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Homemade penetrate oil works best

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by RDAH, Dec 20, 2012.

  1. RDAH
    Joined: Mar 23, 2007
    Posts: 465

    from NL, WI

    This test was published in my "Quicksilver" IMOA Mercury mag. on some bolts that where all chemicaly rusted & the same size.
    No penetrating oil = 516 pounds of torque
    WD-40 = 218 pounds
    PB Blaster = 214
    Liquid Wrench = 127
    Kano Kroil 106
    ATF + Acetone mix home brew of 50/50 = 53 pounds
    ATF + laquer thinner also works better then any over the counter product.
  2. hd4unm
    Joined: Dec 6, 2012
    Posts: 151


    this went around the block about a week ago.
  3. hotcargo
    Joined: Nov 9, 2005
    Posts: 307


    I been doin' this for at least 50 years

    one part Auto trans fluid part Mums nail polish remover ( acetone )....

    mix up a small amount and keep in a glass jar ..always worked like a treat on stubborn bolts and nuts etc

    my dad taught me ( I wonder if his dad taught him , there were no automatic gearbox's around then .....ha ha )
  4. go-twichy
    Joined: Jul 22, 2010
    Posts: 1,650


    i'm up for a weekly penetrating oil update! maybe daily at 12:00 noon and right before i go to bed.

  5. nickles street chop shop
    Joined: Jan 29, 2007
    Posts: 386

    nickles street chop shop
    from Edum Tejas

    What if you were to keep it on a spray bottle instead of a glass jar?
  6. hotcargo
    Joined: Nov 9, 2005
    Posts: 307


    OK Nicko , the acetone gradually fucks up the plastic plunger pumps in some of those spray bottles .............and also doesnt evaporate in the glass jar

    I've always used the glass jar and an old wooden handled horse hair type brush and just dab it on
  7. nickles street chop shop
    Joined: Jan 29, 2007
    Posts: 386

    nickles street chop shop
    from Edum Tejas

    that's what I figured. I'm going to mix me some up tomorrow. I have a lot of jars for cooking and shit. Good thread.
  8. ok, maybe a dumbass question, but how long after applying this concoction do you let it sit before you try to break loose the bolt or nut?
  9. lawman
    Joined: Sep 19, 2006
    Posts: 2,665


    Thank's Guy's for the info ref to glass jar's.I had the same question about the plastic bottles.
  10. fsae0607
    Joined: Apr 3, 2012
    Posts: 871


    So... Dexron or Type F???

    j/k cool I will be making some tonight and try it out! Gotta lot of rusty bolts on my 61.
  11. SaltCoupe
    Joined: Jun 10, 2010
    Posts: 2,376

    from Indiana

    ^^^now that's funny shit right there^^^
  12. mikhett
    Joined: Jan 22, 2005
    Posts: 1,413

    from jackson nj

    i keep it in a steel spayer bottle that u charge with compressed air from my like a charm
  13. Jalopy Jim
    Joined: Aug 3, 2005
    Posts: 1,867

    Jalopy Jim

    to post #8 I usually apply some every 10-15 minutes and use a six sided box wrench and keep trying until I can loosen it bolt wit a box wrench. Very few get broken off that way.

    I will be starting my Falcon rebuild after the first of the year.
  14. mlagusis
    Joined: Oct 11, 2009
    Posts: 1,050


    How about one of those old oil can squirters??
  15. squirt can will work for applying but you need to store it in a closed/sealed container. acetone has a way of evaporating.
  16. parklane
    Joined: Oct 17, 2009
    Posts: 188


    I've put it in a WD40 plastic spray bottle, and seems to keep in there.

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