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William and Melissa Johns <gizmology-at-gizmology.net>
Re: wet motors
Fri, 11 Jun 2004 13:19:26 -0400
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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