Originally Posted by diredesire
It should be noted that WD-40 isn't designed (really) to be a "lubricant". It's designed to be used to disperse water (hence, the "W.D."). Most people USE it as a lubricant, but you know... Silicone spray would work OK here, too.
(Another note: PTFE is the industry abbreviation for teflon).
I mainly use WD-40 for rusted bolts. It can be used as a pre-lubricant, before applying grease.
PTFE is to Teflon, as Aramid is to Kevlar. Most people know the Brand name and not the common name.