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Old 01-23-2007, 11:58 PM   #1
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Potentially dumb question..... Does WD-40 dry out?

As the title stated.... I'm wondering if WD-40 dries out over time or does it act as a lubricant and stays "slippery".

Reason I'm asking is because I got a techmount stem mount for my gps/camera and I was suppose to push the "probe" with the rubber O rings into the stem hole. It recommended using a little water but it was damn near impossible to get even 1/4" in.

So I got pissed off and used WD-40.... even with that I had to use 100% elbow and shoulder grease to get that thing in. It's in now but the problem is if I firmly try to move it... it will move a little to the left or right.

So I'm wondering if the WD40 will dry out so it'll fit in there nice and tight... or if it will act as a "lubricant".
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Old 01-24-2007, 12:03 AM   #2
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Re: Potentially dumb question..... Does WD-40 dry out?

Imo WD40 is a penetrant, not a lubricant, and because its not designed to continually lubricate something, it'll dry out sooner or later.
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Old 01-24-2007, 12:35 AM   #3
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Re: Potentially dumb question..... Does WD-40 dry out?

it will dry out....no worries. not as fast as water, but it will. give it a day or two.
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Old 01-24-2007, 12:47 AM   #4
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Alright
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Old 01-24-2007, 01:12 AM   #5
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Re: Potentially dumb question..... Does WD-40 dry out?

Use some good old "spit" next time.........
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Old 01-24-2007, 02:09 AM   #6
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Use some good old "spit" next time.........
I'll be sure to keep that in mind dude
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Old 01-24-2007, 08:21 AM   #7
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Re: Potentially dumb question..... Does WD-40 dry out?

Maybe a dry graphite lube would work good for that. Similar to what is used in the ignition tumbler, doesn't attract dirt.

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Old 01-24-2007, 08:36 AM   #8
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Re: Potentially dumb question..... Does WD-40 dry out?

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I'll be sure to keep that in mind dude
It's a little trick I learned to use on our radios when I was in the Army....for connectors that are made of rubber. Something about your spit makes it work? Sounds weird, I know.
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Old 01-24-2007, 10:12 AM   #9
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Maybe a dry graphite lube would work good for that. Similar to what is used in the ignition tumbler, doesn't attract dirt.

I was wondering if they made something like that.....

Acts as a lube initially and dries out as an adhesive. But I probably should leave it the way it is because it's on there pretty snug. And if I use that I probably wouldn't be able to remove it anymore if I ever wanted to.
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Old 01-24-2007, 10:13 AM   #10
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It's a little trick I learned to use on our radios when I was in the Army....for connectors that are made of rubber. Something about your spit makes it work? Sounds weird, I know.
I know spit does work as a lubricant for dry pussies
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Old 01-24-2007, 10:17 AM   #11
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Re: Potentially dumb question..... Does WD-40 dry out?

Clean it all off and use window cleaner to install it.... just like grips.
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Re: Potentially dumb question..... Does WD-40 dry out?

Come on kids - Hairspray - Its what I use on my grips ever since the I could ride a bicycle.
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