5 WD-40 Uses for Your Car You Didn’t Know about
October 10, 2016
WD-40 is one of those legendary products that have become indispensable to virtually every US household. According to the manufacturers, this lubricating spray has over 2000 uses – from keeping garden tools rust free to removing glue from hair. Did you know that WD-40 is also useful for auto detailing? Here are 5 WD-40 uses for your car – at $5 a can, you can afford to give it a try!
5 WD-40 Uses for the car interior and exterior
1. Removes grime and prevents rust
WD-40 works wonders when it comes to removing hardened grime on the metal and paint surfaces of your car. Apply the product directly onto the contaminated areas and let it penetrate the grime for a few minutes. Use a soft bristled brush to scrub the areas. Wipe with a microfiber towel.
WD-40 is great for preventing rust and corrosion on the metal surfaces of your car. WD stands for Water Displacement. So when you spray it on surfaces such as the undercarriage and wheels, it coats them with an oil that successfully keeps rust at bay. This is especially useful for vehicle owners who live close to the seaside. It’s also recommended to use during winter when road salt is known to accelerate the rusting of metal.
2. Removes tree sap, bird droppings, and bugs
These contaminants can etch into and damage car paint if left on for too long. WD-40 will gently remove these contaminants, so you don’t have to look for caustic, generic cleaning products to use on your paint.
3. Removes bumper stickers and decals
We all know how hard it is to remove old bumper stickers and decals without leaving a sticky residue. WD-40 is the ideal product to put an end to this frustration! A spray from this trademark blue and yellow can will allow you to gently peel off stickers and decals. It can also be used to remove gum from different surfaces of the car.
4. Wheel and tire care
WD-40 has many uses for the wheels and tires of your car. It can be used to remove brake dust from really grimy wheels to give them a good shine, get rid of oxidation from wheels, and eliminate tar from rubber, leaving your vehicle with shiny tires.
5. Clean carpets and upholstery
If your rubber carpets are coated in tar; your upholstery has crayon marks, greasy fingerprints from food; or your seats have stuck gum, you can use WD-40 to clean the affected areas. All you have to do is apply WD-40 and use a cloth to gently rub off these contaminants or marks.
WD-40 has many uses and can come pretty handy when cleaning your car. It is even used in premium car care for uses 2 and 3 mentioned above. However, do not use it as a replacement for proper auto detailing products for paint, wheel, and tire cleaning because these products have special protective and enhancing features that WD-40 doesn’t have.
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