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New WD40 aerosols

Postby Fordoholic Nick » Wed Apr 11, 2018 2:11 pm

Hi chaps,

Check this out. Just been in Sainsburys and needed a new can of WD40 and bought this beauty...

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Its the new style "Sprays 2 Ways" aerosol head spray attachment...

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With it this way you get a wide spray....

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And with it locked up in this position you get the pinpoint accuracy spray...

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I don't know about you guys but I think this is brilliant as I don't know how many of those red straws I lost that just pushed into the head. Now you just flick it up or lock it down....brilliant !! :)

I do love it when companies actually know the issues people have with their products and do something about it....even if it did take 20yrs :lol:

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Re: New WD40 aerosols

Postby pbar » Wed Apr 11, 2018 2:18 pm

They have been out for some time Nick, had those previously, very convenient aren't they. However, I get these now, they also spray and squirt! And far more economical -

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Re: New WD40 aerosols

Postby Paul G » Wed Apr 11, 2018 3:28 pm

Working at home I tend to use the 400ML large Trade Pack aerosols, but they still have the problem of the elastic band rotting through and the pipe being lost.

I used to use the 5 litre cans at work but I did find that the trigger bottles soon packed up or went wrong and you would squeeze the trigger just to get WD40 running down your hand and your overalls.

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Re: New WD40 aerosols

Postby Fordoholic Nick » Wed Apr 11, 2018 3:58 pm

pbar wrote:They have been out for some time Nick, had those previously, very convenient aren't they


Hi Paul,

:oops: I must get out more mate. Think I last bought a can in 1987 !! :lol:

That one you use now does look much more modern and efficient than the "red push in straw" but as Paul G said those plastic triggers can go wrong too. I have had so many household cleaning products with this type of head unit that have either bleedin clogged up completely or dribble all over your hands. I still really like the original red straw as if you need to get it into a very small and precise place it really hits the spot head on !

Those big refill tubs though you mentioned are a great idea too and would last a very long time indeed. Thanks for the recommendation mate. I will see how I get on with this "new style" trigger for now :lol: :lol:

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Re: New WD40 aerosols

Postby Fordoholic Nick » Wed Apr 11, 2018 4:08 pm

Hmmm...looks like someone else uses the flip up design....I noticed all the cans in the background on the garage shelf too...can you all see these ???

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Re: New WD40 aerosols

Postby Andrew 2.8i » Wed Apr 11, 2018 4:42 pm

Nick,

What a pair of great tits....... :D

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Re: New WD40 aerosols

Postby Andrew 2.8i » Wed Apr 11, 2018 4:44 pm

By the way, that WD40 with the built in straw is much more expensive than the regular stuff.

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Re: New WD40 aerosols

Postby andyd » Wed Apr 11, 2018 4:48 pm

Fordoholic Nick wrote:Hmmm...looks like someone else uses the flip up design....I noticed all the cans in the background on the garage shelf too...can you all see these ???

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I don't think she has any mechanical knowledge at all........But who cares :D :D

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Re: New WD40 aerosols

Postby Paul G » Wed Apr 11, 2018 5:22 pm

I'd adjust her points anytime she liked!

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Re: New WD40 aerosols

Postby Fordoholic Nick » Wed Apr 11, 2018 5:22 pm

Andrew 2.8i wrote:What a pair of great tits.......


Yep a fine pair Andrew...

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Re: New WD40 aerosols

Postby Fordoholic Nick » Wed Apr 11, 2018 5:28 pm

andyd wrote:I don't think she has any mechanical knowledge at all........But who cares :D :D


I disagree Andy. Look, see.....she has oil all over her leg and arm so she must have been working on the car just before this pic was taken....surely ?? :)

Paul G wrote:I'd adjust her points anytime she liked!


With your feeler gauge I hope Paul :shock:
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Re: New WD40 aerosols

Postby andyd » Wed Apr 11, 2018 6:20 pm

Fordoholic Nick wrote:
andyd wrote:I don't think she has any mechanical knowledge at all........But who cares :D :D


I disagree Andy. Look, see.....she has oil all over her leg and arm so she must have been working on the car just before this pic was taken....surely ?? :)


Silly me, how could I have missed that :whistle:

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Re: New WD40 aerosols

Postby fordperv » Wed Apr 11, 2018 6:38 pm

At least she brings her own lube

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Re: New WD40 aerosols

Postby Fordoholic Nick » Wed Apr 11, 2018 6:55 pm

fordperv wrote:At least she brings her own lube


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Re: New WD40 aerosols

Postby Jasonmarie » Wed Apr 11, 2018 7:35 pm

The only thing I can say is good find & the wd40 tin .
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Re: New WD40 aerosols

Postby pbar » Thu Apr 12, 2018 6:05 am

Paul G wrote:
I used to use the 5 litre cans at work but I did find that the trigger bottles soon packed up


If you e-mail them saying so they will send you more in the post. But you can just buy empty trigger bottles from the pound shop, etc. I have a few spares as I wash out all the household ones when they are used up, very handy to keep.

At Screwfix the 5L is £29.99 which works out at just £3 for 500ml.

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Re: New WD40 aerosols

Postby andyd » Tue Jun 05, 2018 10:11 am

Just bought a 600ml tin at B&Q for £6 :D Albeit the older version with the plastic straw taped to the tin.

Cheapest on Fleabite for that size is £6.59!

We don't use lots of it, so personally a good price for that size which will last a long time.

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Re: New WD40 aerosols

Postby Jasonmarie » Tue Jun 05, 2018 11:51 am

That’s funny as when the car played up the first thing we did was spray wd40 on the coil dizzy cap & leads I will find out soon if that sorts the problem ?

Good old wd40

But never spray wd40 at a clock & watch it’s like a kill switch , yes it may work for a little bit but every small piece of dust will make its way to the time piece .... just a little top tip ....
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Re: New WD40 aerosols

Postby Andrew 2.8i » Tue Jun 05, 2018 3:58 pm

In case anybody didn't know, the new style combined cap/straw is removable from the aerosol. You only need to buy one, when it runs out you can transfer the cap to a new ,regular aerosol WD40. Although I went with Paul's excellent advice and got the 5L with spray bottle. That will be enough to last me a lifetime.....

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Re: New WD40 aerosols

Postby ollyw » Fri Jun 08, 2018 2:46 pm

Ah but does anyone know what the notch in the old style cap is for?......................


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