A Question of Lubrication
Fact: While the “W-D” in
What's Stoddard Solvent?
Fact: Over the past few decades, the name Stoddard Solvent was synonymous with all mineral spirits. Today, the mineral spirits found in products like ours are more refined and processed (see hydrogenation, hydrotreating and distillation techniques) providing mixtures with varying boiling points, cleaning ability, and chemical composition.
The catchall phrase “Stoddard Solvent” is no longer adequate to tell the proper story.
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Who's Behind it All?
Myth: Ken East is
Fact: While Ken East is often referred to as one of
As mentioned in our corporate and brand history, Norm Larsen, founder of Rocket Chemical Company, is considered the original founder of
What a Fish story!
Fact: Consumers have told us over the years that they have caught some of the biggest fish ever after protecting their fish hooks and lures with
WD-40® Cures Arthritis!” No Way.
Fact: This popular headline, appearing at least once a year in the tabloids, is completely FALSE.
Health and Safety
Myth: Typical consumers need to look beyond the label.
Fact: For the general consumer, the product label provides the key safety and usage information derived from our Material Safety Data Sheet and referred to for the general use of our product can be misleading. MSDS information is for the workplace and not primarily intended for the general consumer. For the general consumer, the product label provides the key safety and usage information.
More Fun Facts About
- A bus driver in Asia used
WD-40®to remove a python, which had coiled itself around the undercarriage of his bus.
- Police officers used
WD-40®to remove a naked burglar trapped in an air conditioning vent.
- Crayola® Stain Removal Tips recommends using
WD-40®to remove (regular) crayon marks from a variety of surfaces.
WD-40®Book, featuring many user testimonials and the wacky humor of Jim & Tim, The Duct Tape GuysTM, was published in 1997. The familiar blue and yellow can has been featured in other books ranging from The Big Damn Book of Sheer Manliness (General Publishing 1997) Polish Your Furniture With Pantyhose (Hyperion 1995) to WD-40®for the Soul: A Guide To Mending Everything
- Leslie Nielsen portrayed agent Dick Steele (a.k.a., Agent
WD-40®) in the 1996 movie Spy Hard
- As The Duct Tape Guys say, “You only need two tools in life, Duct Tape® and
WD-40®. If it’s not stuck and it’s supposed to be, Duct Tape it. If it’s stuck and it’s not supposed to be, WD-40®it.”
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