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From: William and Melissa Johns <gizmology-at-gizmology.net>
Subject: Re: wet motors
Date: Fri, 11 Jun 2004 13:19:26 -0400
Reply-To: tanks-at-rctankcombat.com

At 12:16 PM 6/9/2004, you wrote:

>On Wed, 9 Jun 2004, Nick Hoke wrote:
> > If you soak the motors in WD-40 first will they still rust if exposed to
> > water?
> >
>I'm pretty sure if you soak the moters in WD-40, they'll rust whether you
>expose them to water or not.  It's a water-based lubricant designed to get
>into and break up rust.  It's not a sealant.

I am quite sure that WD-40 is NOT water based, but some kind of solvent 
based.  It dissolves tar nicely.  In fact, I was under the impression that 
the WD stood for Water Displacing, and it was developed originally to 
squirt in your distributor cap to get the water out.  Of course, it also 
burns nicely (anyone want to build a flamethrower tank?), so I'm not sure 
that makes any sense.



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