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Home Made Penetrating Oil!!

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Interesting stuff to my friends that turn a wrench!

Machinist's Workshop magazine actually tested penetrants for break out torque on rusted nuts. Significant results! They are below, as forwarded by an ex-student and professional machinist, Bud Baker.

*Don't forget the April 2007 "Machinist's Workshop" magazine comparison test.*

*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. *

*Your experience may vary, etc., etc.

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Huh....I got lots of ATF...Think the woman would notice if I was pilfering her acetone?

I am going to have to try this for sure!

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