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Old 03-11-2004, 08:03 PM   #15
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You got a wet car lock frozen in the winter? WD-40 doesn't help cuz it doesn't mix with water. LPS is water soluble and helps effect an unfreeze (affect an unthaw?). It also stays around and prevents the next freezup.


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Old 03-11-2004, 08:31 PM   #16
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A spray of WD-40 on standing water will kill the mosquitoes. I forget the name of It, but a horse liniment maybe it's was DMSO found at animal feed stores is good for arthritis, joint pain. My old uncle, a vet used it and you could smell it on his breath. Think I could use some about now. The booze isn't working anymore.

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Old 03-11-2004, 08:34 PM   #17
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I used to take it with me to the .25$ car wash,to use on the distributor cap when got wet. (doesn't help now, no points) PJ
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When I was a teenager I remember my dad using it to start a wet engine, kept some in the car always after that!
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Old 03-12-2004, 04:16 AM   #19
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I know there are lots of people that use WD-40 on their fishing lures. Although this is a relatively small dosage, WD-40 does contain a petrolium base, and I'm not in favor of putting any pollutants in our lakes or rivers.

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Old 03-12-2004, 06:42 AM   #20
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Thumbs up Wonder sprays

Another one for your toolbox is Boeshield T9. It is a lubricant that dries to a thin wax film. Works great on the cast iron tops of woodworking stationary tools and bicycle chains. Originally developed for Boeing aircraft.
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Old 03-12-2004, 07:12 AM   #21
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I eat a lot of beef jerky & beer nuts. Unfortunately, that stuff can bind you up perty bad. I find that if I spray the jerky with WD40 prior to ingesting, I don't have that problem.
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Spray it on gum stuck in the carpet. Gum will come right off with scrapping knife.
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Old 03-12-2004, 09:53 AM   #23
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My wife said if she had known of wd 40 before we were hitched, she wouldn't have needed me!
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Old 03-12-2004, 05:31 PM   #24
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Originally posted by john hd

not a big fan of tri flo, tried it in my .45 and caused it to jam, same with my .30-06.

LPS #2 is a much better lubricant and anti rust spray.

the only thing i like about wd-40 is the "drying of ignitions" it does work as advertised. other than that, i'll stick with hoppes #9 and good old 10w/30 in a squirt can oiler!

John, have you ever tried Howe's oil? It seems to be real good stuff. While not as reportedly universal as WD 40, it is very good as a penetrating oil, and doesn't dry.
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All of these uses for WD-40 and no one mentioned removing big red numbers, shame on you.
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I tried it to remove the stickum left after my big red numbers came off. Unfortunately all it did was drip on my nameplate and take off the blue paint! Lesson learned, but I'm still trying to get the number gunk off.

Personally, when it comes to stuck nuts & bolts, I prefer Kroil. And when it comes to my guitar strings, I wouldn't let either of those products near 'em!

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Do not use it on/in pneumatic
tools, the stuff eats the "0" rings.


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