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post #1 of 10 (permalink) Old 11-26-2001, 07:41 PM Thread Starter
 
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Wd-40

What does WD-40 stand for? Any guesses?
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In 1953, a fledgling company called Rocket Chemical Company and its staff of three set out to create a line of rust-prevention solvents and degreasers for use in the aerospace industry, in a small lab in San Diego, California.

It took them 40 attempts to get the water displacing formula worked out. But they must have been really good, because the original secret formula for WD-40—which stands for Water Displacement perfected on the 40th try—is still in use today.


found this at www.wd40.com

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Bastard! Why don't you go to sleep?
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Bastard! Why don't you go to sleep?
Because I'in Germany! Actually I just got to work 1 hour ago
Sweet dreams

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Bastard! Why don't you go to sleep?
LMAO!!

He's a real pisser isn't he Jon?
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Unhappy

OK next time I 'll let the others play. I shouldn't answer so fast.
Just couldn't resist
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OK next time I 'll let the others play. I shouldn't answer so fast.
Just couldn't resist
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I knew the answer but I just didn't know all of that cool "fledgling company" shit.
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post #8 of 10 (permalink) Old 11-28-2001, 01:33 AM
 
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WOW, thank you Cliff Claven
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LOL @ Cliff Claven.

More info... The owner of that company took a can of it home (it wasn't aerosol at the time). His wife was the one that discovered all the OTHER uses for WD-40. Uses such as wood polish, degreaser, squeaky wheel fixer, etc. They only intended it as a corrosion preventative.
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Yeah, thanks cliff. I had no idea they also made lava soap, 2000 flushes AND carpet fresh.
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