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wales Offline GearedForwards

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WD40 in a smaller bottle
on: January 31, 2024, 02:01:53 AM
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So I want some WD40 for a small repair kit, but for some confusing reason, it doesn't look like you can get the pen dispensers in the UK. So, I was considering decanting (well, spraying haphazardly) some from a normal can into a sprayer like this: https://www.amazon.co.uk/IRYNA-Spritzer-Containers-Portable-Refillable/dp/B0B5R9NPM3/ref=sr_1_17?crid=3PFR3ZD6I0EBF&keywords=mini+spray+bottle&qid=1706662461&sprefix=mini+spray+bo%2Caps%2C467&sr=8-17

They can also be metal spray containers.

Does anyone know of any chemical interactions that would make this a bad idea? Also open to other solutions and ideas for other useful liquids to carry in similar containers.
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Re: WD40 in a smaller bottle
Reply #1 on: January 31, 2024, 02:12:37 AM
I like Tuf-Glide for general maintenance, rust removal & lubrication as it dries with a non-sticky protective coating.  It is available in several sizes, including a small bottle with a precision tip.
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us Offline Murphy Slaw

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Re: WD40 in a smaller bottle
Reply #2 on: January 31, 2024, 01:17:16 PM
I think your plan will work just fine.


us Offline King_Gorilla

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Re: WD40 in a smaller bottle
Reply #3 on: February 07, 2024, 03:15:07 AM
Not sure how small you need it to be, but WD40 sells a little 100ml can that is only about 4 inches tall.


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Re: WD40 in a smaller bottle
Reply #4 on: February 07, 2024, 04:20:35 AM
Not sure how small you need it to be, but WD40 sells a little 100ml can that is only about 4 inches tall.

Is that the 'pen' form factor or a spray?

I wanted to use the pen for this, but couldn't find somewhere to buy it in the UK.
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Re: WD40 in a smaller bottle
Reply #5 on: February 07, 2024, 01:55:10 PM
I use eye drop containers for mineral oil and WD-40. They work well and don't leak   :tu:





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Re: WD40 in a smaller bottle
Reply #6 on: February 07, 2024, 02:18:56 PM
I just use 3in1 oil.

I always thought WD40 was a water disperser.


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Re: WD40 in a smaller bottle
Reply #7 on: February 07, 2024, 03:17:09 PM
Wd-40 works good for flushing dirt and gunk out of joints followed up with oil for lube.


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Re: WD40 in a smaller bottle
Reply #8 on: February 07, 2024, 05:10:27 PM
I use eye drop containers for mineral oil and WD-40. They work well and don't leak   :tu:

Oh that's a brilliant one, I may end up doing this too  :tu:
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Re: WD40 in a smaller bottle
Reply #9 on: February 07, 2024, 06:14:27 PM
Oh that's a brilliant one, I may end up doing this too  :tu:

Pipettes work great for filling them



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Re: WD40 in a smaller bottle
Reply #10 on: February 08, 2024, 12:14:58 AM
Pipettes work great for filling them

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Y'know I have pipettes, I used one the other day to fill a little spray bottle with alcohol-based disinfectant. But for some reason my default was to just grab a can of WD-40 and then spray and pray  :facepalm:
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Re: WD40 in a smaller bottle
Reply #11 on: February 09, 2024, 11:08:09 AM
Leave the dents as they are- let your belongings show their scars as proudly as you do yours.


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Re: WD40 in a smaller bottle
Reply #12 on: February 26, 2024, 10:23:35 PM
I bought from Lidl or Aldi a precision oil pen a couple of years ago & I just squeeze it to suck fresh oil into it.
So maybe worth a search for one.
Hobbycraft & Angling direct do something similar or a sewing machine shop


 

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