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Ron Laden29/09/2018 09:24:47
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Purchased a new can of WD40 yesterday with the new nozzle, quite impressed and an improvement on the old can. With the tube assy folded down it gives a wide spray through the yellow nozzle, pivot the tube to horizontal and it gives a finer spray through the tube.


Edited By Ron Laden on 29/09/2018 09:25:03

XD 35129/09/2018 09:50:49
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Can't say I'm a fan of those nozzles , had a few that leaked making the can pretty much useless. They have an o ring seal in where the nozzle swivels and once it fails it will leak lout from the swivel joint .

Ron Laden29/09/2018 09:59:10
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Oh well, first time with one of these cans will have to see how it goes.


XD 35129/09/2018 10:19:29
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I hope you got a good one ! The idea is good and it makes the can more versatile it's just that I have never had any luck with that style of nozzle - wasn't a wd40 can though but one of their offshoot companies like all in one or something .

Nick Hulme29/09/2018 10:32:44
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If you have a good top of this type on an empty can and take it off carefully it can be made to fit one of their "Trade Size" cans which are often a couple of quid cheaper with more in them than the fancy nozzle cans, quickly and firmly seating the top and depressing the button is the key, if you do it slow you get it everywhere

Mick Henshall29/09/2018 11:09:23
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Abom79 on you tube has good size spray cans which can be filled up and given a squirt of air, I have looked round uk and can't find similar, I generally use Duck Oil bought by the gallon decanted into plastic spray bottles which don't seem to last long but hey ho


Nick Hughes29/09/2018 11:21:52
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Something like this? :- **LINK**


Plenty of others also listed on the Amazon site


Edited By Nick Hughes on 29/09/2018 11:29:49

Mick Henshall29/09/2018 11:48:16
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Thats similar Nick, but the yank ones have a larger diameter and look altogether more robust, and £40 !;?"^%"? Crikey but thanks for the link


Muzzer29/09/2018 12:27:36
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Those new ones are an improvement on the old ones where you lost the specially sized straw after first use - they were only held on by a rubber band(!). But I found the same old issue - the pressure only holds up for a while (6-12 months?), after which the contents are inaccessible without a tin opener. 

I've got a couple of these. The one I bought in Canada was silly cheap, like £5 or so (for a US gallon). In the UK you can find them for under £20 (for 5 litres) if you look around a bit, which isn't too bad. The spray bottles are fine for my purposes.


Edited By Muzzer on 29/09/2018 12:30:34

Redsetter29/09/2018 14:12:26
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Never mind about the can - does anyone have a good, cost effective, homebrewed substitute for WD40?

Redsetter29/09/2018 14:12:27
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Never mind about the can - does anyone have a good, cost effective, homebrewed substitute for WD40?

Sandgrounder29/09/2018 14:52:51
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I always buy my WD40 in 5L containers, it comes with a sprayer but I also use empty ones from furniture polish, window cleaner etc.

Clive Foster29/09/2018 15:48:07
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Dunno if the innards are different but the sprayers from "aggressive" things like bathroom cleaner, limescale remover et al seem to last much better when re-used for WD40, coolant et al than the more ordinary variety.

Anyone got a good use for the little King of Shaves shaving oil dispensers? Pump assembly seems really well made. Already disassembled a few for the ball and spring but I've got enough now.


SillyOldDuffer29/09/2018 16:59:40
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Posted by Redsetter on 29/09/2018 14:12:26:

Never mind about the can - does anyone have a good, cost effective, homebrewed substitute for WD40?

Home brewed yes. Good and cost effective no!

WD40's a strange product. Often used as a penetrating oil but it's inferior to the real thing. Used as a lubricant, but it's short lived and leaves a residue - again inferior to a specialist product. It's a water repellent, and once again there are superior alternatives. It can be used as a degreaser and cleaner and, you guessed it, there are better products available for that too. However, what you get from WD40 is a compromise that's good for several different purposes without being excellent at any of them, and - most important - it's very convenient. Loads of jobs where splashing WD40 on it is the easy answer.

Coming up with a home-brew mix that's as effective as WD40 as an all rounder is a tall order. You would need a light oil like petrol or naptha, an oil soluble water repellent such as a silicone and some general purpose lubricating oil. As there aren't many commercial alternatives to WD40 I suspect getting the mixture just so isn't easy.

The best way to keep costs down is to buy it in bulk : only £3.25 a litre if you buy it by the drum compared with about £20 per litre in an aerosol can.


Nick Hughes29/09/2018 17:01:27
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Another option and should be the same quality as their oilers:- **LINK**

Kerrin Galvin29/09/2018 18:55:13
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If you guys like these cans you are really going to like the ones that have recently arrived down under, they have a flexible metallic straw. You can get it into all sorts of places.......getting it out again is another story,

Cheers Kerrin

alan-lloyd29/09/2018 19:34:01
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Make yourself up some angels breath, 1 part olive oil, two parts real turpentine, and 3 parts white spirt, you could also add some diesel, last you a very long time.

Jim Young 230/09/2018 09:54:13
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And if using as a penertrating oil I mix it with acetone.

Also found ATF mixed with acetone is good, but you have to keep it shaken as it separates.

Mick B130/09/2018 12:08:42
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I'm with SOD - it's adequate for quite a few purposes without excelling at any of them.

I've found the folding straw works well and transfers ok to the bigger standard cans.
Trevor Drabble30/09/2018 12:26:32
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I find Double TT by Tetrosyl much more versatile , better at the jobs it does and cheaper than WD 40 .

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