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Old 07-12-2016, 09:59 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Trailer hardware maintenance

Hello all,
I was wondering if anyone had an idea on what a good lube for protecting undercarriage hardware would be.
I'd like to occasionally spray something on my trailer undercarriage hardware, like the spring shackle bolts, to keep the rust at bay. I've tried WD 40 but it doesn't leave a very thick film.
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Hello all,
I was wondering if anyone had an idea on what a good lube for protecting undercarriage hardware would be.
I'd like to occasionally spray something on my trailer undercarriage hardware, like the spring shackle bolts, to keep the rust at bay. I've tried WD 40 but it doesn't leave a very thick film.
Thanks
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^^^Yup^^^ WD40 is worthless for pretty much everything.
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...and according to their website, it's sold at Lowe's!
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The WD in WD-40 stands for water displacement, and it works great for that. The other 99% of the things it's used for have better alternatives. And for the sake of trivia, the 40 stands for the 40th trial combination they tried, similar to Hoppe's #9 being the 9th and final combination (well until the EPA made them remove the most active ingredient).

Fluid film works well and won't trap dirt like grease would. Speaking of grease, don't forget to check your trailer wheel bearings. Besides flats, it's the #1 cause you see trailers parked along side the road. That and people who thing a trailer that's designed to go 50 mph is OK to pull at 75 mph.
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Fluid film works well and won't trap dirt like grease would. Speaking of grease, don't forget to check your trailer wheel bearings. Besides flats, it's the #1 cause you see trailers parked along side the road. That and people who thing a trailer that's designed to go 50 mph is OK to pull at 75 mph.
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One of, if not the main ingredient in WD-40 is fish oil. It was developed to protect rockets from corroding in the salt air and it will cling to the metal up to a certain air speed. Then it starts falling off the back of the rocket.

Why didn't they just paint the rockets? Paint weighs pounds when put on large surfaces and thus the WD-40 didn't cause as much loss of performance on the older rockets.

That is also the reason some airlines don't paint solid colors on some of their aircraft. The paint would reduce payload and or range. Instead just enough paint for the logo and the livery to keep the name of the company prominent and then polish the rest of the air craft. Weighs less, flashy coming into the airport and more noticeable to the public.
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Wd40 is often used by fisherman as a lure and bait spray, and acts as a fish attractant.
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