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I’m not a big scent kind of guy.  Clean, not to chemically-obvious, works for me.  (I’ve written about women’s perfumery before!)

With regard to things chemical, I DO like Hoppe’s #9 Powder Solvent.  If women used THAT instead of a 55 gallon drum of Froo-Froo#9, I know I’d like them better!  I’m certain long exposure to the fumes is not healthy, though.  😦

Long exposure to women is still under discussion…

Another firearms-related chemical scent I like is that of WD-40.  I’m certain that’s because it sparks memories of my early gun days, and trying to loosen and clean stuff.  And lubricate and coat…

Fun fact – it’s made from fish oil!

Of course, experience has taught me it doesn’t last on bearing surfaces, like slide to frame.  And it’s death to live primers.  I changed to lithium grease long ago.





About guffaw1952

I'm a child of the 50's. libertarian, now medically-retired. I've been a certified firearms trainer, a private investigator, and worked for a major credit card company for almost 22 years. I am a proud NRA Life Member. I am a limited-government, free-market capitalist, who believes in the U.S. Constitution and the Rule of Law.


6 thoughts on “WD-40

  1. I’ve heard the “fish oil” myth, but the makers of WD-40 say it does not contain fish oil.

    Posted by regt2000 | July 10, 2016, 1:12 am
  2. As much as I like WD40 it really has no use around guns.

    Posted by Wilson | July 16, 2016, 11:07 am
  3. Don’t use it on internal parts. But it is an excellent barrel cleaner! I know a top trap shooter that swears it makes plastic wad fouling come loose.
    Plus, you can’t beat it for a fast wipe down on the exterior to remove salts and prevent rust, at least for a while.

    Posted by pistolsandtrap | August 8, 2016, 9:39 am

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