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Tripper 05-15-2019 09:31 AM

A penetrating oil tip!
 
Ok... don't know if you've ever seen Farm Show magazine... it's a lil rag of articles of kool & krazy things people build on the farm etc. They did a test to see what penetrating oil works best.

Here are the results...

One of the most popular articles FARM SHOW has ever run was a short piece reporting on the results of a test of penetrating oils in Machinist’s Workshop magazine (Vol. 34, No. 3). The winner turned out to be a home brewed 50/50 mix of automatic transmission fluid and acetone. It beat out Liquid Wrench, WD-40 and other popular “rust busters”.


https://www.farmshow.com/

BoB

Old Iron 05-15-2019 10:54 AM

I read about that about a year ago and their findings are the best.
I actually think there was a post about it on here.

von-zipper 05-15-2019 03:06 PM

Thanks, I'll give that a try! :D

Zipper

Blue Eyed Devil 05-16-2019 12:03 PM

It's the only thing that freed up the stuck torsion bar adjusters on my '58. Keep a squirt bottle full in the shop at all times!

soltz 05-16-2019 04:26 PM

Good Info
 
O.I. is right, I also remember reading this but can't tell how many years[S 2 or 3 anyway. :p

Neto 05-16-2019 08:10 PM

Does the trannie fluid prevent the acetone from evaporating, or does it need to have more added from time to time?

Old Iron 05-16-2019 08:28 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Neto (Post 513464)
Does the trannie fluid prevent the acetone from evaporating, or does it need to have more added from time to time?

You don't have to add any but, you do have to shake it before use because, it separates in the sealed bottle.

DozerII 05-16-2019 08:34 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Old Iron (Post 513374)
I read about that about a year ago and their findings are the best.
I actually think there was a post about it on here.

Billy posted a while back here https://ratrodsrule.com/forum/showthread.php?t=35658

sgtpontiac 05-20-2019 07:44 PM

Only thing that even comes close is Kroil.... and honestly I'm not convinced that it isn't the 50/50 mix of TF and Acetone...Kroil is just too expensive to be spraying all over....

BlueNorther 05-28-2019 10:18 PM

everything old is new again.

we were using this 50/50 acetone/atf mix way back in the 70's as a starting fluid, rusted cylinder cure.

pour it down the carb while turning motor, if it would move or just pouring as much as we could get in thru the spark plug hole, let soak, repeat.

scary good results.


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