wd40 on your pistol?

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  1. tonysoprano

    tonysoprano XDTalk Member

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    do you use wd40 on your pistol? whether to lubricate or coat the slide to protect from rust?
     
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    Dal1as XDTalk 1K Member

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    No, do not use wd40.
     
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    bridic XDTalk 100 Member

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    Not at all.
     
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    vic40204 XDTalk 100 Member

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    just curious why not?
     
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    DWARREN123 XDTalk 1K Member Founding Member

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    The WD in WD40 is water displacement. It will help to remove water but if not removed itself can build up to a gummy substance. Not a good firearms lube.
     
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    Dal1as XDTalk 1K Member

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    Plus it will keep oils from adhearing to the metal which will call corrosion.
     
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    I don't use it for a lube, but if i was sweating while I was shooting, I sometimes wipe down the outsides of my guns with a little WD-40. I had a shooting instructor/resident gun nut back in scout camp who would only use WD-40 to wipe down the .22 Rifles. Cheap and it works great. Especially with all the little scout's fingerprints all over the guns.
     
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    WD40 is a good penetrating oil, but is only fair for rust prevention, unless used frequently. My grandfather used it on all kinds of things on the tuna boat he worked on in salt air/water, becasue it was pretty cheap and a good product Back In The Day (70's). It will not harm the metal parts of your firearms. Not sure about the plastic. It will gum up over time.

    The MSDS for WD40 can be found on the internet if you are curious what it is made of.
     
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    U.S. Patriot XDTalk 1K Member

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    Rem-oil is a good dry lubricant.
     
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    What happened to regular ole gun cleaning/lube products? I read a bunch of people asking about this product or that product, just buy yourself a good gun cleaning kit and call it a day, if you are an expert with guns and know of other products you can use that work well and won't harm your weapon great, but otherwise just stick to the basics. JMO
     
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    Never WD-40.

    I'll leave a light film of Breakfree CLP on the metal for rust prevention.
     
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    DCSOXD40 XDTalk 1K Member Founding Member

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    Never really crossed my mind. Rem-Oil and a silicone cloth for me. I guess I am a simple man ;)
     
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    Personal experience. I used WD40 on my first handgun, a Taurus PT945 13 years ago. One weekend camping on the beach was enough to have corrosion all over the firearm. That was a mess!!!
     
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    Clp
     
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    Not a fan of WD-40. There are so many other good cheap products that will do the job far better.

    I have seen what WD-40 can do in an industrial and commercial environment to destroy things. Don't use it for an application that it isn't intended for.

    CLP is pretty standard in terms of gun oils.
     

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