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    ^^^ I took that Pic!^^^ PixxByTango's Avatar
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    Cool SHO'in Some Love!

    I wanted to update the issue I had with my 2009 SHO Cruiser and WHY I began having issues with it.

    USER ERROR! Indeed it was not the fault of the manufactured product, entirely.

    DO NOT USE WD-40 ON YOUR ELECTRICAL SYSTEM!

    I have been a faithful user of WD-40 for years. I will simply go back to Corrosion-X after my education on why my ski failed. Sorry SeaDoo guys! It wasn't a manufacturing defect like you hoped! Bonus... the $1400.00 factory wiring harness was covered by my warranty and it was done in three days!

    What had happened is that the WD-40 not only displaces water but the film is a nonconductive bond that when it gets into the electrical contacts, it insulates them. Well... that is bad when they are supposed to contact each other and make nice. (Borat)

    The ground block which is on the back of the engine just under the head is also were a fault was found. The WD-40 had seeped into it, causing a bond failure there. So the tech at Honda/Yamaha of Savannah took it off, cleaned it completely since that part is on International Back Order and re-installed it. The wiring harness is also on backorder because apparently I am not the only one who uses WD-40 to "preserve" my ski. The dealership contacted the Zone Rep, explained how important my business is to their dealership and the parts were Next Day Air shipped directly from the MFG Facility here in Georgia I am told. Nonetheless, I went from thinking it was going to be two weeks to picking it up today!

    My suggestions to those who have been using WD-40... STOP! Get something more electrical friendly.

    So for now... I am ready for more Mods!!


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    What are you using instead of WD-40?? I heard fluid film is good....

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    Quote Originally Posted by YamahaHulk View Post
    What are you using instead of WD-40?? I heard fluid film is good....
    I am going with Aviation, Corrosion-X. It is designed safe for electrical and alloy metals. So, that will be my only coating.

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    Corrosion -X has been uised on PWC's for years, should be just fine...

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    alot of ppl like that Fluid film look into it. When I get my FZR I using that Fluid film stuff...

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    Fluid film works great. That's what I use on my SHO.

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    I use Boeshield T-9.

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    I use CRC 656. Never had a problem.

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    Crc..6-56

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    WD-40 is the devil.

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