- 4 Dec 2008
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- Watford, Non S-At, Udon Thailand
It can also cause problems in intricate things like locks. Excellent for freeing them up but you should then introduce some regular oil. Otherwise when the solvents all evaporate over a few weeks it will gum it up again.WD ... Water Displacement. It's not designed to be a lubricant. Incidentally, I have read that it is not advisable to use it for that purpose on vehicle electrics as it can cause intermittent faults, which are a nightmare to find.
Had picked up the idea that locks should be lubricated with graphite powder, but never in combination with wd40 or oil as you then get a graphite gunk. This is theoretical to me, I've never had any graphite powder, also I'd be reluctant to add any to a lock that had previously been oiled or loosened with WD40, I'm sure after a certain amount of time the lock is dry enough that graphite would be safe, but I have no basis for gauging that.It can also cause problems in intricate things like locks. Excellent for freeing them up but you should then introduce some regular oil. Otherwise when the solvents all evaporate over a few weeks it will gum it up again.
My you must have a very large garage to house a few galleons within it. I'd love to have one but I live too far from the sea to be able to sail it.I get my own oil instead of bulk oil from a 200 litre barrel. I get the remaining just in case I need to top it up. I have few galleons in garage.
you can have one.
Hey, that's what I was told as well!It may be urban myth, but I undertand that WD40 was developed to protect the Minuteman missiles in their underground silos from humidity. It was the 40th product tried and consists mainly of fish oils.
I am now expecting someone to come along and say that is a load of b******ks.
Go for ATF-Acetone (don't drink it mind!).What a brilliant idea this rag in the can is...I spent my working life in the aerospace industry and we used WD40 as a feeing agent , especially on old engine parts.
They say that there is no such thing as a stupid question but...... here goes - what is ATF- Acetone? And in what Proportions should it be mixed?Go for ATF-Acetone (don't drink it mind!).
it turns out a home brew works best!
ATF-Acetone mix....53 pounds