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Old 02-05-2016, 07:35 AM
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Not a good idea. WD-40 IS misrepresented, even by manufacturer. It is designed to degrade and dissolve metal.
lol.. Where did you hear/read this nonsense?
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Old 02-05-2016, 12:37 PM
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So I got the new rubber seals for the petcocks and went to put everything back on the tank. Then found out the hard way that the tank seal product filled just enough into the screw holes for the petcock that I couldn't get the bolts in! So out comes the die and tap set. So add one more the list of things to keep in mind when sealing a tank
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Old 02-05-2016, 02:14 PM
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lol.. Where did you hear/read this nonsense?
Well, its been a couple or more decades ago, so CRS, but true if left in contact with metal that has surface rust for a long period.
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Old 02-07-2016, 06:01 PM
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Well, its been a couple or more decades ago, so CRS, but true if left in contact with metal that has surface rust for a long period.

I've looked and looked.. I can't find anything that even SUGGESTS what you're saying. They say it's not great for anything long term due to it evaporates and leaves a waxy coating that's hard to remove, but absolutely nothing about being metal corrosive.
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