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Old 01-23-2013, 04:27 PM   #1
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Old 01-23-2013, 04:39 PM   #2
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The battery and oil filter could use a few more coats.
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Old 01-23-2013, 07:59 PM   #3
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I went out and hit the battery and filter again for ya.
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Old 01-23-2013, 08:51 PM   #4
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you should clean the interior also, Radio and HVAC love WD40
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Old 01-23-2013, 09:00 PM   #5
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The battery and oil filter could use a few more coats.


Is this really cleaning? Your bay wasn't really that dirty to begin with. What happens when dirty air gets in there? Wont it just stick to all that?
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Old 01-23-2013, 09:29 PM   #6
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First rainstorm = have fun!!!
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Old 01-23-2013, 09:54 PM   #7
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how is this ok to spray on belts?
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Old 01-23-2013, 10:01 PM   #8
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Is it clean now?
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Old 01-23-2013, 10:17 PM   #9
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how is this ok to spray on belts?
i was thinking the samething
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Old 01-24-2013, 12:03 AM   #10
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covered in oil does not equal clean
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Old 01-24-2013, 01:20 AM   #11
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That was the dumbest **** ive ever watched
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Old 01-24-2013, 10:07 AM   #12
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HAHA wow everyone gets so upset over everything. Don’t do it if you don’t want to Nancy…
The WD will soak into the plastic, rubber, and even metal parts and keeps them protected. Just like interior cleaner and plastic treatment works. The engine bay was clean to begin with because I used WD a few months ago… That was the point…it works well… it’s a water displacement chemical that will keep parts corrosion free. …. Clean.
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Old 01-24-2013, 10:10 AM   #13
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I didn’t want to hurt everyone’s feelings… I can remove the post if you can’t handle it… or you can maybe just read other posts….
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Old 01-24-2013, 10:29 AM   #14
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I didn’t want to hurt everyone’s feelings… I can remove the post if you can’t handle it… or you can maybe just read other posts….
I've done it before and Didn't cause any side effects, but I also would wash it with soap and then hose it down(no power wash) and it stayed really clean.
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Old 01-24-2013, 10:44 AM   #15
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Yea I didn’t need to wash it this time. By doing a bit of research you’ll find that WD is not straight oil and I‘m using it as intended. I’ll make video using fogging oil on an engine while it’s running… People will loose there minds and tell me !!you can’t spray oil into a running engine!! Haha love it… I guess water and salt is better for it??
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Old 01-24-2013, 10:54 AM   #16
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Yea I didn’t need to wash it this time. By doing a bit of research you’ll find that WD is not straight oil and I‘m using it as intended. I’ll make video using fogging oil on an engine while it’s running… People will loose there minds and tell me !!you can’t spray oil into a running engine!! Haha love it… I guess water and salt is better for it??
It's a good idea, but it's nasioc. You'll get the people that hate, bash or whatever else. Just ignore it. If it works for you cool. You were just trying to give a tip.
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Old 01-24-2013, 11:07 AM   #17
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Thats sad.
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Old 01-24-2013, 12:30 PM   #18
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Well that is going to be a dirt magnet. Why dont you use something thats made to be used in that way. Like CarPro PERL or Optimum Opti-Bond. they can be mixed at a 1:1 for a nice satin finish and much more cost effective and water based so it wont be a dust and dirt magnet
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Old 01-24-2013, 01:58 PM   #19
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That CarPro stuff is really good! I’m going for more protection than clean. I probably should have named the forum title differently. In my defense I had no idea people would get upset over a lill video.
I’m a business owner/technician in the marine field where salt water is a killer! We’ve been using WD to protect equip for ever and it’s never let me down. I know when I put it on it looks so wet and sticky but honestly it dries up and makes a non stick barrier. You can see the engine is not that dirty to start with and that’s with about 5 or 6K miles on it since it was last treated. At the end of the video is a cut to the car running outside after about 10min. The heat dries up the oil look and bob’s your uncle.
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Old 01-24-2013, 02:44 PM   #20
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This hasn't been locked yet?

Just use pure silicone spray.
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Old 01-24-2013, 04:11 PM   #21
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This hasn't been locked yet?

Just use pure silicone spray.
PLEASE YES!!
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Old 01-24-2013, 05:39 PM   #22
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lock it! I'll do it. Tell me how.
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Old 01-25-2013, 07:20 PM   #23
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So my question was never answered. In all seriousness, it's not a dust magnet? I like to CLEAN my bay, actually using a cleaner and brush, but most OTS products make it shine like this, but are just incredible magnets for dust. The bay will be worse off after a day or 2 then before I cleaned it.
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Old 01-26-2013, 09:56 AM   #24
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Lightbulb Wd40

This spray was the militaries 40th attempt to make a Water Displacement formula. I use it inside both our Subarus fenders to inhibit rust. It will also remove gum but so will an ice cube - frozen gum can come off in one piece.
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Old 01-27-2013, 12:49 AM   #25
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The WD will soak into the plastic, rubber, and even metal parts and keeps them protected. . Clean.
You don't want WD 'soaking' into your plastic/rubber....try some 303 Aerospace finish on that stuff, you won't be disappointed.
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