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Old 21 October 2005, 04:36   #1
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cocooning engines.

I am bring my rib back home next week - i.e out of a salty atmosphere. I thought of mothballing the engines with lots of shrink film- to stop condensation getting in. Will probably not used the rib for the next 3 months.

is this a good idea ?
is it necessary?

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Old 21 October 2005, 05:14   #2
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I think you will keep more damp in than out! Keeping them dry yes but also well ventilated, I would say!
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No way shrink wrap it. A bit of a spray up with GT85 (Not WD40, It rots rubber) will disperse any moisture and protect from corrosion. Then left with the cover on is fine. I shut mine down with a fairly dilute antifreeze mixture in it as antifreeze has corrosion inhibitors in it.
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Who says wd40 rots rubber??? My LandRover bushes have enjoyed a good squirt for many years!!! Also most people spray them over all their electrics which USED to have rubber covers over them etc.

WD40 specifically states

"What surfaces or materials are OK to use WD-40 on?
WD-40 can be used on just about everything. It is safe for metal, rubber, wood and plastic. WD-40 can be applied to painted metal surfaces without harming the paint. Polycarbonate and clear polystyrene plastic are among the few surfaces on which to avoid using a petroleum-based product like WD-40"
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Who says wd40 rots rubber??? My LandRover bushes have enjoyed a good squirt for many years!!! Also most people spray them over all their electrics which USED to have rubber covers over them etc.

WD40 specifically states

"What surfaces or materials are OK to use WD-40 on?
WD-40 can be used on just about everything. It is safe for metal, rubber, wood and plastic. WD-40 can be applied to painted metal surfaces without harming the paint. Polycarbonate and clear polystyrene plastic are among the few surfaces on which to avoid using a petroleum-based product like WD-40"
Old school marine engineers wont blast WD40 around under engine covers. You can rub it in where ever you like Codders. Personally, I prefer the slightly musky aroma of GT85.It gets the ladies going a treat!
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Old school marine engineers wont blast WD40 around under engine covers.
Is that so
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Is that so
It must be true coz I read it on ribnet.

Although I've been using it for 30 years and I've never had a problem. Would be nice to get an experts opinion though, where's Manos when you need him?
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Duck Oil Is The Best Spray It On Then Wipe It Off It Repells Water.


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I prefer duck oil over wd40 - gives me an excuse to go duck hunting with my trusty blunderbuss.
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gives me an excuse to go duck hunting with my trusty blunderbuss.

That's not the nicest description for the FGT but it has a cerain charm

Loobing The only loob I was ever really enthusiastic about was motion lotion and I am pretty sure that's kind to rubber.

sorry wrong forum

I always empty a can ( or half if times are hard) of WD40 or clone or Duck Oil over my bits after use on the basis that it does less harm than Salt water! I try to use Duck oil nowadays cos WD40 leaves a residue but any port in a strom I guess
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