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Tough nuts

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by denis4x4, Feb 5, 2014.

  1. denis4x4
    Joined: Apr 23, 2005
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    denis4x4
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    from Colorado

    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% acetone - 50% automatic transmission fluid.*
    *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. *
     
  2. luke13
    Joined: Oct 25, 2013
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    "scientifically rusted" sounds way more technical than just normal rust.
     
  3. kyvetteman
    Joined: May 13, 2012
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    Now everyone's wives, girlfriends and daughters will be wondering where the fingernail polish remover went... :D
     
  4. fastcar1953
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    2 identical threads in one day. by two different people, and on a old subject. what's the odds?
     

  5. maniac
    Joined: Jul 11, 2005
    Posts: 539

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  6. ......Still it's some good information, but I thought "tough nuts" were those things guys hung off the back bumpers of their 4X4 trucks.:eek:
     
  7. 117harv
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