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Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by Tom S. in Tn., Feb 1, 2011.

  1. Tom S. in Tn.
    Joined: Jan 16, 2011
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    .......... or does anybody else old enough to wonder what we did back in the day before we had things like silicon and WD-40 ?

    Tom S. in Tn.
     
  2. junk yard kid
    Joined: Nov 11, 2007
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    You made due. and stuff wasnt as old and rusty back then right?
     
  3. Cyclone GT
    Joined: May 13, 2008
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    What about duct tape? :D
     
  4. There were probably less fish-eyes in paint...
     
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  5. hawkerdriver
    Joined: Feb 26, 2006
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    My guess is oil, grease, or animal fat (lard).
     
  6. ZomBrian
    Joined: Jan 24, 2008
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    from in IN

    Torch...hammer...leverage...pretty much everything I still use when I don't have silicon and WD-40.
     
  7. Indian head gasket shellac
    Permatex
    3M weatherstrip adhesive
    Knock-r-loose
     
  8. I don't know how old you are but I'm 60 years old and I know WD-40 was introduced in 1953 so it's been around almost as long as I have.HRP
     
  9. how rusty could stuff have been when it was only 10-30 years old?
     
  10. rustydusty
    Joined: Apr 19, 2010
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    We used to mix kerosene with a little used motor oil to use as penentrating lube.
     
  11. stude_trucks
    Joined: Sep 13, 2007
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    Exactly what I was thinking.

    Geez, how are are you? We talking about before The War?
     
  12. Marvel Mystery Oil
    Kerosine
    Nutz Off! A real product.
    3 in 1 oil

    Often, a torch and BFH did whatever we wanted done. Fortunately, there was a lot of replacement parts in wrecking yards to replace the parts we screwed up with the sad combination of heat, a BFH, youth and enthusiasm.
     
  13. alex211
    Joined: May 20, 2010
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    from NW PA

    You obviously don't live in the rust belt. Lot's of bolts snap or need heated to be removed in 10 year old cars around here.
     
  14. Frank
    Joined: Jul 30, 2004
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    I've gone to using acetone/atf mix for penetrent now. Works great, just don't have a way to spray it.
     
  15. Mr48chev
    Joined: Dec 28, 2007
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    I always seemed to have a can of 3 in1 around when I was a kid along with some other rust pentitrating stuff but didn't have Wd-40 until later. Lots of 3M weather strip cement for sealing gaskets. Or Indian Head or permatex.
     
  16. porknbeaner
    Joined: Sep 12, 2003
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    You were building before the '50s?

    Liquid Wrench and WD-40 have been around all my life.
     
  17. tb33anda3rd
    Joined: Oct 8, 2010
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    how about sawzalls... can't live without one
     
  18. Sawzall, pfft! We cut stuff with two teenaged boys, a hacksaw blade, two pairs of ViceGrips™ and sweat.
     
  19. Jalopy Jim
    Joined: Aug 3, 2005
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    A thought on the Topic. My Jeep Cherokee rear lock needed weekly shop of lube to work. While on vacation in Michigan last Oct the lock stuck after 4 days. Sprayed Pam cooking oil in the lock and has worked ever since. Maybe lard in the old days worked the same ????????
     
  20. I still won't use WD40. And only use silicone when I can't find a proper gasket to use with Permatex,pretty much the same as I have done the last half century.
     

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