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Favorite chemicals - for the gear heads

Discussion in 'Product Reviews' started by tan4x4, Dec 17, 2013.

  1. Dec 17, 2013 at 3:31 PM
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    tan4x4

    tan4x4 [OP] Well-Known Member

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    What is your favorite brand of chemical, and why?

    Brake cleaner
    Carb cleaner
    Throttle body cleaner
    MAF cleaner
    hand cleaner
    anti-seize
    thread lock
    solvent
    silicone lube
    sealant/gasket maker

    I'll start with a couple of comments:

    Solvent - PB Blaster, seems to work much better than others I've tried
    Gasket Maker - Toyota FIPG, recommended by a local gear shop
     
  2. Dec 17, 2013 at 4:28 PM
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    CRC makes some good stuff. I love PB products as well, I have a hodge podge of everything you can imagine. I am always trying new products.
     
  3. Dec 28, 2013 at 6:04 PM
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    Well, you gotta start somewhere.

    I'm a fan of PB as well, however I have started using Freeze Off for a penetrant. Works well for seized nuts, bolts, broken studs etc.
     
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    Aero Kroil for rusted fastners the best. Works and can be used to clean firearms as well.
     
  5. Jan 16, 2014 at 7:39 AM
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    When I'm done it will have a custom fabbed winch bumper and hopefully a Softtopper.
    Transmission fluid mixed with acitone (50/50). Best and cheapest penatrating fluid i have ever used.
     
  6. Jan 16, 2014 at 7:41 AM
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    When I'm done it will have a custom fabbed winch bumper and hopefully a Softtopper.
    Dry erase board cleaner for cleaning windows. It contains no silicone. Almost all of the shelf window cleaners have silicone in them.
     
  7. Jan 16, 2014 at 7:43 AM
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    When I'm done it will have a custom fabbed winch bumper and hopefully a Softtopper.
    Anti sieze for coating fasteners before reassmbly. I qt can will last your lifetime. Works great for strut tower bolts and all allignment bolts and lug nuts. Nothing outside of the engine gets reassembled with out anti sieze.
     
  8. Jan 16, 2014 at 9:22 AM
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    Best thing for penetrating fluid is tranny oil and acetone mix. My friend tried it out after I told him and he said it's crazy. Fluid film also works good and would probably be equivalent to the Kano Kroil




    This is a posting from an online "Bridgeport Group".
    It involves penetrating oil.
    Are there any other thoughts, ideas, agreements or ideas out there?
    It is from a Gentleman by the name of "Tom Pomeroy".
    This is a a forward and not tested but worth a try.

    XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX XXXXXXX

    ATF is good for a lot of things I have tried.

    *
    ****
    **Interesting Info!**

    **Machinist's Workshop magazine tested penetrants for break out torque on**
    **rusted nuts with 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.**
    **Happy knuckle busting !*
     
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