WD40 was developed by Norm Larsen, the founder of the Rocket Chemical Company, in 1953. *
The liquid was original designed to prevent different types of corrosion to form on nuclear missiles.
In 1958 WD40 started showing up on stores shelves in California. *
It had been discovered the hydrocarbon based liquid could be used for many different kinds of lubricating needs. *The broadened the customer base widely.
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