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WD40

Postby cycleruk » 30 Aug 2014, 10:44am

There is a thread running ATM in the "technical" section about WD40.

One of the effects mentioned is it may soften wax coatings or wax polish.
Do you think it will work on ear-wax. :roll: :lol:

I have heard of people spraying it on their knees as well to stop them creaking.
Well I had heard of it until the ear-wax took over. :? :mrgreen:
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Re: WD40

Postby Mick F » 30 Aug 2014, 11:01am

Not the best idea I've "heard", but in principle it would work because you can use the thin tube on the nozzle and squirt it gently into the wax ................ much like ear-srynging with a warm water jet.

Let us know how you get on. :shock:
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Re: WD40

Postby cjchambers » 30 Aug 2014, 4:35pm

Sounds like a bad idea! Mind you, I stick cotton buds in my ears, so who am I to talk?!

If anyone is interested to know what is in WD40's 'secret' formula, see http://archive.wired.com/science/discov ... hatsinside (there really are no trade secrets any more, in the chemical/food industry at least)

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Re: WD40

Postby Edwards » 30 Aug 2014, 5:24pm

First you need to get some Ear Wax and then in laboratory conditions spray exactly the same amount of WD40 on each piece.
The pieces must be of the same mass and volume for consistency. You also need a large enough sample of people to get the wax from to make the test worthy of being published on this forum.

If I have forgotten any other bits please add them. :lol:
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Re: WD40

Postby cycleruk » 30 Aug 2014, 6:49pm

:roll: Is it supposed to go straight through and out the other side. ? :shock: :arrow:
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Re: WD40

Postby Edwards » 30 Aug 2014, 7:51pm

cycleruk wrote::roll: Is it supposed to go straight through and out the side. ? :shock: :arrow:


But what stops it falling in? :?
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Re: WD40

Postby Geoff.D » 30 Aug 2014, 8:55pm

With the increasing volume of earwax and exuberant foliage that comes with age, my ears now have the designated statuses of SSSI and AONB. I'm not sure I'd get the required permits to conduct any oil exploration.

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Re: WD40

Postby Edwards » 30 Aug 2014, 9:43pm

Be very careful exploring such undergrowth you do not know what is living in there. :shock:
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Re: WD40

Postby 661-Pete » 30 Aug 2014, 10:51pm

What I'm wondering is, what would the effect of a squirt of dry chain lube (e.g. Muc-Off) be? :shock:
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