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Posted · Original PosterOP

Im wondering how useful is WD40 is in the computer world, if per say you have a spillage of your drink and its all over your components

I am asking this because i used it on my motherboard, GPU, Computer case and ram to clean off a coke spill

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WD40 is absolute bae for removing sticker residue


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wd40 is a lubricant not a PC cleaner

use alcohol instead


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I feel like you may have screwed up there. :P 


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Posted · Original PosterOP

wd40 is a lubricant not a PC cleaner

use alcohol instead

 

Yes sir but many life hacks say its good for cleaning as well

 

WD40 is absolute bae for removing sticker residue

Oh yes! this is my number 1 tool for the job

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You can use it to lubricate fan motors.


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I wouldn't bring wd40 near a computer but that may just be me

 

 

I feel like you may have screwed up there. :P

to both of you My PC is currently running at the moment without any damage

Been on for 9h now, ran a few bench marks to push max load on her to test. No damage no burning

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Yes sir but many life hacks say its good for cleaning as well

 

Oh yes! this is my number 1 tool for the job

sure, then your PC with be covered in slippery oil that will pick up every piece of dirt in the future

http://www.kawasakimotorcycle.org/forum/mechanics-corner/85149-why-not-use-wd-40-your-electrical-system.html


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to both of you My PC is currently running at the moment without any damage

Been on for 9h now, ran a few bench marks to push max load on her to test. No damage no burning

 

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sure, then your PC with be covered in slippery oil that will pick up every piece of dirt in the future

http://www.kawasakimotorcycle.org/forum/mechanics-corner/85149-why-not-use-wd-40-your-electrical-system.html

 

Ahh.... you might be right there however i run a clean of my computer often so that dose not affect me as badly

 

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Posted · Original PosterOP

But, it was ether clean stuff off with WD40 or risk paying for another gpu, motherboard, and ram... which currently i just havent got the money for

Suprisingly the fans are quieter so thats a plus side

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WD40 is a water displacement and lubrication solution... It's not going to help with a liquid spillage on a component. 

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WD40 is a water displacement and lubrication solution... It's not going to help with a liquid spillage on a component. 

Well it helped me

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You used lubricant to clean pc components?

 

Time to get out the isopropyl and clean all that shit off. 

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WD40 is absolute bae for removing sticker residue

 

 

Really? I'll try that, those damn stickers have some minutes left on their sticky lives! :D

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Really? I'll try that, those damn stickers have some minutes left on their sticky lives! :D

yep, use it all the time on the cases of my second hand games and also once my small screwdrivers set.

Works best if you try to tear off the sticker first and after that use plenty of WD40 and rub on it with a towel or something


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CPU: AMD Athlon X2 255 || Motherboard: ASUS M4A89GTD PRO || RAM: 4x2GB DDR3 || GPU: Nvidia Quadro 512MB || Case: Antec Sonata III || PSU: Antec Earthwatts 500W Bronze

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wd40 is a lubricant not a PC cleaner

use alcohol instead

WD-40 IS NOT A LUBRICANT

It's a water displacer/weak solvent


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WD-40 IS NOT A LUBRICANT

It's a water displacer/weak solvent

 

The long-term active ingredient is a non-volatile, viscous oil which remains on the surface, providing lubrication and protection from moisture.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/WD-40


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WD-40 IS NOT A LUBRICANT

It's a water displacer/weak solvent

not so sure about that

http://wd40.com/cool-stuff/myths-legends-fun-facts

Myth: WD-40® Multi-Use Product is not really a lubricant.

Fact: While the “W-D” in WD-40® stands for Water Displacement, WD-40® Multi-Use Product is a unique, special blend of lubricants. The product’s formulation also contains anti-corrosion agents and ingredients for penetration, water displacement and soil removal.

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The amount of lubrication as an oil that WD-40 provides is a joke. It's main (and only useful) purpose is to displace water (WD) and break down crap. It's sortve a jack of all trades as a poor lubricant and poor penatrating oil. It's good when it comes to rust removal/protection because it displaces water. It's a water displacer and the amount of lubrication it provides is laughable

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WD-40 IS NOT A LUBRICANT

It's a water displacer/weak solvent

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/WD-40

The long-term active ingredient is a non-volatile, viscous oil which remains on the surface, providing lubrication and protection from moisture.

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If you've ever been in a garage you'd know that WD-40 is garbage as a lubricant. If you would read outside of the context you chose, you'd see that this lubricant is to allow the substance to penatrate crevices. If you consider WD-40 a good lubricant, then so is any penetrating oil

"These properties make the product useful in both home and commercial fields; removing dirt and residue, and extricating stuck screws and bolts are common usages, and it also loosens stubborn zippers. It is also useful in displacing moisture"


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