Thanks for the info from "both Bills" regarding WD-40........
In actual fact i have applied a light oil to the threaded rods on my winch.
I did use the WD-40 mostly as a solvent to remove the heavy, grease that was
probably mixed (coated) with water from exposure and turned to "glue" in the
cold wx. These threaded rods and drive nuts do not have real tight
tolerance anyway, so i don't think "excessive" lubrication is required. I
inspect them monthly.
From: Bill Wall <email@example.com>
To: Bill Coleman AA4LR <firstname.lastname@example.org>; Steve Babcock
<email@example.com>; firstname.lastname@example.org <email@example.com>
Date: Tuesday, December 07, 1999 4:31 PM
Subject: Re: [TowerTalk] US Tower Motor Winch in Winter
>Hi Bill and all,
>Many years ago my hobby was guns. Custom guns and store bought. I use to
>WD-40 on my guns. I found it to be corrosive and a pathetic lubricant. I
>contacted WD-40 engineers/chemist about this and they would not talk about
>my problem. After doing research,
>I found Lubriplate to be best. LPS was very close and CRC was third.
>gun oil was a cleaner, not really a good lubricant. I hope this will not
>stir anything up, but I recommend finding these companies and talking to
>WW Grainger sells some of these products and furnishes product sheets also.
> Good Holidays everyone,
> Bill Wall KC4UZ
> Quads are still best
>Bill Coleman AA4LR wrote:
>> On 12/4/99 10:20 AM, Steve Babcock at firstname.lastname@example.org wrote:
>> >I now have since cleaned the rods and keep them lubed with
>> >light oil...ie WD-40.
>> WARNING! Look very carefully at your can of WD-40. Nowhere will you find
>> the word "lubricant".
>> Sure, WD-40 has lubricating properties, but its components are way too
>> volatile to stay in place long enough to do the job. After a couple of
>> weeks, any lubrication is GONE. WD-40 is designed to penetrate and
>> displace water.
>> If you want to use a silicone lubricant, get one that is waxy enough to
>> do the job. LPS makes an excellent series of products. I would recommend
>> LPS 2.
>> Bill Coleman, AA4LR, PP-ASEL Mail: email@example.com
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