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Isn't WD40 great!

Discussion in 'CycleChat Cafe' started by Bigtallfatbloke, 16 Oct 2007.

  1. Bigtallfatbloke

    Bigtallfatbloke New Member

    ...I just fixed my garage doors, the back gate lock, the front door handle and de creaked everything in the house....I didnt need to do it but it just has that addicitive thing going on...:biggrin:
     
  2. longers

    longers Veteran

    Is it true that it got its name because formulations WD1,2,3,4,....14,15, .....21,22,23,24 ......33,34,35,36,37.38 and 39 didn't work?
     
  3. Bigtallfatbloke

    Bigtallfatbloke New Member

    yes and I have 39 busted doors to proove it:biggrin:
     
  4. Valiant

    Valiant Senior Member

    Location:
    London
    Aye I love it. And when the missus has been WD40ing, it becomes an aphrodisiac lol
     
  5. Membrane

    Membrane New Member

    No. Its makers refuse to say what it is actually for, instead they claim it has 1001 applications. Sadly many have fallen for the old snake-oil sales trick mistakenly believing that it is a magical substance that can cure all mechanical ailments. Probably the most common of the misbeliefs is that it is a lubricant.
     
  6. Leilei

    Leilei New Member

    It's more of a penetrate than a lubricant.
     
  7. Abitrary

    Abitrary New Member

    I hope you are a woman like the model leilani
     
  8. ...but not deflowered!

    WD always reminds me of Weapon as in WMD etc... don't mean to pour oil on troubled lubricants...
     
  9. What membrane said. And Its a water displacer, hence 'WD'. Useful for removing sticker glue from frames only.
     
  10. Mister Paul

    Mister Paul Honky

    Location:
    North Somerset
    use number 999: fry chips in it.
     
  11. Jacomus-rides-Gen

    Jacomus-rides-Gen New Member

    Location:
    Guildford / London
    GT-85 is by far a superior product to WD-40
     
  12. Stick on a Giant

    Stick on a Giant New Member

    What is the difference between GT85 and WD40 - are they they same thing?
     
  13. And what does the GT part stand for?
     
  14. Jacomus-rides-Gen

    Jacomus-rides-Gen New Member

    Location:
    Guildford / London
    No they are not the same.

    GT-85 contains PTFE which leaves a very thin residue on whatever you spray it on. It also disperses water, and leaves behind that protective coating.

    Most importantly, GT-85 is safe on carbon, Ti, Al, Steel, won't perish rubber, doesn't damage paintwork and makes it easier to clean the crud off your bike the next time.
     
  15. gbb

    gbb Legendary Member

    Location:
    Peterborough
    The 1001 uses is pure hype, but WD IS good at certain things...we use it all the time at work.
    Penetrating, water displaceing, SHORT term lubricating, short term metal protection, ...it is good.

    Just dont expect any of its properties to last too long....but it never claims to be a long term anything.

    One of the guys here has found the wierdest use i ever heard.....knee lubricant :ohmy::ohmy::ohmy:
    I'm not joking....he got real sore knees the other month in the garden. Sprayed the with WD..i never asked WHY WD..what possessed him....but he said it worked

    Dont fancy it from a health perspective.....dont go too near the barbeque either :biggrin::biggrin: