A Traveler and his Cat exploring America.

Thursday, July 9, 2020


I don't care for WD-40.  It is messy, stinks and I just don't like the feel of it on my hands which is difficult to remove.  I use other types of lubricants.  But I do like WD-40 for other uses mostly removing labels and the sticky residue left behind when peeling off labels.  I've been looking for the small pocket size can of WD-40 for months.  Can't find them.  Just the normal size can which is more than I want and takes up space.  Finally I found the ACE Hardware store in town carries the small 3 oz cans but they were sold out.  The guy looked it up for me.  "We should have them in stock at the end of July."  Okay.  I'll probably still be here.  Then one day I found a second hardware store in town  Same story.  Large cans only.  Then I looked up.  There hanging on the hook was this.  I've never seen this before.  In fact they are so new they weren't even in the system when I went to pay for it ($1.99 no tax in Oregon).  "Where did you get this?" the guy asked me.  So I am even more happy with this find.  It is even smaller, no mess and notice in the lower left corner Low Odor.  
See, I'm not the only one who doesn't like the smell.

So get this: the guy at the register tells me that fishermen spray their lures with WD-40.  It attracts trout.  "Yeah, the drift boat guides use it all the time."  Now what I want to know is what was someone thinking when they decided to spray their fish lure with WD-40?  
I think that was one mad frustrated desperate fisherman.


Billy Blue Eyes said...

I don't mind the stuff and always keep a load around the place. They might have sprayed the lures to top the linkages rusting and found out it attracted the fish

Shammickite said...

I never knew that WD40 removed the sticky from stickers, thanks for the useful tip!

John @ Beans and I on the Loose said...

That is a good theory, I like it.

John @ Beans and I on the Loose said...

Yes, it works well for that. You may have to do a couple applications to get it all off.