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  • JD in Socal
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    Originally posted by leeschaumberg View Post
    Check what the % of the additives is once!
    So, you figure they gave up after 39 tries and just put diesel fuel in the can?

    My can of WD-40 just says "contains petroleum distillates", like the cookie I had at lunch said "may contain peanuts or peanut oil". I'm not sure how that adds anything to the conversation. Please clarify.

    JD

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  • leeschaumberg
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    Content of WD40

    Check what the % of the additives is once!

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  • JD in Socal
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    Originally posted by leeschaumberg View Post
    If your like me there is a number of empty cans all over. I finally found out what WD40,LPS, etc is. (Petroleum Distillate) Other wise known as diesel fuel. So just fill that old air powered spray can and have fun!
    Gasoline, vasoline and some plastics are petroleum products also. That doesn't make them interchangeable.


    JD

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  • leeschaumberg
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    More WD40 Please!

    If your like me there is a number of empty cans all over. I finally found out what WD40,LPS, etc is. (Petroleum Distillate) Other wise known as diesel fuel. So just fill that old air powered spray can and have fun!

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  • bvweld
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    Check out www.kanolabs.com They make a long term rust inhibator. Their products, especially the Kroil works great.

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  • burninbriar
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    When I was in the sign buisnes we used sheet metal that was already coated. We bought it by the name "paintlock". You could spot weld through it, weld it and solder it. I dont know what the coating is on it but it may be the stuff you're talking about. It was gray in collor.

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  • Kanoa9321
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    I was just going to say the same thing. I beleive Wurth makes a weldable primer, but Im sure its not cheap.

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  • Joseph
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    Fwiw....

    ... 3M Weldable Primer

    Product Name: 3M Weld-Thru Coating II
    Product Number: 3M05917

    "Corrosion protection coating in aerosol form designed to be applied to metal surfaces prior to welding. Dries fast in 10 minutes and minimizes MIG weld spatter. "

    VERY EXPENSIVE

    Regards

    Joseph

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  • burninbriar
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    Originally posted by harcosparky View Post

    I wonder what happened to all the WD-1 thru WD-39?
    Generic pancake surrup.

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  • harcosparky
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    Originally posted by MAC702 View Post
    General trivia: The "WD" in WD-40 stands for "Water Displacement" It was invented for the USAF to spray down the ballistic missiles in underground silos to help repvent corrosion due to the constant condensation.

    Of course, naturally it works great on firearms, fishing reels, tools, you name it.
    Yeah and the 40 in WD-40 indicates how many times they had to do it to get it right. Yup there were 39 formuals prior to WD-40.

    I wonder what happened to all the WD-1 thru WD-39?

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  • hurricunning
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    Safety

    Originally posted by pjseaman
    ...I posted a thread Protection for professionals nearly two years ago, mostly dealing with arc hazards, and there are so many other hazards that can endanger our lives, not even working dangerously but in ignorance of the possibilities.
    That is a good serious thread. Here it is again for all interested in Welding safety:

    http://www.millermotorsports.com/mbo...+professionals

    Originally posted by Stick rod
    ...Further discussion may be in order.
    I agree! Welding can be a dangerous trade or hobby, but it sure doesn't have to be.

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  • Paul Seaman
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    Stickrod:
    AGREED!! Safety is the most overlooked part of our learning, unfortunately!

    Peace,

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  • Stick rod
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    There is some excellant advice there that we should all heed.I know I`m guilty of not always doing that.Further discussion may be in order.

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  • Paul Seaman
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    Chris:
    Thanks for the heads up. I have read so much about safety and have even gotten up on my high horse a time or two, but that isn't one I'd heard of even thought of the possibility. I posted a thread Protection for professionals nearly two years ago, mostly dealing with arc hazards, and there are so many other hazards that can endanger our lives, not even working dangerously but in ignorance of the possibilities.

    Thanks again,

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  • HAWK
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    Add galvanized material to your list of welding/cutting dangers. I know it has been covered here in depth before.

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