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Old 09-15-2008, 01:12 PM   #1
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I do, potato cannon and as starting fluid.




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Works well as a Diesel Primer!

The best application is grease removal.
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Works well as a Diesel Primer!

The best application is grease removal.
It's good for the inside of range hoods, but I use that simple green now, works fantastic, no stink.



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Only for omelets!
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It takes off duct tape residue and is a great form release for steigmeir forms.
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Good for rifles if you get rained on. Follow up with oil. Corrosion Block or Boeshield T-9 is better.
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Back in the old days. I'd soak my .50 cal M-2 HB Machinegun in it and freak the shat out of new Lt's when I fired it at night. Flames would be shooting out in every direction five feet.
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"Double-D-40", the lubricant for big-chested women.
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believe it or not, we used to spray wd-40 into the female end of our electric cords as a last resort when we kept tripping our GFI. This was Seattle, so we had a lot of moisture to deal with and GFI's tripped alot on the jobsite. A plumber told us about this and we tried it and it seemed to work good.

Obviously we sprayed it in there, then took the air nozzle and cleaned it out. Not like we had puddles of wd-40 in our electric cords.

I was told the "wd" stands for water displacement. Not sure how true that is.
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When fishing in Texas, I'd spray a little on a lure and dangle it near bridge pilings and get all kinds of hits.
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also, it'll take paint off hardwood floors
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Does anyone know where I can get a good deal on some WD-40?




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It also works wonders in cleaning the chain lube and gunk off of my motorcycles wheels.
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believe it or not, we used to spray wd-40 into the female end of our electric cords as a last resort when we kept tripping our GFI. This was Seattle, so we had a lot of moisture to deal with and GFI's tripped alot on the jobsite. A plumber told us about this and we tried it and it seemed to work good.

Obviously we sprayed it in there, then took the air nozzle and cleaned it out. Not like we had puddles of wd-40 in our electric cords.

I was told the "wd" stands for water displacement. Not sure how true that is.

That is correct. The 40 is formula or attempt #40. Finally got it right on the 40th try.

One thing that WD is NOT is a lubricant.

Until about 5 years ago, the word Lubricant was not to be found on the can. Why it is now is beyond me.

WD is also wonderful for dressing brushed steel! Apply to a rag LIBERALLY. Wipe in the direction of the brushing. Let sit fir 5 minutes. Remove excess with dry cloth! Looks great! Like Sheila-Shine.

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wd40 is poo... it just strips the good lube off what ever your lubing..tri-flo is good.
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wd40 is poo... it just strips the good lube off what ever your lubing..tri-flo is good.
Tri-Flow is probably one of the BEST lubricants.

WD-40, as stated in the previous post, is NOT a lubricant. It is for surfacting Water and Other petroleum distillates such as you have stated.

WD-40 is the BEST at what it is designed to do.
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Commit a crime, and can not help but leave fingerprints???? WD will save your sorry assssss.
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I hope your not speaking from experience....

I have leather that I cut into 11"x11" squares, I saturate them with WD40 and layer them with my blades....leather, blade, leather, blade...

Keeps'em nice and rust free!
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I hope your not speaking from experience....

I have leather that I cut into 11"x11" squares, I saturate them with WD40 and layer them with my blades....leather, blade, leather, blade...

Keeps'em nice and rust free!
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