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Old May 20, 2009, 01:17 PM   #26
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Ya know, I have to admit that this is one of the strangest threads I've ever witnessed in cyberspace over the 20 years or so that I've been doodling around in it.

I started a simple testimonial "hey guys, here's a product that's working for me" thread and what I seem to have gotten in reply is rash of "here's how I do my thing" posts. Not one "thanks for the report" or "interesting, I may have to give that a try". To be honest, I'm left wondering why I bothered...

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Old May 20, 2009, 01:57 PM   #27
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I posted how much I like gun scrubber

If this is one of the strangest thread you've ever seen, boy are you fortunate!
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Old May 20, 2009, 11:33 PM   #28
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I'm thinking I tried it once on a shotgun and dripped some down the stock and it ate the oil finish off.
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Old May 20, 2009, 11:38 PM   #29
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>>>I'm thinking I tried it once on a shotgun and dripped some down the stock and it ate the oil finish off.<<<

How long ago was that Hawg? Was it the new stuff or the original formula?

But I will say this, even with the new stuff an oil finish is the only kind that I'd be worried about getting this stuff on. Discretion being the better part of valor and all that...

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Old May 20, 2009, 11:46 PM   #30
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I disremember if it was new or original. Was about a year ago. Maybe less.
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Old May 21, 2009, 03:16 AM   #31
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Cabela's has 4 customer reviews giving it a 5 star rating:

http://www.cabelas.com/prod-1/004119...roduct-reviews

Epinions has 2 reviews giving it 5 stars:

http://www.epinions.com/review/Birch...t_432581348996

http://www.epinions.com/review/Birch...t_438108851844

Some folks seem to really like it.
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Old May 21, 2009, 08:59 AM   #32
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I've seen lots of info about the bad things WD-40 does to guns. I've use it for years with no bad results. What negitive things is it supossed to do to guns?
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Old May 21, 2009, 09:08 AM   #33
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What negitive things is it supossed to do to guns?
When used over time on internal parts, it tends to get gummy. That gum attracts abrasive particals, powder residue, etc.
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Old May 21, 2009, 09:12 AM   #34
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Ok, that makes sense, I use it mostly to wipe down the surface to get the sweat and finger prints off, thanks.
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Old May 21, 2009, 09:15 AM   #35
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Opinions are like A-holes...everyone's got one.

FWIW:

Everyone's Got One!

A Word from the WD40 Company

p.s. Brownells: Gun Cleaning Clinic

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Old May 21, 2009, 09:42 AM   #36
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ClemBert, each of those examples you posted shows an acceptable way to use WD-40. I have nothing against using it in those ways. Used like that, it will not get the chance to build up.

The reason I caution people is that there are a very large number of gun owners that will just keep spraying and spraying over the years thinking that they are doing the right thing. The very fact that you are an active participant here would tend to indicate to me that you are not that type of gun owner -therefore, it would never be an issue for you. I have no guarantee that other casual forum readers would be as diligent in keeping their weapons clean.
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Old May 21, 2009, 09:53 AM   #37
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Yeah, I don't think it applies to me either. I am not endorsing it. I'm just pointing out the various opinions on it. Some are hilarious, some are baseless, some have a point worth further research. I use Break-Free LP and Hoppes on all my firearms generally speaking.

However, when it comes to the black powder revolvers I pointed out that I do use it. I guess I wasn't clear, originally, on this point. I'm not sure I will get a "buildup" of gunk in these particular firearms. The thinking is that the BP revolvers end up in very hot soapy water before they go onto the bake stage. The hot soapy water probably does a reasonable job of jarring loose the previous coating in the lockworks. When I blast the lockworks after cleaning the WD-40 just might clear out any residual gunk and oil left that the hot water didn't get out. I've not noticed anything coming out but clear WD-40 when I do blast the lockworks.

Just sayin'.
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Old May 21, 2009, 09:06 PM   #38
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TALK ABOUT CLEANING
that reminds me , i took one of my old remmis up
to prescott to weeks ago and shoot about 100 rbs
with 3f real black and i still not got round to cleaning
it yet, so i will clean it this weekend thats 3 weeks opps,
better get out the long rider cleaning kit.
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Old May 21, 2009, 11:46 PM   #39
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>>>that reminds me, i took one of my old remmis up to prescott to weeks ago and shoot about 100 rbs with 3f real black and i still not got round to cleaning it yet, so i will clean it this weekend thats 3 weeks opps, better get out the long rider cleaning kit.<<<

Well we can get away with that in Arizona. Until the rain came today we'd been averaging about 5% humidity in Tucson.

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Old May 21, 2009, 11:50 PM   #40
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You can get away with a couple of weeks down here with the humidity at 95%.
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Old May 22, 2009, 12:09 PM   #41
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>>>You can get away with a couple of weeks down here with the humidity at 95%.<<<

I don't doubt your experience at all but I do have to say that when I lived in North Carolina I had a few overnight rust experiences that left a bad mark on my psyche so I don't know that I'd try that myself. Just me talkin' though.

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Old May 22, 2009, 07:53 PM   #42
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We have in our shop a product called Dam good Oil---i took it home, opened it and it had a chemical type smell but after applying it to a gun I smelled a vegatable base oil maybe olive oil. it's veery greasy. anybody out there know about this stuff. is it good?
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