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  • Curvecrazy commented on mikeasaurus's instructable 5 Ways to Remove a Stripped Screw6 months ago
    5 Ways to Remove a Stripped Screw

    More comedy here. OK. Yes we seem to disagree on what lubrication means or what lubrication is. You're arguing symantics. I suppose your thought process is that you sprayed WD40 on something and the squeaks went away! OK, great...So WD40 IS A LUBRICANT!!! Yes!!! Now, if you pay close attention, very shortly, the squeaks will come right back. So, seeing as you're a true believer, you spray it with WD40 again. Same. Same. Same. Rinse. Repeat forever. And that's not even addressing the continued damage to the mechanism due to the lack of a real metal to metal barrier to minimize wear. Now... I think at the very least we're wanting to minimize wear are we not? Well, I am wanting no wear and hence we are headed in the direction of my definition of lubrication. My definition of ...

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    More comedy here. OK. Yes we seem to disagree on what lubrication means or what lubrication is. You're arguing symantics. I suppose your thought process is that you sprayed WD40 on something and the squeaks went away! OK, great...So WD40 IS A LUBRICANT!!! Yes!!! Now, if you pay close attention, very shortly, the squeaks will come right back. So, seeing as you're a true believer, you spray it with WD40 again. Same. Same. Same. Rinse. Repeat forever. And that's not even addressing the continued damage to the mechanism due to the lack of a real metal to metal barrier to minimize wear. Now... I think at the very least we're wanting to minimize wear are we not? Well, I am wanting no wear and hence we are headed in the direction of my definition of lubrication. My definition of lubrication is a substance that applies effectively for a given application, a substance that penetrates where it's needed into substrate on substrate contact areas that forms a barrier against wear while being as effective and long lasting as possible, while definitely not washing out at the first sign of moisture. To be clear, there's no perfect lubricant. Although... humor intended here.... I can see you continuously spraying WD40 on a mechanism for indeterminate time attempting to achieve that state with that near useless "lubricant". There'd be a pile of empty spray cans there and if the mechanism involved locomotion the item of interest would have long since failed but there you are still, dutifully spraying and believing!!!! And most of the product is running right out of the mechanism right before your eyes while the rest will do likewise shortly. Once your god supply of WD40 runs out the remainder residual will also "leave the mechanism" leaving behind the thinnest least effective lubrication you could ask for somewhat better than? Water. Nobody but a simpleton would be happy with lubricant that doesn't last, point 1, and lubricant that doesn't effectively prevent further wear, point 2. WD40 was designed to displace water. It is a petroleum based product and as such, it can be argued that it's a lubricant. Like? There's mineral oils in it or very lite equivalent. This lite petroleum base will not create an effective boundary layer between wear parts.... IT IS NOT DESIGNED TO!To put it nicely, it's a lubricant in name only! Simply put....Why would you lubricate anything with that when much better lubricants are available that not only offer many times superior protection to your stuff but also will continue to so for extended time?For some of you WD40 seems to shine so brightly that a can of it could "double" as a lantern and light the dark......Anyways. Hopefully some people's misconceptions about WD40 are cleared up by the time I wasted here.

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  • Curvecrazy commented on mikeasaurus's instructable 5 Ways to Remove a Stripped Screw6 months ago
    5 Ways to Remove a Stripped Screw

    Across the net the word is that a 50/50 mix of dextron/mercon ATF and acetone works even better and at fractional cost. I haven't tried it "yet". Fwiw. I have used kroil. It's hard to quantify if better than PB Blaster shrugs.

    LOL? SERIOUSLY? With all due respect. Here is one link that confirms what I'm saying:http://www.popularmechanics.com/cars/how-to/a6064/...Now.... you guys can use whatever you want to lube whatever you want and that is fine with me, cause it's presumably your stuff and you not lubricating it "properly" is your problem not mine. In my world, I lube things with "real lube" and I try hard to use the right lube for the right purpose. I stick to what I posted earlier based on ~ EXTENSIVE RESEARCH ~ that I myself have done with WD40 myself personally on motorcycle chains to name one application. WD40 used to have a place on my lubricant shelf before I learned better. Yes it removes water from mechanical things and the stuff is great for removing decals(+++), I'll gi...

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    LOL? SERIOUSLY? With all due respect. Here is one link that confirms what I'm saying:http://www.popularmechanics.com/cars/how-to/a6064/...Now.... you guys can use whatever you want to lube whatever you want and that is fine with me, cause it's presumably your stuff and you not lubricating it "properly" is your problem not mine. In my world, I lube things with "real lube" and I try hard to use the right lube for the right purpose. I stick to what I posted earlier based on ~ EXTENSIVE RESEARCH ~ that I myself have done with WD40 myself personally on motorcycle chains to name one application. WD40 used to have a place on my lubricant shelf before I learned better. Yes it removes water from mechanical things and the stuff is great for removing decals(+++), I'll give it the credit it's due there. Lubricant? Hardly. The thing that bothers me about folks like you is you spread bad information and the problem with that is that people who don't know better will read your comment and believe you to their detriment. There is much information around the net verifying what I'm saying. The real myth is that WD40 is any degree of credible lubricant. Do your own real experiments or let Popular Mechanics et al do research for you but please educate yourself before simply spreading bad information to unsuspecteds.You chose to link WD40's website. Nice. Do you really think they'd say it's not a lubricant when the world at large has mistakenly assumed the belief that it is? Of course not. The manufacturer profits greatly -be assured- from "joe know nothing every guy home owner" etc using WD40 to lubricate whatever he can point a can of it at...while actually doing almost no lubricating at all!Let me clear you up on something basic... you can use water as a lubricant and it will lubricate for a very short time. Truth. Now...would you now tell people to use that to lubricate stuff! Well, that's a rhetorical question. You probably would.

    I think it has like 15% mineral oil content. I don't believe there's silicone but I may be wrong and frankly I don't care. WD40 works for instance to dry a soaking wet Drive chain. Silicone is, in the grand scheme, a pretty poor lubricant. I wouldn't use silicone on anything and it contaminates everything in your shop.....

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  • Curvecrazy commented on mikeasaurus's instructable 5 Ways to Remove a Stripped Screw6 months ago
    5 Ways to Remove a Stripped Screw

    sounds like permatex or loctite or JB weld. The stuff comes in tube form and it's good to have one in the car or on the shelf. Also in the car do have those black sticky strip tire patches and insertion tool at all times! 12 volt compressor too. Saves me dozens of times with screw in the tire flats.

    ^^^^lubing^^^^

    Amen to that so true. Another tip, when putting in a bolt or threading any nut, always go backwards first till the threads engage, at such point you'll hear and feel a click. Doing so you will never cross thread a bolt again!

    Too funny TOO TRUE......

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  • Curvecrazy commented on Make it Extreme's instructable Extreme Scissor Lift Shoes8 months ago
    Extreme Scissor Lift Shoes

    That's very cool! How heavy are those? I'd love a set of those at one particular work station at my house!

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