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Old April 1st, 2006, 07:37 PM   #1
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Why do so many people use WD-40 as a lube? Im not being a smart *ss, from what I understand WD-40 is an abrasive, but why do so many people spray it on things like chains to lube them?
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Old April 1st, 2006, 07:44 PM   #2
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it says right on the can that it:
-lubricates
-cleans
-protects
-penetrates
-displaces moisture
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Old April 1st, 2006, 08:38 PM   #3
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how can it lubricate if it displaces moisture?
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Old April 1st, 2006, 08:47 PM   #4
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oil lubricates better than water. You dont want moisture in anything, wires, or bolt holes, or anything mechanical becuase it will rust.
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Old April 1st, 2006, 08:54 PM   #5
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I never use WD40. Always have a can of deep creep or pb blaster on hand, and use white lithuim to lubricate most things.
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Old April 1st, 2006, 09:02 PM   #6
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another good product to try is stuff called seaform deep creep. I know its a great product but i was just told you can use it for fogging oil in cylinders to store engines.
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Old April 1st, 2006, 10:45 PM   #7
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It's also bitchin for removing sticker residue.

I've never heard of it being an abrasive, I don't think it would be too good on clear plastics though, and I heard it's best to avoid painted surfaces with it as well (like for de-icing door locks in the winter).
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Old April 2nd, 2006, 12:12 AM   #8
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I spray tube with it before I bend it... that is mostly all I use it for.

PB blaster for stuck stuff.
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Old April 2nd, 2006, 03:11 PM   #9
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i use white lithuim to lubricate, and pb blaster for things that are stuck, but i always have a can of WD40 to use incase my spark plug wires get wet or something like that
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wd-40 is 70% keroseine
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wd-40 is 70% keroseine

No. WD-40 does not contain silicone, kerosene, water, wax, graphite, chlorofluorocarbons (CFCs), or any known cancer-causing agents. Straight from the web site.
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another good product to try is stuff called seaform deep creep. I know its a great product but i was just told you can use it for fogging oil in cylinders to store engines.
That was the product I was talking about.
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Old April 2nd, 2006, 05:17 PM   #13
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No. WD-40 does not contain silicone, kerosene, water, wax, graphite, chlorofluorocarbons (CFCs), or any known cancer-causing agents. Straight from the web site.
Look at the source of who said it contained kerosene. :miff:
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Old April 2nd, 2006, 06:34 PM   #14
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wd-40 is 70% keroseine

Are you retarded?
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Old April 2nd, 2006, 06:40 PM   #15
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Gm use something simular called MP50 and its a mosture displacement lube. GM also has Heat Valve Lubricant. its ammonia based and will eat the rust out a the Titanic. its good stuff if you ever want to try it just go to the dealer and get some.
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oh, all most forgot. theres this stuff called "iron Clad" its a lithium based spray for preping engine blocks & cranks for storage. kind looks like snot but it won't wash off sitting in the garage.
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WD is short for water displacement. The number 40 represents that this was the 40th formula that they tried before they got one that worked. Thus WD-40. It is advertised as a lubricant basically as a marketing ploy. How many people are in the market for a water displacement spray vs. looking for a lube or rust penetrant. It will do these other things, but is far from what it was designed to do. PB Blaster or Seafoam Deep Creep are much better as rust penetrants.
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Old April 6th, 2006, 07:37 PM   #18
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Tri-Flow http://www.triflowlubricants.com/
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Old April 6th, 2006, 09:47 PM   #19
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WD is short for water displacement. The number 40 represents that this was the 40th formula that they tried before they got one that worked. Thus WD-40. It is advertised as a lubricant basically as a marketing ploy. How many people are in the market for a water displacement spray vs. looking for a lube or rust penetrant. It will do these other things, but is far from what it was designed to do. PB Blaster or Seafoam Deep Creep are much better as rust penetrants.
well stated and true
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Old April 6th, 2006, 10:14 PM   #20
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Yea im a bike tech and everyone thinks wd-40 is chain lube or good for it... Its terrible it eats away grease and definatly does not lube stuff at all... Everything has its own special style of grease or lube... hell if it didn't oil would fill the tranny engine and diffs. Then there are things that are good for lots like lithium grease... try flow is a good light lube too. and im a fan of pb for those stubburn bolts
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