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2014-07-10 08:19:38 AM
Not enough kids these days know that you can make a flamethrower out of a can of WD-40.  Pansies.
 
2014-07-10 09:07:38 AM

dittybopper: Not enough kids these days know that you can make a flamethrower out of a can of WD-40.  Pansies.


They know you can make a flamethrower out of a can of WD-40 but if you do and someone sees it, the neighborhood will cordoned off and the National Guard will be called in.
 
2014-07-10 09:15:57 AM
That's because WD-40 sucks.

Kroil or PB Blaster are what all the cool kids use now.
 
2014-07-10 10:06:42 AM

Eddie Adams from Torrance: That's because WD-40 sucks.


You shut your whore mouth. I want a product that will help me break in a baseball glove, clean the toilet, keep squirrels off the bird feeder, and free stuck Legos.
 
2014-07-10 10:08:13 AM

UberDave: dittybopper: Not enough kids these days know that you can make a flamethrower out of a can of WD-40.  Pansies.

They know you can make a flamethrower out of a can of WD-40 but if you do and someone sees it, the neighborhood will cordoned off and the National Guard will be called in.


Flame throwers aren't illegal, at least not federally.  In fact, they aren't controlled at all.

/Your state law may vary.
 
2014-07-10 10:18:44 AM
WD-40 was once (might still be) the largest company in the US that sold a single product.
 
2014-07-10 10:19:35 AM

Gonz: Eddie Adams from Torrance: That's because WD-40 sucks.

You shut your whore mouth. I want a product that will help me break in a baseball glove, clean the toilet, keep squirrels off the bird feeder, and free stuck Legos.


WD-40 is awesome for it's intended purpose. Displacing moisture. As a general purpose lubricant? Not so much. I'm still not sure how it became so widely misused.
 
2014-07-10 10:42:11 AM
i.imgur.com

FTW!
/Although WD-40 has permanently attached straws which is nice.
 
2014-07-10 10:43:28 AM
The recoveryless recovery continues.
 
2014-07-10 10:54:43 AM
WD-40 is a must for the southern man. You can fix anything with WD-40, duct tape, or a hammer!
FYI, WD-40 is NOT a lubricant, it's only to bust your rusty nuts loose.
 
M-G
2014-07-10 11:01:08 AM
Kroil and PB are good, as is this:

2.bp.blogspot.com
 
2014-07-10 11:08:39 AM
Makes sense. I've had the same can of WD-40 for probably 5-6 years now. Can't make money like that.
 
2014-07-10 11:09:03 AM

dittybopper: Not enough kids these days know that you can make a flamethrower out of a can of WD-40.  Pansies.


Don't know if you can do that.  They replaced propane with carbon dioxide as the propellant a few years back.
 
2014-07-10 11:19:15 AM

Whatthefark: [i.imgur.com image 175x434]

FTW!
/Although WD-40 has permanently attached straws which is nice.


WTF? That can's design looks like a website from 1998.
 
2014-07-10 11:20:03 AM

mrmopar5287: dittybopper: Not enough kids these days know that you can make a flamethrower out of a can of WD-40.  Pansies.

Don't know if you can do that.  They replaced propane with carbon dioxide as the propellant a few years back.


The petroleum product is still flammable, and it comes out at a high rate of speed. You'll still get a pretty good flame barking out of it.
 
2014-07-10 11:21:01 AM

DubyaHater: Makes sense. I've had the same can of WD-40 for probably 5-6 years now. Can't make money like that.


Yeah, you buy the can for one job and immediately lose the little red straw, so then you have to keep buying new cans every time you need WD-40. At least, that's my experience.
 
2014-07-10 11:22:48 AM

dittybopper: Not enough kids these days know that you can make a flamethrower out of a can of WD-40.  Pansies.


CSB - when I was in college, my roommate bought a shiataload of apples.  Apples last a long time, but we couldn't eat them fast enough and soon there were fruit flies all over the place.

So we started using aerosol cans and lighters to klil them.  WD40 is more flammable, but deodorant works fairly well.

We'd kick the trash can and a bunch of fruit flies would buzz about only to be met with a flame-thrower type of thing.   It was fun.  We ended up killing every fruit fly within 20 miles.  We were walking around with a can of deodorant in one hand and a lighter in the other just looking for a fruit fly to incinerate.

Somehow we did not start a fire, but those were good times.

