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What do you think WD40 is made out of? Have any of you ever sprayed a little into a fire and watched it POOF? (I suggest that you not do it.)
Aerosol WD40 MSDS: http://wd40.com/Brands/pdfs/msds-wd40_aerosol.us.pdf
Bulk WD40 MSDS: http://wd40.com/Brands/pdfs/msds-wd40_bulk.us.pdf
Last edited by Woussko; 09-23-2007 at 07:49 PM.
Actually that's kind of true. Legally and for so many other reasons it isn't a good idea to recommend in the manual using diesel as a cleaner for many reasons. It's illegal to use in anyway that it can not be properly disposed off, such as throwing the dirty diesel soaked rag away in the trash. Actually its illegal with any of these substances but I'm sure diesel is a lot stricter. Not to mention unlike WD40, mineral spirits and others which will quickly evaporate, diesel is not volatile and doesn't evaporate. It just stays there remaining fully flammable.
Bob, Some comments:
Don't know how strict it is where you live, but diesel fuel (aka stove oil, heating oil, kerosene) is still widely used as both a fuel for trucks and for heating homes in most of the US. Most of the users use rags to clean up their mess, and throw them out with the trash. As long as its a "combustible" rated container for storage (as opposed to "flammable") I doubt you will have a problem unless you are in NYC. It is less flammable than most of the alternatives.
Naptha (aka white gas, Coleman lantern fuel, cigarette lighter fuel) is also an alternative but is more flammable. It can also be used to thoroughly clean off the residue that the diesel fuel leaves behind. It is also a great pre-paint wipedown solvent to remove any oils, hand-[rints, etc. It has a lower flashpoint than kerosene.
DNA (Denatured Alcohol), will also work, altho not as effectively, and will do a good job at removing the oily residue of the diesel fuel, and is EPA exempt concerning VOCs for those that live in NYC. It also has a lower flash point than diesel fuel. Don't use regular ethyl alcohol because I think it has been known to cause legislators and judges in the states of California and New York to act rationally. Besides, it is also better used medicinally and is cheaper than Prozac.
Simple green is corrosive if not thoroughly removed.
Last edited by Gofor; 09-23-2007 at 10:48 PM.
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