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#31 tractorgarden OFFLINE  

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Posted February 26, 2013 - 09:59 PM

I've found that melting a candle into the threads is great at loosening rusted bolts.

I also use the candle method with great results.



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Posted March 24, 2013 - 08:03 PM

i recently found a product ive used before its called freeze off i found it at napa if im correct its made by the crc company the stuff works great. ive also used the homemade mix and the works great when i have the stuff to mix it



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Posted March 24, 2013 - 08:33 PM

Greg, you are correct on the Freeze Off being made by CRC, I've had a can for a good 6-8 months now. CRC also makes a product for spraying on electicial conections to help them make better and this also does work good.

 

 

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Posted March 26, 2013 - 01:04 AM

If CRC makes it, it normally works.


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Posted March 28, 2013 - 05:44 PM

i agree there products work great (no i dont work for them) ive just used enough of there product to know its good stuff. if i have the stuff and the time i make my own though



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Posted May 04, 2013 - 01:20 AM

I use a mixture that I was taught  in the 60's. 1/3 transmission fluid, 1/3 cleaning solvent (parts cleaner) and 1/3 engine oil. We used it on rusty bolts and let it soak for about 30 minuyes. Very seldom did we ever have to use heat in the end to get them loosened.



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Posted May 04, 2013 - 09:24 AM

I just mixed up a batch of acetone and ATF in a clear plastic spray bottle and find that it does not mix well and settled out quite rapidly ATF on the bottom acetone on the top.
Has anybody else noticed this?

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Posted May 04, 2013 - 09:36 AM

I just mixed up a batch of acetone and ATF in a clear plastic spray bottle and find that it does not mix well and settled out quite rapidly ATF on the bottom acetone on the top.
Has anybody else noticed this?

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Yes, it does settle quickly. I have mine in a small plastic bottle with a pull out tube. I have to shake it before using.



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Posted May 04, 2013 - 09:51 AM

I guess some plastic containers are made of different types of plastic.  I mixed up a batch in a plastic spray  paint can cap once and it took all of about 30 seconds for the acetone to eat a hole thru the plastic cap. So I used an old coffee mug (not plastic) and used that. it worked good.



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Posted July 25, 2013 - 09:03 PM

I found that ATF really penetrates well and I have the spots on my garage floor and driveway to prove it. There's no gettin' the spot out either. I thought I would be smart and buy fingernail polish remover, lots cheaper than acetone. I found out it's got a lot of water in it and doesn't want to mix well. I'm also a big fan of MMO. It smells great when added to the fuel tank.

Larry



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Posted August 13, 2013 - 12:32 AM

I'm new here but thought I'd throw in my $.02. For a while I was making biodiesel and found that it makes a great penetrating oil. I may brew up another batch and add some acetone for a super penetrating oil and see how it does.

Ken




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