After we killed all the fruit flies we did bong hits while watching reruns of the Brady Bunch with the sound turned off and the Grateful Dead on the stereo.
 
2014-07-10 11:24:20 AM

Eddie Adams from Torrance: That's because WD-40 sucks.

Kroil or PB Blaster are what all the cool kids use now.


That is bause WD-40 isn't a penetrant. Never has been, nor has it been a lubricator. It's primary purpose is a Water Dispersant (hence the WD) . Side not I tried out Liquid Wrench and it seems to work well. Had as much success with it as PB Blaster. Can't get Kroil up here though.
 
2014-07-10 11:25:08 AM

gfid: dittybopper: Not enough kids these days know that you can make a flamethrower out of a can of WD-40.  Pansies.

CSB - when I was in college, my roommate bought a shiataload of apples.  Apples last a long time, but we couldn't eat them fast enough and soon there were fruit flies all over the place.

So we started using aerosol cans and lighters to klil them.  WD40 is more flammable, but deodorant works fairly well.

We'd kick the trash can and a bunch of fruit flies would buzz about only to be met with a flame-thrower type of thing.   It was fun.  We ended up killing every fruit fly within 20 miles.  We were walking around with a can of deodorant in one hand and a lighter in the other just looking for a fruit fly to incinerate.

Somehow we did not start a fire, but those were good times.

After we killed all the fruit flies we did bong hits while watching reruns of the Brady Bunch with the sound turned off and the Grateful Dead on the stereo.


I've torched a few black widows with WD40....
 
2014-07-10 11:25:35 AM

DubyaHater: Makes sense. I've had the same can of WD-40 for probably 5-6 years now. Can't make money like that.


They need to add a best used by date, then my wife will throw it away without replacing it and when I need it in middle of a project I'll have to stop and run to the Ace Hardware store and pay 3x the cost.  Unless It's Sunday and they are closed, then it's another 20 minute drive.

/Actually like Ace, I don't mind paying a little more for the real person support.
//What were we talking about?

Oh, and ask someone to grab the can of WD-40 and they know they are looking for that short blue and yellow can with the red straw taped to the side.  I couldn't bring myself to ask someone to grab me a can of penetrating catalyst, the can that looks like an ow-my balls screen cap.
 
2014-07-10 11:25:42 AM
I got a can of WD40 for christmas a few years back I havent had to use it so it sat in my utility room. I was doing some window work last summer and found it in my roomates room. I didnt even want to ask her what she used it for with one of her victims.
 
2014-07-10 11:27:22 AM

groppet: I didnt even want to ask her what she used it for with one of her victims.


CSB time? victims?
 
2014-07-10 11:29:22 AM

kidgenius: gfid: dittybopper: Not enough kids these days know that you can make a flamethrower out of a can of WD-40.  Pansies.

CSB - when I was in college, my roommate bought a shiataload of apples.  Apples last a long time, but we couldn't eat them fast enough and soon there were fruit flies all over the place.

So we started using aerosol cans and lighters to klil them.  WD40 is more flammable, but deodorant works fairly well.

We'd kick the trash can and a bunch of fruit flies would buzz about only to be met with a flame-thrower type of thing.   It was fun.  We ended up killing every fruit fly within 20 miles.  We were walking around with a can of deodorant in one hand and a lighter in the other just looking for a fruit fly to incinerate.

Somehow we did not start a fire, but those were good times.

After we killed all the fruit flies we did bong hits while watching reruns of the Brady Bunch with the sound turned off and the Grateful Dead on the stereo.

I've torched a few black widows with WD40....


Blacks don't get married, you racist scumbag...
 
2014-07-10 11:31:03 AM

Wellon Dowd: WD-40 was once (might still be) the largest company in the US that sold a single product.


Interestingly, there's a line of WD-40 bicycle products. My shop has a couple benches with 'em and we're trying them out. Gives me a nervous tic whenever I put the chain lube on ("what the fark am I doing using this as lube -- oh, wait, this actually *is* lube; crap, I hope a customer doesn't see me doing this!"). But it seems to be alright.

There's a downside, though: whenever I use the stuff, the bench smells like a brah from the university came by for an extended visit with all his cans of Axe.
 
2014-07-10 11:48:38 AM
I actually use WD-40 on my (modern) guns when they get wet, followed of course by actual lubricant/protectant.

I keep it away from the flintlock, though.
 
2014-07-10 11:49:30 AM

dittybopper: UberDave: dittybopper: Not enough kids these days know that you can make a flamethrower out of a can of WD-40.  Pansies.

