What do you use WD 40 for?

@GardenGerty (157327)
United States
January 9, 2007 5:56pm CST
I have heard for years that it is beneficial to apply to sore joints. Have you had any experience with it, in this way? I understand it is made with fish oil.
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• United States
28 Jul 07
my dad used wd 40 on his knees when he heard that it would help. It made him sick. it is ment to be used to losen bolts etc. that are rusted or have been on whatever for a long time and won't come lose. It may have fish oil in it but it has other stuff in it to.
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@rebelann (111017)
• El Paso, Texas
5 Feb 20
I sure as heck wouldn't use that on my knees.
@macoolit (104)
• Philippines
29 Jan 07
hehehe, weird. Never heard of using wd40 on human joints. What I know of wd40 acccording to wiki is that it displaces water.
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@rebelann (111017)
• El Paso, Texas
5 Feb 20
It lubricates joints in engines.
@wiessied (646)
• United States
20 Jan 07
i heard it makes a good bug repelent and tanning spray when using it although ive never tried it.
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@GardenGerty (157327)
• United States
21 Jan 07
Again, I probably would not if it is a petroleum based product. Just reporting what I have heard for years. My husband even says he has heard it.
@tambdy (1967)
19 Jan 07
I have never heard about this is helpful for arthiritus, are you kidding.? I use WD40 for the joints in my car when it is icy but hey it might be diffrent outwith the UK. If it does help i think the doctors would be telling more people about it, i used to help people who suffered arthiritus and i have never heard of it.
@rebelann (111017)
• El Paso, Texas
5 Feb 20
Yep, I think you've got a really good point there.
@babystar1 (4233)
• United States
20 Jan 07
I did here this before to that it is good for sore joints,but I never tryed it. I use it on my snow shovels and snow blower,it removes tar and gum from my carpets. I use it on my locks and latches,removes grease and paint from hands, and I use it on my car chrome. http://www.wd40.com/Brands/wd40.cfm
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@rebelann (111017)
• El Paso, Texas
5 Feb 20
I think the joints they were talking about are those joints found in an engine.
@rebelann (111017)
• El Paso, Texas
5 Feb 20
I had no idea WD40 had fish oil in it. I sure as heck wouldn't put it on my body though.
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@GardenGerty (157327)
• United States
5 Feb 20
I never tried it either. I think I was fishing for a discussion here. I would not be able to stand how I smell.
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@rebelann (111017)
• El Paso, Texas
5 Feb 20
And then there's that @GardenGerty
• Ireland
10 Jan 07
That is very interesting. I have never checked the can to see what ingrediants it contains. I use it to loosen bolts, and I also use it to oil just about everything including creaking door hinges. It is great for putting a shine on my stainless steel oven and hob. I don't think I will try it on my creaking joints, as I cannot stand the smell of it. Thanks for the tip.
@GardenGerty (157327)
• United States
21 Jan 07
That is a drawback!
@neilf49 (809)
18 Jan 07
As far as I'm aware it is a product for use as you say for doing things like stopping hinges creaking. It is also a water repellant as it is often used on car electrics when it is damp in the winter months. I would have thought therefore that it would not be particularly good to use for medicinal purposes, and it is a strange cologne to be wearing when you go out lol.
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@finlander60 (1804)
• United States
10 Jan 07
Many years ago, Iwas told to use it for arthritis. The man who told me this also mentioned that the only drawback to using it regularly was that you had to get used to everything that you eat would taste like it had garlic on it. I'm not sure I would like that on my ice cream. It wouldn't be bad on meat, potatoes, and vegetables, though.
@GardenGerty (157327)
• United States
10 Jan 07
This is a remedy I have not tried so far for my arthritic knee, but I might sometime. I heard of this as far back as thirty years ago. I had assumed it might have DMSO in it, and I did not want to try it. I would read the label first, to make sure it was not a petroleum based product.
• United States
18 Jan 07
Actually WD-40 IS a petroleum-based product. And it doesn't contain fish oil--at least according to its Manufacturer Safety Data Sheet.
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• United States
9 Jan 07
To apply what?
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• United States
10 Jan 07
You are kidding right!!
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@rebelann (111017)
• El Paso, Texas
5 Feb 20
I sure hope so @whiteheather39
• United States
17 Jan 07
Let's think about this logically. When you use WD 40 on a stuck bolt you spray it right on the stuck bolt, right? But how can WD 40 possibly penetrate your skin, muscles, and all that connective tissue to even get to the joint? It can't. Aside from the fact that it's not even been proven safe for repeated use on skin, there's no way it can work in the body the way it works on a metal object. Do a quick search at Snopes.com and you'll see this debunked for yourself. Better yet, talk to a qualified health professional for the best things to use on arthritis.
@GardenGerty (157327)
• United States
21 Jan 07
I am pretty satisfied with the way my doctor and chiropracter have suggested I treat my arthritis. I do a moderate to large amount of supplements of various kinds.I use capsaicin creme topically. No smell, just a nice warm/hot feeling. The penetration factor is why I suspected DMSO. The smell would keep me from using it, if it did work.
30 Jul 07
I think you are thinking of something else - possibly cod liver oil. You wouldnt put this on your joints
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@rebelann (111017)
• El Paso, Texas
5 Feb 20
That makes more sense to me.