OT Ranting (blather blather blather) Re: In defense of NASA: was Re: Wirin' up blinkenlights

From: William Donzelli <aw288_at_osfn.org>
Date: Fri Jun 9 18:10:56 2000

> I don't know why people think it's a lubricant, but it isn't. It's not
> even a good penetrating oil.

It was actually originally a repeller, mostly made of Stoddard solvent.
The original idea was to use WD-40 to clean out surfaces of machining
oils, water, general crud, etc. so a lubricant can be introduced to fresh
metal. In fact, one of the things it is good for is getting rid of

Somehow, probably with the help of marketing people, WD-40 could "do"
both jobs.

William Donzelli
Received on Fri Jun 09 2000 - 18:10:56 BST

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