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datasuspect Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-26-05 02:47 PM
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what is a better lubricant
something graphite-based or just plain old wd-40?
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meegbear Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-26-05 02:48 PM
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1. It matters what you're lubing up
Know-what-I-mean? Know-what-I-mean? Wink-wink. Nudge-nudge. Say-no-more. Sya-no-more.
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tk2kewl Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-26-05 02:50 PM
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2. I have a crazy neighbor who is a landscaper...
and he had one of those uncomfortable burning sensations that most folks would use Preperation-H on...

well, he was at work and got the bright idea that since WD40 was a lubricant it might help.

Needless to say...
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MuseRider Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-26-05 02:53 PM
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3. Oh good grief!
No, really?

WD40 is used a lot by cowboys to stop squeaks in their saddles temporarily and also it works well to get burrs out of your horses manes. It also helps to get the tree sap off of your horse.

Hemorrhoids? Yikes.
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tk2kewl Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-26-05 02:54 PM
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4. it exacerbated the situation
they guy is crazy.

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MuseRider Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-26-05 03:00 PM
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8. I would say
that he does qualify for crazy. Why WD40? LOL, Darwin award material.
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Shell Beau Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-26-05 02:55 PM
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5. Uh....K-Y jelly
:silly:
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rsdsharp Donating Member (516 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-26-05 02:58 PM
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7. WD-40 isn't truly a lubricant
It's a water displacer. It has some lubricating properties, but will become gummy over time. It's real forte is in rust prevention.
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billyskank Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-26-05 03:01 PM
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9. I thought its purpose was for dissolving grease
so that you can then reapply new lubricant?
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rsdsharp Donating Member (516 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-26-05 05:07 PM
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12. It has hundreds of uses.
Dissolving grease may be one of them, although I'd prefer something like brake or carburator cleaner to do that job. There's almost a cult of users out there that continue to find things this stuff will do, over an above what its orignal purpose was.
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Bonhomme Richard Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-26-05 02:58 PM
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6. WD-40 is not a lubricant if.......
I'm not mistaken. It is a displacement penetrating oil. That's not the same. It will stop a squek in the short term but it doesn't lubricate like other fluids.
Then again I may be wrong but that is my understanding.
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Worst Username Ever Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-26-05 03:11 PM
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10. Astroglide.
:o
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northzax Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-26-05 05:08 PM
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14. I will never forget the time I found my parent's astroglide
<shudder>
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giant_robot Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-26-05 05:55 PM
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23. Astroglide rocks!
Marriage counselors should just give it out. It could save a lot of time!
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edbermac Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-26-05 03:31 PM
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11. Chivas Regal
This will get you oiled up...

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MrScorpio Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-26-05 05:07 PM
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13. Buttah!
Land-o-Lakes!
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SarahB Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-26-05 05:09 PM
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15. saliva
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wideopen Donating Member (563 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-26-05 05:19 PM
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16. Damn Sarahbelle
You are the little horndog today aren't you?
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SarahB Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-26-05 05:56 PM
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24. Today?
I just normally keep my mouth shut (no pun intended) on these matters most of the time. I'm just feeling like the divorced hussy chick today, so I'm a little... whatever. :)
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plcdude Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-26-05 05:20 PM
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17. okay
now you've done it I am closing my office door for awhile
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plcdude Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-26-05 05:47 PM
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19. okay that's better
opening my door again
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SarahB Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-26-05 05:55 PM
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22. LOL!
WWell, maybe not. Anyway, I'm flattered. ;)
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Texasgal Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-26-05 05:21 PM
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18. I myself prefer
astroglide..... Umm... it works! :)
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bridgit Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-26-05 05:49 PM
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20. silicon based...
they're stain free :thumbsup: and don't gum up your electronics
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DrDebug Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-26-05 05:51 PM
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21. Castrol gear oil
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