excess away. Believe it or not, this will keep the ice from sticking to your windows and save you time getting out of the driveway in the morning.

8. Removing water stains

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It’s so frustrating that the same shower you step into to get clean tends to collect a crazy amount of water stains. If you want to get rid of them fast, follow up your usual cleaning routine with a spritz of WD-40 and watch the water stains disappear.

9. Polishing scissors

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If you use scissors in the kitchen or crafting regularly, then you know just how sticky they can get over time. If you want to keep that stickiness at bay, polish them regularly with a healthy dose of WD-40 and they’ll be just perfect.

10. Removing stickers and price tags

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If you have ever tried to peel off a sticker on a window or a bumper sticker on your car, you know what a hassle it can be. Using WD-40 makes it a breeze. Just coat the sticker and gently peel it away!

11. Unsticking zippers

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Is there anything more frustrating than having a zipper on your backpack or your favorite coat get totally and absolutely stuck in place? Here’s good news: if you spray WD-40 on the zippers and gently work them back and forth, they’ll slide right back into place!

12. Removing tea and coffee stains

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If you or a house guest have ever spilled a little coffee or tea on a table in your home, you know how hard it can be to ever get it out again. Thankfully, combining your regular cleaning routine with a squirt of WD-40 will banish it in no time.

13. Banishing tar stains

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If your car gets covered in tar, then it’s definitely time to break out the WD-40. Just spray down the surfaces and even the most stubborn patches should melt away like hot butter! How great is that?

14. Taking off rings

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If you wear a ring regularly then you probably know what it’s like when it gets stuck on your finger. It happens to everyone at some time or another. Don’t panic! The easiest way to remove it is to cover your finger with WD-40 and then slide it off. It works like magic!

15. Remove lipstick

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Lipstick is always a fun way to make your look for the day pop. Unfortunately, it’s less fun when it transfers onto other items of clothing and settles in to stain. Luckily for you, WD-40 as a pre-wash stain treatment will help remove that lipstick in no time flat.

16. Helps Open Rusty Locks

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If you’ve got a rusty key or a keyhole that won’t cooperate, apply some WD-40 and you should be able to gain easy entry.

17. Extends the Life of Shower Heads

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This is another little-known household use for WD-40. Shower heads have a tendency to break down over time, but applying WD-40 can extend their life span by years.

18. Removes Mildew From Refrigerator Gasket

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We’ve all seen it before: Disgusting gunk builds up on your refrigerator gasket. Well, WD-40 will remove this. Simply apply, let it sit for a few minutes, wipe off, and you’re done.

19. Filters Dust When Sprayed on Air Conditioning Filter

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Spray a light coating of WD-40 on your AC filter before installing, and your filter becomes exponentially more effective.

20. Removing Leftover Tape

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Whether it is an old sticker or leftover tape from winterizing your home, spraying a little WD-40 on the affected area will make removal easy to complete!

21. Remove Paint Scuffs Scratches

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Have you ever been in a minor car accident where you or another vehicle came to close, and your car was left a blotch of “paint rub”? Be sure you are not wasting money with these maintenance tasks. Spray the affected area with WD-40, wait a few seconds, wipe with a clean rag, and your car will restore to a perfect shine.

22. Clean Carpet Stains

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Removing stains, such as ink or oil, lipstick, from your carpet can be a nightmare. Spray the stain with WD-40, wait a few minutes, then gently cleanse with a sponge and warm, soapy water. Keep doing this until the stain is completely gone. 

23. Keep Wasps from Building Nests

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Although the wasps can benefit your yard, they can still sting and cause an allergic reaction. So before they build a nest under eaves, mist some WD-40 under the eaves of your house. The wasps won't build their nests there.

24. Waterproof Shoes, Boots

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Waterproof your winter boots by giving them a coat of WD-40 which will act as a barrier so water can't penetrate your shoes and get your socks wet. Besides, you can use WD-40 to remove salt stains from boots during winter. Just spray WD-40 onto the stains and them clean them with a rag.

25. Kill Weeds

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WD-40 is surely a DIY's best friend, and it's a weed's worst enemy. Spray weeds with a thick coat of WD-40, and they will wither and die in no minutes. This is an ideal solution for prickly weeds like Russian thistle. Hope this tip will help you wage a triumphant battle on your garden weeds.

26. Free Stuck LEGOs

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Next time your child asks you to let loose the stubborn, little Lego pieces, just use WD-40. They will come apart easily. 

