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Forum topic by GMman posted 09-22-2009 06:18 PM 2441 views 1 time favorited 32 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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09-22-2009 06:18 PM

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Everyone using WD40 you’re wasting your time like I use to do you might as well use water.
I use it now for removing tar off my vehicles and it works fine.
I have found a new product that is called “ship-2-shore” that works 100 times over WD40.
I had to remove an oil tank filler pipe “over 50 years old” I used one can of wd40 and had a very large pipe wrench with a 10 foot long pipe and could not move it, and then I tried ship-2-shore and left it for 10 minutes it came out with only the pipe wrench.
Then I took and old piece of junk that was laying around for years and a bolt that I could not even see the size of the nut and I put some on it, it “is red and bubbles” the next day I looked at it and I could see the nut put a wrench on it and turned the nut right off.

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#1 posted 09-22-2009 06:44 PM

Actually, WD-40 was invented to displace water (WD- water displacement).

Folks have been using it for all sorts of things with some success. It is not a very good penetrating fluid as you discovered. I have had some success with automative brake fluid. I’ll have to try the Ship-to-shore stuff. It sounds great.

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#2 posted 09-22-2009 07:05 PM

I checked out the website but couldn’t really tell if they ship to the US. I didn’t see any price listing either, but it looks like you have to buy it in bulk, is that correct?

-- Dale Manning, Carthage, NY

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#3 posted 09-22-2009 07:09 PM

I use WD40 only as a protecterant….for a penetrant I typically use Liquid Wrench. I have not seen the product you mention…but sounds like a winner. If I see it around, I will certainly give it a try.

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#4 posted 09-22-2009 07:23 PM

I use this stuff. It’s awesome, works better than anything else I’ve tried.

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#5 posted 09-22-2009 07:34 PM

I dont think WD40 is meant to clean rust… as mentioned above it’s originally was developed to displace water. it also works well as a light lubricant.

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#6 posted 09-22-2009 07:46 PM

Thanks for the tip. I will have to look into this, if they ship to the US.

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#7 posted 09-22-2009 08:03 PM

Hairy….I beleive that what your using is good too because it is industrial.
WD40 looking a the can…”stops squeaks,protects metal,loosens rusted parts,frees sticky mechanisms”,

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#8 posted 09-22-2009 08:05 PM

LA-CO Rust Buster is good too but no way as good as ship-2-shore.

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#9 posted 09-22-2009 08:08 PM

For your table saw and jointer tops etc.if you get rust spots a good product is RUFF from Jet-Lube

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#10 posted 09-22-2009 09:10 PM

Hairy , thanks for the link to KanoLabs. I’ve used their product before with great results and they have an online offer of two 13oz. cans for $12.00 that I just took advantage of.My first can was a free offer from them that stated that if their product failed in any way to meet your needs , it is free of charge and included free shipping as well : )

Ship2Shore appears to be a Canadian product and I didn’t see any USA outlets at their site : (

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#11 posted 09-22-2009 10:07 PM

WD-40 is worthless as a rust preventative. Put a freshly machined piece of steel out with it on and you’ll have a fine coat of rust by the next morning.

-- Bob in WW ~ "some old things are lovely, warm still with life ... of the forgotten men who made them." - D.H. Lawrence

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#12 posted 09-22-2009 10:36 PM

Dusty56 you can buy Canadian I buy US without problems.
Customs are getting better these days.

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#13 posted 09-22-2009 11:39 PM

I’ve always used kano kroil and it works the best out of the few i’ve tried for freeing rusted bolts.

-- Julian, Park Forest, IL

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#14 posted 09-23-2009 01:10 AM

+1 for KROIL .. .. it’s the best I’ve used thus far .. .. ..

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#15 posted 09-23-2009 01:56 AM

8oz. kano kroil $7.45
6oz. ship-2-shore
One price is better, the products we will have to test them?
At $7.45 I will try it for sure.

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