When I was a kid living at home - if Pop saw our motorcycles the old bastid unfailingly hit the chains with a squirt of WD40. May God rot his balls - the next day our chains would be brown and flash rusted. I don't get it: Dad was a master mechanic that worked on everything from jet engines on down and he was hell on wheels in the mechanical arts. In his day he woulda given guys like Phil and STxAR a run for their money. I wonder if Pop was simply getting back at us for constantly siphoning his gas and stealing his tools? It's the only thing that makes sense to explain his retarded behaviour.
WD40 is a marginal solvent. It is a dismal lubricant, and a HORRIBLE protectant. If you have rusty nuts (and what old stubfart doesn't) - I like kroil for that or stubborn carbon deposits. If ya gotta use WD40, it displaces moisture - it doesn't remove it. Wipe your stuff down after using it, and look into specialized lubricant/protectant oils. This stuff is the jack-of-all-trades and when ya get right down to it... it does none of them very well.
I better go lie down. I got triggered off of AC's poast where he noted bike chains in passing.... and it set me right off and now I'm literally shaking with RAGE!!! I need a Safe Place!!!
Have a great Tuesday you guys and thanks for stopping in.