Have you seen the new cans of WD40?
I had an Ace Hardware Card recently and needed some WD40. The new WD40 cans
have an attached straw. You put it down, it sprays. You lift it up, it
shoots out the straw. It is all built in. You don't lose anything. I
think it is quite clever.
By the way, another use for WD40. If you get mineral stains in your toilet,
put some WD40 in the water and let it soak for awhile. Then scrub with a
stiff, nylon brush. The problem is finding a brush that will fit into the
small confines of the toilet bowl. I tried it recently on 5 separate toilet
bowls. I had brushes to remove 3/4 of the stains. Looking for a short
bristle brush that will fit into the small spaces. Then they will all
become sparkling clean!
LOL, OK I'll do one even better. Way back in the very early 80's,
probably 1980 I bought a case of 16 oz cans of WD40 for $1 per can from
one of my vendors. Hell I probably saved $6. I was about 25 and WD40
was still the miracle fixer upper product much like duck tape is today.
I was still living in an apartment at the time so the case went to
dad's house. When we cleaned out his house to sell it early last year I
think there were 3 cans left in the case.
Thanks for the heads up ... running low and need to resupply soon. My
favorites, until they quit carrying them, were Members Mark, Sam's Club
brand. I don't know if I just go a bad lot from Rockler, or whether they're
just shoddy ... they also stick together badly in the box.
Originally from Lee Valley. I don't recall if I cared for them or not.
Then I bought a new set on your recommendation from Sam's Club. IIRC
I have torn both brands.
Typically I tear them when pulling them on for the first time. If they
last past that I can reuse them.
Now an off note. I have on occasion scrubbed through the finger of both
brands while applying and or removing gel stains.
Yesterday I applied an old 25+ year old oil stain to an old desk top.
Way back when, I took a stain class at a bare wood furniture store.
They recommended and I again used a chunk of "pantyhose" for applying
The panty hose holds but readily releases the stain from the wad.
Basically most all of it comes out, not as much waste and easy to apply.
And it does not absorb the pigment like towels or t-shirts will.
Basically it was effortless applying the oil stain. I wiped off the
still wet excess half way through with a blue Scotts shop towel and with
a new Scotts shop towel wiped the area again. Great results.
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