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Question Wd40 & Airguns

Discussion in 'Anything Airgun Related' started by mitov08, Nov 16, 2018.

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WD40 on an airgun, is it a crime against nature?

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  2. No

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  1. mitov08

    mitov08 Well-Known Member

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    Hello All,


    Just had a question as I think I have heard a bit of a myth type topic, can you put WD40 on your Airgun. Obviously not everywhere but departments like the internals such as the inner bolt mechanism of the air rifle?

    As I am debating switching to that for my BSA Ultra Se.
     
  2. telephonepete

    telephonepete Donator

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    i have uses for wd 40. squirt liberaly on trigger shoot it and let it dry out and thats it run it dry.
     
  3. Dagger

    Dagger Busy Member

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    Yep I do the same
     
  4. shauny

    shauny Top Poster

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    ok for wiping over metalwork. wouldnt let it anywhere near internals, or as a lube.
     
  5. CharlieFarlie

    CharlieFarlie Busy Member

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    When I was in the Jetski circle few would use WD as a spray on protectant over the engines or electrics. WD uses H2O in its propellants. We did and I still use GT80 ...
     
  6. TORNADOS7

    TORNADOS7 Pro Poster

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    As a cleaning agent it's fine for trigger units etc if you don't want to pull it apart but it's no use as a lubricant...
     
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  7. pjgtech

    pjgtech Bah Humbug.......

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    As above, fine for a quick external wipe down, but not internals or lubing.... :thumb:
     
  8. Dagger

    Dagger Busy Member

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    Why not internals ????
     
  9. shauny

    shauny Top Poster

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    it cleans off any existing lube if sprayed, then evaporates , and as no lube left can cause binding
     
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  10. pjgtech

    pjgtech Bah Humbug.......

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    Wot he said ^^^^ :thumb:
     
  11. GeeTee

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    WD40 is petroleum based,as such will destroy seals very quickly,not to mention a fire hazard if used in barrels, you run a very high risk of compression ignition,otherwise known as Dieselling !!
     
  12. foxtrott

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    I use it on patches to clean gunk from the barrel
     
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  13. mr rooney

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    For any wd40 fans out there try spraying some into an empty pellet tin with some small Allen keys in. Leave for a few weeks until the solvents have evaporated then you’ll have Allen keys stuck firmly to your tin thanks to the sticky crap left behind!
    Another truimph for American marketing.
    Bilt hamber feresol is in a different league !
    Wouldn’t use wd40 on my wheel barrow lol!
     
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  14. Brooksy

    Brooksy Posting Addict

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    It dries to a black sticky mess. I always buy it just after Christmas, it's great for getting Sellotape glue of the windows when she's run out of space for cards!
     
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  15. Omega man

    Omega man Engaging Member

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    Water displacement 40th formula: WD40.
    Not for air guns in my opinion.
     
  16. Hampshire Tog

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    My RFD told me that WD40 can dull the blueing on a rifle. Not sure whether this is true but rather than risk it, I use Bisley gun oil as a lubricant and to wipe over the barrel and block after every use.
     
  17. shauny

    shauny Top Poster

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    its good for getting moly grease thumbprints from my tea mug:)
     
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  18. cloverleaf

    cloverleaf Super Moderator Staff Member Mod/Admin

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    Absolutely not. It's a sh t lubricant and after a while all the solvent f cks off, leaving a horrible sticky residue that's a sod to get off and stops everything working.

    It's an anti-corrosion penetrating oil, and fine if used for that purpose. It has no place near an airgun unless it's rusted solid and you're trying to free it off..
     
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  19. Omega man

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    It works just fine on mine. Not my guns though :D
     
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  20. StellaArtois Sr

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    I echo these sentiments entirely.
    I was told buy a RFD not to put it near a rifle. A friend of mine was having problems with a rifle and Hull Cartridges blamed him for using WD40 on it, which was bo11ox as my mate wouldn't know where to squirt it anyway. They tried to say it corroded the barrel and rotted the seals, that it may do, but it wasn't the case.
     
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