Originally Posted by JonM
I would never use atf fluid for anything but shifting gears. Its mildly toxic and has a very low flashpoint similar to jetfuel...
It acts like denatured alcohol in its ability to remove skin oils which can lead to very bad skin cracks. You don't want this. I had it happen to me it took two months of gluing my skin together so it could grow out enough after a hole in my glove allowed stripper to get in... don't recomend it.
Any petroleum distillate might cause skin irritation. Comparing denatured alcohol to ATF is like comparing an atom bomb to plastic explosives as far as the chance of skin irritation.
I am sure ATF might explode if you put in a paint sprayer then fogged a room with it. But WD40 is far more flammable than ATF. In fact, almost any petroleum product once it is atomized is highly flammable. Should we not use anything that comes out of a spray can?
I have sprayed WD40 in locked up small engines. Hauled the engine home. Once I was at home I pulled the rope and the engine fired with nothing but the WD40 in it. I have seen people use WD40 as starting fluid. Should we not use WD40 either?