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Emmo


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A reminder about WD-40
Original Message   Mar 18, 2005 4:02 pm
Most of us know that WD-40 is highly flammable and should not be used around sparks or open flames.

If you have any doubts, watch this video.
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Marshall


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Re: A reminder about WD-40
Reply #8   Mar 18, 2005 9:53 pm
Garandman wrote:
I use Break-Free CLP (Cleaner Lubicant Protectant) as a penetrant. I also use a product called Sheath, which is a light oil that holds well on metl surfaces. They're both sold at WalMart in the "Hunting Supplies" section - that's where gun stuff lives in our politically correct times.

Great for firearms!
Garandman


Location: South Boston, MA
Joined: Mar 10, 2005
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Re: A reminder about WD-40
Reply #9   Mar 19, 2005 6:33 am
Marshall wrote:
Great for firearms!

Becasue I had a convenient plastic squeeze bottle, I started using it as a lube on sailboat rigging. When it seemed to stand up well against salt water (that's relative, nothing stands up very well to salt water) I also started using it on my outboard and other metal parts on boats.

It has a lot more body than WD40. There's a saying that WD40 has destroyed more equipment† than it's saved.† Then I started using the Plastilube that comes in the little surplus rifle grease containers - you can buy a case of 144 for about $15. It works great under the hood of the car and on the snowblower as it stands up well to water and helps minimize corrosion. Great stuff.

Plastilube and Lubriplate 130 are what made the Garand a reliable combat weapon, so† always have some around.
Emmo


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Points: 1065

Re: A reminder about WD-40
Reply #10   Mar 19, 2005 7:10 am
Liquid Wrench (while maybe not the best product for all the same uses as WD-40) comes in both a flammable and NON-flammable version.
zerben


Joined: Mar 21, 2005
Points: 2

Re: A reminder about WD-40
Reply #11   Mar 21, 2005 4:34 pm
OHIO STATE UNIVERSITY COLLEGE OF BIOLOGICAL SCIENCES MSDS FILE
WD-40 -- WD-40 AEROSOL - LUBRICATING OIL, GENERAL PURPOSE
MATERIAL SAFETY DATA SHEET
FSC: 9150
NIIN: 011087081
Manufacturer's CAGE: 09137
Part No. Indicator: B
Part Number/Trade Name: WD-40 AEROSOL
===========================================================================

General Information
===========================================================================

Item Name: LUBRICATING OIL, GENERAL PURPOSE
Company's Name: WD-40 COMPANY
Company's Street: 1061 CUDAHY PLACE (92110)
Company's P. O. Box: 80607
Company's City: SAN DIEGO
Company's State: CA
Company's Country: US
Company's Zip Code: 92138-9021
Company's Emerg Ph #: 800-424-9300
Company's Info Ph #: 619-275-1400
Record No. For Safety Entry: 002
Tot Safety Entries This Stk#: 002
Status: SM
Date MSDS Prepared: 01AUG92
Safety Data Review Date: 29OCT92
Supply Item Manager: KX
MSDS Preparer's Name: R. MILES,TECH. DIRECTOR
MSDS Serial Number: BPFJL
Hazard Characteristic Code: J1
Unit Of Issue: CN
Unit Of Issue Container Qty: 12 OZ
Type Of Container: CAN, PRESSURE
NRC/State License Number: N/A
Net Propellant Weight-Ammo: N/A
===========================================================================

Ingredients/Identity Information
===========================================================================

