Maybe you'd like to read a can like the one I'm holding in my hand of WD-40 before you continue to blow too much sunshine up each others skirts.In fact - everyone can read it for themselves so we don't have to get into how WD-40 is made - who applied for the patent - who bought who out & when.
To ease the pain for everyone involved I took it upon myself to find out a few things. I hope next one of you gracious fellows don't decide to share with the class what it feels like to give birth. I don't think I could take it. They did forget to add to the uses - takes crayon marks off walls & out of cloths -
The Van door is open & hopefully the subject closed. Sharon - feel free to mail me off list.
Have a great day
Can says it - Lubricates, Cleans, Protects, Penetrates AND Displaces Water. Lubricates being the first on the list (back of the can)
The can says it contains petroleum Distillates.
Facts and Myths
by Dean Whitehead
Read Biography Below
A great deal of misinformation is circulating among the general public with regards to RV appearance products. In particular, I would like to take time to try and shed some light on the ambiguous and confusing use of the term "petroleum distillates".
Recently, I have heard and read comments made in seminars, in Web site forums and even in product advertising about petroleum distillates that truly misinforms the consumer. Anyone who makes the blanket statement that products containing petroleum distillates are harmful has no real knowledge of science or petroleum refining. After forty years of direct experience with this issue I have learned that false information is usually meant to take advantage of the consumer's lack of knowledge in order to sell something that wouldnt sell otherwise. This is unfortunate a
WHAT ARE PETROLEUM DISTILLATES?
Defining "petroleum distillates" is much like trying to define "liquids", because they can be many different things. Everyone may have a different mental image of a "liquid". Petroleum distillates are liquids, but so are water, whiskey, pancake syrup, eye drops, mercury, battery acid and motor oil. They all fall into the general category of liquids yet they are all different. The liquids listed above have one thing in common each of them has a distinct area of use where they are beneficial and effective. This same analogy applies to petroleum distillates, so lets examine them in greater depth.
Some people are mystified by the name itself petroleum distillates, but that is exactly what they are products made from crude oil that have been distilled in a refinery and then usually processed further and purified in some manner. The word petroleum, derived from the Latin petra and oleum, literally means "rock oil" and refers to hydrocarbons that occur in sedimentary rocks of the Earth's crust. Because most people mistakenly believe that all petroleum distillates must be similar, they find it hard to believe that there are so many totally different types, many with completely opposite characteristics and uses. In fact, even the term "distillate" raises concerns in some minds. Yet, lots of common and very beneficial things are distilled water is distilled to
eliminate impurities and alcohol is distilled from fermented sugars. The list could go on and on, but the point is that distillation is neither good nor bad, just a tool to make something more useful.
wrote: I'm glad to see that I'm not the only one trying to correct folks about
WD-40. Even though it has petroleum products in it, it's absolutely NOT a
lubricant. It's a Water Displacement product, experiment #40, thus it's full
name. It also washes the protective film off normal steel products. As a
test, take 2 pieces of the same material and treat one with WD-40 and the
other with nothing. Put them side by side for a few days and see which one
Dennis in Eastexas
"It's not Rocket Surgery"
----- Original Message -----
From: "bob woods" <rwoods9230@...>
Sent: Tuesday, April 10, 2007 10:34 AM
Subject: Re: [classicrv] Re: Van rear door, how to open
> WD-40 is neither, it is a water displacement product, I use it for
> bicycle chain lub and cleaning bugs off the front of my truck. Triflow
> is a much better lube than WD40
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