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#26 RED21

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Posted 2012-10-15 10:54:15

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.


meh....
http://www.snopes.co...ehold/wd-40.asp

Here's a better list of uses...
http://www.wd40.com/..._2042538679.pdf

#27 cbrer

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Posted 2012-10-15 11:12:18

I think I'm going to post up my own list as fact.

1) Contact lense cleaner.
2) kills bacteria on vegetable. Spray on your salad before eating.
3) Proven aphrodisiac. Use as deodourant before going out.

If it's on the net it has to be true.

Edited by cbrer, 2012-10-15 11:12:34.


#28 wantan

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Posted 2012-10-15 13:02:21

If it's on the net it has to be true.


Especially if it comes from a guy like you Posted Image


WD-40 Material Safety Data Sheet
WD-40 Myths, Legends & Fun Facts

No, you shouldn't eat it or use it as toiletry. Imo there are better solutions for most purposese than WD-40 or similar products like Caramba or MoS2Oil. These products are good for cleaning and degreasing and a few other things. But to keep your bike shiny AND faultless it needs more work than just spraying something on it.

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Posted 2012-10-15 15:07:11

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But to keep your bike shiny AND faultless it needs more work than just spraying something on it.

But why does it have to be like that ?Why can't some spraying do the whole thing ?

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Posted 2012-10-15 16:05:21


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But to keep your bike shiny AND faultless it needs more work than just spraying something on it.

But why does it have to be like that ?Why can't some spraying do the whole thing ?


Maybe i am totally wrong. Better you try it for a while and keep us updated when the gallon is used up. Better buy a gallo more and use it for the next oil change. The engine will look like new from the inside than Posted Image
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Posted 2012-10-15 16:22:29

I checked my wheel this morning, and the wd40 hadn't done squat to the dirt.
I got a tube of Wenol, and it is effective, but like the rest of the bunch demand actual rubbing/work

#32 floridaguy

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Posted 2012-10-15 17:09:08

In fact WD40 is not patented in the US, so they do not have to disclose the exact contents. That is why it has not been successfully copied. I love the stuff. I use it as a solvent to clean, but also as a general lubricant and to keep parts from rusting. A thin spray will keep most things from rusting, but I do use specialized lubricant, such as gear oil, for my chain.

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Posted 2012-10-15 17:26:15

I checked my wheel this morning, and the wd40 hadn't done squat to the dirt.
I got a tube of Wenol, and it is effective, but like the rest of the bunch demand actual rubbing/work


Isn't there a bike wash service in Patty? Sure you will find someone who does the rubbing work for you Posted Image

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Posted 2012-10-15 17:46:19

LOl, i wish !
but on the contrary, the boys had so shitty soap so they couldnt even rub off the bird shit from my bike.
And before anyone asks, the white bird shit (8-10 of em IIRC) was in contrast to the black of my bike,
so it wasnt like they couldnt spot it.
yet they still suggested i left the remaining of the 100 baht note as tip

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Posted 2012-10-15 19:00:47

LOl, i wish !
but on the contrary, the boys had so shitty soap so they couldnt even rub off the bird shit from my bike.
And before anyone asks, the white bird shit (8-10 of em IIRC) was in contrast to the black of my bike,
so it wasnt like they couldnt spot it.
yet they still suggested i left the remaining of the 100 baht note as tip


But they didn't ask for an extra green or blue bill. Sounds fair Posted Image

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Posted 2012-10-15 19:21:43

LOl, i wish !
but on the contrary, the boys had so shitty soap so they couldnt even rub off the bird shit from my bike.
And before anyone asks, the white bird shit (8-10 of em IIRC) was in contrast to the black of my bike,
so it wasnt like they couldnt spot it.
yet they still suggested i left the remaining of the 100 baht note as tip


Why haven't you said that before? WD-40 is the perfect solution for problems with bird shit. Just spray it on everey worm in your garden. The birds will think they are fish now and look a new feeding ground. At least the non-seabirds will leave Posted Image

#37 hedonist44

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Posted 2012-10-15 19:25:07

'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?


