[TowerTalk] DMSO in WD-40 (NOT)

Bill Coleman AA4LR aa4lr@radio.org
Wed, 8 Dec 1999 11:46:26 -0500

On 12/8/99 9:54, Pete Smith at n4zr@contesting.com wrote:

>This is a total red herring.  WD-40 is compounded of highly-volatile
>petroleum distillates.  

The key word is "highly-volatile". That means that it is GONE in a matter 
of days and any lubricating properties with it.

WD-40 is good for loosening stuck hardware and other such temporary 
lubrication needs. It is not a long-term lubricant. In fact, the can 
doesn't have the word "lubricant" anywhere on it.

Try this experiment: Find a squeeky door hinge in your house. Use WD-40 
on it. It will stop squeeking. Keep a record of how long it takes for the 
squeek to come back. Try again with LPS 2.

Bill Coleman, AA4LR, PP-ASEL        Mail: aa4lr@radio.org
Quote: "Boot, you transistorized tormentor! Boot!"
            -- Archibald Asparagus, VeggieTales

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