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Discussion in 'Handloading and Reloading' started by geosigma, Oct 12, 2021.

  1. GeoDudeFlorida

    GeoDudeFlorida Member

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    I won't use WD40 on my guns because of the paraffin content. As a machinist I used it as the final step of prepping a machine for a new job after it was stripped and cleaned. Water displacers are good at displacing water. :)

    My guns get a combination of stuff depending on what it is and what kind of action but it's generally some light machine oil on the interior and some light mineral oil with an alkyl rust inhibitor on the exterior. Grease in the places that need grease ,of course. ;)

    Not that I object to WD40 as a lubricant and protective. I don't. It does work and I do use it, just not on my guns because I don't like the feel of paraffin.

    Did you know: WD40 was never patented and the exact formulations are kept as industrial secrets?
     
  2. tightgroup tiger

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    Their kept by NASA. Was originally made by the Rocket chem co..jpg Rocket Chemical co. to keep moisture from forming on the bells under the rocket engines.

    https://displate.com/displate/4714984?pe=mancave,retro,Vintage&dfw_tracker=99573-4714984&gclid=CjwKCAjwh5qLBhALEiwAioods9YJbB6njIEruEs4CxsWPL6gnXAVz5V0U9JIlB2MSXJjOuJeSC0A2xoC-6sQAvD_Bw
    It's good stuff.
     
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  3. geosigma

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    Thank you all for your comments. I suspects I was naive in the fact I won't run the A/C as much as I suspect I will (or my wife will). I know from my in-laws, everything is rusty. They also don't do ANYTHING to take care of ANYTHING. That is something for an 'in-law' thread.

    Thanks again.

    George
     
  4. HowieG

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    I think that is also something for the 'most people under thirty' thread. My grandkids certainly can't do anything either.
     
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  5. GeoDudeFlorida

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    Read this thread - https://www.thehighroad.org/index.php?threads/grounding-experiment.896225/ - about grounding powder throwers. Too much A/C can be problematic, too. ;)
     
  6. drband

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    WD40 Specialist corrosion preventive is not the same as generic WD40. I think there’s some confusion in the thread. Most (I) don’t use the generic WD40 on firearms. I user the Specialist corrosion preventive on dies and such and it works well keeping rust at bay.
     
  7. johnjohn

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    I live in s.w. La. High heat and humidity hurricanes. My tools stay in a room off the garage never a problem with rust or corrosion.
    We lived about 55mi. east of here for 20 yrs. All reloading was done in a room off the garage. Stored all the powder and primers out there too. The house we now live in has a reloading bench set up in a closet a/c and heat in winter. Life is good!
     
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  8. Armorer 101

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    You move to FL and the problem will solve itself at 98/98. That is temperature and humidity. Suggest if you need a 3 bedroom, you get a 4th for reloading in FL. It is what it is.
     
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  9. GooseGestapo

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    I live in W.Central Georgia.
    Only place in the World that for 4mos of the year you’re apt to use both the Heat and AC, The same day, BEFORE 10am!
     
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  10. Mark_Mark

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    you in the mountains?
     
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  12. GooseGestapo

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    West Point; 2mi from the dam. As west, central as you can get.
    Piedmont plateau, just above fall line
     
  13. SQLGeek

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    I live in the hot, humid Houston area and I reload in the garage because that's where I have space. My press will get some spots of rust that I knock down with steel wool and try to keep it oiled with CLP. Components are kept in the house until I need them. It's not ideal but it works.
     
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