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How To Use Wd-40 ?

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Yes, i never was into maintenance,

but i saw something about just spraying this stuff on the bike after wash and that was it.

So do i spray the whole bike ?,

or everything except painted parts ?

i guess i shouldn't use it on pipes ?

Thanks

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WD = Water Dispercent, which i'm sure you know :)

Most modern bikes' electrical points are fairly well sealed these days but if your bike suffers from electrical faults after a wash then give the contacts a good spray of WD40.

Don't spray it anywhere near your footpegs, levers, grips switches, tyres or brakes. Use a good wax/polish instead of WD40 on painted surfaces, it attracts alot less dust and won't transfer on to your clothes, hands etc.

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Oh !

the appealing part for me was that it was spray so i wouldn't have to rub anything,

and also read that rain would just fall off the bike and it would still look like it was washed ?

Is there anything out there for us really lazy gentlemen ?

just bought a big can of WD-40 but looks like i won't have use of it,

oh well...

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I wouldn't do this. Its good for cleaning the metal parts of the engine, some degrease the chain with it. Not much more. As Karlos said, if you have electrical problems caused by water you can use it as contact spray.

Don't spray it on everything. It will creep into every small gap and cause more damage than doing something useful (degrease bearings, etc.).

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Don't use it for the chain! (Eh, do you have one?)

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I have a dirtbike and keep it constantly covered in wd-40 down side is back brake is crap where it gets on the pads when cleaning hub and sprocket I also live near the sea so it helps alot.

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If you save this somewhere, it may be the most valuable post you ever read on Thaivisa. Lol. Sad but true.

WD-40's main ingredients, according to U.S. Material Safety Data Sheet

information, are:

50%: Stoddard solvent (i.e., mineral spirits -- somewhat similar to

kerosene)

25%: Liquefied petroleum gas (presumably as a propellant; carbon dioxide is

now used instead to reduce WD-40's considerable flammability)

15+%: Mineral oil (light lubricating oil)

10-%: Inert ingredients

However, I also have this list of 43 uses of WD-40 saved on my computer

because I thought it was not only amusing, but I also thought it was correct

- shows how wrong I was because the final line says WD-40 is Fish Oil based!

*********************************************************************

WD-40 Well, Who Knew...?

I had a neighbour who had bought a new pickup. I got up very early one Sunday

morning and saw that someone had spray painted red all around the

sides of this beige truck (for some unknown reason). I went over, woke him up,

and told him the bad news. He was very upset and was trying to figure

out what to do probably nothing until Monday morning, since nothing was open.

Another neighbour came out and told him to get his WD-40 and clean it

off. It removed the unwanted paint beautifully and did not harm his paint job

that was on the truck. I'm impressed! WD-40 who knew?

Water Displacement #40. The product began from a search for a

rust preventative solvent and degreaser to protect missile parts. WD-40 was

created in 1953 by three technicians at the San Diego Rocket Chemical Company.

Its name comes from the project that was to find a "water

displacement" compound. They were successful with the fortieth

formulation, thus WD-40. The Convair Company bought it in bulk to protect

their atlas missile parts.

Ken East (one of the original founders) says there is nothing in WD-40

that would hurt you. When you read the "shower door" part, try it. It's the

first thing that has

ever cleaned that spotty shower door. If yours is plastic, it works just

as well as glass. It's a miracle! Then try it on your stovetop... Voila! It's

now shinier than it's ever been. You'll be amazed. Here are some of the uses:

1) Protects silver from tarnishing.

2) Removes road tar and grime from cars.

3) Cleans and lubricates guitar strings.

4) Gives floors that 'just-waxed' sheen without making it slippery.

5) Keeps flies off cows.

6) Restores and cleans chalkboards.

7) Removes lipstick stains.

8) Loosens stubborn zippers.

9) Untangles jewellery chains.

10) Removes stains from stainless steel sinks.

11) Removes dirt and grime from the barbecue grill.

12) Keeps ceramic/terra cotta garden pots from oxidizing.

13) Removes tomato stains from clothing.

14) Keeps glass shower doors free of water spots.

15) Camouflages scratches in ceramic and marble floors.

16) Keeps scissors working smoothly.

17) Lubricates noisy door hinges on vehicles and doors in homes

18) It removes black scuff marks from the kitchen floor! Use WD-40 for those

nasty tar and scuff marks on flooring. It doesn't seem to harm the finish

and you won't have to scrub nearly as hard to get them off. Just remember to

open some windows if you have a lot of marks.

19) Bug guts will eat away the finish on your car if not removed quickly! Use

WD-40!

20) Gives a children's play gym slide a shine for a super fast slide.

21) Lubricates gear shift and mower deck lever for ease of handling on riding

mowers.

22) Rids kids rocking chairs and swings of squeaky noises.

23) Lubricates tracks in sticking home windows and makes them easier to open.

24) Spraying an umbrella stem makes it easier to open and close.

25) Restores and cleans padded leather dashboards in vehicles, as well

as vinyl bumpers.

26) Restores and cleans roof racks on vehicles.

27) Lubricates and stops squeaks in electric fans.

28) Lubricates wheel sprockets on tricycles, wagons, and bicycles for

easy handling.

29) Lubricates fan belts on washers and dryers and keeps them

running smoothly.

30) Keeps rust from forming on saws and saw blades, and other tools.

31) Removes splattered grease on stove.

32) Keeps bathroom mirror from fogging.

33) Lubricates prosthetic limbs.

34) Keeps pigeons off the balcony (they hate the smell).

35) Removes all traces of duct tape.

36) Folks even spray it on their arms, hands, and knees to relieve

arthritis pain.

