10. Keep lawnmower blades clean
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Spray your lawnmower blades to prevent grass clippings from collecting on the blades.
11. Deter wasps
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For evicting the buggers from a nest or preventing them from building one, users of Reddit’s “LifeProTips” message board agree on WD-40’s effectiveness. Just don’t spray a nest while wasps are around. As one commenter who made this mistake put it, “They do not like it, and will attack.”
12. Open iced mailboxes
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Put the ice pick down. WD-40 is a safer “open sesame” when you find your mailbox door frozen shut.
13. Prevent snow from sticking
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Spray your shovel and your snowplow blades with WD-40 to stop snow from sticking to them.
14. Remove dead bugs
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Is a summertime road trip in your recent past or near future? When the fun is done, remember that WD-40 has been used to remove dead bugs plastered onto everything from car radiators to boat windshields and golf carts.
15. Remove bird droppings
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Try reaching for that blue can the next time you find bird poop punctuating the hood or roof of your car.
16. Prevent car parts from freezing
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A frozen-shut door lock or ice-clogged windshield wiper spray nozzle is the last thing you need when you’re running late to work.
17. Banish barnacles
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Yes, WD-40 has even been used to remove barnacles from the undersides of boats.
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