[Top] [All Lists]

[TenTec] On Contact Cleaning

To: <tentec@contesting.com>
Subject: [TenTec] On Contact Cleaning
From: K8MN@cats-net.com (Dave Heil)
Date: Fri, 26 Feb 1999 16:45:21 -0800
Simmons, Reid W wrote:
> Dale;
> WD-40 was not intended as a lubricant.  The "WD" stands for Water
> Displacement, which it does very well.  I used it liberally on my snow
> blower to prevent starting problems caused by the electrical system
> getting when snow and ice got into it during normal use.
> Reid, K7YX

I'm looking at a can as I prepare this.  It reads in part, "penetrates
and lubricates...Drives out water...Leaves protective film against rust
and corrosion...Un-jams and lubricates..."

I guess it was intended as a lubricant.  A better product (sold in three
"grades" ranging from 1 (like WD-40) to 3 (almost like a spray grease)
is LPS.  LPS also manufactures an instant cold galvanizing compound
which comes in both spray cans for tower touch-up and in large cans for
brush application.

Almost anything containing petroleum distillates or oil will displace
Dave Heil K8MN
For 5H3US photos, go to 

FAQ on WWW:               http://www.contesting.com/tentecfaq.htm
Submissions:              tentec@contesting.com
Administrative requests:  tentec-REQUEST@contesting.com
Problems:                 owner-tentec@contesting.com
Search:                   http://www.contesting.com/km9p/search.htm

<Prev in Thread] Current Thread [Next in Thread>