27. Clean And Restore License Plate

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If you have a rusty license plate, WD-40 will help. Just spray it on, wait 30 seconds, and wipe it off with a clean rag. Rinse with soap, and viola, a refreshing license plate!

28. Prevent Snow Buildup On Windows

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Before a big snowstorm is about to hit, spray your windows outside with WD-40 to make snow slide right off. 

29. Remove Doggie-Doo

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Nothing is more unpleasant than cleaning doggie-doo from a sneaker. However, with the help of WD-40, the whole process becomes easier. Spray some WD-40 on the sole of your sneaker, and use an old toothbrush to clean the crevices. Rinse them with water, and your shoes will be as good as new.

30. Remove Strong Glue

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Next time you are working on a project and accidentally get some super glue on your finger, reach for WD-40! Just spray some on the sticky area, and the glue will come off when you run your hands together. 

31. Keep Wooden Tool Handles Splinter Free

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No tools can last forever, be it wood or metal, but you can try some tricks to prolong the life of wooden tool handles by preventing splintering. Rub some WD-40 on your wooden tools, and the layer of WD-40 will shield the handle of wood tools from water, moister, and other corrosive elements.

32. De-grease Your Hands

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 Do you have trouble washing your greasy hands after you are done working on the car? Try WD-40 to get them clean. Spray some WD-40 into your hands and rub them together, then wash with soap and water. Within seconds, the grease will wash right off. 

33. Get Tomato Stains Off Clothes

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Who can resist the inviting tomatoes; when you love them a bit much, you are bound to create a mess. To remove stains from tomatoes, you can spray some WD-40 on the spot. Wait a few minutes and the stain will be gone.

34. Clean Your Fridge

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It's annoying when there are old bits of food stuck in your refrigerator, and it's time to reach for the WD-40. Clear all the staff in your refrigerator, spray some WD-40 on the spot. Then wipe them away with a rag. Wash off the WD-40 before returning food to the fridge.

35. Condition Leather Furniture

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There is another WD-40 usage you may not know. WD-40 helps you keep your leather furniture in a refreshing shape. Just spray some WD-40 on a soft cloth, and buff your leather furniture. It helps clean, lubricate and protect the leather. 

36. Remove Old Wax From Skis And Snowboards

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Part of keeping skis and snowboards in good condition is regularly re-waxing them. But before you re-waxing, you need to remove the old wax from the surface of boards. It sounds easy, but in reality, it is quite a chore. Fortunately, this yellow and blue bottle can be trusted. Just brush the base, apply a fresh coat of wax onto the ski or snowboard you just cleaned.  

37. Spray On Fishing Lures

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When sprayed on fishing bait, WD-40 will cover up the scent of human hands on the bait to better lure fish, according to USA Today. But the company doesn't prefer to promote WD-40 as a fishing lure since the chemical product could potentially pollute the river.

38. Rejuvenate The Barbecue Grill

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To make a worn barbecue grill look like new again, just spray it with WD-40, wait a few seconds, and cleanse with a wire brush. Please remember to use WD-40 after the grill has cooled off.

39. Renew Faded Plastic Furniture

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If your plastic furniture faded and you want to restore shine, here is a little tip. Spray WD-40 directly on the surface, wipe clean with a dry cloth. Wait a moment, and the furniture will shine again. 

40. Remove Cat’s Paw Marks

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Your cat is a member of the family. But when it comes to clean the paw marks off the furniture or the hood of your car, you may go crazy.  Just reach for WD-40. Spray some product on the marks, and then wipe with a clean rag.

41. Untangle Fishing Lines

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WD-40 is great for untangling the fishing line. Just spray it the night before your fishing trip. 

42. Coat A Truck Bed

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For easy removal of a truck-bed liner, spray the truck bed with WD-40 before you install the liner. When it comes time to remove it, the liner will slide right out.

43. Untangles Silver Jewelry

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Nothing is more disturbing than trying to untangle jewelry in a mess jewelry box. Used in small amounts, WD-40 should help you untangle the mess immediately.

44. Clean And Lubricate Your Guitar Strings

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Apply some WD-40 to a clean cloth and softly wipe the string. Make sure to avoid touching other parts of the guitar, such as the wood. The WD-40 will help to maintain the string quality for longer while preventing rust.

45. Break-In A New Baseball Glove

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A new baseball glove can feel stiff and clumsy. Spray the glove with WD-40, put a baseball in the palm and fold it sideways.  Take a rubber band or belt and tie it around the folded glove. The WD-40 will help soften the leather and help it form around the baseball.

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