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From: Bill Hamilton <seeker-at-phoenyx.net>
Subject: Re: wet motors
Date: Fri, 11 Jun 2004 18:03:04 -0500 (CDT)
Reply-To: tanks-at-rctankcombat.com

On Fri, 11 Jun 2004, William and Melissa Johns wrote:

> 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.

Could be.  I don't recall where I read/heard the other, so I can't provide
a reference to it.

-Bill (no, the other one  :)