They know you can make a flamethrower out of a can of WD-40 but if you do and someone sees it, the neighborhood will cordoned off and the National Guard will be called in.

Flame throwers aren't illegal, at least not federally.  In fact, they aren't controlled at all.

/Your state law may vary.



I wasn't speaking to the legality of flamethrowers.  But you probably knew this....at least I hope you did.
 
2014-07-10 11:54:34 AM

gfid: dittybopper: Not enough kids these days know that you can make a flamethrower out of a can of WD-40.  Pansies.

CSB - when I was in college, my roommate bought a shiataload of apples.  Apples last a long time, but we couldn't eat them fast enough and soon there were fruit flies all over the place.

So we started using aerosol cans and lighters to klil them.  WD40 is more flammable, but deodorant works fairly well.

We'd kick the trash can and a bunch of fruit flies would buzz about only to be met with a flame-thrower type of thing.   It was fun.  We ended up killing every fruit fly within 20 miles.  We were walking around with a can of deodorant in one hand and a lighter in the other just looking for a fruit fly to incinerate.

Somehow we did not start a fire, but those were good times.

After we killed all the fruit flies we did bong hits while watching reruns of the Brady Bunch with the sound turned off and the Grateful Dead on the stereo.


Engine starting fluid makes everything else seem lame..

Don't try this at home
 
2014-07-10 11:57:35 AM

groppet: I got a can of WD40 for christmas


Man, I remember some poor holiday gifts, but...I feel for you.
 
2014-07-10 12:05:25 PM
I bet it's ever since they came out with the new can design that has the built-in, pivoting straw.  I always used to lose those little things and would usually just decide "fark it" and buy a new can.
 
2014-07-10 01:34:21 PM
Kroil is good for a penetrating lubricant, but I recently read some studies online that one of the best you can use is a 50/50 mix of acetone and vegetable oil... which is much cheaper than Kroil.
 
2014-07-10 02:22:49 PM

dforkus: Engine starting fluid makes everything else seem lame..

Don't try this at home


That just makes me want to try it at home even more.

Now, if you had said "Oh, you should *TOTALLY* do this", then I wouldn't be interested in the least.
 
2014-07-10 02:25:17 PM

UberDave: dittybopper: UberDave: dittybopper: Not enough kids these days know that you can make a flamethrower out of a can of WD-40.  Pansies.

They know you can make a flamethrower out of a can of WD-40 but if you do and someone sees it, the neighborhood will cordoned off and the National Guard will be called in.

Flame throwers aren't illegal, at least not federally.  In fact, they aren't controlled at all.

/Your state law may vary.


I wasn't speaking to the legality of flamethrowers.  But you probably knew this....at least I hope you did.


Why else would they cordon off the neighborhood and call in the National Guard?

Do you live in pansy neighborhood full of fancy lads and futbol maters?
 
2014-07-10 02:37:32 PM

kidgenius: groppet: I didnt even want to ask her what she used it for with one of her victims.

CSB time? victims?


Thats what I call most of the poor suckers she dates, sorta a joke, but not all the time.

MylesHeartVodak: groppet: I got a can of WD40 for christmas

Man, I remember some poor holiday gifts, but...I feel for you.


It was a stocking stuffer, dad likes to be practical sometimes with gifts. I did get good stuff that year too.
 
2014-07-10 02:53:45 PM

MylesHeartVodak: groppet: I got a can of WD40 for christmas

Man, I remember some poor holiday gifts, but...I feel for you.


Are you kidding? Best Valentines day I ever got was a flat of duct tape, a can of WD-40 and a flask of whiskey. I gave her a set of brass knuckles and some combat boots.
 
2014-07-10 04:01:31 PM

crotchgrabber: MylesHeartVodak: groppet: I got a can of WD40 for christmas

Man, I remember some poor holiday gifts, but...I feel for you.

Are you kidding? Best Valentines day I ever got was a flat of duct tape, a can of WD-40 and a flask of whiskey. I gave her a set of brass knuckles and some combat boots.


Shoot, fella could have a good time in Vegas with all that stuff.
 
2014-07-10 08:43:09 PM

dukeblue219: Yeah, you buy the can for one job and immediately lose the little red straw, so then you have to keep buying new cans every time you need WD-40. At least, that's my experience.


The now make them with permanently attached straws.
 
