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what do you use for penetrating oil ?

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Interesting! Even if you're not mechanically inclined, this might be worth
noting.

"Machinist's Workshop" recently published information on various penetrating
oils. The magazine reports they tested these products for "break out
"torque" on rusted nuts and bolts. A subjective test was made of popular
penetrating oils, with the unit of merit being the torque required to
remove the nut from a "scientifically rusted" bolt.
Average torque load to loosen nut:
No Oil used ........................516 foot pounds
WD-40 ..................... ........238 foot pounds
PB Blaster .........................214 foot pounds
Liquid Wrench ......................127 foot pounds
Kano Kroil .........................106 foot pounds
ATF/Acetone mix...................... 53 foot 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 20% of the price.
ATF/Acetone mix is best, but you can also use ATF and lacquer thinner in a
50/50 mix. ATF = Any type of Automatic Transmission Fluid

This version of the story was in one of the Military Vehicle Club newsletters.

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Thats interesting.........

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That is interesting! I have both ingredients in the garage, so I'll have to make some up!

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Very interesting information, I use Kroil a lot for gun maintenance. I mix Kroil with Hopies #9 and it makes a great penetrating solvent, I'll pass this on to a couple friends that will find it very useful on heavy equipment. Thanks for sharing

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Little disappointed with PB Blaster. We also use Kroil. Have known for a long time that WD-40 isn't really a penetrant.

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One other lube I keep on hand is Fluid Film.
Fluid FilmĀ® | Corrosion Preventative, Lubricant and Rust Inhibitor

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Do you let this soak awhile??(on the rusted bolts/nuts.)

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Do you let this soak awhile??(on the rusted bolts/nuts.)
Sometimes I let them soak for a while and tap with a hammer to break some rust loose, I've heated them, worked them back and forth, and for the really stubborn ones I tighten them until they break! If all else fails get out the power tools

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Do you let this soak awhile??(on the rusted bolts/nuts.)
sometimes a good soak and re-application will help but there are those times when Ol Mr. Victor wrench or several good hits with the 8 pounder make the big difference

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