Mind you, I haven't ever been to Accra. There are many substitutes for WD-40. Checking the web on Ghana aerosol lubricants I see the following page:
Prolong super lubricants Ghana
Scrolling down the above product page I see Prolong SPL-100 aerosol penetrating lubricant is produced in Ghana and should be available somewhere in Accra at an auto parts bazaar shop.
The WD in WD-40 stands for water dispersant. It was originally designed to disperse water and protect metal moving parts since oil and water don't mix. There are many other products on the market that do the job equally well. PJ-40 comes to mind.
The Prolong SPL-100 aerosol penetrating lube that is produced by a Ghanian company looks the part though. That would be what I would try, failing to find WD-40. While I love the smell of WD-40 and fancy it as adventure rider cologne (just kidding), it is not the be-all end-all of penetrating lubricants. Brand name automotive products that you recognize can be impossible to find in many third world countries I have been to.
Hope this helps.
Last edited by John Downs; 1 Oct 2011 at 21:08.