Proprietary: NO
Ingredient: STODDARD SOLVENT
Ingredient Sequence Number: 01
Percent: 50
NIOSH (RTECS) Number: WJ8925000
CAS Number: 8052-41-3
OSHA PEL: 500 PPM
ACGIH TLV: 100 PPM; 9293
Other Recommended Limit: NONE RECOMMENDED
-------------------------------------
Proprietary: NO
Ingredient: A-70 HYDROCARBON PROPELLANT (ISOBUTANE & PROPANE)
Ingredient Sequence Number: 02
Percent: 25.0
NIOSH (RTECS) Number: 1004459PR
CAS Number: 68476-85-7
OSHA PEL: 100 PPM
ACGIH TLV: 100 PPM
Other Recommended Limit: NONE SPECIFIED BY M.
-------------------------------------
Proprietary: NO
Ingredient: MINERAL OIL, PETROLEUM DISTILLATES, SOLVENT-DEWAXED HEAVY
PARAFFINIC
Ingredient Sequence Number: 03
Percent: >15
NIOSH (RTECS) Number: PY8038500
CAS Number: 64742-65-0
OSHA PEL: NOT ESTABLISHED
ACGIH TLV: 5 MG/M3 (OIL MIST)
Other Recommended Limit: NONE RECOMMENDED
-------------------------------------
Proprietary: NO
Ingredient: NON HAZARDOUS INGREDIENT
Ingredient Sequence Number: 04
Percent: <10
NIOSH (RTECS) Number: 1000314NH
OSHA PEL: NOT ESTABLISHED
ACGIH TLV: NOT ESTABLISHED
Other Recommended Limit: NONE RECOMMENDED
===========================================================================

Physical/Chemical Characteristics
===========================================================================

Appearance And Odor: LIGHT AMBER, CHARACTERISTIC ODOR.
Vapor Pressure (MM Hg/70 F): 55 @70F
Vapor Density (Air=1): >1 (AIR=1)
Specific Gravity: 0.710 @ 70F
Solubility In Water: INSOLUBLE.
Percent Volatiles By Volume: 80
===========================================================================

Fire and Explosion Hazard Data
===========================================================================

Flash Point: NOT APPLICABLE
Lower Explosive Limit: 1.8
Upper Explosive Limit: 9.5
Extinguishing Media: USE CARBON DIOXIDE, FOAM, OR DRY CHEMICAL
Special Fire Fighting Proc: NONE STATED BY THE MANUFACTURER
Unusual Fire And Expl Hazrds: EXTREMELY FLAMMABLE-U.F.C. LEVEL 3 AEROSOL
===========================================================================

Reactivity Data
===========================================================================

Stability: YES
Cond To Avoid (Stability): NONE STATED BY THE MANUFACTURER
Materials To Avoid: STRONG OXIDIZING AGENTS
Hazardous Decomp Products: CARBON MONOXIDE AND/OR CARBON DIOXIDE
Hazardous Poly Occur: NO
===========================================================================

Health Hazard Data
===========================================================================

LD50-LC50 Mixture: NONE GIVEN BY THE MANUFACTURER
Route Of Entry - Inhalation: YES
Route Of Entry - Skin: YES
Route Of Entry - Ingestion: YES
Health Haz Acute And Chronic: INHALATION: MAY CAUSE ANESTHESIA, HEADACHE,
DIZZINESS, NAUSEA AND UPPER RESPIRATORY IRRITATION. SKIN CONTACT: MAY CAUSE

DRYING OF SKIN AND/OR IRRITATION. EYE CONTACT: MAY CAUSE IRRITATION,
TEARING AND REDNESS. INGESTION: MAY CAUSE IRRITATION, NAUSEA, VOMITING AND
DIARRHEA
Carcinogenicity - NTP: NO
Carcinogenicity - IARC: NO
Carcinogenicity - OSHA: NO
Explanation Carcinogenicity: THE COMPONENTS IN THIS MIXTURE HAVE BEEN
FOUND TO BE NONCARCINOGENIC BY NTP, IARC AND OSHA.
IRRITATION,DRYING. INHALATION:ANESTHESIA,HEADACHE,DIZZINESS,NAUSEA AND
UPPER RESPIRATORY IRRITATION. INGESTION:IRRITATION,NAUSEA,VOMITING,
DIARRHEA. ASPIRATION HAZARD:IF SWALLOWED,CAN ENTER LUNGS AND MAY CAUSE
CHEMICAL PNEUMONITIS.
Med Cond Aggravated By Exp: INDIVIDUALS WITH SKIN SENSITIVITY OR
RESPIRATORY CONDITIONS MAY BE MORE ADVERSELY AFFECTED.
Emergency/First Aid Proc: EYES:FLUSH WITH PLENTY OF WATER FOR AT LEAST 15
MINUTES. SKIN:WASH WITH SOAP AND WATER. INHALATION:REMOVE TO FRESH AIR.
GIVE ARTIFICIAL RESPIRATION IF NECESSARY.IF BREATHING IS DIFFICULT,GIVE
OXYGEN. INGESTION:DO NOT INDUCE VOMITING. SEEK MEDICAL ATTENTION.
===========================================================================

