13 years ago
I've just finsihed unpacking and cleaning my new QCTP, Chinese made BX
style; I was surprised to find that the preservative "grease" that the parts
are coated in smells strongly of petrol and is oil rather than grease, about
the viscosity of 68 weight way oil. Why on earth would they add petrol to
the oil or is it something nastier (benzene)?
Anyway, it's all removed now and replaced with a coating of slideway oil and
the workshop smells less objectionable.