37) Florida's favourite use is: "cleans and removes love bugs from grills and

bumpers."

38) The favourite use in the state of New York WD-40 protects the Statue

of Liberty from the elements.

39) WD-40 attracts fish. Spray a LITTLE on live bait or lures and you will be

catching the big one in no time. Also, it's a lot cheaper than the

chemical attractants that are made for just that purpose. Keep in mind though,

using some chemical laced baits or lures for fishing are not allowed in some

states.

40) Use it for fire ant bites. It takes the sting away immediately and

stops the itch.

41) WD-40 is great for removing crayon from walls. Spray on the mark and wipe

with a clean rag.

42) Also, if you've discovered that your teenage daughter has washed and dried

a tube of lipstick with a load of laundry, saturate the lipstick spots

with WD-40 and re-wash. Presto! Lipstick is gone!

43) If you sprayed WD-40 on the distributor cap, it would displace

the moisture and allow the car to start.

P. S. The basic ingredient is FISH OIL.

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use on prosthetic limbs thats a new one. I used it most of my life as a lubricant. On some occasions on electrial but only in a emergency as it is smelly and messy

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I just spray on one side of the front tire-rim,

will see tomorrow if it's shiny,

otherwise i think i wasted money

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I have a dirtbike and keep it constantly covered in wd-40 down side is back brake is crap where it gets on the pads when cleaning hub and sprocket I also live near the sea so it helps alot.

Yes, you can use WD40 as corrosion protection e.g. for the spoked rims of the CRF250. But as you said, one wrong spray on brake disc or pads and you are in trouble. Better apply it with a cloth, not as spray.

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As a matter of fact it did happen to spray on the disk brake too

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'keeps flies off of cows'

How funny would it be to see farmers near the roadside lubing up their cows with WD40 :D

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As a matter of fact it did happen to spray on the disk brake too

But you clean the disc (e.g. with 100% alcohol) before using the bike again i hope?

"Fishoil", thats where the smell comes from biggrin.png

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Fish oil mmm Wonder if you can make nahm jim with it ............

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Would 91 gasoline take away the WD-40 ? i once had an accident with someone making a U-turn right out between some cars, i managed to avoid collision by locking the wheels, but fell down at the stop, so i have had some serious thought about greatly reducing breaking power to punish those idiots from now on

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Would 91 gasoline take away the WD-40 ? i once had an accident with someone making a U-turn right out between some cars, i managed to avoid collision by locking the wheels, but fell down at the stop, so i have had some serious thought about greatly reducing breaking power to punish those idiots from now on

Sure gasoline will take it away. It should only be a slight oil film that will go away by itself after a few days. But i wouldn't want it on my brakes.

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'I just spray on one side of the front tire-rim,

will see tomorrow if it's shiny,

otherwise i think i wasted money'

'As a matter of fact it did happen to spray on the disk brake too'

'Would 91 gasoline take away the WD-40 ? i once had an accident with someone making a U-turn right out between some cars, i managed to avoid collision by locking the wheels, but fell down at the stop, so i have had some serious thought about greatly reducing breaking power to punish those idiots from now on'

Ummm, is it April Fools already?

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'keeps flies off of cows'

How funny would it be to see farmers near the roadside lubing up their cows with WD40 biggrin.png

The Welsh have been known to use it as a sheep lube :) Sorry, couldn't resist.

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Would 91 gasoline take away the WD-40 ? i once had an accident with someone making a U-turn right out between some cars, i managed to avoid collision by locking the wheels, but fell down at the stop, so i have had some serious thought about greatly reducing breaking power to punish those idiots from now on

Hope you did not move the wheel, Otherwise: change the pads. 'It' can dry 'em out, even if you would clean 'em.

And petrol/gasoline/gasohol is a good cleaner. But not for the brake pads

WD or other oils are good, against rust. Doesn't look nice, but covered in dust, it works perfect.

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Would 91 gasoline take away the WD-40 ? i once had an accident with someone making a U-turn right out between some cars, i managed to avoid collision by locking the wheels, but fell down at the stop, so i have had some serious thought about greatly reducing breaking power to punish those idiots from now on

Hope you did not move the wheel, Otherwise: change the pads. 'It' can dry 'em out, even if you would clean 'em.

And petrol/gasoline/gasohol is a good cleaner. But not for the brake pads

Or tyres

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Fish oil in WD-40....I didn't know that!

Someone said it was good at getting chewing gum off synthetic carpet.

When we had the workshop we bought it in 4 litre containers almost weekly plus aerosol packs. After washing parts they were sprayed with WD-40 until needed. Plus it was a good coolant for dry machining jobs and was used on drill bits in the light duty drill press as it created less mess than oil.

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I treat it as a solvent, not a lubricant.

It's really the only thing that works to take off old stickers, decals, etc. attached to windscreens or bodywork plastic.

Although there is a big controversy on this, I've used it for years to clean motorcycle chains that were gummed up and gritty, and have never noticed any diminished chain life from supposed loss of internal chain lubricant.

Great for doorknob locks that are getting sticky.

Always have a can around....

http://www.wd40.com/...ends-fun-facts/

http://www.ducati.ms/forums/80-hall-wisdom/28137-chain-cleaning-waxing-wd-40-a.html

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I treat it as a solvent, not a lubricant.

You're right.

It's a useful but temporary lubricant, far too thin, but great for washing old grease from your hands.

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You're right.

It's a useful but temporary lubricant, far too thin, but great for washing old grease from your hands.

It's always the best hand wash, after repairing the car/motorcycles.

And to get it of the hands, dish soap, afterwards

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About to test that factsheet with the strings on an old acoustic guitar. :)

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