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Author:  Mr.6 [ Fri Jul 28, 2017 6:06 pm ]
Post subject:  Wd 40

My 1985 Dodge D100 paint is about what one might expect of a 32 year old auto . Since many an auto from 1985 has been junked I guess the original paint is even better than those 1985's that are Gone .
Over all it has a clean look with a type of surface rust on some areas that a collector might call a Patina . I take pride in it's rust & dents I figure it has earned it .
So I tried waxes with disappointment .Since this is still a work truck I'm not looking to polish it out or buff it out with cleaners then rewax this thing for 8 hours
it looked all hazy for my effort of just a basic wax job .
Heck the truck looked better from soap & water the day I got it .
It looked like an old crap truck from all the tricks of my past .
I was kinda desperate Then I saw it sitting on a table WD - 40
a soft cloth & sprayed it - Wow the haze came off and a shine (not an oily shine ) A real shine & even the rusty patina took on a nice look .
Is WD-40 known for this kinda use not as a show car but like good old work truck

Author:  wjajr [ Sat Jul 29, 2017 4:40 am ]
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Try tire wet when the new glow from WD40 fades.

Author:  Mr.6 [ Sat Jul 29, 2017 7:31 am ]
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Tire wet looks like it could work some magic also but I'm thinking I might of found the answer for work equipment that a shin is nice to see with still a need for function . For the work D100 my system has been to - - use it with abandon and after a bunch of runs to the yard it needs a cleaning
( about every 2 weeks) at the self service car wash & it looks clean .
My discovery yesterday was WD40 was the final functional conditioner for the paint & surface rust . I know below zero the WD40 will work also .
If tire wet can tout any sort of rust arresting properties I'm in
but I just don't think it will . It's not just about shine it's about function
WD40 is a friend to metal used regular .
I put this out not to debate what can detail a car best but what can be used to create longevity - I'm convinced every 2 weeks a douse of WD including certain engine components ( I do like armor all for the engine rubber )
will keep this crude example of the 1980"s around longer

Still Tire wet might also help slow rust on a microscopic level as put on tires
it would soak in and condition steel belts even if microscopic ??

Author:  Brian [ Sat Jul 29, 2017 1:11 pm ]
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I like the look of a rot rod with a fresh coat of WD-40. I'm not sure how long it lasts.

Author:  Mr.6 [ Sat Jul 29, 2017 4:53 pm ]
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I'll let you know . The green paint on my truck had a permanent wax build up
that was from me . First it cleaned up the build up . Then what surprised me was the feel it had , a feel you get from a finely waxed paint . So I'm not completely sure It could also be good to use in conjunction with a wax job . So wax auto then fine tune with WD . Bottom line WD is a usable product .

emsvitil wrote:
I hope you're using the bulk WD-40 and not spray cans........... much cheaper that way......


Next time around bulk gallon about $20

Author:  emsvitil [ Sat Jul 29, 2017 5:03 pm ]
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I hope you're using the bulk WD-40 and not spray cans........... much cheaper that way......


Author:  coconuteater64 [ Mon Jul 31, 2017 9:52 am ]
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Since the WD in W-40 is for "water displacement" I would imagine it'll shed rain like wax, too.

One of the best patina protectants I've ever seen for cheap is toilet bowl wax. Melt down some toilet wax seals (they're really cheap in bulk) and apply as you would any wax. Leaves a protective coating with a matte finish.

Author:  Greg Ondayko [ Mon Jul 31, 2017 12:02 pm ]
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It lasts until it gets wet,

Once its hit with rain, then it washes off.

I did that look on the oxidized 64 dart psint and it was cool for a while,

Then i buffed it with the machinne and compound then waxed it.


Author:  emsvitil [ Mon Jul 31, 2017 2:52 pm ]
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coconuteater64 wrote:
One of the best patina protectants I've ever seen for cheap is toilet bowl wax. Melt down some toilet wax seals (they're really cheap in bulk) and apply as you would any wax. Leaves a protective coating with a matte finish.

No $hit..........


Author:  Louise76 [ Mon Jul 31, 2017 9:14 pm ]
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how's that work in the hot sun? Kinda gooey?

Author:  csheehy [ Tue Aug 08, 2017 6:15 am ]
Post subject:  Tire Shine and Silicone

Not that I've tried either solution; but... any product with silicone (like tire shine) will make any on-vehicle refinishing difficult for a painter. Paint doesn't like to stick to it, and it can leave little craters in the paint (fish-eyes) from a single molecule. For garaged cars, the silicone can last over a year in a state that could cause troubles. There are prep-solutions for panel painting that remove these products; but these generally work on the surface only, not backsides and crevices where the silicone-gremlins lay dormant.

WD-40, being fish-oil based is different as it doesn't contain silicones - so it does not have these problems - and is less risky.

If refinishing is not in your future- use whatever, but if any painting is on the horizon - stay away from silicone products altogether. Other than anti-seize products, you won't find many silicone products in my garage...

Both are unique approaches BTW. Hope this is helpful info.

Author:  jcc [ Fri Aug 11, 2017 7:53 pm ]
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I would swear any silicon treatments "jump" from car to car. or it least ir seems like that whenever I'm painting. I hate silicon. :roll:

Author:  ski [ Fri Aug 11, 2017 11:54 pm ]
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This stuff was for cleaning machine gun barrels when I was in the Navy. We used to also wipe the helo down with it every night. It made it look great and protected it from corrosion in a salt water environment. I did a search and was surprised to see it available retail. Ours came in plane white containers. I see it comes in other sizes and also in aerosol cans. ... gI2ofD_BwE

Author:  csheehy [ Sat Aug 12, 2017 9:29 am ]
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Hey Ski, I believe that stuff contains PTFE/teflon, which is a silicone. Great stuff I'm sure, but I wouldn't use it on a car. I'm sure it works great on a Helo though. And thank you for your service!!

Author:  bboogieart [ Sun Aug 27, 2017 8:50 am ]
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Yes indeed, thanx for your service.
Back to the paint finish.
I once wiped a B-100 down with regular motor oil.
Did the same thing.
Didn't last long though.
now I just let 'em do what they do naturally.
I am a huge fan the old patina as well.
As long as the car or truck are not all rusted through.

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