WD-40 Uses and Contest

We’re big fans of WD-40. Big. There is just so much you can do with a can of WD-40 lubricant. We’ve had a stack out of WD-40 near our registers at each of our stores for at least 20 years and probably longer. I would call it impulse (which it is) but you’d be amazed at how many folks come in for a can.

You know about all the uses of WD-40, right?

WD-40 has a website that lists over 2000 uses for WD-40. They offer a “Use of the Day” on their facebook account. And if you happen to know of a use that isn’t listed on their website, you can actually submit it as a use. (I guess I could submit that one official use of WD-40 is to allow your marketing team to write a blog post about the many uses)

WD-40 by the 55 gallon drum
WD-40 by the 55 gallon drum

Why in the world is this relevant? Well, we sell a lot of WD-40. From small spray cans to 55 gallon drums of it. I don’t think our customer who buys it by the drum is cleaning gum from chicken feathers, but it would work.

  • I don’t think they’re cleaning clogged inkjet nozzles, but they could.
  • I don’t think they’re coating dental instruments before putting in autoclave to prevent excessive oxidation, but they could.
  • I don’t think they’re protecting metal bars on glockenspiels, but they could.
  • I don’t think they’re shining seashells, but they could.

No. they use the 55 gallons as lubricant… Actually kinda boring when you read through all the cool things you can do with WD-40. However the ingredients in WD-40 does such an amazing job holding firmly to the moving parts of their manufacturing process, that they literally can not operate with out this proven product.

So, if you need large quantities of WD-40, we’re here. Our industrial salesman will deliver it to you.

Contest time. I’m looking for some interesting uses for WD-40. Leave a comment below. You might get some SWAG or at the very least… a can of WD-40.



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