Can WD-40 Properly Clean Your Firearm?
What is WD-40?
What is WD-40 Composed of?
- Mineral Oil
The mineral oil in WD-40 is akin to the goo used in lava lamps. It is a mix of Vaseline and baby oil.
Decane is found commonly in petroleum products and is used for industrial purposes. Thanks to its special properties, decane helps keep the other components of WD-40 fluid even in extremely cold conditions.
Nonane, a clear liquid, works great as a water repellant thanks to its insolubility in water. Thanks to nonane, water molecules cannot penetrate the surface of your firearm.
- Dimethyl Naphthalene
Chemically denoted as C12H12, dimethyl naphthalene is used as a solvent in WD-40. It comes in many forms.
- Carbon Dioxide
Carbon dioxide is a compound known to most of us. It acts as a propellant in WD-40.