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??
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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?