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Old 08-16-2008
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I have read many a post on several forums that state WD-40 damages rubber. That ain't what this says. Is it just a sales tool?? Or is it bad for rubber??
http://www.wd40.com/faqs/

One other thing that WD-40 will do is kill a wasp nest in seconds.
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Silicon Spray. No problem with rubber
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One other thing that WD-40 will do is kill a wasp nest in seconds.
If that is the case, it works one heck of a lot better than the crummy "wasp killer" sold in stores these days in California (where anything that's mildly poisonous is unavailable or watered down).
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I would not have said it if it was not true. It kills them dead, mui pronto. Just today I used it on a yellow jacket nest. Bye Bye.
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If silicone spray is alright for rubber why does every major heavy tire manufacturer tell us to avoid silicone or petroleum products on our tires? Has anyone found a major heavy tire manufacturer that says its alright to use silicone or petroleum products on our tires or is this just an urban legend?
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I have personally found that silicone spray works well on some things. I do not use it at all rubber or otherwise because it causes all kind of problems when one tries to touch up or paint something. It's almost impossible to get the fish eyes out.
I know a body shop man who would go nuts if anyone came close to his shop with silicone spray.
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I asked the HWH guys at a Pomona FMCA rally what to use if you needed to clean the jacks and they said silicon spray and not to use WD40
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That's interesting isn't it. WD-40 is a cleaning agent, maybe that is why they say not to use it on the jack ram.. I personally use the WD-40 on the wasps and ATF on the jacks, since that is what is in the reservoir. Just wondered what others do and why.
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wd 40 will wash off any oils or grease,its a great cleaner,but a poor lube.
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because tires are totally synthetic rubber. There is no natural rubber and hasnt been for some time
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