WD-40 engine fogging

Discussion in 'Detailing Topic' started by Mean Green, Oct 15, 2012.

  1. Mean Green

    Mean Green Veteran Member

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    I read recently that a thin coating of WD-40 over the entire engine will inhibit rust on the chrome and other parts over the winter. Anyone do this? Thoughts?
     
  2. Z28zz383

    Z28zz383 Veteran Member

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    Keep it off the plug wires and it will work ok....
     
  3. 68400BIRD

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    Sounds like a big mess to me. I always put a good coat of wax on all of my chrome and never had any problems.
     
  4. David79Z28

    David79Z28 Veteran Member Lifetime Gold Member

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    +2. I wax the chrome when I wax my paint.
     
  5. Mean Green

    Mean Green Veteran Member

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    Yeah, that sounded a little messy to me, too. Do you just leave the wax on the chrome over winter then wipe it off in spring?
     
  6. onebad71

    onebad71 Veteran Member

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    zoop seal i did my chrome with that and it works great,
     
  7. Mr.Bill

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    Just wax the chrome. Remove the wax after you put it on...lol
     
  8. Mean Green

    Mean Green Veteran Member

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    I know - sounds goofy, but I've read people leaving it on like a barrier over winter. I have some Turtle Wax Chrome Polish handy, good enough?
     
  9. CorkyE

    CorkyE Veteran Member Lifetime Gold Member

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    Why? It's safe on rubber... I've fogged down moist engines to help start them, after all WD stands for Water Displacement. Here's a link to their FAQ's

    http://www.wd40.com/faqs/#a97

    For the OP's question, I'd try something different myself, that's a mess to clean in the spring. Some of us know from experience... :)
     
  10. Z28zz383

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    I have seen WD and other stuff you spray on make the plug wires get soft and go bad. It's the solvents in the spray that screws plug wires and sensors up.
     

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