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Re: [Tigers] Water Valve

To: Sandy Ganz <sganz@pacbell.net>
Subject: Re: [Tigers] Water Valve
From: drmayf <drmayf@mayfco.com>
Date: Fri, 25 Apr 2008 10:27:52 -0700
from the MSDS   WD 40 ingredients are

Main ingredients, from the material safety data sheet 
</wiki/Material_safety_data_sheet>, are:

    * 50%: Stoddard solvent </wiki/Stoddard_solvent> (mineral spirits
      </wiki/Mineral_spirits>, somewhat similar to, but not the same as,
    * 25%: Liquefied petroleum gas </wiki/Liquefied_petroleum_gas>
      (presumably as a propellant, carbon dioxide </wiki/Carbon_dioxide>
      is used now to reduce considerable flammability)
    * 15+%: Mineral oil </wiki/Mineral_oil> (light lubricating oil)
    * 10-%: Inert ingredients

The German version of the mandatory EU safety sheet lists the following 
safety relevant ingredients:

    * 60-80%: Heavy Naphtha </wiki/Naphtha> (petroleum product),
      hydrogen </wiki/Hydrogen> treated
    * 1-5%: Carbon dioxide </wiki/Carbon_dioxide>

Fish oil is a urban myth.


Sandy Ganz wrote:

>I don't know if I would use WD40 that way, I always thought it was some 
>combination of things like diesel, kerosene, etc. Might be fine but seems to 
>have a nice amount of solvent in it so would be cautious. Maybe some of the 
>simple things like Glycerin or other stuff that was used to keep your rubber 
>in good shape. I think it was something like that recommended by BMW or 
>Porsche for keeping things supple. 
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>Subject: Re: [Tigers] Water Valve
>This may be old fashion but my father use to grease rubber parts up with
>Vaseline and put them in an air tight bag for storage.
>Believe it or not when we were cleaning the house out to move my mother I
>found some bags with old rubber parts in them that my father had put away. Not
>sure how old they were or what the parts were for but they were in good
>WD40 is fish oil based so you could grease rubber parts up and put in air
>tight bags also.
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