WD-40 is primarily Naphtha a Paraffin.
The Naphtha disappears quickly as it removes
the legitimate lubricant from the item that is in
need of lubrication. It then leaves a coat of
Have to agree. It is not suitable for every application, but certainly works
for many. We use it at work and on one application it causes none of the
problems we get with various greases. The lubricated parts get pushed
through a moisture laden aluminum chest and it holds up rather well.
WD-40 is a WaterDisplacment. It was not designed to lube or
clean. It does do both to some degree. It also is not a zero residue
product and should not be used in locks.
OK for what you have the garage door manufacturers sell products.
They are usually silicone based or white lithium stuff. I use what
they recommend and sell for their products.
how about some garage door lubricant, then. It was designed for
the harsh atmosphere of your garage [the usually humid temperature in
mine probably ranges from -30F to +120F] and is minimally dust
attractant [the outside hardens up].
I use a product made by Genie on my rollers, pulleys, track, and screw
drive. If my springs squeak I adjust them so they don't rub on
Many years ago I worked at a defense plant that
manufactured 20mm practice rounds for the U S
Air Force and artillery shell safety devices for
army howitzer shells. The clockwork timer mechanisms
were lubricated with WD-40. Go figure.
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