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Old January 29, 2013, 07:47 PM   #31
Mike Irwin
Join Date: April 13, 2000
Location: Northern Virginia
Posts: 39,177
Like hell it won't gum. Some years ago a friend fell with his surf casting rig, an antique from his grandfather. He flushed it with water then hosed it with a ton of wd40, then forgot about it for a year in the trunk of his car.

When he fished it out again it was frozen totally solid with a nasty varnish.

I had something very similar happen with an old break top revolver.

WD 40 is a light bodied oil. Light bodied oils can decay like that.
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