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A DIY penetrating fluid tests as the BEST of the BEST!

Posted: Mon Aug 21, 2017 10:33 pm
by DaleH
This DIY penetrating fluid is the BEST of the BEST, as the best penetrating oil one can use can't be bought ... but you can easily make it yourself as a DIY homemade mix. Kroil may be good, but this mix tests out to be TWICE as good! Just use a mix of 50% acetone and 50% automatic transmission fluid (ATF).

'Machinist Workshop Magazine" did a test on penetrating oils. Using nuts and bolts that they ‘scientifically rusted’ to a uniform degree by soaking in salt water, they then tested the break-out torque required to loosen the nuts. They treated the nuts with a variety of penetrants and measured the torque required to loosen them.

This is what they came up with:
  • Nothing: 516 lbs
  • WD-40: 238 lbs
  • PB Blaster: 214 lbs
  • Liquid Wrench: 127 lbs
  • Kano Kroil: 106 lbs
  • ATF/Acetone mix (50/50 mix): 50 lbs