24309Re: [mill_drill] Re: New Mill Odor (WD-40 extracted)
- Aug 5, 2009I agree with Ray on this one, I had wood heat in a very old shop in SW Washington the only way I could keep my machines from rusting was a good spray of WD-40 after I used them. I sprayed them left them wet with the stuff and never had any rust. I even used it to spray my stock metal and it also never rusted and you dont have to do it all that often either. Bob
Huh! So..... I guess my machines are actually all rusty and stained, even though they all look *exactly* like they did when I first uncrated them all those many years ago? Where on earth does all this vehement anti WD-40 mythology come from?? It sure isn't illuminated by any actual facts....
--- In mill_drill@yahoogro ups.com, "cnc4cheap" <cnc4cheap@. ..> wrote:
> Proponents of
>preventatives that you could ever use. Not only is it a poor rust preventative but the damn oil will stain your iron. If you need a rust preventative then do yourself a favor and purchase a product that is formulated for that purpose.
> WD-40 is absolutely one of the poorest rust
> >that it is "not oil" is irrelevent. WD-40 works very well to protect against rust, if re-applied every few months. It's all I've ever used to protect my machines, and none of them have a speck of rust on them, despite the fact that I live in a very humid climate.
> > The "fact"
> >Ray L.
> > Regards,
> > >In mill_drill@yahoogro ups.com, Druid Noibn <druid_noibn@ > wrote:
> > > ---
> > > >difficult question to address. The degree of sensitivity to the thousands of compounds found in and around the home makes the investigation a daunting task.
> > > > Hi,
> > > >
> > > > That is a
> > > >with the new delivery. Are you or the wife sensitive to paints, oils, solvents? Keep in mind that these may include acetone, MEK, xylem and a bunch of other stuff. If so, leaving the unit "outside" in the sun for a week should bake the solvents out.
> > > > The problem started
> > > >
> > > > The term musty caught my eye - if there issensitivity to mold, fungus, etc... look at cleaning the unit with a degreaser, e.g., WD-40, paint thinner, followed by a strong disinfectant followed by drying followed by a wipe-down with WD-40.
> > > >forget to apply a coat of oil. WD-40 is -NOT- oil. It will evaporate and everything will start rusting.
> > >
> > > Don't
> > >Greenfield
> > > Steve
> > >
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