On 12/8/99 23:04, Robert Harris at firstname.lastname@example.org wrote:
>I suggest you read Jim Weierich's E-Mail to this group. I was only quoting
>my experiences with WD-40. It has proven to be a great product and I would
>not want to go without it.
I agree that WD-40 is a great product. I have a couple of can's in my
workshop. I use it to unlock corroded hardware. I also use it to prevent
galling when tightening/loosening stainless hardware if anti-sieze wasn't
used. (BTW, it works great) I use it to CLEAN switch and connector
But WD-40 is a lousy lubricant for the long term because its too
>Jim's E-Mail quotes WD-40 factory claims which I
>have no reason to dispute, since I have used it extensively on Aircraft as
>well as other applications which a propensity to corrode.
Several aircraft mechanics that I know won't let WD-40 NEAR any aircraft.
I surely hope you do NOT use WD-40 to "lubricate" any of your aircraft's
moving surfaces. It is also NOT recommended for long-term corrosion
protection. (Indeed, it can CAUSE corrosion by removing existing
>There may be better lubricants, and corrosion inhibitors, but it
>does do a good job.
For lubrication, LPS 1 and 2 are superior. For corrosion inhibitors, LPS
3 and ACS-50 are far superior.
Bottom line: WD-40 is great for certain uses. It frees stuck hardware,
prevents galling, displaces water, dissolves gunk. Unfortunately, all of
these effects are short-lived. If you need something lubricated for more
than a day, use something else. If you need corrosion inhibition, use
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