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WD40

Post by John Warren » Mon Apr 22, 2019 6:26 pm

I am assuming this an old add for WD40.

Sounds like some good stuff. 🤠
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Re: WD40

Post by Oldav8tor » Mon Apr 22, 2019 6:56 pm

I'm blushing....
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Re: WD40

Post by tman1913 » Mon Apr 22, 2019 7:00 pm

John this ad is just wrong in so many ways. I shot a very good Scotch through my nose as I read it. This is funny and I don't care who you are. LOL. Or maybe I just have a sick sense of humor.

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Re: WD40

Post by Ruxstel24 » Mon Apr 22, 2019 7:08 pm

I'm thinking if any of this was true, it would be sold out on shelves everywhere !! :lol:


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Re: WD40

Post by Spade » Mon Apr 22, 2019 9:27 pm

On a serious note, I have used WD 40 for years to keep my antique guns rust free. But over the last couple of years I have noticed they are putting less pressure in their cans causing on average a third to a fourth of a can you can't use. I have complained to the company numerous times but have received no help. One guy told me to step on the can and dent it as it gets low but this didn't help. I have switched to other products but hate giving up on a good product. I might resort to buying WD 40 in gallon jugs and use it in a hand held squirt applicator.


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Re: WD40

Post by George Andreasen » Mon Apr 22, 2019 9:52 pm

Spade, I used to use WD40 on my guns also but stopped some years back. The reason is simple......IT'S NOT AN OIL, and will protect very little. It's a good cleaner for oily, greasy things and will dry out ignition points because it's a water disperser, even good for squeaky hinges, but I discovered that you're far better off with any major brand gun oil. Not just my opinion, as many have complained of lousy rust protection when using it. It's better than nothing, but not much. Consider it a cleaning agent.

I still keep a small spray can in my gun field cleaning kit, but oil everything at the end of the day with Rem Oil or something similar.

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Re: WD40

Post by One390 » Mon Apr 22, 2019 10:08 pm

just for fun take the top off the can and recharge with air compressor to get the last third out.

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Re: WD40

Post by Duey_C » Mon Apr 22, 2019 10:16 pm

:lol:
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Re: WD40

Post by Susanne » Tue Apr 23, 2019 12:37 am

When you run out of gas, er, propellant, and still have 1/4 can left, punch a hole in it, strain into a spray bottle (from somewhere like Dollar General, $1.99 or such), and laugh all the way to the bank...

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Re: WD40

Post by Mark Nunn » Tue Apr 23, 2019 8:15 am

I buy WD 40 by the gallon and pour it into squirt bottles. Whether I'm in the shop or in the garage, I'm always ready for a handy squirt.


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Re: WD40

Post by Dom Denio » Tue Apr 23, 2019 8:44 am

Another 2 cents for you,

In my experience WD 40 over time may cake up or solidify creating more of a problem than it was intended to solve. There is a product sold under the name "Break-Free" that is a Teflon impregnated penetrant, lubricant and preservative. It has worked well in many applications (chains, tools, firearms and even squeaky hinges. This is not a product endorsement as I have no dog in this fight to keep your tools, etc. working well. My hope is it will give another option for you to consider.

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Re: WD40

Post by Russ T Fender » Tue Apr 23, 2019 9:02 am

I rarely use WD 40 anymore in the shop but my wife uses it on stainless steel appliances and I now use it on the gas barbecue grill. Works great for that.


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Re: WD40

Post by Russ T Fender » Tue Apr 23, 2019 9:02 am

I rarely use WD 40 anymore in the shop but my wife uses it on stainless steel appliances and I now use it on the gas barbecue grill. Works great for that.


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Re: WD40

Post by Erik Johnson » Tue Apr 23, 2019 11:20 am

I haven't bought a new can of WD-40 in years.

I go to a lot of estate sales and pick up full or nearly full cans from 25 cents to a dollar. I like to use it for wiping down my tools.

One day I saw my neighbor using Justice Brothers JB-80 ("Twice as Good!" as WD-40, har, har) so I bought a can. It's more of a lubricant than WD-40 and great for penetrating rusty nuts and bolts but, unfortunately, it really stinks and the smell doesn't go away so I avoid using it.


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Re: WD40

Post by Hal » Tue Apr 23, 2019 12:29 pm

I use WD-40 on black powder guns as part of my cleaning process. Black powder fouling is best removed with water or mixtures thereof. I use 1/3 each of Hydrogen Peroxide, Murphy's Oil Soap, Isopropyl Alcohol. As peroxide fizzes and gives up that extra oxygen, what is left behind is just water. At any rate, after getting clean wet patches, I put a dry one or two through to soak up the excess, then one soaked with WD-40 to displace any residual moisture, and squirt some through the fire channel for the same reason. If I'm gonna shoot it again in a week or so, I'll use WD-40 to wipe down the metal, but it's not going to prevent rust for an extended period of time. If I know I may not shoot that one again soon, I'll follow up with some oil. WD-40 is a poor lubricant, so I would never rely on it for that purpose, but does well to displace moisture in places you can't get to to dry thoroughly.


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Re: WD40

Post by Dennis_Brown » Wed Apr 24, 2019 10:34 pm

I keep WD40 around for general use but the best I have found is Kroil. It will penetrate and free things up. I used it on a wheel rim spreader that the handle and gear threads would rock but not turn and in about 20 minutes you could turn it freely. More expensive but far superior.

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