Cleaning up yellowed/grubby plastic?

From: Teo Zenios <>
Date: Wed Aug 25 16:19:36 2004

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From: "Roger Merchberger" <>
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Sent: Wednesday, August 25, 2004 3:20 PM
Subject: Re: Cleaning up yellowed/grubby plastic?

> Rumor has it that Fred Cisin may have mentioned these words:
> >REAL mechanics may or may not know anything about any of the
> >other characteristics of lubricants, but they do, at least,
> >know that there that there are many different viscousities
> >of lubricants, and that you need to use one of appropriate
> >"thickness".
> >
> >It's a drag to repair damage done by amateurs, putting
> >WD40 on things that actually needed a heavy grease.
> Viscosity is also a large factor on environment. WD40 works great on my
> door hinges in my house, but I use heavy grease on automotive door
> Just IMHO,
> Roger "Merch" Merchberger

Real mechanics read the manual that came with the machine they need to lube,
and they also make sure the lube is rated for the temperature their gear
will run in. Last time I checked viscosity is temperature dependent, so you
might need something "thicker" in hotter climates and something "thinner" in
colder ones.

If you are not sure, then go ask somebody who might have a clue (well works
for me anyway).

For quite a few purposes around the house where something is old and stuck
and just needs to get moving again (not worth the time and effort for a
rebuild) WD40 works just fine.
Received on Wed Aug 25 2004 - 16:19:36 BST

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