gl1100 short block storage


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foxhound0511
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gl1100 short block storage

Postby foxhound0511 » Tue Feb 05, 2013 3:20 pm



Hi guys,
Ive been working on my gl1100 and I have it down to the block and pistons still in the frame. Its way to cold out to be working on my Bike in my drafty garage. I sprayed everything down with wd-40 and wrapped everything with plastic wrap like a x-mas present.
Will this keep everything safe for a few months until it warms up?



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Re: gl1100 short block storage

Postby SteveB123 » Tue Feb 05, 2013 5:50 pm

Yes.

As long as it's not bare steel, it'll be fine.
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Re: gl1100 short block storage

Postby psp4956 » Tue Feb 05, 2013 6:42 pm

You sure about the WD40? I wont use it on my guns during storage cuz it attracts moisture. I have seen the difference, sprayed with wd40 vs silicone spray. Rethink it

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Re: gl1100 short block storage

Postby SteveB123 » Tue Feb 05, 2013 6:59 pm

psp4956 wrote:You sure about the WD40?


Yes.....10.
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Re: gl1100 short block storage

Postby Fatwing Chris » Tue Feb 05, 2013 7:11 pm

psp4956 wrote:You sure about the WD40? I wont use it on my guns during storage cuz it attracts moisture. I have seen the difference, sprayed with wd40 vs silicone spray. Rethink it

WD=Water Displacement
I've been spraying my Wings down for storage with WD for years.It dries up a bit but leaves a real nice thin coating of oil on everything.Easy to wash off in the spring as well.
If I'da known it would last this long,I'da taken better care of it.
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Re: gl1100 short block storage

Postby foxhound0511 » Wed Feb 06, 2013 6:23 am

Even so, I don't think I should be too worried because the head and
Block are aluminum and it doesn't oxidize very fast. I'm hearing wd40 is good and
Bad which one is it? I'm now second guessing myself

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Re: gl1100 short block storage

Postby dingdong » Wed Feb 06, 2013 8:10 am

Personally don't use it because of the dust it collects and sticky residue it leaves. To be fair, another side of the story:

Louis E. Repaci
WD-40 Company
San Diego, CA

To the Editors:

One of your readers forwarded a "letter the editors" article to our
attention. The gentleman commented on an article written by Mark
Parsons "Keep 'Em Clean," and that he was aghast that the use of WD-40
is recommended for guns as it is hygroscopic (absorbs moisture from the
air).

Could we please clear the air and set the record straight for your
readers by correcting the misconceptions regarding the use of WD-40 on
firearms.

WD-40 is a lubricant, penetrant, rust preventative, moisture displacer
and cleaner used extensively in the firearms industry on:
* Gun barrel (inside and out)
* Ejection mechanism
* Firing pin and magazine

WD-40 is not hygroscopic ((does not) absorb moisture from air)

WD-40 does not contain chlorinated paraffins or contribute to stress
cracking of stainless alloys. WD-40 does not degrade into acidic
byproducts under exposure to ozone.

WD-40 does not contain Chlorofluorocarbons (CFC's), HCFC's, Halons, or
1.1.1 Trichlorethane (Methyl Chlorofrom); chemicals that are alleged to
contribute to the depletion of the stratospheric ozone layer.

WD-40 is used exclusively at Trinidad College's School of Gunsmithing
in Colorado for general gun care and maintenance as well as after the
bluing process to displace the saltwater solution in order to prevent
metal corrosion and rusting.

According to Professor Harold Thomason, WD-40 displaces water which is
why it is used in the final stages of the bluing process.

Other uses for WD-40 include:
1. For excessive powder build up, use WD-40 as a cleaner.
2. If a case is used for storage, WD-40 is all the protection required.
Under these conditions WD-40 will protect firearms for one year or
more.
3. If WD-40 is used with teflon, silicone, graphite or grease,
softening of these type lubricants may occur. To correct this simply
flush with WD-40 to remove the gummmy residue. WD-40 is all the
protection required.
4. WD-40 may stain unfinished wooden stocks. WD-40 has no effect on
finished wood.

I would appreciate your assistance in sharing the foregoing information
with your readers.


Tom

A well regulated Militia, being necessary to the security of a free State, the right of the people to keep and bear Arms, shall not be infringed.


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