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WD40

Discussion in 'General Land Rover Forum' started by landy-lee, Jan 11, 2019.

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  1. landy-lee

    landy-lee Active Member

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    Good evening all.

    So what do use WD40 for? apart for helping get rusty old nuts n bolts off.

    I here people spray electrical connectors with it, spray it all over there engines and even clean there wheels with it.
     
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    Wimblowdriver Well-Known Member

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    I used to spray it into the carburettor intakes and slather the throttle slides when laying my track bike up for winter. Big mistake, first ride on a racetrack next season and the WD40 had skinned over and baked the throttle slides to the carb bodies. Went round a hairpin with the throttles stuck open - brown trouser moment :eek::eek::eek:
     
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    Hi use WD40 clean marks from interior trim on most plastics also lubricate rubber seals doors and windows
     
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    Use as man spray inside my Freelander 1 to mask the hairspray products:D
     
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    Use it for getting chain lube of my motorcycle swing arm and wheel excellent degreaser
     
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    Use it on squid bait when cod fishing (I kid you not)
     
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    nobber Well-Known Member

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    I cleaned the plastic in my car once with it, it worked a treat, I sh1t you not it attracted mice, I caught half a dozen field mice in my car over the space of a week. They must have been able to small it a mile off.
     
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    Good job you weren't inundated with cod
     
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    The window rubber channel guides on old l200.
    they dry out and window goes up then down one of a large lists of issues with THE l200.
     
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    There is a web page somewhere, they list 1001 uses for it, some of it wierd, some very good.
     
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    Al2O3 Well-Known Member

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    Its a Water Dispersant really, hence it's name. However, as hughdavies says, it's canny useful LINKY
     
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    Makes a nice salad dressing. Tangy!
     
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    Makes a good aftershave..

    i get it in 5 litre bottles and spray it monthly under my rangy to keep it rust free, works a treat..

    Crap at penetration though "snigger" i find acetone and ATF in an oil can makes a great penetrant, shake it well before use mind you ;)
     
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    Sounds lush. Fab sprayed on chips anorl, allegedly :D
     
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    WOW! Does spraying that under your Rangy attract women? Do you think it would work under a Trattor o_O:confused::cool:
     
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    Nope, that's what my incredible good looks are for :eek::oops:;):D

    WD40 does attract wildlife though :confused: don't know whats in it, must be the smell :D
     
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    What on Earth are you doing with the wildlife! :eek::eek::eek::p:D
     
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    None of your business :confused::eek::D
     
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    The only thing I use it for is to stop my tools going rusty, and occasionally as a cleaner - which is does quite well.

    Plenty of better products out there to get rusty stuff undone, my favourite is plus-gas
     
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    With people getting aftershave/perfume for Xmas we had a discussion about favourites and ones we'd like.

    I got strange looks when I said I'd love an aftershave that had a smell a bit like classic cars - leather, oil, petrol, hot metal............is it just me?
     
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