I think we had a thread about a year ago on how to make your own
penetrating oil that I can't find with Google. I've been using
gallons (literally) of PB Blaster at $3.90-4.50/can. The stuff really
works great andI'm a staunch advocate of it. However, I'd like to try
a tank vs. using tons of cans spraying small parts that are often off
Would people mind posting their favorite formulas again? I'd like to
make a dip tank of the stuff (meaning a couple of gallons for small
parts) plus brush it on when I don't need an aerosol.
One formula I found using Google is:
1/3 no odor space heater kerosene
1/3 no odor mineral spirits
1/3 any weight oil you have around
What other concoctions should I try?
I think Kroil substitute is purported to be half ATF and lauquer thinner...
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||> What type of solvent? Mineral spirits, gasoline, acetone ???
I think what the OP wants is the recipe for "Ed's Red" (or something similar)
I don't have it on this machine, but I bet Gunner has it.
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On Fri, 01 Oct 2004 22:17:35 GMT, rex@@txol.net (Rex B) wrote:
This is really good stuff. I keep a gallon of it on hand all the time.
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I find the most effective is to try to pump the oil into the crevices
Heat to over the boiling point of the solvent, dip in oil, repeat.
This causes the air and water vapour to diffuse out as it's exposed
to the solvent vapour.
Repeat a couple of times, and it will free quite a lot of stuff.
1 part Dexron II, IIe or III ATF, GM Spec. D-20265 or later.
1 part Kerosene - deodorized, K1
1 part Aliphatic Mineral Spirits, Fed. Spec. TT-T-2981F, CAS #64741-49-9,
or substitute "Stoddard Solvent", CAS #8052-41-3, or equivalent,
1 part Acetone, CAS #67-64-1.
There's a formula in the rec.woodworking FAQ for how to make tack
cloths. It works pretty well for making penetrating oil too.
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