WD-40, that essential "tool" in every garage

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  1. Don

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      • Richard Cranium

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          • BeeKool

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            WD-40 re-upped their game simply by giving us the new straw that cant be lost.

            Ive several cans of penetrant but wd gets used the most simply because its handy
             
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              How soon before they're forced to go with paper straws? :rolleyes:
               
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                I used WD-40 for years; especially in my younger mechanic days. Gas station mechanics had the stuff by the case.
                I just recently started using Kano aerokroil (" the oil that creeps")
                Industrial project often used by air plane mechanics. Used it on the removal of my upper control arm bolts; made the job much easier. Have to try this stuff for tuff rust jobs!
                By the way; loved Paul Harvey's reporting!

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                • BeeKool

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                  Ive talked to people who spray WD40 on fishing lures. Swear by it.
                   
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                    I've heard this.
                     
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                    8F368566-FC72-40B5-9214-D257480D45BB.gif Old WD 40 ad.
                     
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                      Nowadays WD40 is way behind with their product, can't remember the last time I've bought a can but it is handy in places where smell is an issue. My go to penetrating oil is PB Blaster then I keep designated "lubes" for the lubrication side of things.
                       
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                        I know an old timer that would rub it into his arthritic knees.. he swears by it. Seems I heard somewhere that it's made with a type of fish oil
                         
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                        I use PB blaster for most jobs, but I do love the smell of WD40.
                         
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                          I heard somewhere it had some kerosene. Can't the Chinese reverse engineer stuff like this?
                           
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                          Seems today that Kano & PB work better than WD. The smell is nice though, but still not in the same league as Hoppes #9!!!
                           
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                            Mechanics perfume.
                             
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                              I like the built in straw, but PB is the Go To.
                               
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                                WD 40
                                water displacement formula #40

                                it's not the best lubricant
                                but has many great uses

                                yes the fishing lure trick works too
                                 
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