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Old 03-07-2013, 05:23 PM   #11
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I have used wd -40 most of my life on my guns. But I clean it off later on. It does build up and is desighned to leave a film to portect the metal. It was origianly desighned to keep icbm missles free from rust and the formulas name came from the forty tries it took to get the formula right. But used inside trigger machanisms it does build up and it does attract small particles.
Used over and over it builds up. I use it out plinking with my 10-22 to spray into the reciever with the bolt open and clear out the powder after shooting a few hundred rounds. I spray it until it stops running out black let it dry a little while and go back to shooting.
But when I get home I tear the gun down and clean it with rem oil.
My favorite time to hunt elk is in snow or rain and my rifle gets soaked.I clean and oil them that evening with rem oil and have done so since I was 12 years old I am now 55.
I would suggest as already stated CLR which does not leave a build up if you dont want to tear the gun down.Followed with a lite oiling with a quality gun oil in side and out.Especialy in the bare metal of the bore in your barrel where it will rust first and left will also pit the metal.
As far as wd-40 not being used on fire arms it is a half truth.
It will not harm a fire arm and it does displace moisture. But it is true it does leave a film that will build up on internal moving parts and it does attract small particles. Over time It will gum up your trigger mechansim etc.
But it does work very well to loosen and flush out a 22 semi auto for instance shooting dirty bulk ammo like I do as a alternative to tearing the gun down out shooting. Putting it on the external parts of a gun will not effect the gun and it does dispalce the water but I have never found it needed. I start out with a lightly oiled gun and as I said clean and re-oil it in the evening and I have zero rust on any fire arm I own.
Blue wonder sells a spray on water repellant you may want to look into.I have not tried it but hear its good stuff.

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Wd-40 is water based if left on metal it will rust it I've seen it countless times on cars. When people spray it on their pulleys to make it stop squeaking and things like that .

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I think it's probably dry by now. Check the OP date.

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I have a maricote finish on my shotgun (mariner). I live in a very wet area, and I have been caught in some heavy rains. I just wipe the gun with a towel hours later, do not have to worry about rust. The gun also resists saltwater, so it is an excellent boat gun. The Navy uses Mariners. I recommend spending a little extra for the Mariner, which is offered by Remington, Mossberg and others. I have a 590. For inside the gun, I use FP-10 lubricant elite (insert your dirty joke now) from Shooters Choice. Smooth as butter.

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I also have used WD 40 professionally for about 40 years on guns, cutlery, and machinery. I even used it on the strings of my bass guitar! I have never had a problem with it gumming anything. WD 40 has been proven to not harm sealed primers also.
While it's not a wonderful lubricant, WD 40 is a wonderful moisture displacer and a very good protectant.

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I think it's probably dry by now. Check the OP date.
lol i dont think anyone cares we are having too much fun talking about wd40 lol
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OP, I take issue with your quote sig. You know the socialist government is simply covering up some of the maulings for their comrade bears.

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IF you soak on the WD-40 and leave it, it will form a gummy film. If you wipe it off, no. Lots of light oils will do the same thing. It is a solvent for itself, so if you spray and wipe it will take off any film. It is most assuredly NOT water based. It is not the best lubricant, but it is usually sufficient. It is a great anti corrosion product.

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I think it's probably dry by now. Check the OP date.
LOL I just checked and the OP has not been active on the site since 2007. That shotgun probably has barnacles growing on it by now.
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LOL I just checked and the OP has not been active on the site since 2007. That shotgun probably has barnacles growing on it by now.
Remind me never to ask you guys a question, if it takes this long to get a response.. :-o
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