I've heard that before on this list, but I use it on locks and everything else since it first came on the market and have no problems. WD-40 contains a very light oil and probably leaves a little residue, but how many of the millions of people who use WD-40 have problems with that residue? If a mechanical part has a very tight fit I can see how someone "could" have a problem with WD-40 residue. WD-40 started out as a water dispersant for missile nose cones but quickly became the very popular solvent/lubricant it is today.
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/WD-40 Modern industrial society may not be possible without WD-40 which seems to have an infinite number of uses. Here are only a few of them: Attract fish. When sprayed on fishing bait, WD-40 covers up the scent of human hands on the bait to better lure fish, according to USA Today. The WD-40 Company receives hundreds of letters from consumers confirming this use, but prefers not to promote WD-40 as a fishing lure since the petroleum-based product could potentially pollute rivers and streams, damaging the ecosystem. Cure Mange. While spraying a dog with WD-40 gets rid of parasitic mites, according to USA Today, the WD-40 Company, feeling that the potential misuse of the product is too great, refuses to condone using WD-40 to cure mange on animals. Prevent squirrels from climbing into a birdhouse. Spray WD-40 on the metal pole or wires. Remove a ring stuck on a finger. Several medical journals claim that WD-40 is the perfect cure for a toe stuck in the bathtub faucet, a finger stuck in soda bottle, or a ring stuck on a finger. Remove chewing gum, crayon, tar, and Silly Putty from most surfaces. Spray on WD-40, wait, and wipe. Zipper won't zip? WD-40 will let it zip again. Clean decorative snow from windows. Spray windows with WD-40 before spraying with artificial snow so the decorative spray will wipe off easier. Prevent dead insects from sticking to your car. Spray WD-40 on the hood and grill so you can wipe bugs off easily without damaging the finish. Make hangers glide over a clothes rod. Spray WD-40 on the clothes rod so hangers can be pushed back and forth easily. Clean clogged spray paint can nozzles. Remove the nozzles from the spray paint can and the WD-40 can, place the nozzle from the spray paint can on the WD-40 can, give it a couple of quick squirts, and replace both nozzles. Remove oil spots from driveways. Spray with WD-40, wait, then blot. The mineral spirits and other petroleum distillates in WD 40 work as a curing agent. Thread electrical wire through conduits. Spray WD-40 on the electrical wire to help it glide through winding conduits. Prevent grass clippings from clogging up a lawn mower. Spray WD-40 on the underside of lawn mower housing and blade before cutting the grass. Clean sap from gardening equipment. Spray with WD-40, wait, and wipe clean. Prevent mud and clay build-up on bicycles. Spray the bicycle with a thin coat of WD-40. Remove baked-on food from a cookie pan. Spray WD-40 on cookie pan and wipe clean. Then wash with soap and water. Remove dirt and grime from barbecue grills. Remove the grill from the barbecue, spray with WD-40, wait, and wipe clean. Then wash with soap and water. Remove chewing gum from the bottom of a shoe or sneaker. Spray on WD-40, wait, and pull the gum free. Keep dogs, maggots, and flies out of trash cans. Coat the trash cans with a thin layer of WD-40. Take squeaks out of new shoes. Spray WD-40 into the leather and shine. Remove grease stains from linen. Spray WD-40 directly to the stain, rub it in, let is soak for a few minutes, then wash through a regular cycle. Take squeaks out of a box spring mattress. Remove the fabric covering the bottom of the box spring mattress (by simply removing the staples), and spray the springs with WD-40. Staple the fabric covering back in place with a staple gun. Clean crayon from a blackboard. Spray WD-40 on the crayon marks, let soak for 10 minutes, then blot clean with a cloth. Free a tongue stuck to frozen metal in winter. Spray WD-40 on the metal around the tongue. - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - Gerry --------------------------------------------- > WD40 is not the stuff to use. It is a "Water Displacer" and dries to > gunk that is worse than the previously stuck condition. PB might be a > bit better, or the acetone/transgendered fluid mixture. > --R Dan wrote: > >>> I removed the release handle and found that the cable was disconnected. I > >>> reconnected it, only to now have a release handle that sticks out of the > >>> dash 2"-3", and still doesn't release the parking brake, which also > >>> continues not to latch. > >> It sounds to me like something is stuck, and it's ALWAYS releasing the > >> parking brake. Which is far better than never releasing it. > >> Mitch. > > ................................... > > Nothing has been said about solvents such as Blaster or WD-40. > > I squirt everything remotely connected to a system with WD-40 first since > > the smell goes away faster. Let it set for a day or two and then exercise > > it every time I think about it. > > If that doesn't work, I use stinking PB Blaster and repeat the process. > > Been doing that ever since there was no WD-40 or Blaster and "Eveready" > > (circa 1940s-50s) was the favorite solvent which was far better than any of > > the stuff available nowadays. > > Gerry > > > > > > > > > > > > > > > > > > > > > > > > > > > > > > > > > > _______________________________________ > > http://www.okiebenz.com > > > > To search list archives http://www.okiebenz.com/archive/ > > > > To Unsubscribe or change delivery options go to: > > http://mail.okiebenz.com/mailman/listinfo/mercedes_okiebenz.com > > > > > > > _______________________________________ > http://www.okiebenz.com > > To search list archives http://www.okiebenz.com/archive/ > > To Unsubscribe or change delivery options go to: > http://mail.okiebenz.com/mailman/listinfo/mercedes_okiebenz.com > > > > ----- > No virus found in this message. > Checked by AVG - www.avg.com > Version: 2015.0.6081 / Virus Database: 4401/10315 - Release Date: 07/27/15 > -- arche...@embarqmail.com <arche...@embarqmail.com> _______________________________________ http://www.okiebenz.com To search list archives http://www.okiebenz.com/archive/ To Unsubscribe or change delivery options go to: http://mail.okiebenz.com/mailman/listinfo/mercedes_okiebenz.com