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WD40 Lubricant Spray

WD-40 is defined as the trademark name of a penetrating oil and water-displacing spray. What does that mean and how did this ground-breaking innovative product come about and where did that unusual name even come from? WD-40's history started back in 1953 when a staff of only three from a fledgling company called Rocket Chemical Company in San Diego, California attempted to create a line of rust-prevention solvents and degreasers for use in the aerospace industry. It took them 40 attempts to get the water displacing formula perfectly developed because the original classified formula for WD-40 is still in use today. The WD-40 ingredients are top-secret, but what it does not contain is water, silicone, graphite, kerosene, or CFCs. WD-40 stands for Water Displacement perfected on the 40th try.

An aerospace contractor named Convair first used WD-40 to protect the outer layer of the Atlas Missile from corrosion and rust. Several employees even snuck some WD-40 out of the plant for home use because the product worked so well on the Atlas Missle. A few years after the first industrial use of the product, Rocket Chemical Company founder Norm Larsen experimented with putting WD-40 into aerosol cans. He thought perhaps consumers might find uses for WD-40 at home just as the employees had. In 1958, the product made its first appearance on San Diego store shelves. In only 2 short years after that the company grew to seven people, doubling in size. The company sold an average of 45 cases a day from the trunk of their cars to sporting goods and hardware stores in the San Diego area. Not long after in 1961 the first full truckload order for the product was filled to assist Hurricane Carla victims along the United States Gulf Coast area to recondition rain and flood damaged equipment and vehicles. In 1968, WD-40 was sent to soldiers in Vietnam to prevent moisture damage on firearms and to help keep them in good working order and condition. The product had been so successful and had so many uses that in 1969 the company was renamed after its one and only product: WD-40 Company, Inc.

To degrease, stop annoying squeaks, clean and protect tools, bike gears and other mechanisms from rust use WD-40. This multi-use lubricating product will protect metal from corrosion and rust, penetrate stuck parts, displaces moisture and lubricates almost anything. It even removes rust, grease, grime and more from most surfaces with ease. Use the aerosol can with or without the attached Smart Straw or check out our trigger-spray bottle for use with WD-40 bulk usage. The WD-40 3-In-One Professional Silicone Lubricant is a quick-drying high-performance silicone that lubricates a wide range of precision metal devices as well as provides excellent anti-oxidation protection. The Specialist formula is a dirt and dust resistant dry lube while the High Performance Penetrant reduces friction and wear and is dry to the touch. WD-40 Specialist Protective White Lithium Grease is great When you need long-lasting heavy-duty lubrication and protection. It will not melt, freeze of run-off.

There is a plethora of uses for WD40. In fact, there are over 2,000 uses that they actually list on their website. Go ahead and stock up on this cleaning chemical and other cleaning and janitorial supplies here at CleanItSupply.com. You can even check out the WD-40 MSDS. Buy WD40 and other lubricants in bulk and save even more with our everyday low, wholesale prices. You can also purchase WD-40 by the gallon if you need to. Call or click to save on WD-40 today!

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WD-40 3-IN-ONE Professional High-Performance Penetrant, 4-oz. Bottle (WDF120015)

WD-40 3-IN-ONE Professional High-Performance Penetrant, 4-oz. Bottle (WDF120022)

WD-40 Specialist White Lithium Grease, 10-oz. Aerosol Can (WDF300240)

WD-40 Heavy-Duty Lubricant, 16-oz. Can, Multiuse, Each (WDF490088)

WD-40 Heavy-Duty Lubricant, 1 Gallon Can, OSHA Compliant, Each (WDF490118EA)

WD-40 Heavy-Duty Lubricant, 1 Gal Cans, 4 Cans/Carton (WDF490118)