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WD-40

Discussion in 'Uncategorized Threads' started by Gavin, Oct 30, 2007.

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  1. Gavin

    Gavin Active Member

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    Interesting read...enjoy

    http://www.wd40.com/Brands/wd40_faqs.html

    Gavin
     
  2. over the hill

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    one small squirt makes great fuel for your potato gun.
     
  3. Jim e

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    WD40 has many good uses but DO NOT use on Pat Traps--or any moving parts as it "gums" up. Some not too smart person used them on our pat traps and they had to be completely cleaned because all the target "dust" stuck to it. Don't use Rem oil either.
     
  4. TC

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    Jim e is correct, it will gum up moving parts!

    WD40 is a:

    Great rust preventative,

    Good cleaner,

    Fair penatrent,

    Poor lubricant.
     
  5. flylta

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    I have also been told by a couple of friends that are police officers not to use WD-40 on any gun that you are going to keep loaded. i.e. pistol for protection. It is design to penetrate and will penetrate the shell around the bullet and render the load no good. No sure if this is true but since they carry for a living I don't use it on any of my pistols.
     
  6. Gavin

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    straightshooter1

    The website says WD-40 is not a carcinogen

    Gavin
     
  7. ljutic73

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    it works great as a fire starter to get my burning barrels going but I won't use it on my guns!!
     
  8. harleyhog

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    works for me and has for 30 years
     
  9. Pull & Mark

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    If my information on WD-40 is correct the active ingredient that they will not tell you is simply fish oil. I can't remember where I got this. Maybe off the history channel. Break-em all. Jeff
     
  10. NintyT

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    Brought back memories. Had a good friend (fellow police officer) whose initials were W.D. Someone had a sense of humor when they gave him the badge number 40.
     
  11. NintyT

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    Brought back memories. Had a good friend (fellow police officer) whose initials were W.D. Someone had a sense of humor when they gave him the badge number 40.
     
  12. Bobshouse

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    Straightshooter1 says "I have been told that they changed the formula after people begain suing for getting ill (Infections?) from using the stuff, but don't know if it's true or not. I don't know for sure if there were any suits."

    No, cause if they did it would be called WD-41...
     
  13. Hipshot 3

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    Why hot damn! That there WD-40 is even better than vasilene, but you better not smoke! Great balls O'Fire!
     
  14. Inspector 12

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    It may be good for some applications, but actually caused me a problem with a Ruger Red Label I own. The gun was liberally sprayed by it's previous owner with WD after every outing. Problem was it gummed up the firing pins and I was getting light primer strikes. Cleaned the gummy chunks out of the firing pin cartidges with some brake clean and it now works fine. Lightly oiled with some Gun Butter and no problems what so ever two years later.
     
  15. tj303

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    I used WD-40 today...for cleaning my hands of roofing tar!
     
  16. maclellan1911

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    If I remember right from discovery/history channel sow WD40 is basiclly Mineral spirits Mineral Oil and parifin wax? I maybe wrong. Google it.
     
  17. Quack Shot

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    Works great instead of butter when frying eggs and bacon! :)
     
  18. halfmile

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    The volatile part dries out, and a shellac like substance is left behind.

    My Dad wiped down his guns with it, and when he apassed away I had to clean them up. It was like paint. would not come off easily even when sprayed with fresh WD.

    Use it on your ignition wires, not your guns.

    HM
     
  19. Tripod

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    I have been using it since 1973 mostly as a rust preventer on my guns. Its the best I have found as I have many and don't tend to clean them as I should. I spray them about once a year.
     
  20. Doctor_Chicago

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    I use it in combination with other products.
     
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