You have obviously never used proper products like Hornady One Shot Case Lube. It isn’t gummy, has zero effect on powder or primers, and works great. WD40 may be useful for some things but it has no use around a reloading bench or for use on firearms. It’s cheap and comes in a blue can, that’s about all there is to say about it.why .... because I use WD40 for cleaning my firearms and it's always on the bench. Every specialized case lube I have ever used has gummed up the cases, WD40 does not.
There are so many better, in so many ways, choices, that I would never try it for that, and WD-40. or other similar items, are not guaranteed to kill primers.It's perfect for resizing, try it and see for yourself.
This pretty wells sums it up.You have obviously never used proper products like Hornady One Shot Case Lube. It isn’t gummy, has zero effect on powder or primers, and works great. WD40 may be useful for some things but it has no use around a reloading bench or for use on firearms. It’s cheap and comes in a blue can, that’s about all there is to say about it.
Speaking of “enflaming,” decades ago I sprayed WD40 into the dwell window of a Delco distributor on a running GM car. Trying to get rid of rough idle I presumed was due to moisture.I have seen what WD40 does to padlocks on customer's self storage doors. Nothing a grinder can't fix.......but they they have to buy a new lock. I can always tell where it is being used. There's a black streak anywhere they sprayed it......being it's a great attractor for dust & dirt......which I have to clean up after they move out. That constant experience for me keeps me from buying the stuff for anything I don't want gummed up especially my guns and reloading equipment. Not trying to enflame any one....am trying to warn.....may work at first....but you will soon regret it.
WD40 lubricates well enough to size cases, it's perfect for that. Many years ago I worked for the USAF, the one and only cleaner we used was WD40. That was 50 years ago and I have been using it ever since without a single problem. If you want to waste your money on other things then go ahead, it's no skin off my nose.
Guess we don’t need a forum then, just an “ask entropy” columnI like to hear this. Guys like you keep me busy at the gun bench. WD-40 is not a lubricant, cleaner, nor preservative. It's sole usefulness in connection with firearms is to help remove Cosmoline. Gun Scrubber or brake cleaner must then be used to remove the WD-40.
Recently, I worked on a Remington 760 pump that was so gummed up with WD-40 the slide could not be worked. The firing pin would not protrude when the trigger was pulled, and the hammer was slowed down considerably. The owner was a farmer, and like you, "...uses it on everything."
But, you do you, boo.