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WD-40 or Triflow as a fuel??

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Unread postAuthor: SpudBlaster15 » Thu May 03, 2007 11:33 pm

As for the original question, yes, it will work, but not well. WD-40 altered it's formula years ago, changing the propellant from propane to carbon dioxide. The liquid contents are mainly kerosene.
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Unread postAuthor: spudzinger » Fri May 04, 2007 5:05 pm

Just follow what benstern and i said about it being safer.
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Unread postAuthor: Bubba05 » Tue May 08, 2007 10:50 am

used WD-40 once and ended in a nasty muzzel fire with was hard to put out! I'd use some sort of deoderant or even carby starter it works really well.

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Unread postAuthor: potato launcher » Fri Sep 07, 2007 7:42 pm

wd-40 doesnt work worth a crap
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Unread postAuthor: n3rdkw » Fri Sep 07, 2007 9:11 pm

paaiyan wrote:Has anyone used silicone spray? The lubricant stuff? I know it makes shiny fireballs when you spray it over a match...


Unfortunately it does not =/
I tried to use all kinds of spray stuff in my house before getting Lysol.
and WD-40 is just totally cruddy.
Febreez didn't work for me for some reason =/
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Unread postAuthor: Blackett » Fri Sep 07, 2007 9:11 pm

your wd40 can wont work unless its from the 1980's

the initial compressant was changed from that favorite combustible mixture to co2 because it had that infamous rep of 14 year old wanting to play "flamethrower"

so they tried to make it so you werent as likely to blow off your freakin hand back to a stub.

But if you read the back of whatever you are going to consider useing you can normally tell if it would be good or not.
stuff with hydroflourocarbons, propane, butane, etc.

as far as axe changing it's formula you may be correct, I used to use the round lid can and it worked good. I attempted to then move to the kind without a cap and it failed miserably.
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Unread postAuthor: meatballs » Fri Sep 07, 2007 11:16 pm

i haven't tried silicone spray in a cannon but i did have an old juice bottle that i put a lantern sparker in and i used to try fuels in there to see if they went boom, i would just spray something in there, cover it for a few seconds and shake it, and see how the fuel performed. i remember that the silicone spray worked particularly well, but i never tried it since i had been having such good success with static guard. if you get the right stuff tho, the silicone lube is great.
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Unread postAuthor: pyrogeek » Fri Sep 07, 2007 11:53 pm

Either use ether (starting fluid), or wait for your stuff to use metered propane. And eventually maybe you can move on to MAPP gas. Just making that switch made my big gun much louder and more powerful, although constricting the barrel from 2in to 1.5 may have had a significant impact also.
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Unread postAuthor: TurboSuper » Sat Sep 08, 2007 7:44 am

Lock De-Icer: The fuel of champions :)
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Unread postAuthor: jimmy101 » Sat Sep 08, 2007 12:02 pm

AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAgh

Pick up the F'ing can and read the label.

Does it says it is flammable?

Hey somebody has to take DRs place and be the resident Ahole for stupid questions!
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Unread postAuthor: sniperx117 » Sat Sep 08, 2007 6:08 pm

Wd-40 sucks. Go to CVS and buy some cheep hairspray for .99 cents
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Unread postAuthor: frankrede » Sat Sep 08, 2007 6:58 pm

Blackett wrote:your wd40 can wont work unless its from the 1980's

the initial compressant was changed from that favorite combustible mixture to co2 because it had that infamous rep of 14 year old wanting to play "flamethrower"

so they tried to make it so you werent as likely to blow off your freakin hand back to a stub.

But if you read the back of whatever you are going to consider useing you can normally tell if it would be good or not.
stuff with hydroflourocarbons, propane, butane, etc.

as far as axe changing it's formula you may be correct, I used to use the round lid can and it worked good. I attempted to then move to the kind without a cap and it failed miserably.
I can still "flamethrower style" with wd-40.
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Unread postAuthor: meatballs » Sat Sep 08, 2007 8:35 pm

maybe just the kerosine is burning.
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Unread postAuthor: beebs111 » Sat Sep 08, 2007 10:20 pm

tag bodyspray also works, seriously though, look at the back of the can for propane, isobutane and butane.
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Unread postAuthor: Blackett » Sun Sep 09, 2007 12:05 am

I know you can, but nearly as well as you might have been able to with an oldschool can, but I still think that the idea of having the flame reach back into the can is a great...
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