what do you think about Jig-a Loo? i just bought a can at Canadian Tire today. I was previously using it at the auto glass shop i worked at in 2021. Worked nicely for automotive uses. Bonus is that it doesn't stink as much as the WD40.I will challenge this idea that WD-40 is incompatible with rubber, although that is a very commonly seen claim. The composition of WD-40 has always been a trade secret, and there are now some varieties of WD-40 that differ a little in their composition, but you can figure out what is in it fairly well by viewing the MSDS sheet, although it is helpful if you have some basic organic chemistry knowledge. First of all, the confusion about 'petroleum distillates' should be addressed. Johnson's Baby Oil is essentially mineral oil, which is a petroleum distillate. In fact some of the components of WD-40 are the same as in Baby Oil. WD-40 does contain a range of boiling points of the same fundamental chemical group. It also includes in its formula some or all of the chemicals in Stoddard Solvent, AKA Varsol. There are some rubbers that can swell slightly when constantly exposed to WD-40, that is true, but that is not how you would normally use it. In fact you will find people recommending WD-40 treatment for some automotive rubbers that have suffered aging degradation. Because WD-40 was actually invented as a "water displacer" (in fact originally to protect missiles in missile silos from corrosion) it would be an obvious protect to treat the internal parts of the XTrail door opening and locking mechanisms from the annoying problem of freezing, if you can get to them. And it actually would be better than standard lubricants for that purpose.
I used the Jig-a-loo at home on the window tracks, glass patio door track, the door locks/keyholes.
Then i read that it is a good water repellant on hiking boots so i took an old pair of hikers and went Jig-a-loo -hoo hoo hoo on them.
Currently going thru a 3 day heavy rain ''event''. Arghhhhh.
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