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Postby D2Cat » Mon Apr 02, 2018 11:38 am

The product was mentioned on another thread and I didn't want to hijack it. I have two or three cans of WD40 with the latest flip up style of spray nozzle that are over half full of fluid but won't spray. I try to always spray with the can in the upright position. At $7 for the taller can it would be cheaper to buy in by the gallon and use it in a pistol grip sprayer. I've looked for the old style spray nozzle buy haven't seen them. What do you guy use?
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Re: WD40

Postby True Grit Farms » Mon Apr 02, 2018 11:56 am

PB Blaster.
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Re: WD40

Postby callmefence » Mon Apr 02, 2018 12:07 pm

Smart straw= dumb idea. Buy the hand spray and gallon jugs.
I prefer WD 40 to pbblaster. Used it this morning to dry out a ignition on a four wheeler.
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Re: WD40

Postby ohiosteve » Mon Apr 02, 2018 12:09 pm

Our Napa still has the gallons and plastic spray bottles. I think blaster does work a little better but I hate the smell. I do like the smell of wd-40.
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Re: WD40

Postby greybeard » Mon Apr 02, 2018 12:18 pm

It doesn't matter which product, when talking about the propellant being depleted long before the product is. Almost all aerosol cans nowadays suffer the same problem and it isn't the can or the nozzle. It's the propellant itself. Used to, refrigerant (CFLs) was used as the propellant gas. EPA type agencies made US manufacturers change to a "non-ozone depleting gas" and the result is the charge leaks out before the product is used.

And yes again to PB Blaster but I have a can of it that is also out of propellant.
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Re: WD40

Postby Silver » Mon Apr 02, 2018 12:34 pm

Aerokroil for loosening and lubricating. WD40 for drying / cleaning electrical contacts. As far as I know WD40 is not a lubricant. It was developed for water displacement. Stands for Water Displacement, 40th formula.
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Re: WD40

Postby Nesikep » Mon Apr 02, 2018 12:37 pm

Swepco 801 is a great lube, also have some Wurth's which seems to work well... For most things I have ATF and kerosene which works about as good and is a buck per gallon
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Re: WD40

Postby greybeard » Mon Apr 02, 2018 12:40 pm

Silver wrote:Aerokroil for loosening and lubricating. WD40 for drying / cleaning electrical contacts. As far as I know WD40 is not a lubricant. It was developed for water displacement. Stands for Water Displacement, 40th formula.

About the only thing I keep WD40 for is the Prefeirt head gate..it's what they recommend for the slides.
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Re: WD40

Postby bball » Mon Apr 02, 2018 12:55 pm

I end up saving up a few 'half cans', cut them open and pour into a spray bottle. Not ideal, but better than throwing them out.
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Re: WD40

Postby Bigfoot » Mon Apr 02, 2018 1:09 pm

Acetone/automatic transmission fluid is by far the best loosener/lubricant. Always be a use for WD 40 when drying something.
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Re: WD40

Postby greybeard » Mon Apr 02, 2018 1:13 pm

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