2014-07-10 11:31:42 PM

drewogatory: Gonz: Eddie Adams from Torrance: That's because WD-40 sucks.

You shut your whore mouth. I want a product that will help me break in a baseball glove, clean the toilet, keep squirrels off the bird feeder, and free stuck Legos.

WD-40 is awesome for it's intended purpose. Displacing moisture. As a general purpose lubricant? Not so much. I'm still not sure how it became so widely misused.


cig-mkr: FYI, WD-40 is NOT a lubricant, it's only to bust your rusty nuts loose.

rikkards: Eddie Adams from Torrance: That's because WD-40 sucks.

Kroil or PB Blaster are what all the cool kids use now.

That is bause WD-40 isn't a penetrant. Never has been, nor has it been a lubricator. It's primary purpose is a Water Dispersant (hence the WD) . Side not I tried out Liquid Wrench and it seems to work well. Had as much success with it as PB Blaster. Can't get Kroil up here though.


Myth:
WD-40 Multi-Use Product is not really a lubricant.
Fact:
While the "W-D" in WD-40 stands for Water Displacement, WD-40 Multi-Use Product is a unique, special blend of lubricants. The product's formulation also contains anti-corrosion agents and ingredients for penetration, water displacement and soil removal.

source: http://wd40.com/about-us/myths-legends-fun-facts/


just fyi..
 
2014-07-11 02:17:03 AM

rikkards: Eddie Adams from Torrance: That's because WD-40 sucks.

Kroil or PB Blaster are what all the cool kids use now.

That is bause WD-40 isn't a penetrant. Never has been, nor has it been a lubricator. It's primary purpose is a Water Dispersant (hence the WD) . Side not I tried out Liquid Wrench and it seems to work well. Had as much success with it as PB Blaster. Can't get Kroil up here though.


You're close. It's Water Displacement. It's 40 because it was the 40th chemical variation they had tried.
 
2014-07-11 05:37:28 AM

Czechzican: drewogatory: Gonz: Eddie Adams from Torrance: That's because WD-40 sucks.

You shut your whore mouth. I want a product that will help me break in a baseball glove, clean the toilet, keep squirrels off the bird feeder, and free stuck Legos.

WD-40 is awesome for it's intended purpose. Displacing moisture. As a general purpose lubricant? Not so much. I'm still not sure how it became so widely misused.

cig-mkr: FYI, WD-40 is NOT a lubricant, it's only to bust your rusty nuts loose.

rikkards: Eddie Adams from Torrance: That's because WD-40 sucks.

Kroil or PB Blaster are what all the cool kids use now.

That is bause WD-40 isn't a penetrant. Never has been, nor has it been a lubricator. It's primary purpose is a Water Dispersant (hence the WD) . Side not I tried out Liquid Wrench and it seems to work well. Had as much success with it as PB Blaster. Can't get Kroil up here though.

Myth:
WD-40 Multi-Use Product is not really a lubricant.
Fact:
While the "W-D" in WD-40 stands for Water Displacement, WD-40 Multi-Use Product is a unique, special blend of lubricants. The product's formulation also contains anti-corrosion agents and ingredients for penetration, water displacement and soil removal.

source: http://wd40.com/about-us/myths-legends-fun-facts/


just fyi..


I wouldn't be bragging about that if I was them it does a crap job as a lubricant.
 
2014-07-11 06:58:56 AM
It's good for light duty lubrication work, which is what I think they intended it for. Not for lubing up all the moving parts of a vehicle, though.
 
2014-07-11 11:18:04 AM

Czechzican: It's good for light duty lubrication work, which is what I think they intended it for. Not for lubing up all the moving parts of a vehicle, though.


It's also decent enough for guns, if that's what you got.  Though I tend to only use it if the gun got wet (like in the rain), followed by a better lubricant/protectant.
 
2014-07-11 07:54:16 PM

gfbabbitt: Wellon Dowd: WD-40 was once (might still be) the largest company in the US that sold a single product.

Interestingly, there's a line of WD-40 bicycle products. My shop has a couple benches with 'em and we're trying them out. Gives me a nervous tic whenever I put the chain lube on ("what the fark am I doing using this as lube -- oh, wait, this actually *is* lube; crap, I hope a customer doesn't see me doing this!"). But it seems to be alright.

There's a downside, though: whenever I use the stuff, the bench smells like a brah from the university came by for an extended visit with all his cans of Axe.


I stick to Tri Flow. Something about that vaguely anonymous fruit like scent...
 
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