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A bus driver in Asia used WD-40® to remove a python, which had coiled itself around the undercarriage of his bus.

Duct Tape & WD-40®: You often hear it said, “You only need two things in life: Duct Tape and WD-40. If it moves and shouldn’t, use Duct Tape, if it doesn’t move and should, use WD-40.” Surely there is a reason for that.

Crayola® Stain Removal Tips recommends using WD-40® Multi-Use Product to remove (regular) crayon marks from a variety of surfaces.

Myth: WD-40® contains fish oil. Fact: Consumers have told us for years that they've caught some of the biggest fish ever after protecting their fish hooks and lures with WD-40. We believe this legend came from folks assuming the product must contain fish oil since it appears to attract fish. Sorry Charlie®, it just ain’t so. Learn more

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Take a Trip Through WD-40 Company History

2005

As a commitment to offering consumers the easiest, most convenient way to get the job done, WD-40 Company introduced the WD-40® Smart Straw®, which features a permanently attached straw that sprays two ways

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2008

The official 2,000+ uses for WD-40® grew for the first time, thanks to the help of WD-40® Fan Club members.

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2009

WD-40 Company introduced WD-40® Trigger Pro® – a non-aerosol product with the same WD-40 formula – to better meet the needs of its industrial consumers.

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2010

The WD-40® Specialist®/SEMA Cares Camaro sold for $75,000 at the Barrett-Jackson Classic Car Show and Auction, with all proceeds to Childhelp® and The Victory Junction Gang® Camp children’s charities.

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2011

WD-40 Company introduced WD-40® Specialist® – a new line of best-in-class specialty products under the WD-40 brand geared toward trade professionals.

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2011

The WD-40®/SEMA Cares Mustang raised more than $200,000 to benefit Childhelp® and The Victory Junction Gang® Camp children’s charities at the 40th annual Barrett-Jackson Classic Car Show and Auction.

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2011

WD-40 Company designed four cans to honor those who serve or have served in uniform. Total of $300,000 was donated to Armed Services YMCA, Veterans Medical Research and Wounded Warrior Project.

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2011

Legendary hot rod designer and TV star, Chip Foose, collaborated with WD-40 Company, designing limited edition 8-and 12-ounce WD-40® Smart Straw® cans featuring his distinctive sketches.

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2012

The Chip Foose WD-40®/SEMA Cares Challenger sold for $115,000 at the Barrett-Jackson Classic Car Show and Auction with all proceeds to Childhelp® and The Victory Junction Gang® Camp children’s charities.

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2012

For the second year in a row, legendary hot rod designer, Chip Foose, has partnered with WD-40 Company to design limited edition, collectible Smart Straw® cans, featuring his distinctive vehicle sketches.

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2013

The WD-40®/SEMA Cares Foose 1953 Ford F100 sold for $170,000 at Barrett-Jackson Classic Car Show and Auction with proceeds to Childhelp® and The Victory Junction Gang® Camp children’s charities.

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2013

WD-40 Company celebrates their 60th anniversary with a commemorative Made in USA can.

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2014

The Chip Foose WD-40®/SEMA Cares Foose Ford F350 raised $200,000 at the Barrett-Jackson Auction. Proceeds to Childhelp® and The Victory Junction Gang® Camp and the SEMA Memorial Scholarship Fund.

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2015

WD-40 Company introduced a revolutionary way to reach the unreachable with WD-40 EZ-REACH, which features an attached 8" flexible straw that bends and keeps its shape.

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2016

Gravity met its match with WD-40® Specialist® Spray & Stay Gel Lubricant — a no–drip formula that stays where it’s sprayed.

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2016

Four new, extreme-performance greases engineered for simplify the way you lubricate.

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2017

Powerful. Safer. Easier to use, introducing our new non-aerosol Industrial-Strength Cleaner & Degreasers.

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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.

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1958

The WD-40® product made its first appearance on store shelves in San Diego.

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1960

The company nearly doubled in size, growing to seven people, who sold an average of 45 cases per day from the trunk of their cars to hardware and sporting goods stores in the San Diego area.

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1961

The first full truckload order for WD-40® was filled when employees came in on a Saturday to produce additional concentrate to meet the disaster needs of the victims of Hurricane Carla.

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1968

In the late 1960's goodwill kits containing WD-40® were sent to soliders in Vietnam to prevent moisture damage on firearms and help keep them in good working condition.

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1969

The company was renamed after its only product, becoming WD-40 Company, Inc.

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1973

The WD-40 Company, Inc., went public and was listed Over-The-Counter. The stock price increased by 61% on the first day of listing.

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1993

WD-40® was found to be in 4 out of 5 American households (it seems everyone has a can or two) and used by 81 percent of professionals at work. Sales had grown to more than one million cans each week.

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2003

The new WD-40® Big Blast® can was introduced, featuring a wide-area spray nozzle that delivers WD-40 quickly and efficiently over large areas.

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When catastrophe strikes, WD-40® Multi-Use Product – your "toolkit in a can" – can be a real lifesaver.

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