Precautions for Safe Handling and Use
===========================================================================

Steps If Matl Released/Spill: SPILL UNLIKELY FROM AEROSOL CANS. LEAKING
CANS SHOULD BE PLACED IN PLASTIC BAG OR OPEN PAIL UNTIL PRESSURE HAS
DISSIPATED.
Waste Disposal Method: CONSULT YOUR LOCAL ENVIRONMENTAL OFFICER. EMPTY
AEROSOL CANS SHOULD NOT BE PUNCTURED OR INCINERATED; BURY IN LAND FILL.
LIQUID SHOULD BE INCINERATED OR BURIED IN LAND FILL. DISPOSE OF
INACCORDANCE WITH LOCAL, STATE AND FEDERAL REGULATIONS.
Precautions-Handling/Storing: KEEP FROM SOURCES OF IGNITION. AVOID
EXCESSIVE INHALATION OF SPRAY PARTICLES. DO NOT TAKE INTERNALLY. EXPOSURE
TO HEAT MAY CAUSE BURSTING.
Other Precautions: DO NOT PUNCTURE, INCINERATE OR STORE CONTAINER ABOVE
120F.
===========================================================================

Control Measures
===========================================================================

Respiratory Protection: NONE NORMALLY REQUIRED. USE NIOSH/MSHA-APPROVED
RESPIRATOR WITH ORGANIC VAPOR CARTRIDGE IF TLV IS EXCEEDED.
Ventilation: SUFFICIENT MECHANICAL (GENERAL) AND/OR LOCAL EXHAUST TO KEEP
VAPOR CONCENTRATION BELOW TLV.
Protective Gloves: RUBBER,NEOPRENE.
Eye Protection: SAFETY GLASSES.
Other Protective Equipment: NONE REQUIRED
Work Hygienic Practices: WASH THOROUGHLY AFTER HANDLING.LAUNDER
CONTAMINATED CLOTHING BEFORE REUSE.
Suppl. Safety & Health Data: REGULATORY INFORMATION: ALL INGREDIENTS FOR
NONE. CALIFORNIA PROP 65 CHEMICALS: NONE. CERCLA REPORTABLE QUANTITY: NONE.

RCRA HAZARDOUS WASTE NO: NA.
===========================================================================

Transportation Data
===========================================================================

Trans Data Review Date: 92303
DOT PSN Code: DQH
DOT Proper Shipping Name: COMPRESSED GASES, FLAMMABLE, N.O.S. *
DOT Class: 2.1
DOT ID Number: UN1954
DOT Label: FLAMMABLE GAS
IMO PSN Code: EQB
IMO Proper Shipping Name: COMPRESSED GAS, FLAMMABLE, N.O.S. *
IMO Regulations Page Number: 2124
IMO UN Number: 1954
IMO UN Class: 2(2.1)
IMO Subsidiary Risk Label: -
IATA PSN Code: HDE
IATA UN ID Number: 1954
IATA Proper Shipping Name: COMPRESSED GAS, FLAMMABLE, N.O.S. * *
IATA UN Class: 2.1
IATA Label: FLAMMABLE GAS
AFI PSN Code: HDE
AFI Symbols: 0
AFI Prop. Shipping Name: COMPRESSED GAS, FLAMMABLE, N.O.S. *
AFI Class: 2.1
AFI ID Number: UN1954
AFI Label: FLAMMABLE GAS
AFI Basic Pac Ref: 6-6,6-8,6-10
N.O.S. Shipping Name: ALIPHATIC PETROLEUM DISTILLATES, A-70 HYDROCARBON
PROPELLANT.
===========================================================================

Disposal Data
===========================================================================

===========================================================================

Label Data
===========================================================================

