Myths, Legend, miraculous cures and major damage claimed to be caused by the Blue and yellow can of mystery.
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Didn't they used to call it 'Rocket WD40' back in the 60s? I vaguely remember an advert in the newspapers for WD40 and how it was used copiously on the US Atlas missile for something or the other.
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Yep it was Rocket WD40
And Rolls-Royce used it to inhibit the Jet engines, new and overhauled before shipping/storage.
When the engine was first installed , it was cranked over and the WD40 "washed " off, If you did not it baked onto the blades and fouled them up .
I guess it was in the 70s that WD40 changed the formula , without telling RR, (why should they ??) and made it a bit more " clingy" and more water repellent , hence trying to wash it off before lighting the jets became a real pain so we turned to Ardrox .
the benefit to us peasants was there were many Gallon cans of WD going begging ! and I have only just used the last bit of mine
|Lee Damms||08/08/2020 14:39:23|
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WD40 also cleans hammerite off brushes
|Gary Murphy 1||08/08/2020 14:55:40|
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I thought that WD 40 was originally developed for the UK's Blue Streak missiles.
WD of course standing for 'War Department', as stamped on any old army surplus items you may have.
I remember my father ordering some underpants by post in the late '60s, when they arrived they were stamped 'WD 1943'. He didn't seem very impressed but it gave us all a laugh.
|Doc Marten||08/08/2020 22:08:36|
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WD stands for 'Water Displacement'.
Edited By Doc Marten on 08/08/2020 22:12:35
|Tosh McCaber||09/08/2020 10:55:46|
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Posted by Doc Marten on 07/08/2020 19:00:54:
6 weeks in the gym!
No,its really on there. I think its seized
A hard whack on a hard surface- you'll be left with the can without a lid!! But you'll be able to press the button and use the contents!
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