Penetrating Oils

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Penetrating Oils

Post by railroad bob » Tue Jan 29, 2013 2:57 am

Received this in an email today, so...
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Subject: Penetrating Oils - FYI


>>>> Machinist's Workshop Mag recently published some information on
>>>> various penetrating oils that was very interesting. Some of you might
>>>> appreciate this. The magazine reports they tested penetrates for break
>>>> out torque on rusted nuts. They are below, as forwarded by an
>>>> ex-student and professional machinist. They arranged a subjective test
>>>> of all the popular penetrates with the control being the torque
>>>> required to remove the nut from a "scientifically rusted" environment.
>>
>>>> *Penetrating oils .......... Average torque load to loosen*
>>
>>>> No Oil used ................... 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 is a "home brew" mix of 50 - 50 automatic
>>>> transmission fluid and acetone. Note this "home brew" released bolts
>>>> 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 almost as good
>>>> as "Kroil" for about 20% of the price. Steve from Godwin-Singer says
>>>> that ATF-Acetone mix is best, but you can also use ATF and lacquer
>>>> thinner in a 50-50 mix. *ATF=Automatic Transmission Fluid
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Post by hansgoudzwaard » Tue Jan 29, 2013 12:42 pm

Thanks Bob , that is good info. I like the ATF and acetone. I did not know about that one.

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Post by Jeff L » Tue Jan 29, 2013 10:11 pm

Thats cool to know.Definitely gonna be using this...thanks Dude
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Post by Maxthegardener » Tue Jan 29, 2013 11:18 pm

Neat trick..shall try it!

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Post by sleepyonthree » Wed Jan 30, 2013 11:13 am

:text-goodpost: and I got atf and acetone on me shelf
nothing is foolproof to a sufficiently talented fool

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Post by rakeNtrail » Wed Jan 30, 2013 11:30 am

I worked for an old timer that used a mix of mineral spirits, ATF and Marvel Mystery Oil.
The stuff seemed to get-er done.

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Post by yona » Sun Mar 03, 2013 2:17 pm

A friend restores Packards , he removed all the bolts on a 36 packard I have , with a small propane torch and crayons from Red Lobster...enjoy the seafood !
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Post by railroad bob » Sun Mar 03, 2013 6:43 pm

Crayons are similar to wax. I guess they could substitute for wax. Maybe that is why they worked well.
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Post by yona » Sun Mar 03, 2013 7:29 pm

Crayons are colored wax..... i write with them all the time... lol
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Post by railroad bob » Mon Mar 04, 2013 2:55 am

Yep... When I was about 5, my mom collected a bunch of red crayons somewhere,
melted them down to make red candles. And you're right they write real good,
especially on walls about 3 feet up from the floor, which is where my brother and I could reach real easily.
I don't remember the spanking, but I'm sure there was one.
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