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Old 05-15-2019, 09:31 AM
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Default 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.

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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”.


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Old 05-15-2019, 10:54 AM
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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.
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Old 05-15-2019, 03:06 PM
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Thanks, I'll give that a try!

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Old 05-16-2019, 12:03 PM
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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!
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Old 05-16-2019, 04:26 PM
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Thumbs up Good Info

O.I. is right, I also remember reading this but can't tell how many years 2 or 3 anyway.
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Old 05-16-2019, 08:10 PM
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Does the trannie fluid prevent the acetone from evaporating, or does it need to have more added from time to time?
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Old 05-16-2019, 08:28 PM
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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.
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Old 05-16-2019, 08:34 PM
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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
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Old 05-20-2019, 07:44 PM
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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....
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Old 05-28-2019, 10:18 PM
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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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