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 What to do with old WD-40?
skeeters65  [Team Member]
12/5/2006 6:27:15 PM EDT
I have a tuperware container that has maybe a pint of old WD-40 that I once used to soak some gun parts.
I no longer need it and want to get rid of it. How do I do that?? Can I flush it or pour it down the sink?
I was thinking about throwing it on the driveway and lighting it but I dont think the wife would like that!!
Thanks
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shop_rat45  [Team Member]
12/5/2006 6:28:11 PM EDT
Pour it on mashed potatos and eat. Just like gravy.
home_with_kids  [Team Member]
12/5/2006 6:28:34 PM EDT
don't you have some dumb-ass teenagers in your neighborhood that want to try a new high?
GrumpyM4  [Team Member]
12/5/2006 6:29:00 PM EDT
torch it. It looks cool, and you don't have to worry about crap in your drain.

Your wife will deal with it in time.

silveradoguy17  [Member]
12/5/2006 6:29:26 PM EDT
turkey baster flame thrower?
JarheadPatriot  [Team Member]
12/5/2006 6:29:28 PM EDT
just put it back in the spray can
WildBoar  [Team Member]
12/5/2006 6:30:49 PM EDT
plastic bag, hyperventilate, watch Flinstones, remove clothes, run down street proclaiming you love for Wilma.
ED_P  [Team Member]
12/5/2006 6:33:14 PM EDT
I'd find an old can, put in in the can and burn it. I don't know if it might damage your driveway if lit on fire on it. Or, however you dispose of your motor oil, just mix in the WD-40 and dispose of it just like motor oil.
joelad  [Team Member]
12/5/2006 6:34:21 PM EDT
Burn it. But do it outside, too much smoke for indoors.
Hokie  [Team Member]
12/5/2006 6:35:16 PM EDT
just don't set it on fire then hit it with a bat
SHIPSNIPE1  [Member]
12/5/2006 6:35:56 PM EDT
Turn it in for recycling.

...or proper disposal.
Schulze  [Team Member]
12/5/2006 6:36:18 PM EDT
Damn Hokie, I was going to say, Set it on fire and hit it with a stick.

And post video.
LattimerII  [Member]
12/5/2006 6:36:22 PM EDT
Step 1: Light WD-40
Step 2: Hit with big stick
Step 3: Film results
Step 4: Post on Youtube

ETA- damn you guys type fast!
GeorgeInNePa  [Team Member]
12/5/2006 6:36:33 PM EDT
Do this:

www.youtube.com/watch?v=f8P9nQjrVNI

Take video, post on Arfcom.

CSM  [Team Member]
12/5/2006 6:37:12 PM EDT
Pour it on the neighbors driveway and light it, then run.
twonami  [Team Member]
12/5/2006 6:40:32 PM EDT
pour it in a bottle with some motor oil and bring it to a gas station
Let them dispose of it
xm15-e2s  [Member]
12/5/2006 6:45:04 PM EDT
Make it someone else's problem. Leave it on your neighbor's porch.
Hokie  [Team Member]
12/5/2006 6:47:13 PM EDT

Originally Posted By Schulze:
Damn Hokie, I was going to say, Set it on fire and hit it with a stick.

And post video.



lol....damn I forgot the 'post a video' comment!
Skibane  [Team Member]
12/5/2006 8:50:16 PM EDT
FAE research?
logem  [Member]
12/5/2006 8:58:37 PM EDT
Isn't it a complete bitch to properly dispose of items such as this? Most of us would like to do the right thing and dispose of it properly, but (at least where I live) they make it so damn hard, that you almost have to burn it or dump it in your yard to get rid of it.

I once had almost 7 gallons on used peanut oil that was used for frying turkeys. I went through the effort of soaking it into cat litter and then throwing it into the trash as the county recommends. This is impractical because cat litter doesn't want to soak up that much oil readily, and it took months before I had acquired enough containers to dispose of it so that it didn't leak out of the trash truck.

Used motor oil, mineral spirits, and other chemicals are even more difficult.

Next time, I'll just dump them behind my house by the drainage ditch.

M.L.
Skibane  [Team Member]
12/5/2006 10:57:15 PM EDT
In all seriousness, if you've got an older carbureted vehicle that isn't exactly high-performance, you could probably mix at least a gallon of WD-40 with a fresh tank of gas in it, and then just drive it like usual. Might even help clean out the fuel system a little bit -
YaMaMa  [Member]
12/5/2006 10:59:53 PM EDT
I hit it with a stick while it's on fire... then have my friends post a vid of it online.
santanatwo  [Member]
12/5/2006 11:02:23 PM EDT

Originally Posted By Skibane:
In all seriousness, if you've got an older carbureted vehicle that isn't exactly high-performance, you could probably mix at least a gallon of WD-40 with a fresh tank of gas in it, and then just drive it like usual. Might even help clean out the fuel system a little bit -


+1 just stick it in your gas tank....
KA3B  [Team Member]
12/5/2006 11:03:51 PM EDT
Here the county waste stations take HAZMAT for free.
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