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Using WD40 on Dysons
« on: May 01, 2017, 10:54:00 PM »
WD40 is fine with plastic, I've used it for years including on Dyson's flimsy plastic with no issues. I use it on everything to clean as well as oil and prevent corrosion.
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Re: Using WD40 on Dysons
« Reply #1 on: May 01, 2017, 11:30:01 PM »
WD40 is fine with plastic, I've used it for years including on Dyson's flimsy plastic with no issues. I use it on everything to clean as well as oil and prevent corrosion.
Great to hear!  I had a DC28 brushbar which was rusted badly.  I was afraid to use WD-40 on it, so I kept dropping in a bit of electric motor oil into it, spinning it and wiping out the muddy grime.  Did that about 100 times.  :angryman: :))
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Re: Using WD40 on Dysons
« Reply #2 on: May 02, 2017, 02:55:23 AM »
WD40 is fine with plastic, I've used it for years including on Dyson's flimsy plastic with no issues. I use it on everything to clean as well as oil and prevent corrosion.
Great to hear!  I had a DC28 brushbar which was rusted badly.  I was afraid to use WD-40 on it, so I kept dropping in a bit of electric motor oil into it, spinning it and wiping out the muddy grime.  Did that about 100 times.  :angryman: :))
I could of done with some of oil in one of my spare dyson motors before I literally chucked it down the driveway for the scrap metal collectors - Spilt tiny bit of screen cleaner into the top bearing of a YV-511 - ate dry all the oil and grease out of the bearing and seized the bugger up...

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Re: Using WD40 on Dysons
« Reply #3 on: May 07, 2017, 12:11:48 PM »
Great to hear!  I had a DC28 brushbar which was rusted badly.  I was afraid to use WD-40 on it, so I kept dropping in a bit of electric motor oil into it, spinning it and wiping out the muddy grime.  Did that about 100 times.  :angryman: :))

Haha, remember WD40 is only oil, it's designed to oil and also clean, you can use it for all sorts of things... Starting engines, driving out water, oiling etc... It won't damage anything, very good stuff :)
I've used it to clean whole Vacuum's before :)
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Re: Using WD40 on Dysons
« Reply #4 on: May 07, 2017, 02:51:21 PM »
That's good to know.  I'm always afraid of melting plastic bits off.
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Re: Using WD40 on Dysons
« Reply #5 on: May 07, 2017, 03:52:42 PM »
I did that with a cuckoo clock once and brake cleaner, everything was fine until the bird melted  :boggleeye:

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Re: Using WD40 on Dysons
« Reply #6 on: May 07, 2017, 05:04:31 PM »
Hahahaha...   I mean, sorry for your clock...
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Re: Using WD40 on Dysons
« Reply #7 on: May 07, 2017, 06:18:03 PM »
Clock was fine, still is just had to get a new birdy for it  :grinn:

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Re: Using WD40 on Dysons
« Reply #8 on: May 08, 2017, 12:55:06 AM »
Clock was fine, still is just had to get a new birdy for it  :grinn:
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Re: Using WD40 on Dysons
« Reply #9 on: May 08, 2017, 01:21:16 PM »
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Re: Using WD40 on Dysons
« Reply #10 on: May 08, 2017, 01:38:02 PM »
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Re: Using WD40 on Dysons
« Reply #11 on: May 08, 2017, 03:16:43 PM »
WD40 isn't much good on motor or brushroll bearings as it dries out when it gets hot and glues it up again. A silicone based lubricant is much better.

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Re: Using WD40 on Dysons
« Reply #12 on: May 08, 2017, 04:13:14 PM »
WD40 isn't much good on motor or brushroll bearings as it dries out when it gets hot and glues it up again. A silicone based lubricant is much better.
I've heard that silicone is bad for high speed applications because of some molecular mumbo jumbo it tends to shear instead of creating a floating barrier between the surfaces.   I say heard because I don't remember the source or if they were reliable.
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Re: Using WD40 on Dysons
« Reply #13 on: May 08, 2017, 09:31:11 PM »
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Re: Using WD40 on Dysons
« Reply #14 on: May 08, 2017, 09:43:58 PM »
Grease is good
DC14s are tanks, just need a slightly longer motor life. Do plastic parts often break on DC14s? Nope. DC41- Sexy looking futuristic and powerful machine. Just needs a better designed cleaner head wheel and cyclone clip along with a dense metal rod in the chassis.

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