Uses For WD-40

Last updated on December 18th, 2013


One prep with literally thousands of uses is WD-40, a seemingly magical loosen-er/rust-inhibitor. It comes in sprays and liquid in all sorts of sizes and quantities. It has countless uses and would be an excellent add to one’s overall preps.

Here are just some of the zillions of uses for WD-40…


Use to loosen rusty nuts and screws
Keeps garden tools rust-free
Lubricates hinge on pruning shears
Cleans and protects bed of wheelbarrows
Lubricates gate locks
Lubricates sticky drawers
Keeps snow from sticking to shovel
Keeps hose ends from corroding
Cleans and protects underside of cast iron skillets
Keeps sewing needles from rusting
Cleans bottoms of pots and pans
Preventative maintenance on cooking burner
Spray on rototiller blades to prevent rust during off-season
Keeps clay from sticking to hoes, rakes, and shovels
Keeps ax blade from rusting
Lubricates can openers
Removes tree sap from tree snippers
Lubricates clothesline pulleys
Lubricates lawn cart axles
Prevents rust forming on tools
Lubricate zippers for smooth operation
Protects combination locks

WD-40 is primarily a preventative maintenance item which is useful not only now, but even more-so after TSHTF when maintaining and preventing rust on the tools and equipment that you have will be very important. Too many people today simply throw out or replace items that have been ruined by rust or corrosion. A SHTF presumption is that you won’t have ready access to replacements, so it’s best to take care of them…




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