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Old 02-05-2020, 11:12 PM   #1
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Hi, I had to laugh today. Watching a YouTube I saw a sailboat cruiser who's dinghy had capsized and drenched his 4-stroke outboard. While rebuilding the carb he uses WD-40.

Come on guys... Anyone here not sprayed a can or twenty of that stuff?

Remember the name is for "Water Displacement, 40th formula." I never have used it for that, always for a lube or a cleaner or (hand over mouth) a bolt loosener. For all those jobs it's, well not crap, but not the best...

What kills me is someone is actually using it for water displacement! Good on you mate!

Check the vids from the beginning, they've been from Sweden to Africa to South America to Panama to Hawaii to Alaska to BC to Seattle and on and on... The wife is about half way cute. Like most of us, they had to fix things along the journey.

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Old 02-05-2020, 11:36 PM   #2
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I probably haven't shot it in nearly twenty years now, but I used to use WD-40 as the propellant in my potato gun. It would send a potato out of sight downrange. Is that stuff still flammable now-a-days? DD
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Old 02-05-2020, 11:42 PM   #3
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...I used to use WD-40 as the propellant in my potato gun. It would send a potato out of sight downrange... Is that stuff still flammable now-a-days? DD
Get back out there son and report here ASAP! Haha.
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This is the Penetration Oil that I use. A number of years ago, the tools in my toolbox were going slightly rusty, so I sprayed them with WD40, and they got worse. It would have been better that I did not spray them. Then I heard of INOX, which is actually Oil Based and it works a treat. This is how their blurb describes this product:-

The only lubricant in the world with the special MX3 anti-corrosion, anti-moisture formula for the twenty – first century. MX3 is an anti-corrosion anti-moisture lubricant designed to be sprayed on surfaces and between moving parts. The lubricant is made with a high grade white oil, rust inhibitors and other components to give lasting protection from corrosion and oxidation. MX3 will penetrate through bolts and parts that are stuck together to help loosen and easily free up without causing damage.

Over the years INOX MX3 has become known as the “Supreme Lubricant” and the go to product when the highest of quality is needed. The special MX3 formula is now sought after all around the globe making it one of the leading lubricants in the world today. These qualities make it safe for almost every market out there including: Automotive, aviation, commercial, domestic, electrical & electronics, engineering, farming & mining, firearms, fishing, hobbies, manufacturing, marine, motorcycles, sports and transport.
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Old 02-06-2020, 12:06 AM   #5
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Trev, you're the man!

But now it's lit...

Pile on folks.
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Old 02-06-2020, 12:14 AM   #6
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Egg on face..
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Old 02-06-2020, 12:17 AM   #7
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Old 02-06-2020, 04:43 AM   #8
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If you've never seen this channel subscribe. Great reviews. BTW, in his tests, WD40 beat PB Blaster.

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Old 02-06-2020, 04:54 AM   #9
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How well did WD-40 do against Kroil and mix of ATF and Acitone(sp?) ?

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Old 02-06-2020, 07:20 AM   #10
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How well did WD-40 do against Kroil and mix of ATF and Acitone(sp?) ?
Check it out.
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Old 02-06-2020, 12:30 PM   #11
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What do the different colored bars on the chart mean?
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WD-40 company makes a penetrating fluid, so any comparisons to regular WD-40 may not apply.
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What do the different colored bars on the chart mean?
For each brand there were 4 test nuts and bolts each with its own color.
Except for the heat test that had only 2.


Each one required a different torque to loosen and the final value is the average of the 4 readings.
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Old 02-06-2020, 07:17 PM   #14
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I have some cabinets similar to this:



except mine are the old style with hard plastic drawers and metal cases. I got them used and previous owner stuck labels on all the drawers. Dunno what he used but it's a bitch to get off - repeated soaking with WD-40 loosens it enough to carefully scrape off with razor blade. Glue seems to have etched plastic but at least I can get it clean enough to re-label.
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Old 02-06-2020, 08:52 PM   #15
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Rain-x is good to remove the adhesive left from removing labels.
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Old 02-06-2020, 09:39 PM   #16
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As far as using wd-40 for shooting potatoes, the reason it used to work good was that the propellant was propane. Now they use co2, which puts fires out instead. The spoiled all the fun.
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Old 02-07-2020, 01:47 PM   #17
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I'm surprised how well Liquid Wrench did. I believe it was around long before WD40.
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Old 02-07-2020, 06:00 PM   #18
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I saw that same test. We always used Liquid Wrench 40 years ago. When I saw this test, it made me reconsider.


I think we used WD-40 in my son's potato cannon.
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There is a Part 2 where he tests more products. I'm a fan of Seafoam which did very well.
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I had a 7.3 idi diesel that had sat for a couple years and when I tried to start it, fuel wasn't getting through the injection pump to the injectors. A diesel injection service told me that parts inside those pumps can get sticky. Not needing the pickup, I took the top off the pump, sucked the diesel fuel out and filled it with Kroil. I was able to let it sit for a few months, but when I tried to start it, I had fuel to the injectors and was able to get it running. Would some of the other products have done the same.......who knows. And I had a lot of time to let it work. It also worked to free the base on a cast iron pitcher pump with a brass cylinder. There again, I had a lot time to let it work and would give it a shot every day for a couple weeks. It had a brass cylinder, so grabbing it with a pipe wrench wasn't on option. I've used all the other mentioned products over the years and haven't been able to tell much difference--except heat always works and is fast!!!!
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