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Never knew, or really cared, what WD-40 stood for. Was at this fellow Smokey's shop (actually his garage) in the LBC yesterday observing him tear down my 4-speed. Of all the useful info he filled my mind with, when he sprayed my roller bearings and said, "Water Displacement 40 Days", I had no idea what the hell he was talking about. He saw the puzzled look on my face, held the spray can up, and said it again...WD-40. Navy specs for lubricant. Oh...
 

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R.F. said:
Never knew, or really cared, what WD-40 stood for. Was at this fellow Smokey's shop (actually his garage) in the LBC yesterday observing him tear down my 4-speed. Of all the useful info he filled my mind with, when he sprayed my roller bearings and said, "Water Displacement 40 Days", I had no idea what the hell he was talking about. He saw the puzzled look on my face, held the spray can up, and said it again...WD-40. Navy specs for lubricant. Oh...
no shit..
 

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=mike= said:
I had heard that it was " Water Displacement #40 " meaning it was the 40th experimiental batch that actually worked .
No, according to Smokey, it kept water from penetrating the metal for 40 days.
 

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Straight from the source:

What does WD-40 stand for?
WD-40 literally stands for Water Displacement, 40th attempt. That's the name straight out of the lab book used by the chemist who developed WD-40 back in 1953. The chemist, Norm Larsen, was attempting to concoct a formula to prevent corrosion-a task which is done by displacing water. Norm's persistence paid off when he perfected the formula on his 40th try. Please see Our History for more information.
http://www.wd40.com/Brands/wd40_faqs.html

I know, I have to much time on my hands....
 

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fuck--fornicating under the consent of the king
shit--store high in transit.

Bullshit? probably, my buddies know I'm gullible like that.
 
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