Tech Tip: Tackling automotive projects with WD-40 Specialist Spray & Stay Gel Lubricant

Nov. 17, 2016
Check out these tech tips and learn how WD-40 Specialist Spray & Stay Gel Lubricant can help users tackle every day projects quickly and effectively.

When tackling automotive projects, professionals need a lubricant that won’t run, drip or make a mess. With this need in mind, WD-40 Company developed WD-40 Specialist Spray & Stay Gel Lubricant. The no-drip, no-mess lubricant is great for lubricating vertical surfaces and moving parts like chains, cables and any other area where lubrication needs to stay put.

WD-40 Specialist Spray & Stay Gel Lubricant is engineered with self-healing technology that softens to lubricate when there’s friction and solidifies when the friction stops to protect against rust and corrosion. Plus, it features a permanently-attached Smart Straw which sprays two ways – as a wide spray when the straw is flipped down, or as a pinpoint stream when the straw is flipped up.                                                                                  

Check out these tech tips and learn how WD-40 Specialist Spray & Stay Gel Lubricant can help you tackle every day projects quickly and effectively:

Lubricate Spare Tire and carrier

If you’ve never had the need to use your spare tire, you might assume it’s in great condition, but that may not be the case – especially for cars that have spare tires mounted in the undercarriage.

After exposure to water, mud and other substances, spare tires that hang upside down can corrode, making it difficult to dismount in the event that you get a flat tire. Lubricating the rim and the carrier with Spray & Stay Gel Lubricant can help loosen the bolts that hold it in place and allow you to remove it. Once dismounted, use the lubricant on the rim to help prevent rust in the future.

Lubricate Door and Hood Hinges

It’s irritating to perform routine maintenance on a car, only to have a customer bring it back shortly after due to a squeaking door or hood. Lubricating car hinges should not be ignored as it can help prevent more than squeaky noises – it can also prevent wear, tear and rust build-up.

If you are concerned about runny and messy lubricants, WD-40 Specialist Spray & Stay Gel is a good alternative. Spray it on the hinges, then open and close the car’s door or hood to ensure the lubricant has reached all desired areas.

Lubricate Shop Tools

Power tools are expensive and can break the bank if they need to be replaced. If you use your power tools infrequently, or if you will be away from your shop for an extended period of time, lubricate the tools’ moving parts with WD-40 Specialist Spray & Stay Gel Lubricant to prevent rust build-up and to ensure they operate smoothly next time you use them. 

Make sure the tool is unplugged before you lubricate it. Start by removing any dust – an air compressor can help you do this with little to no effort. Then wipe down the surface to get the tool ready for lubrication. You can use WD-40 Specialist Spray & Stay Gel Lubricant on shop tools such as a drill press or any tools with moving arms.

You can see WD-40 Specialist Spray & Stay Gel Lubricant in action here, or for more tips on how get the job done quickly and effectively, visit 

Information provided by: WD-40

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