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How To Use Wd-40 ?

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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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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.com/inboxer/household/wd-40.asp

Here's a better list of uses...

http://www.wd40.com/files/pdf/wd-40_2042538679.pdf

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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.

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

Especially if it comes from a guy like you thumbsup.gif

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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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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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 laugh.png

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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

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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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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 rolleyes.gif

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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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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 giggle.gif

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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 whistling.gif

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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?

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

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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?

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.....

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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?

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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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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