A fruitfull evening

drlegendre . drlegendre at gmail.com
Tue Apr 12 19:19:39 CDT 2016

"I suppose it might do that, but that's not its main purpose.  Its main
purpose is to loosen rusted and otherwise stuck fasteners and shafts."

Here I thought that the 'WD' stood for Water Dispersant (version 40). Also,
while I have no use for the stuff myself, I've certainly never encountered
any of the 'horror stories' about it turning to wax, gum, +attracting+
moisture and fostering rust, ad nauseam.

You want a common household product horror story, look into Armor All. For
dog's sake, keep that stuff off your vinyl dashboards, car & cycle tires,
anything of that sort. If you want plastic or rubber to shine, get a bottle
of plastic / rubber dressing from a reputable supplier.

On Tue, Apr 12, 2016 at 7:06 PM, drlegendre . <drlegendre at gmail.com> wrote:

> The 'Zoom Spout' Turbine Oil (Supco, other mfrs.) is brilliant for
> lubricating any fine mechanisms. It's also quite inexpensive, and the
> extensible spout is worth the price of the bottle alone. The oil contained
> is crystal-clear and somewhere in the 5-10W range, non-detergent and will
> not gum up.
> Here's another little jewel, that no mechanical geek worth their salt
> should be without - the General Tools 589 Precision Oiler. This is a
> high-quality, leak-proof refillable oiler, that allows very precise
> dispensing of even the smallest droplets.
> As an example, eBay item #131703297238
> On Tue, Apr 12, 2016 at 6:18 PM, Chuck Guzis <cclist at sydex.com> wrote:
>> On 04/12/2016 03:24 PM, dwight wrote:
>> > Please don't put it on your teletype unless you intend to
>> > immediately rinse it off with solvent.
>> What Dwight said.
>> Kerosene or paint thinner makes a good cleaning solvent.  SAE 5 "white"
>> oil is a good lightweight lubricant; often used to lube sewing machines.
>> --Chuck

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