Gear: WD-40



WD-40 (Formerly Rocket Chemical Company)
Category: Patrol Vehicles & Equipment
Subcategory: Other Equipment
Price: $6.89 for 16oz Aerosol Can
Average Rating:
(6 Votes)

WD-40 is the trademark name of a widely-available water-displacing spray developed in 1953 by Norm Larsen, founder of the Rocket Chemical Company, San Diego, California. It was originally designed to repel water and prevent corrosion, and later was found to have numerous household uses. WD-40 stands for "Water Displacement - 40th Attempt". Larsen was attempting to concoct a formula to prevent corrosion, by displacing the standing water that causes it. In the process, he arrived at a successful formula on his 40th attempt. WD-40 is primarily composed of various hydrocarbons. WD-40 was first used by Convair to protect the outer skin of the Atlas missile from rust and corrosion. The product first became commercially available on store shelves in San Diego in 1958.

Member Reviews

  • Walther_ppk_pic_max600_max30
    KRG123, Sat, 16 Oct 2010 04:13:56 UTC.
    1st review

    Best all Around lubricant out there.

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  • Andrea_and_i_max30
    corylovesandrea, Thu, 04 Nov 2010 12:15:51 UTC.

    Constantly have at least one can handy for many applications.

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  • Lion_cub__masai_mara__kenya_max30
    krakin_13, Thu, 30 Dec 2010 15:49:11 UTC.

    Next to your duty gear (Lethal, Less Lethal, Communication, Detention, Vest, Etc.) there is a set of equipment that should be standard issue, Lights, Knives (Folding, Multitool, Straight Blade.) WD-40 and Duct Tape. the number of minor problems that can be solved with those items is amazing.

    and Don't forget to bring extra pens...

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  • Photo_user_blank_big
    Anonymous, Fri, 04 Feb 2011 16:44:05 UTC.

    Stops creaking noises on doors.

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  • 687-45b_5270
    JCastelot, Sat, 05 Mar 2011 17:26:23 UTC.

    If something is broken, duct tape is usually the answer. If something has moving parts, WD-40 is the answer

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    IDEALIST, Mon, 16 Sep 2013 11:10:35 UTC.

    Yup. great stuff

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