And I personally owe a HUGE debt of gratitude to this product for it's
ability to remove adhesive. While replacing the vinyl on the area
between the dash and the windshield, I accidentally sprayed some
adhesive all over the left front fender....all over the brand new
paint. I didn't realize what I had done for about 3 days. When I did,
I tried rubbing it off.....no luck. I was just about in tears thinking
I had ruined my brand new paint job when my 13 year old son suggested I
try some WD-40. (smart kid!!!) It took a few applications and some
gentle rubbing, but I am happy to say the paint looks great!
I, like alot of people, use a couple of products for a multitude of
purposes. Something breaks....super glue to the rescue...something
doesn't slide, (obviously stuck)...WD-40. The reason it's stuck may not
be an immediate concern, whereas getting it unstuck is. Grab that which
you 'THINK' might work. Guess I'm not perfect either.
69 MGB with it's paint still intact!
Chuck Schaefer wrote:
> Going back to the original topic, I think it was related to the use of
> WD-40 as a rusty nut penetrating oil.
> My can clearly states the following:
> Lubricates moving parts.....
> Protects against rust.....
> Penetratesto free stuck parts.....
> Displaces moisture......
> I find that most of this is advertising. It does poorly as a penetrant
> and poorly as a lubricant. There are many products that do an average
> job at these functions and they are hands down better than WD-40.
> But... It is excellant as a cleaner. I use it to remove grease, oil and
> adhesive. I use it when I clean bearings. After the obligatory cleansing
> in solvent, I spray some on the bearings and spin using my compressor's
> air gun.
> Also it is very good at water displacement. As a matter of fact, That is
> what it was designed to do. It took many trys at the formula but htey
> finally got it. Hence the name WD-40. It was the 40th attempt at making
> a water displacement product (WD).
> If it is a rusty nut you want loose. Try some other snake oil product.
> You couldn't do worse.
> Of course this is just my opinion. I may be wrong.
> Chuck Schaefer