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Wd40

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by TOYOTA 09, Apr 27, 2010.

  1. Apr 27, 2010 at 5:33 AM
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    TOYOTA 09

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    Does WD40 help stop rusting...if i spray it on my leaf springs that have a little rust...
     
  2. Apr 27, 2010 at 6:07 AM
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    It can be used as preventative, but you would have to apply it a lot. I use it on my Jet Ski. I have to apply it after every trip. It would be better to clean the current rust and get a real rust inhibitor. Some others on here have mentioned various products, so hopefully one will chime in soon.
     
  3. Apr 27, 2010 at 6:09 AM
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    I fugure it's better than nothing to spray them down once a week in the winter..after a car wash or something..
     
  4. Apr 27, 2010 at 6:09 AM
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    It repls water and like William said it prevents rust. I love this stuff very useful. People also spray underneth thier fenders before offroading for easier clean up (mud) afterwards.
     
  5. Apr 27, 2010 at 6:23 AM
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    it also attracts a ton of dust, but it does do a good job of stopping rust from forming.
     
  6. Apr 27, 2010 at 6:57 AM
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    Your better off painting them. A can of black spray paint is cheap. And for under the fenders I would use spray silicone, any shit will come right off.
     
  7. Apr 27, 2010 at 6:38 PM
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    x2 wd40 attracts dirt like crazy, after awhile the squeak problem will probably be worse, all the extra dirt probably causes more wear than not using it at all. might be good as a rust preventative, if thorough cleaning is done beforehand and applied regularly.
     
  8. Apr 27, 2010 at 6:40 PM
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    who here knows what WD40 stands for? :D

    Dont look it up, just tell if you know
     
  9. Apr 27, 2010 at 6:42 PM
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  10. Apr 27, 2010 at 6:42 PM
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    wd40 and silicone spray are good temporary solutions.... spread the springs just a bit apart with a flathead screwdriver and just get a little teflon-based grease in there. mine have been squeak free, and no new rust is forming
     
  11. Apr 27, 2010 at 6:43 PM
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    bingo, you get an internet cookie
     
  12. Apr 27, 2010 at 6:43 PM
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    Water Displacement formula 40. I think it's a mix of petroleum and fish oil.
     
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