Label Required: YES
Technical Review Date: 30OCT92
Label Status: F
Common Name: WD-40 AEROSOL
Chronic Hazard: YES
Signal Word: WARNING!
Acute Health Hazard-Slight: X
Contact Hazard-Slight: X
Fire Hazard-Moderate: X
Reactivity Hazard-None: X
Special Hazard Precautions: INHALATION: MAY CAUSE ANESTHESIA, HEADACHE,
DIZZINESS, NAUSEA AND UPPER RESPIRATORY IRRITATION. SKIN CONTACT: MAY CAUSE

DRYING OF SKIN AND/OR IRRITATION. EYE CONTACT: MAY CAUSE IRRITATION,
TEARING AND REDNESS. INGESTION: MAY CAUSE IRRITATION, NAUSEA, VOMITING AND
DIARRHEA KEEP FROM SOURCES OF IGNITION. AVOID EXCESSIVE INHALATION OF SPRAY

PARTICLES. DO NOT TAKE INTERNALLY. EXPOSURE TO HEAT MAY CAUSE BURSTING.
Protect Eye: Y
Protect Skin: Y
Protect Respiratory: Y
Label Name: WD-40 COMPANY
Label Street: 1061 CUDAHY PLACE (92110)
Label P.O. Box: 80607
Label City: SAN DIEGO
Label State: CA
Label Zip Code: 92138-9021
Label Country: US
Label Emergency Number: 619-275-1400,CHEMTREC 800-424-9300
=======================================================================
URL for this msds http://hazard.com. If you wish to change, add to, or
delete information in this archive please sent updates to dan@hazard.com.
Marshall


As Long As There Are Tests, There Will Be Prayer In Public Schools. ;- )

Joined: Sep 16, 2002
Points: 7730

Re: A reminder about WD-40
Reply #12   Mar 21, 2005 4:52 pm
It's great for removing road tar from your vehicle.
Bill_D


Nice day for a mow!!

Location: Chicago
Joined: Dec 6, 2002
Points: 920

Re: A reminder about WD-40
Reply #13   Mar 21, 2005 11:56 pm
Charcoal lighter fluid works a little better out of the super soker FYI.† † Ya get a little more stream distance, plus†no oily residue.† Not that I†endorse such a thing, just what I have found throughout my travels.††
Marshall


As Long As There Are Tests, There Will Be Prayer In Public Schools. ;- )

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Points: 7730

Re: A reminder about WD-40
Reply #14   Mar 22, 2005 3:06 pm
Bill_D wrote:
Charcoal lighter fluid works a little better out of the super soker FYI.† † Ya get a little more stream distance, plus†no oily residue.† Not that I†endorse such a thing, just what I have found throughout my travels.††
We always called it Girl Scout Juice.††
Blue9R


Location: Illinois
Joined: Dec 20, 2003
Points: 224

Re: A reminder about WD-40
Reply #15   Mar 24, 2005 12:20 pm

The MSDS listed in the above post makes me chuckle, as it is at least 10 years old & lists propane as the propellant for the aerosol version of WD-40.

WD-40 was widely being used as a starter fluid in many pieces of older tractors & equipment, due to the flammability of the propane.The WD-40 propellant was changed in the late 90ís to C02 to accommodate transportation & shipping restrictions on volatile materials.

The present WD-40 formulation, per a current MSDS, looks more like this:

CAS 8052-41-3 Stoddard Solvent 50%
CAS 64742-65-0 Petroleum base oil 25%
CAS 64742-47-8 Naptha 15%

The solvents evaporate & leave a residual oily film that will provide light lubrication & rust protection.




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Marshall


As Long As There Are Tests, There Will Be Prayer In Public Schools. ;- )

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Points: 7730

Re: A reminder about WD-40
Reply #16   Mar 24, 2005 9:47 pm
Would it be fonetick Emmo?
Emmo


Joined: May 22, 2003
Points: 1065

Re: A reminder about WD-40
Reply #17   Mar 24, 2005 11:22 pm
Marshall wrote:
Would it be fonetick Emmo?

Good catch Marshall!

I was never that good at phonetics or diagramming sentences or even spelling for that matter.

I think it would be fonetik.?
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