WD-40 Test

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  1. Jul 18, 2019 #81

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    I add my own, 2 of wife's capsules, spray down good on a paper plate and good to go:p
     
  2. Jul 18, 2019 #82

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    Boeshield was invented by the aircraft industry to minimize corrosion during storage and shipping, don't know if WD40 was or not. I use Boeshield on my large woodworking tools to keep the cast iron tips from rusting during storage periods of several months, and it does a nice job.
     
  3. Jul 18, 2019 #83

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    I still have a gallon can of WD40 under my work bench. While it may not work well in other applications, it works very well with my guns. But I don't use it for lube or storage. For storage I use Barricade in the bore and various gun oils for lubing moving parts. I also found BreakFree CLP to give excellent results in the bore.
     
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  4. Jul 18, 2019 #84

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    Absolutely not! Let do Char cloth first .... Please

    LOL
     
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  5. Jul 19, 2019 #85

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    I haven't used this spray yet. Boeshield makes several different products don't they? Which one were you referring to?
     
  6. Jul 19, 2019 #86

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    I've been using WD-40 specialist for long term storage based on a test I saw of 30 or so other chemicals. So far I like it.

    I do know that WD-40 used long term can give a brown patina to firearms. I know it's rust, but I like the look. I have an old matte finished revolver that has taken on a mellow brown tint after 30 years of being oiled with it.

    Growing up we used 3 in 1 oil. I stopped when I went rabbit hunting and noticed that the action was working slow enough to actually watch it move. A can of brake cleaner and a a worn out tooth brush later....all my 3 in 1 went into the trash.

    For shorter storage I'm still a fan of Ballistol.
     
  7. Jul 19, 2019 #87

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    We should make a list of the myths that are not true about WD40.

    I sprayed some in my highwall a couple weeks ago. Anyone want to wager on whether it will work or not this weekend in Kansas? Maybe it will be too gummed up to operate? What do you think?
     
  8. Jul 19, 2019 #88

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    Ridge said he likes the brown patina from long term use of WD 40. As do I. What does it do for the patina on Brass? I've been using it for several years on my little brass cannon and I like the look. But is it the WD 40 doing it or just the years and the natural aging?
     
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  9. Jul 19, 2019 #89

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    Boeshield T-9. I mostly use it for long term storage (over winter). When I am in the shop I use Johnson's Paste Wax regularly to control rust. The T-9 is expensive stuff.
     
  10. Jul 19, 2019 #90

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    Boeshield T-9 leaves a pretty "waxy" residue. Don't like it for exposed surfaces except for storage. But I've found nothing better for the underside of pinned barrels. Amazing stuff. Like it so much for that job that I now apply it to the bottom side of keyed barrels hidden within the stock. Makes it real easy to assure that water accumulated there on rainy days doesn't go to work on the metal.
     
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  11. Jul 19, 2019 #91

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    I'm sure it is a good product, maybe even a" miracle in bottle". But what do you mean by expensive?
     
  12. Jul 20, 2019 #92

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    I can say from personal experience that WD-40 gets sticky and can cause the fly in a flintlock to not function.
     
  13. Jul 20, 2019 #93

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    I've been using WD-40 for over 50 years. It leaves a light machine oil residue after the penetrating liquid evaporates, so I will use a heavier oil after a few days for long term storage. After using it almost exclusively as a "just after use" rust preventative, it has worked well and has caused absolutely no problems. My only problem is not being able to see the targets clearly any more, but I have not tried spraying any in my eyes (yet).
     
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    It takes some time so if you use the gun and clean soon, it is OK. Soap and water will remove fresh WD-40 but once hard, you need scrapers.
     
  15. Jul 21, 2019 #95

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    I keep searching for that hard wd40 glaze. Sound like it would be better than lacquer finish. So far, no love. Must be just me.
     
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    I guess folks just glazed over my comments about the formula changing over the years and the product having different owners. Even Coca Cola has changed their formula, in fact they have different formulas/ingredients depending on where the product is made. Using local ingredients or substituting an ingredient when it becomes expensive, save companies millions of dollars. This happens all the time.

    The drying of the product in the past is real, many of us experienced it. What we do not know is what was the cause. However the results of it drying and freezing causing actions to gum up and firing pins to seize was enough for many sportsman to hate the product and swear off it forever.

    For those who use WD-40 and like it, I'm glad it works for you. For me it has been a disappointment and nightmare over the decades, it's usefulness offset by it's uselessness.
     
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  17. Jul 21, 2019 #97

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    Let's assume your comments about WD-40 changing its formula is correct.

    That might explain why after over 2 weeks, the WD-40 I put into that cap tin lid still looks just like the 30w motor oil it turned into after the solvents had evaporated in the first few days of the experiment.

    That would mean all of the old warnings and bugaboo comments bad mouthing using WD-40 are no longer valid and probably haven't been for a long time. (I bought this WD-40 well over two years ago.)

    The tests current status? It is still sitting in my room and it hasn't changed since the last time I mentioned it. Still looks and flows just like 30w motor oil.
     
  18. Jul 21, 2019 #98

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    One of the really, really neat things about the forum is, when your looking at the index for a sub-forum you can just pass right by the topics that don't interest you.
    There aren't any rules that say everyone must read every single topic shown.

    That's right. If you just read the title and decide, "I don't want to read that one.", you just pass by it and select a topic that interests you.

    Pretty neat, don't you think? :)
     
  20. Jul 21, 2019 #100

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    No need to make too many assumptions, They admit to changing the formula on their website.
    Also, I strongly suspect their source and specific type of aliphatic hydrocarbons changed when they were bought by the coleman fuel company in the mid 90's. Seems odd that a company producing aliphatic hydrocarbons would keep the same supplier unless they were the original supplier.
     

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