It was in the wee hours of the morning and I could not sleep. So rather than tossing and turning, I visited my good online friend, Woot, and checked out their deal of the day. Woot.com is an online store and community that focuses on selling cool stuff, cheap. Tonight’s deal … or this morning’s deal, depending on if you were sleeping or not, was twelve WD-40 Lubricant pens for under $15.00, including shipping.
The ad copy promised over 300 uses for these pen-shaped applicators, which would lube with precision! They even had a demo showing how convenient these pens would be for use on the go. I could carry one with me and keep the others in the glove compartment of my car, my purse, and in my front pocket.
I entered my e-mail, entered my credit card number, and rested my weary head back on my pillow … counting all the ways I could use my new WD-40 pens:
- Prevent squirrels from climbing into a birdhouse: Spray WD-40 on the metal pole or wires. (insert evil laugh…)
- Remove a ring stuck on a finger: Several medical journals claim that WD-40 is the perfect cure for a toe stuck in the bathtub faucet, a finger stuck in a soda bottle, or a ring stuck on a finger. (How does your toe get stick in the bathtub faucet? Do you know?)
- Remove chewing gum, crayon, tar, or Silly Putty from most surfaces: Spray on WD-40, wait, and wipe. (Silly Putty!! Don’t you just love Silly Putty?)
- Clean decorative snow from windows: Spray windows with WD-40 before spraying with artificial snow so the decorative spray will wipe off more easily. (one day, I will write about how Cole thinks I almost offted him with decorative snow…)
- Prevent dead insects from sticking to your car: Spray WD-40 on the hood and grill so you can wipe bugs off easily without damaging the finish. (this is kind of gross..I would just go to the car wash and let them deal with it.)
- Clean, protect and lubricate bells on antique sleighs. (we have a Zipfy sleigh, its very speedy but an antique sleigh with bells would be nice.)
- Lubricate latches on saxophone case. (Duh)
- Unstick keys on baritone horns. (I don’t own baritone horns. I wish I did, tho)
- Clean ostrich eggs. (I own an ostrich egg…)
- Remove baked-on food from a cookie pan: Spray WD-40 on cookie pan and wipe clean. Then wash with soap and water. (You could use a cooking spray..but would it be as much fun?)
- Polish and shine seashells. (say that three times fast!)
- Remove chewing gum from the bottom of a shoe or sneaker: Spray on WD-40, wait, and pull the gum free. (this also works to clean poop of sneakers and sandals and Ugg boots…. I speak from experience on this one)
- Keep dogs, maggots and flies out of trash cans. Coat the trash cans with a thin layer of WD-40. (I love this tip. It works, It works, It works on flies, we don’t have maggots. Ever. Really)
- Free stuck LEGO® blocks. (Good to know!)
- Get tomato stains off clothes. (Eat that juicy tomato worry free when you carry your WD-40 pen in your purse.)
- Remove grease stains from linen: Spray WD-40 directly to the stain, rub it in, let it soak for a few minutes, then wash through a regular cycle. (I am told this works. I might dry clean first and use as a last resort. Wait! I don’t wear Linen. Ever.)
- Clean crayon from a blackboard: Spray WD-40 on the crayon marks, let soak for 10 minutes, then blot clean with a cloth. (Christmas gift for teacher?)
- Free a tongue stuck to frozen metal in winter. Spray WD-40 on the metal around the tongue. (You could be a real hero when you whip out your WD-40 pen–TA DA.)
I fell fast asleep before I reached the 300th way I could use my WD-40 pens, and when I woke up refreshed in the morning, I thought, “Wow, last night I bought twelve WD-40 pens. That might have been eleven pens too many, but hey! They do have over 300 uses!!” And with twelve, I can share! Would you like one??
Glad you were in my Odd neighborhood. Feel free to hang around with us any time. Odd Loves Company and odd loves you and you and you!! I would love to hear from you in the comment section of this blog, or on Facebook or Twitter!
PS: WD-40 does not contain contain silicone, kerosene, water, wax, graphite, chlorofluorocarbons (CFCs), or any known cancer-causing agents. However, don’t put the pen in your mouth and suck on it. Ok?
17 thoughts on “My 12 PACK of WD-40 Pens and Their 300 Uses!!”
Thanks, Kb! Who knew?
Exactly Marilyn! But now we do know and I feel much better..don’t you??
Thanks for stopping by Odd. Always good to see you!
Why, yes. Of course I’ll take one. You never know when an ostrich may wander into my yard and lay an egg…
It could happen..but you will be prepared because I am going to send YOU a WD-40 pen!!
I need one of these right now! I have two sliding doors in my lower level that are screaming for one of these.
Ok! Ok! WD-40 pen on its way speedy quick!! Hope it solves the problem in a jiffy and you are squeaky no more!
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What IS in it? I don’t wear linen either – ever. I wear denim, yes still. I’ve progressed from long jeans to capris in summer. I have a can of WD-40 that I think I owned before I met Gordon 20 years ago. Please read the other 280 uses and update us – I’m on the edge of my seat! The stuck on tongue is making me shudder – I think I have to have a pen! Thanks for keeping us on the edge of technology Katybeth!
Carolee what IS in it…is a secret. Shhhhh. Now quietly go and use your pen to oil the bells on your antique sleigh. Winter will come.
I think I *might* still have an old can of this hidden at the back of my kitchen cupboard but, crumbs, I’ve seriously underrated it. Now I know it’s good for unsticking my baritone horn keys I’m getting it out as we speak! 😀
I was giggling at first but now I’m jotting down WD-40’s many uses. Who knew? Thanks for this amusing and informative post!
Well do share if you come up with any new tips–My antique sleigh is oiled, and my Ostrich egg is buffed… I really do need that baritone OR some fresh tips!
Who says you can’t teach an old gal? Love the idea about the dog poop container. Will give it a try! Thanks for the tip!
Has worked like a charm for us. I spray it pretty heavily on the lid and inside!
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Katybeth, I have enjoyed visiting in your odd neighborhood. I will have to go and find me a WD40 pen and try some of these things. All are very interesting but I am confused about the tongue frozen to metal use. I may need to keep one with me cause last year it did snow for the first time in any years and with people going out playing in snow they my decide to kiss a pole. Thanks for the info.
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