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Old 05-30-2008, 08:33 PM   #15
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I don't think is water soluble at all. I buy it in gallon cans and use a spray bottle to spray hand tools and my machine tools. It makes an excellent hand cleaner and a so so penetrating oil. If you want a good penetrating oil use Kroil.

Another good use for the aerosol cans is to start diesel engines the oil lubricates the engine and propane propellant in the can gives the kick to start the engine.
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Old 05-30-2008, 08:47 PM   #16
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...Does this sound like good advice?...
no.

MOST of what needs to be washed off is water soluble...

and w/d doesn't do this part (try wiping your arse with wd on t.p., it won't work)...

or try washing dishes after a meal with the stuff...

so use water and an mild soap to INCREASE the effectiveness of water...

the small about of water INsoluble stuff that remains can be removed with a variety of products...

most of what remains after soap/water is oil soluble and many products (including wd) work.

lastly the baked/dead/dried, no longer soluble (in water or oil) stuff should be removed with clay...

this process is outlined in other threads and MANY automotive detailing websites.

using a gallon or 2 of wd this was is silly and environmentally reckless.

along with being UNSAFE for the person doing the job...

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Old 05-31-2008, 12:30 AM   #17
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Isn't the main ingredient kerosene?
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Old 05-31-2008, 01:15 AM   #18
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From what I hear, WD-80 is twice as good...
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Old 05-31-2008, 05:39 AM   #19
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The clay 2air mentions can be bought as kits at most auto parts stores and Walmart. I have used it on my classic cars but never on my Airstream I haven't had a reason to yet.
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Old 05-31-2008, 05:54 AM   #20
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The clay 2air mentions can be bought as kits at most auto parts stores and Walmart. I have used it on my classic cars but never on my Airstream I haven't had a reason to yet.
Speaking of clay, I have been using it on my vehicles and now my 19CCD, for at least 10 years now.

Great stuff!!! I get all of my cleaning and polishing supplies from Car Care, Detail Supplies, Garage Organization, Car Accessories - Griot's Garage 800-345-5789

Their quality, consistency and customer service is excellent!!!
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From what I hear, WD-80 is twice as good...
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Old 05-31-2008, 03:33 PM   #22
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Two comments: NEVER use anything to start a diesel except diesel fuel - period!

According to the Mfg's of WD-40, there is NOTHING in it that can harm you! It is not kerosene based.

Sorry, but that's my 2 cents worth.
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According to the people at Kennedy space center they invented it. Oh well maybe they were wrong
It was in fact, Rocket Chemical company. Norm Larsen invented it in 1953.
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The main ingredient in all car care products is marketing. Some of these products also have useful trace contaminations of chemicals that actually do some good.
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WD-40 the fly...



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It was the Rocket Chemical Company, not NASA that invented it, for Atlas missiles. The hard part was keeping the employees from taking it home at night!
The Rocket Chemical company WD-40 was used as an ultra low temp lubircant for the Inertial Nav system in ICBMs.
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3 in 1 oil and WD 40 have to be the two most universal and probably the best lubricants and water displacement items every made. I have tried may new products over the years for all types of lubrication and rust protection. Nothing is better than 3 in 1 or WD 40. I use 3 in 1 oil in lock mechanisms and it seems to last forever. And the fomulas for both are TOP SCRET to this day.
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not being argumentative...

after my mother-in-law got froggy and squirted WD40 into all of her locksets arount the house, and seizing up about half of them, I asked the locksmith where i work what was up with that. He said that you should never use any oil in locksets... only alcohol and graphite. I disassembled the offended locksets, washed them out with alcohol and lubricated them with the graphite. The work fine now. mother-in-law saved a couple hundred dollars because she would have had to have a locksmith come out to do what I did. However, no good deed goes unpunished... but that's another story.
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