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Old 10-01-2013, 04:40 PM   #1
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Wd-40

Any difference between regular and marine WD-40?
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Old 10-01-2013, 04:50 PM   #2
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Probably only the price.

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What's the can look like? According to their web site, WD-40 is WD-40 in either an aerosol or handy pen (what ever that is) but no marine WD-40.
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Old 10-01-2013, 05:11 PM   #4
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I hope not as I buy it in gallon cans to refill spray bottles.
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Old 10-02-2013, 01:07 AM   #5
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While "Lube" topic is HOT!


LUBRICATORS, PROTECTORS, and PENETRATORS (no rank or order):

General mechanical needs...

Gibbs – penetrates, protects, and lubricates: http://www.gibbsbrand.net/

Boeshield – penetrating protectorate liquid: http://boeshield.com/

B’Laster – lube and penetrating liquids:
http://www.blastercorporation.com/

Kano / Kroil – penetrating liquids:
http://www.kanolabs.com/

Gun Lubes...

Tetragun –
http://www.tetraproducts.com/

Breakfree –
http://www.break-free.com/

Slipstream –


Motorcycle Lubes...

Bel-Ray –
http://www.belray.com/


LPS – http://www.lpslabs.com/

LPS 3 – http://www.jdindustrialsupply.com/lps.html

MY OWN LUBE CONCOCTION – 10% kerosene, 30% baby oil, and 60% 15-40W diesel oil. Apply by small brush or good old (classic), thin-long-neck/screw-top/bench-top oil can.

Other Lubes...

Rust Check – Canadian product. Available in some Kmart stores and some select locations. http://www.rustcheck.com/

WALTERS Hang-On – Sprays thin into tightest areas, quickly evaporates, leaves Grease film. To buy - http://www.heavydutystore.com/walter...-pr-63813.html

Video -
WD-40
– General all purpose lube and penetrator http://www.wd40.com/

Liquid Wrench – General purposes penetrator and lubricant: http://www.liquidwrench.com/

Automatic Transmission Fluid and Motor Oils – Any brand seem to somewhat protect, penetrate, and lube items too.
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Just for S & G... In regard to WD-40 uses... IMHO, and WD website too!

"WD" = Water Displacement. In addition, I have found its slight lubricating capabilities to work well in confined quarters, while leaving no build up of oily/greasy gunk. I.e... key lock internals / closed hinge areas / marine and auto throttle and shift cables at control junctions / small fan bearings... etc. Reason I use WD for these applications is that WD does not attract dust and its repeat annual or semi-annual applications do not eventually gum up the works; therefore cleaning off the oily/greasy gunk in confined quarters becomes a non issue. Just ask my 46 yr old Buick Wildcat Muscle Car, 36 yr old Tollycraft Pleasure Cruiser Trawler, 28 yr old 1 ton 4WD High Performance Chevy. And yes... these rigs do talk – that is, if you speak correctly to them and then listen very carefully to their response!

All the following is from WD website:

What does WD-40 stand for?

WD-40 literally stands for Water Displacement, 40th formula. That's the name straight out of the lab book used by the chemist who developed the product back in 1953. The chemist, Norm Larsen, was attempting to concoct a formula to prevent corrosion—a task which is done by displacing water. Norm's persistence paid off when he perfected the formula on his 40th try.

Lube Functions



- Helps lubricate fretboard on guitars
- Lubricate O-rings when rebuilding oil pumps
- Lubricate snap swivels on dog runs
- Use to lubricate hockey goals and keep them from rusting
- Lubricate arrow inserts for easy replacement
- Lubricate guide rollers on digger derrick
- Lubricate landing gear on model airplanes
- Lubricate wheels on kitchen bake center
- Helps lubricate chinstrap snaps on football helmets
- Lubricate sections of telescoping golf ball retrievers
- Use the No-Mess Pen to lubricate the area under the hook of a sewing machine
- Lubricate aluminum blind stoppers to prevent blinds from sticking
- Lubricate raising mechanisms for Purple Martin (bird) houses
- Lubricate hose barbs for easy insertion into new synthetic rubber hoses
- Use the No-Mess Pen to lubricate/stop squeaks on small kitchen cabinet door hinges
- Lubricate wheels of paper shredders, to prevent paper from jamming
- Use the No-Mess Pen to lubricate hinges on windshield wipers without making a mess

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I have heard that the main ingredient in WD 40 Is fish oil.

Can anyone verify this to be true?

Practical Sailor did a test on corrosion inhibitors and the product TC11 won hands down. I have used it on my boat and I can tell you the stuff is fantastic for preventing corrosion on electrical components.

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Old 10-02-2013, 11:15 AM   #8
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As far as I know WD-40 is only good for very light (or worse) lubrication and the much better ability to displace moisture. And I'm sure there are better products for that to.

Can you tell .... I'm not a fan.

Dude .... sounds fishy to me.
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Sounds fishy to me.

Eric That cracked me up. Thanks I needed that this morning.

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Wow Dude - TC11 reads pretty good on their website! Thanks for mentioning it! - Art

BTW, good to see/hear from ya... how's it going??
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I made my own fuse panel from a wide strip of copper. 3" wide by 2' soldered on fuse clips and sprayed it with the TC 11. Nary a sign of green after 3 years.

Things are great. Boat runs beautifully. Having fun in the great white north.

Thanks.

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When I am going to do a job, like impeller replacement, likely to spill some salt water on metal parts I give all the metal in the area a good spraying of WD 40 before. Then a rinse of fresh water after.
Maybe it has some fish oil in it it sure doesn't smell like it.
I like plain Liquid Wrench as a penetrant, "rust breaker".
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Old 10-02-2013, 05:48 PM   #13
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I guess the can I saw was a limited edition thing.
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I guess the can I saw was a limited edition thing.
I dunno. I have been racking my brain trying to think of something that they could do to make it more amenable to the marine environment. But water displacement is water displacement. So I still think it is a marketing ploy.

That said, I had a really good experience with my local West Marine the other day, and when all is said and done it is hard to beat dealing with people who have their own boats and the same problems as we do. Probably that is not true of every West Marine, but the one in Tallahassee, Florida seems to be head and shoulders above, so I do not mind giving them a good word. (No, I do not have any sort of connection with it. :-)

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PB Blaster,...rust penetrant

While I was working in SE Asia back in the mid 90's I was totally amazed at the market domination by the WD-40 product.

What I found even more amazing was its use as a rust penetrant. It really is extremely poor at this task.

While working on some particularly difficult projects that needed a good 'penetrant' to get things parted I was recommended a product called 'PB Blaster'. I can HIGHLY recommend this product as a penetrant
Blaster Racing

PB Penetrating Catalyst


I remember one particular instance of a frozen splined shaft on an outboard engine. I tried many different solutions, including long soakings. None of them worked. PB Blaster had it apart in less than a half-hour.
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Norm's persistence paid off when he perfected the formula on his 40th try.
Reminds me of Edward Weston's Pepper No. 30;

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Thanks for the reminder. I used Bel-Ray years ago on my motorcycle chain. It was far and away better than any other lubricant. Does not fling off, does not drip, chain does not kink and does not require as much adjustment. Now I cannot think of anywhere on my own boat which is chain operated but maybe someone might have an application.
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So what do you use on thru hull fitting to keep them from rusting or binding up ? And how often ?

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So what do you use on thru hull fitting to keep them from rusting or binding up ? And how often ?

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How about white lithium grease?
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So what do you use on thru hull fitting to keep them from rusting or binding up ? And how often ?

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