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Old 17th Nov 2010, 4:00 pm   #61
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An old e-mail about the various uses of WD-40 (some of them contradictory!) including the myth that it's fish oil based, has started doing the rounds again recently.

(Incidentally, potentiometers and wave-change switches do not feature!)

It's been de-bunked by Snopes but they have also listed the uses that it is suitable for.

So, take a look here:

http://www.snopes.com/inboxer/household/wd-40.asp
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Old 18th Nov 2010, 12:52 am   #62
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An old e-mail about the various uses of WD-40 (some of them contradictory!) including the myth that it's fish oil based, has started doing the rounds again recently.

(Incidentally, potentiometers and wave-change switches do not feature!)

It's been de-bunked by Snopes but they have also listed the uses that it is suitable for.

So, take a look here:

http://www.snopes.com/inboxer/household/wd-40.asp
Even those lists are dubious. I would never consider WD40 as a long term lubricant. Yes it will stop squeaks but your average can of general purpose oilwill do the same and last much longer.

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Old 18th Nov 2010, 6:42 pm   #63
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WD40 is a moisture disperser/freeing agent for rusted/seized parts. I would never use it on anything electronic as there are far more suitable products available which will do a better job.
WD40 has been known to attack and damage printed circuit boards and certain plastics when they have come into contact with it.
I'll just use it on mechanical assemblies.
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Old 18th Nov 2010, 8:35 pm   #64
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I agree with Paul in its effectivness on volume controls, it has made servicable some pots and sliders that Servisol wouldnt, I used it for may years before I retired and still occaisionally now.

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