I think it must be April fools day. Surely no one would spray a whole bike with WD40. But then again......

Edited by hedonist44, 2012-10-15 19:39:57.


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Posted 2012-10-16 19:13:21


'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?


I think it must be April fools day. Surely no one would spray a whole bike with WD40. But then again......


A guy that lives in my condo building sprays his Lifan all over with Sonax before he goes O/S on a trip. Maybe it helps prevent the spread of rust.....

#39 hedonist44

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Posted 2012-10-17 07:11:51



'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?


I think it must be April fools day. Surely no one would spray a whole bike with WD40. But then again......


A guy that lives in my condo building sprays his Lifan all over with Sonax before he goes O/S on a trip. Maybe it helps prevent the spread of rust.....


I guess it might help to keep the rust at bay when left parked for long term, but it would freak me out to do myself. All I've ever used WD40 for was to loosen old hard to get out bolts, keeping my bit lubricated when drilling steel, taking the sweak out of a door hinge and things like that. I spend good money for polishes for the bike and use allot of elbow grease as I've always maintained that by washing and polishing your bike your self, you find all the loose bits before they fall off. For someone to think that they can simply spray a bike down with an aerosol can of something to keep it looking like new just doesn't work for me. Different strokes for different folks I suppose :)

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Posted 2012-10-17 07:25:24

I was very surprised to see posts on using WD40 on electronics. The solvents do a great job of making plastics brittle so that's not something I would do. For loosening bolts I use automatic transmission fluid or brake fluid mixed together with acetone.

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Posted 2012-10-17 15:49:35

The solvents do a great job of making plastics brittle...


Exactly why anyone should not spray it all over their bikes...

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Posted 2012-10-17 16:06:10

I rather leave the elbow grease to karate kids & harley boys (wax on wax off)
I'm so not into it.
*off to have a beer*

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Posted 2012-10-17 16:37:55

Used to use it as an anti corrosion measure on Naval aircraft and helicopters aboard ship. The fuselage was given a light coating once a day, by lightly soaked rags. There was a huge list of precautions of materials that would have an adverse reaction to it. In the early days it was called Rocket WD 40, the slogan on the can was "Instant Maintenance". It's uses are only limited by your imagination, primarily being a water displacing fluid. But it is also a good penetrating fluid. The Royal Navy eventually came up with a replacement for it PX 24 for general use and PX 29 for use on electrical components. Just as a bit of background info, not trying to teach you to suck eggs, but I swear by the stuff. On the last flight of the day it was also sprayed down the gas turbine intakes before shut down, as it helped dislodge salt from the compressors and inlet guide vanes.

Edited by aitch52, 2012-10-17 16:40:41.


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Posted 2012-10-21 16:41:32

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


Am I reading this correctly or am I in a strange parallel universe? One where we poke sticks in our eyes to punish those who inconvenience us perhaps? A whole thread, perhaps even a book could be written on how to punish "those idiots" starting with oiling our brake pads, maybe finishing with various alternative methods of suicide .

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Posted 2012-10-21 16:59:10

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.


And the best thing ever,for locked up nuts and bolts,as anyone who worked in Engineering will know.

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Posted 2012-10-21 18:45:02

31) Removes splattered grease on stove.


I'll be back in 3 minutes.

Let me just get the wife to test this.

#47 cbrer

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Posted 2012-10-21 18:47:03

Only so so.

But she does only have weak little arms.

#48 CTO

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Posted 2012-10-23 12:22:37

Where in THailand do people ACTUALLY buy WD40, been looking for some and last trip back here wasn't able to bring two cans bought at Cosco onto the 'plane. DUH

#49 poanoi

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Posted 2012-10-23 13:11:03

I bought it at home work shop behind bigC pattaya tai

#50 Gweiloman

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Posted 2012-10-23 16:41:00

Where in THailand do people ACTUALLY buy WD40, been looking for some and last trip back here wasn't able to bring two cans bought at Cosco onto the 'plane. DUH


Bought one of those 2-3 litre cans at HomePro recently





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