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Author Topic: WCDT Strips 3176 to 3180 (14 - 18 March 2016)  (Read 32618 times)

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Re: WCDT Strips 3176 to 3180 (14 - 18 March 2016)
« Reply #250 on: 30 Mar 2016, 17:53 »

But then the Borg would be very different. "We are the Borg. We will bonk you with a rubber mallet. Resistance is futile."

This cartoon demonstrated how the Borg finally got (will have gotten) things right.
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Re: WCDT Strips 3176 to 3180 (14 - 18 March 2016)
« Reply #251 on: 30 Mar 2016, 20:49 »

Dewatering is pretty much exactly what you'd think, albeit the word is used for some very different processes. In the WD40 context it's neat when you see it for the first time though. As I remember back in the stone age we'd get a beaker full of the stuff, which is superficially like kerosene, and hang a lump of wet cotton wool in it and time how fast the drops of water were forced out and fell to the bottom in order to test it. PDQ no water in the cotton wool. Always felt kinda magical to me. Probably test it electronically now, far more accurate but less fun to watch!
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Re: WCDT Strips 3176 to 3180 (14 - 18 March 2016)
« Reply #252 on: 31 Mar 2016, 19:23 »

WD-40 IS NOT A LUBRICANT.  It is a hygroscopic antioxidant.

It is? In my long distant industrial chemistry days I always thought of it as a dewatering agent - the very opposite to hygroscopic. 

You're right, It's a dewatering agent.  I should have used the word "hydrophilic" but made a malapropism.  Sorry about that.

It's absolutely the truth about the damn stuff ruining oil-impregnated gears, though. 
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Re: WCDT Strips 3176 to 3180 (14 - 18 March 2016)
« Reply #253 on: 01 Apr 2016, 13:57 »

It's absolutely the truth about the damn stuff ruining oil-impregnated gears, though.
Agreed, putting an impermeable film on top of oil impregnated pores will not end well.
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