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does anybody know if using wd40 is a good idea for cleaning old fishing lures?

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  • does anybody know if using wd40 is a good idea for cleaning old fishing lures?

    does anybody know if using wd40 is a good idea for cleaning old fishing lures?

  • #2
    Great idea. It attracts fish. NO JOKE!

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    • #3
      It will leave a petroleum smell on them but if you do, you can rinse them in Coleman Fuel followed by rinsing in water.

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      • #4
        Might mar the paint cleaning with any solvent. Never clean my old ones, just put them in a box. I'd try a toothbrush and water. Doesn't seem as harsh as WD40. Why do you want to clean them anyway. You could be fishing! That dirt adds character! So do teeth marks! Gotta love a beat up dirty old bait! They seem to catch more fish on my waters.

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        • #5
          I have heard of WD-40 as a fish attractant, but I think it's illegal. Probably because you pollute the water.

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          • #6
            put'm in the dishwasher

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            • #7
              It's good for cleaning the hooks to keep them from getting stiff and rusty, but I once read in an Old Field&Stream Magazine that too keep the lures looking like new they would use clear nail Polish and just put a light coating on it.

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              • #8
                yes that is a good idea

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                • #9
                  It's an illegal scent, but fish do love it, so be careful, but I think it would be a good idea.

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                  • #10
                    It does work for taking off grunge. Steve is correct the dish washer works also...

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                    • #11
                      Agreed with Beekeeper answer above and A + 1 for you sir!!!

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