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People usually think of WD-40 as as an oil. WD-40 => Water Displacer #40. Is primarily a solvent-based product with just the smallest amount of oil in it.
WD-40 is kerosene
Also don't use this as a rust inhibitor, it may displace water, but it is really actually hygroscopic and will attract moisture to whatever you've sprayed to "protect" and it will quickly rust.
Lightweight machine oils (e.g.3 in one) are considerably lighter than even 5W30, the lightest of the standard automotive oils
tri-flow-vs-wd-40 | BobisTheOilGguy.com
I use the CLP and Triflow less now except to clean and oil hand tools, as I've been using Mobil 1 75W90 for everything except for three items; I still use Lockease on locks, Eezox on my pocket knives, and Eezox and CLP on firearms. The Mobil 1 doesn't seem too thick as it works well on my older (I think I bought it in the 70s) plain bearing Dremel, but I wouldn't use it on locks. It works a LOT better than CLP or Triflow as a lube. I buy WD40 by the gallon as I use it for cleaning and short term protection on most large tools in the garage, including the mower top to bottom, but I don't use it as a lube.
Which-lubricant-to-use | DIY Life
Silicone spray (Triflow, WD-40 silicone) is increasing in popularity as it works well as a sliding lubricant for metal, wood, rubber and plastic. Silicone spray also repels water and is therefore often used to push water out of electrical components.
Synthetic grease has better lubrication properties than petroleum based grease and has a longer life as it resists thermal breakdown and shear.
Marine grease is similar to synthetic grease however it is water resistant and contains a rust inhibiter to prevent metal parts from fusing together due to rust build up. Marine grease is the best choice for items which are continuously submerged in water or exposed to the elements.
Best-spray-lubricant | LA Times
Slick 50 Spray Lubricant - Best Spray Lubricant Overall
3M Silicone Spray Lubricant - Runner Up (dry type)
Penetrating oil ..... Average load None ....................516 pounds WD-40 ................... 238 pounds PB Blaster .............. 214 pounds Liquid Wrench ........... 127 pounds Kano Kroil .............. 106 pounds ATF-Acetone mix............53 pounds ATF - Automatic Transmission FluidBeyond-wd-40-lubes-for-the-home-shop | HackaDay
|ISO Grade||Equivalent SAE Grade||Viscosity||Density|
|centiStokes||10-6 Reyns (lb s/in2)||kg/m3||lb/in3|
|40 oC||100 oC||104 oF||212 oF|
I could not find any web site which listed SAE grades for common oils tri-flow, WD-40, ...
ISO Grade Oils - Viscosities and Densities. Available at: EngineeringToolBox.com
PTFE - Polytetrafluoroethylene, which is a synthetic fluoropolymer.
SAE - Society of Automotive Engineers,