Cleaning up yellowed/grubby plastic?

From: Jules Richardson <>
Date: Wed Aug 25 17:04:12 2004

On Wed, 2004-08-25 at 21:06, Tony Duell wrote:
> > It's a drag to repair damage done by amateurs, putting
> > WD40 on things that actually needed a heavy grease.
> We call it Wanton Destruction 40 round here for a very good reason. It's
> a mix of all sorts of viscosities of lubricant, including some waxy
> stuff. The problem is that the thinner oils evapourate first leaving the
> wax to gum things solid.

Doesn't the 'WD' bit stand for 'water displacement'? i.e. it's not
designed to be a lubricant at all (and hardly surprising there's some
waxy junk in there)

I have a feeling the '40' bit is meaningless and was just chosen because
it rolled off the tongue nicely...


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