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Old Friday 17th February 2017, 18:30   #26
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Trouble is Gary, it says the following on the can:
Stops Squeaks
Loosens Rusted Parts
Frees Sticky Mechanisms
And in other walks of life like DIY, car and motorcycle maintenance etc etc it is quite effective.

You can see why people are tempted to use it.

But your advice about not using it on binoculars is certainly to be heeded.

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This is why I do wonder about some of the posters on this forum ( note, I say some). The comments made by Gary H given with expert advice are questioned, this guy is possibly the best binocular service engineer in the U.K, with a wealth of experience of servicing / repairing Alpha brands.
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Old Friday 17th February 2017, 19:12   #27
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This is why I do wonder about some of the posters on this forum ( note, I say some). The comments made by Gary H given with expert advice are questioned, this guy is possibly the best binocular service engineer in the U.K, with a wealth of experience of servicing / repairing Alpha brands.
Which posts were questioning Gary's advice? Some were having some fun with WD40 but I did not read them as questioning Gary's recommendation.
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Old Friday 17th February 2017, 19:33   #28
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This is why I do wonder about some of the posters on this forum ( note, I say some). The comments made by Gary H given with expert advice are questioned, this guy is possibly the best binocular service engineer in the U.K, with a wealth of experience of servicing / repairing Alpha brands.
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We are an opionionated and argumentative bunch on Bird Forum but nobody has questioned Gary's advice in this thread at all.

The purpose behind listing those claims from the WD40 can, which suggest lubricating properties contradicting Gary's statement, was to finish the post saying that Gary's advice should nevertheless be followed.

We all appreciate Gary's posts and if he has the time to post more frequently in the future we would all benefit from his experience.

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hi,

WD40 is a water repellent and NOT a lubricant - the clue is in the name WD = water displacement !!!!!!

And because it is a water repellent it is virtually impossible to clean off once it has been applied - the only good thing is that it earns repairers a fortune because they normally double the price to repair anything that smells of WD40.
It's like the extra charge you hand out after a person tries to follow all the neat repair tips found on binocular forums. I think that works out to about 8% more, annually. Heck, techs have to eat, too.

Gary, I have a pm coming for you, tomorrow.
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