Learned from my husband

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  1. marlingardener

    marlingardener Strong Ash

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    Almost everyone knows about WD-40, which loosens frozen moving parts and helps eliminate rust. I use it frequently but never knew where it got its name. It is the 40th combination of lubricants, therefore WD-40.
    My husband explained this to me as I was squirting WD-40 on a squeaky fan. I'm so happy I married an intelligent and educated man!
     
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  3. Doghouse Riley

    Doghouse Riley In Flower

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    It's fine for the uses you've described, but keep it away from electrical contacts. For those you need switch cleaner.
     
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    From what I know, WD-40 is a moisture repellent very fine penetrating oil. It was invented because nuclear warhead carrying missiles and their supporting machinery needed to be kept in perfect working order at all times.

    I just Googled up what I knew, and found this page:

    https://www.wd40.com/history/

    Today far better products are on the market, for example, I personally use Antecor-40, as this is certified for firearms use also. Whereas WD-40 is known to damage the pasteurization (chemical bluing) rust preventive surface coating of weapons.

    But of course, WD-40 is the iconic image that instantly pops in our minds whenever we need to unscrew a rusty nut and bolt.

    Now look at the picture below! :rofl:

    IMG_20200702_202654.jpg
     
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    S-H, absolutely funny! I like the smell of WD40 but, ummm, I don't think I would try it as cologne.
     
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    Back in the 1970`s it was going round that it helped arthritic joints ! My mother tried it,,,didn`t help !
    ACF 50 is a better lubricant !
     
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    MG, I am missing something. I get where the 40 comes from but where does the WD come from?
     
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    water displacement
     
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    Cayuga Morning Strong Ash Plants Contributor

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    Water displacement?? I would never have gotten that. Keeps water out of moving metal parts, preventing rust & corrosion?

    The things one learns on this site.
     
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    toni Mistress of Garden Junque Staff Member Moderator Plants Contributor

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    If it won't move but should, use WD40
    If it moves but shouldn't, use Duct Tape.
     
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    I use it for getting that annoying Price sticker residue off items I’ve purchased!!Works like a charm!!
     
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    Right Toni ! Ronni I didn`t know that but will use it now ! Those stickers are a pain in the posterior !
     
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    I'm writing a book about WD-40. It's non-friction.
     
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    toni Mistress of Garden Junque Staff Member Moderator Plants Contributor

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    uggggggg...
     

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