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    Useful penetrating oil info

    I 'borrowed' this off a John Deere site I am a member of. This was a rusted steel test so can't say the results would be the same for a SS/aluminum/salt issue, but very usable info anyway.

    Greg

    "Machinist's Workshop magazine actually tested penetrants for break out torque on rusted nuts. Significant results!

    They arranged a subjective test of all the popular penetrants with the control being the torque required to remove the nut from a "scientifically rusted" environment.

    *Penetrating oil ..... Average load*
    None ..................... 516 pounds
    WD-40 .................. 238 pounds
    PB Blaster ............. 214 pounds
    Liquid Wrench ..... 127 pounds
    Kano Kroil ............ 106 pounds
    ATF-Acetone mix....53 pounds

    The ATF-Acetone mix was a "home brew" mix of 50 - 50 automatic transmission fluid and acetone. Note the "home brew" was better than any commercial product in this one particular test. Our local machinist group mixed up a batch and we all now use it with equally good results. Note also that "Liquid Wrench" is about as good as "Kroil" for about 20% of the price."


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    Brake fluid works really great as well.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ultraskiit View Post
    Brake fluid works really great as well.

    Ya I've had good look using brake fluid, just not usable around painted stuff. Although the acetone would be an issue around some plastic parts too..

    Greg

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    Is WD-40 good for anything

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    I always just use strait ATF in a spray bottle. always works the best

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    Quote Originally Posted by bigdaddyRXP View Post
    Is WD-40 good for anything
    throw it into the bon fire it works GREAT there lol... BOOM!

    bigdaddyrxp i must say, LEGENDARY picture in ur signature lol. love it!

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    WD40 does a good job on wet ignition wires, but only on a pre 80's Dodge, it's actually detrimental to electronic circuits so don't use it on anything with "chips" in it.

    it also helps your shop attain a distinctive and offensive smell that never seems to go away, at least on par with very old gear old.

    Greg

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    I use WD-40 to loosen gummy labels and stickers, then clean off the residue with Simple Green.

    That's about it

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    I have to add I have used acetone and tranny fluid on a 50/50 and it works better than any other penetrant. try it for yourself grab a rusty ass piece of metal and apply this mix and you will see it getting to work, you can actually see it working.
    I used this on some rusted cylinders.

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    Quote Originally Posted by islandboy View Post
    throw it into the bon fire it works GREAT there lol... BOOM!

    bigdaddyrxp i must say, LEGENDARY picture in ur signature lol. love it!
    That shits not even flammable anymore... I used to use it as a flame thrower as a kid

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