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Can wd40 be used to lubricate PVC? If not, what can be used? Answered


I heard somewhere that WD40 would damage or corrode PVC, and wanted to know if this was true. If it is, does anyone know what could be used to lubricate PVC.

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killerjackalope
killerjackalope

Best Answer 10 years ago

What is it you're doing with it? Olive oil could be an answer, or silicone lubricant, which comes in plenty of grades and it's even food safe if you buy the right one, plus the big spray cans of it are great.

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Chen dan
Chen dan

1 year ago

I can’t unscrew the pvc trap when i was cleaning up the drainage, can I use WD40 to lubricate the pvc screw that is too tight while I don’t have right wrench,thanks!

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Clive Lewis
Clive Lewis

1 year ago

Lightly sand the components that go into other parts
Liquid laundry soap or dishwashing liquid lubricates and cleans at the same time
And, if the child consumes it, well...... it tastes NASTY.

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Greyspots
Greyspots

1 year ago

We need to know a child safe lubricant for PVC pipe, so our children and grandchildren can disassemble and reassemble their PVC forts easily.

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Burf
Burf

10 years ago

While I try to figure out why you need to lubricate PVC, I will suggest that regular petroleum jelly (Vaseline) will work without adversely affecting the plastic as many other petroleum based lubricants might.

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steveastrouk
steveastrouk

Answer 10 years ago

Dunno, tends to bind to the surfaces and not mess up too bad - could be THE solution to this undefined problem.

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rickharris
rickharris

10 years ago

WD40 is a water dispersant - It is a poor lubricant as the solvent evaporates and leave behind a gloopy sticky mass that does exactly the opposite to lubrication.

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steveastrouk
steveastrouk

10 years ago

What for ? Washing up liquid works well under some circumstances.