WD-40 (was: Re: OT Ranting (blather blather blather) Re: In defense of NASA: was Re: Wirin' up blinkenlights

From: Charles P. Hobbs <transit_at_lerctr.org>
Date: Fri Jun 9 19:12:34 2000

On Fri, 9 Jun 2000, William Donzelli wrote:

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

And don't forget the urban legends crowd, who insist that WD-40 can
treat arthritis (!)
Received on Fri Jun 09 2000 - 19:12:34 BST

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