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Old 10-09-2013, 08:10 PM   #31
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I always use Windex but I'm thinkin I might just try lemon pledge next time, you know, to cut costs
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Old 10-09-2013, 09:16 PM   #32
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Wow I guess I'm going to have to really look at this. I can't believe how many people have had great results. Strange that we haven't seen a single post from someone who had a bad experience using WD. That's gotta say something.
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Old 10-10-2013, 02:40 AM   #33
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Wow I guess I'm going to have to really look at this. I can't believe how many people have had great results. Strange that we haven't seen a single post from someone who had a bad experience using WD. That's gotta say something.
Try it on an old tire, you'll be amazed
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Old 10-10-2013, 04:21 AM   #34
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Wow I guess I'm going to have to really look at this. I can't believe how many people have had great results. Strange that we haven't seen a single post from someone who had a bad experience using WD. That's gotta say something.
You know - me too - I'm convinced to try it. It's good for so many other things too - this year I found out it kills carpenter bees - worked great! Great for a woman's headache at 10pm too!
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Old 10-10-2013, 05:12 AM   #35
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I tried wd40 for the first time a week ago. I used to change tires dry or use soap and water.

With WD-40 and my ol' 8" tire irons it was easy peasy. Easily the easiest tire change I've done(especially on a tubeless tire). It was so easy I bought the smallest can of the stuff I could find to toss in my saddle bags.
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Old 10-10-2013, 07:01 AM   #36
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I don't even believe in soap and water.

Talc or baby powder all over the tube, then on the beads as a 'lube' for mounting. I was told that some pros apparently agree with me, but I haven't been to the pits lately to see them use it.
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Old 10-10-2013, 08:00 AM   #37
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I use WD40 too.

Small can of it is easy to carry on a trip.
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Old 10-10-2013, 06:34 PM   #38
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Would you be confident enough to do that on the tread? I'll try it on an old tire bead in the shop in the few days.
Sure. After the tire hits the pavement a time or two, any residue would be gone, there really is not much residue left after it dries.
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Old 10-11-2013, 04:53 AM   #39
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WD ......... I've always used it as a penetrating oil followed up with oil.

WD40 is a terrible lubricant.

It works great for REMOVING a lubricant. It will clean grease and oil off your hands. I spray oil stains on clothes with WD40 before they go in the washer. It works better than anything I have tried.

I use WD 40 for cleaning greasy oily stuff and mounting tires.
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Old 10-11-2013, 05:58 AM   #40
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. I spray oil stains on clothes with WD40 before they go in the washer. It works better than anything I have tried.
Bet your wife just loves that! It works very well for mounting/removing tires. Much better than windex, pledge and soapy water.
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Old 10-11-2013, 09:28 AM   #41
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WD40 is a terrible lubricant.

It works great for REMOVING a lubricant. It will clean grease and oil off your hands. I spray oil stains on clothes with WD40 before they go in the washer. It works better than anything I have tried.

I use WD 40 for cleaning greasy oily stuff and mounting tires.
The reason you find it does that is the reason I follow up with oil. WD is basically oil that has been thinned. Being thinner it can soak into places the thicker oil and would not have penitrated.
I have thinned oil using paint thinner to get the same effect. It's the cutting agent in the oil that is helping clean out your clothes. You'd probably get better results using just the cutting agent.

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Old 10-11-2013, 09:45 AM   #42
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I have been using it for years. Try it for yourself, spray it on a tire and come back 30 min later, I bet it is mostly or all gone.
I will. I sprayed am old tire yesterday but got sidetracked and forgot to go check it.
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Old 10-11-2013, 10:19 AM   #43
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My reasin for this post wasn't to ask if WD40 is slippery enough to help get a tire on. Thats obvious. It was just to see how peopke feel about it and the fact that its a lubricant.
I am impressed with how many people use it with no one posting problems from it.

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Old 10-12-2013, 12:38 AM   #44
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I've always used Gojo hand cleaner. It's very slippery, it's easy to apply, stays more or less where you put it, it's nontoxic, and it cleans up without leaving any oily residue. The stuff dries up after a short time. I don't use beadlocks and it's never slipped, whether on knobbies or high-horsepower sport touring bikes.
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Old 10-14-2013, 12:06 PM   #45
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Yer gonna laugh, but: 'personal lubricant,' aka K-Y jelly. Slippery as hell, sticky as it dries, water soluble. Been using it for 20+ years, [before I got married!] just had a aha! moment, one day. I do get some strange looks from the checkout girl @ Walmart, when I come thru w/ 3-4 tubes... [Resist teh urge to ask her if she's feeling lucky. ]
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