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Old 11-02-2014, 10:55 AM   #11
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When I first saw the thread title I thought it said, "WD-40 Fact and Friction".
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Old 11-02-2014, 02:21 PM   #12
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Indeed, it is a horrible lubricant. In fact, if you spray it on something that is greased (like a bearing) it will dissolve the grease and the bearing will be ruined. I would not use on a painted surface either, the naptha eats clear coat, turns it cloudy looking. If you need a cleaner there are many cleaners that are far better, if you need a lube there are tons and tons of lube products far better. To me using WD-40 to fix a problem is akin to using duct tape to fix problems, short term fix at best.
The stuff is crap and it smells as such.
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Old 11-02-2014, 05:17 PM   #13
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I find it amazing that the lubricant recommended for my Superglide is WD40 or 3 in 1 oil to be used on the way tubes and plastic wear plate on each day of use.. I chose 3 in1 oil.


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Old 11-02-2014, 05:36 PM   #14
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Yep WD40 is a water displacement agent and it does some other things well. As for spray lubricate, IMHO yo can't beat Slip Plate.
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Old 11-02-2014, 05:38 PM   #15
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Thanks.. Will give it a try.


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Old 11-02-2014, 09:26 PM   #16
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Indeed, it is a horrible lubricant. In fact, if you spray it on something that is greased (like a bearing) it will dissolve the grease and the bearing will be ruined. I would not use on a painted surface either, the naptha eats clear coat, turns it cloudy looking. If you need a cleaner there are many cleaners that are far better, if you need a lube there are tons and tons of lube products far better. To me using WD-40 to fix a problem is akin to using duct tape to fix problems, short term fix at best.
The stuff is crap and it smells as such.
I would agree. It's not a great lubricant. More of a solvent. I do use it as a penetrating oil but not for permanent lubricant. The solvent evaporates and what's left does not do much.
As for cleaning do you really want to put that much solvent into ypur environment.
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Old 11-25-2014, 10:57 PM   #17
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Fact: WD-40 used on machinist tools will lead to "black rust". I was taught this back in 1969 while taking machine shop course. The instructor used WD-40 on a piece of tool steel which had been heat treated and ground to a mirror finish. He used another product on a sister piece of this steel. Two days later the WD-40 coated piece started showing small black spots on it then five days later it looked as though it was infected with something. The other piece never showed a change. Just saying that WD-40 is not a good metal preservative.
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