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Dan Krager

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#1 posted 11-24-2012 11:42 PM

WD 40 is not, IMO, a good rust preventer. As it dries it gets sticky. In some cases I use baby talc, which fills voids in the metal almost to the molecular level, and it’s slippery too. Smells good. A good carnuba wax is probably your best bet in the long run. Oh, by the way, do not mix talc and WD 40, there seems to be a chemical reaction that is adverse to the metal causing immediate surface crud that looks like rust and is hard to get off.
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