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Old 03-20-2014, 12:12 PM   #29
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WD-40 is NOT is a lubricant.

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Are you saying that WD-40 is NOT, (or is), a lubricant?

Apparently WD-40 believes their Multi-Use Product is a lubricant!

See the following, (as copied from wd40.com/about-us/myths-legends-fun-facts/):
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WD-40 Multi-Use Product is not really a lubricant.
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While the “W-D” in WD-40 stands for Water Displacement, WD-40 Multi-Use Product is a unique, special blend of lubricants. The product’s formulation also contains anti-corrosion agents and ingredients for penetration, water displacement and soil removal.
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As I said the Operating Instructions, for my RVA Jacks, states: "WD-40 will serve as a solvent as well as a lubricant".

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Old 03-20-2014, 06:34 PM   #30
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After researching on this site about Hyd. leveling jacks I mistakenly used WD-40 on my chrome extenders. I haven't retracted them yet. What can I use to remove the WD-40? I was told by a friend that vinegar should work? HELP!
I'm assuming your Hyd. leveling jacks are manufactured by HWH.

HWH specifically recommends cleaning the cylinders with soap and water or WD-40.

From their website: http://www.hwhcorp.com/ml47149.pdf

They don't recommend using any other type of lubricant, including silicone.
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Old 03-20-2014, 06:41 PM   #31
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It is NOT that critical. Some manufactures recommend WD40, other say only to use silicone spray. I am sure the guys working in the dirt with D-9 CATS that use the same type of rams don't use anything.

I have used both, WD40 and silicone, ten years with no leaks or problems of any kind.
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After researching on this site about Hyd. leveling jacks I mistakenly used WD-40 on my chrome extenders. I haven't retracted them yet. What can I use to remove the WD-40? I was told by a friend that vinegar should work? HELP!
Is he serious? It won't hurt a thing.
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Old 03-21-2014, 09:50 PM   #33
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Must be true, he read it on the internet.
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Old 03-21-2014, 10:42 PM   #34
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After researching on this site about Hyd. leveling jacks I mistakenly used WD-40 on my chrome extenders. I haven't retracted them yet. What can I use to remove the WD-40? I was told by a friend that vinegar should work? HELP!
Would you please stop by sometime and make that mistake with my jacks? They have been extended all winter and I haven't touched them. If you don't hurry, I'm just going to retract them and get on with my life.
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Old 03-22-2014, 08:25 AM   #35
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After researching on this site about Hyd. leveling jacks I mistakenly used WD-40 on my chrome extenders. I haven't retracted them yet. What can I use to remove the WD-40? I was told by a friend that vinegar should work? HELP!
Maxman07,
I am at Camp Red Bay and was in the mechanical bay having some work done when I read your post about using WD-40 on your jacks. The techs here say it it perfectly ok to use it on your jacks. It is one of the things they use as well. However they have something that is not new but I think it is new to Tiffin. They use T-9, made by Boeshield. Which can be perchased on the internet or at the camp store here. It is not cheep. It is a rust inhibitor and lubricant. It is good for jacks, slide out rooms, steps, etc. I hope this helps.
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[QUOTE=mel stuplich;1975871]wa8yxm
Are you saying that WD-40 is NOT, (or is), a lubricant?

Apparently WD-40 believes their Multi-Use Product is a lubricant!

See the following, (as copied from wd40.com/about-us/myths-legends-fun-facts/):
[quote]
Myth:
WD-40 Multi-Use Product is not really a lubricant.
Fact:
While the “W-D” in WD-40 stands for Water Displacement, WD-40 Multi-Use Product is a unique, special blend of lubricants. The product’s formulation also contains anti-corrosion agents and ingredients for penetration, water displacement and soil removal.
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As I said the Operating Instructions, for my RVA Jacks, states: "WD-40 will serve as a solvent as well as a lubricant".

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Sailors avoid WD 40 because...

-WD-40 isn't actually a true lubricant. WD stands for "water displacing" and its main use is as a solvent or rust dissolver. Also, it attracts foreign substances that stick to it.

-The lubricant like properties of WD-40 come not from the substance itself, but from dissolving components. And the effect doesn't last.

-WD-40 can be a good substance to start with — it can help clean up rust or other grime. But depending on what you're working with, it should probably follow up WD-40 with use of a true lubricant such as one based on silicone, grease, Teflon, or graphite.
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Don't get excited. This site is like life there is always a profit of doom. I have used WD for years and no ill effects. Read long enough and you can find someone that will tell you Banana Pudding is bad.
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...I have used WD for years and no ill effects...
Same here...just depends what you're going to use it on.
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HWH recommends WD40 for cleaning the rods.
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I was at the FMCA rally in Perry Georgia and was walking past the HWH display. It was staffed with HWH employees I told them I had HWH jacks and what should I lubricate them with. They stated I should only use WD40. Spray it on then wipe off the excess.
They also suggested if I had used a silicon spray that I be sure and spray the seals real good to clean them off. Let it sit for a few minutes and then wipe them off.
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