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Old 2nd June 2009, 10:31   #1
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Guys where can I get engine degreasers in Bangalore?
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guess WD40 will do d job.
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guess WD40 will do d job.
Yes, WD-40 is an excellent degreaser.
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So all I need to do is just by a can of good ole' WD40, pop the bonnet, and go nuts?
What effect will it have on the rest of the parts? Electricals, hoses, etc?
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I have been using WD40 for ages. In Kanpur we get it from Paint Shops and Hardware Shops.
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So all I need to do is just by a can of good ole' WD40, pop the bonnet, and go nuts?
What effect will it have on the rest of the parts? Electricals, hoses, etc?
WD-40 will not have any adverse effects on parts. As, it is a water repellent, it will actually remove any moisture build up on electrical parts. It will prevent rubber parts from cracking and above all you will get that clean engine look.
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To quote the WD-40 webpage - WD-40 Frequently Asked Questions

"What surfaces or materials are OK to use WD-40 on?
WD-40 can be used on just about everything. It is safe for metal, rubber, wood and plastic. WD-40 can be applied to painted metal surfaces without harming the paint. Polycarbonate and clear polystyrene plastic are among the few surfaces on which to avoid using a petroleum-based product like WD-40."
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Thanks for the info. Have been using WD40 for long but never as a degreaser. Prestone make an excellent one, but the damn distributors seem to be not interested in selling their stuff like Prestone, Turtle Wax etc. Nothing to beat the US GUNK, the best one .
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Can Zorrik by Pidilite be used as a substitute for WD40?

Is the composition for both the same?
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Can Zorrik by Pidilite be used as a substitute for WD40?

Is the composition for both the same?
Am afraid, Zorrik does not compare with WD-40. The composition of WD-40 is a trade secret held by The WD-40 company in the US of A, so the compositions of both are definitely different.

Zorrik, claims to do a few of the things as WD-40, but doesn't match up.
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Can Zorrik by Pidilite be used as a substitute for WD40?

Is the composition for both the same?
Zorrik is similar to wd40. So are many other brands in the market.
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Sweet! Definitely going to give this a shot. Thanks.

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WD-40 will not have any adverse effects on parts. As, it is a water repellent, it will actually remove any moisture build up on electrical parts. It will prevent rubber parts from cracking and above all you will get that clean engine look.
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^^^ I dont think spraying WD40 randomly everywhere is a good idea. I'd avoid gaskets and places where it could get into the bearings, at least. Also, I'v observed at few places that surfaces coated with it attract lot of dirt, and you will soon have a layer of sticky dust.

Anybody has any idea how the 3 bond spray compares to WD40? I saw it being used by the Maruti A.S.S. just yesterday. The can said it lubricates, penetrates and prevents rust. All just like WD40. I forgot to check if its pertroleum based. I asked where its available, and the supervisor said any parts shop... which is obviously not true. Anybody in Pune knows where its available?
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Used WD40 yesterday on the engine, sure did clean the area, but not too happy with it.
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Isn't WD40 a penetrant? Never use it to clean your engine parts unless its sealed without any nuts/bolts. Try Wurth Degreaser or Castrol Super Clean. If you cant source them, use La's Awesome Degreaser - it cost you one dollar.
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