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Old 22-02-2009, 12:52   #31
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By far the best product I've found is called Corrosion X , made by a company in Dallas TX. I happened upon it a few years ago. WD40 works good for light short term purposes but it disappears almost immediately. If you put a little Corrosion X on your fingertips and rub.... it just wont go away! WD disappers pretty fast. It's a little hard to find but if you see the Red and White can..... buy it immediately! We originally used it for GOv't boats to coat the non stainless or brass fittings on the diesel engines before shipment.
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Old 22-02-2009, 13:45   #32
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I like WD-40 for freeing up tools that are starting to stick.....that's about it. There are other spray on liquids that work better for displacing moisture.
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Old 22-02-2009, 14:05   #33
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Practical Sailor Tests Spray-On Protection for Electronics and Electrical Systems I saw this in practical sailor and I've used it. It's great stuff, much better than wd40 and doesn't leave a sticky film like boeshield. But I'm not sure if it's still being sold as the company website has a "bad name" now. Ah well, another great product gone.
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Old 22-02-2009, 16:57   #34
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WD 40 for cleaning derusting or somthing on an anchor... There is a thread builder!
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A 62-year-old man, new to the suburban Dallas neighborhood, walks into a local hardware store and announces he's looking for a job. He spends an hour in the store, shopping and talking to other customers, before purchasing some flashlights, batteries, a few night lights and a can of WD-40.

Question: What is this elderly man (with a history of alcoholism, a C student college grad who has never had an honest job, married with two children already living on their own) going to do with this particular assortment of products?
Clearly someone who is used to being in the dark . My bet is that long ago he discovered that drinking WD-40 was not forbidden in his DIY book. Would explain a lot
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Clearly someone who is used to being in the dark . My bet is that long ago he discovered that drinking WD-40 was not forbidden in his DIY book. Would explain a lot
Yes, I see what you mean about his being in the dark. I'm not so sure about drinking WD-40, however. Sure it smells great, but drink it?

Still, alcoholics have been known to guzzle mouthwash, so you could be on to something, DOJ.

Interestingly, when the man's own father lost his job back in 1992, he moved to Houston, and one of his first stops was the local hardware store, as well. While there, he purchased coffee filters and a stepladder.

I just know there's a connection, but I can't quite put my finger on it.

Your thoughts, David?

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While there, he purchased coffee filters and a stepladder.

I just know there's a connection, but I can't quite put my finger on it.

Your thoughts, David?

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Step ladder? Probably so he could be nearer to God Coffee Filters? Maybe he also intended sharing a coffee whilst talking about idiot sons who can't keep outta trouble
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