Heads Up - WD-40 450ml Smart straw £2.70

  1. jack-daniels New Member

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  2. Ashley Burton

    Ashley Burton Member

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    Good price that!
     
  3. Shedendman

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    Got the last 2 cans at my local last weekend;)
     
  4. sardine

    sardine Member

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    WD40 doesn't do anything, its a marketing scam to sell a big can of propellent with a dash of cheap mineral oil in it.
     
  5. postie jon Member

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    i buy it 5lts at a time. cheaper still
     
  6. 123hotchef Member

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    me to but not the WD brand!
     
  7. RichardM Member

    good cutting fluid for aluminium, but then so is paraffin
     
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  8. ronan

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    As RichardM says, the only thing i find WD any good for is aluminium machining or cutting. Hate the stuff personally , and its full of silicone too, make painting anything that has had wd on it a nightmare.
     
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  9. postie jon Member

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    not if cleaned correctly....
     
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  10. ronan

    ronan Member

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    Why introduce silicone in the first place ? Especially as its not a great product to begin with ? I have not used WD in years and don't miss it in the slightest. Anyway i find most of these aerosol miracle do-all sprays gimmicks.
     
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  11. jack-daniels New Member

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    Just trying to help guys, if you don't like it don't buy it! :hug:
     
  12. ronan

    ronan Member

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    Thats what it says, but i have seen surfaces with a million and one fisheyes on it after being painted, when wd had been on the surface previously.
     
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  13. ronan

    ronan Member

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    Heads up are always good Jack, but personally i don't use it anymore :waving:
     
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  14. Snake oil. A triumph of marketing over capability. It is a Water Dispersant, its only other use being sticky label removal although I am sure that there are better products for that too.

    I would not use a garage that had any in the workshop. :scared:
     
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  15. 123hotchef Member

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    we use it to drench alterntors before off roading
     
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  16. Perfectly good use, that's what it is meant for.
     
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  17. brightspark

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    out of the 2 prefer duck oil bought in gallon cans for 18 quid
     
  18. slim_boy_fat

    slim_boy_fat Forum Supporter

    We use it for the convenience. Pick it up, spray and move on. I buy mine in Costco.
     
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  19. pedrobedro

    pedrobedro Man at Matalan

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    I've seen fish eyes when the painter had not washed his hands after eating his dinner. I use what ever is a good price, got some AC90 years ago and still using it. If you are painting you should prep with more care and it wouldn't be a problem.
     
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  20. fizzy Member

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    And this reminds me!
    I have a lot of WD40 for sale - 5L - with free shipping. Cheap!
    Will list it in the for sale section - mods say it's ok.
     
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