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Offline stubshaft

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Re: Best Penatrating oil
« Reply #25 on: December 08, 2018, 11:44:47 PM »
I happen to like the smell of Kroil and usually keep a pint handy.  I was shouldn't be surprised at the effectiveness of ATF/acetone, because if you add kerosene you get "Eds Red" cleaner.
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Re: Best Penatrating oil
« Reply #26 on: December 09, 2018, 01:03:17 AM »
Use whatever you want. I used to wash my hands with Acetone to get airplane glue as well as heavy oils off them. Yeah - should not have done that & I use WD40 now.

As to a penetrating solvent, the Acetone/ATF is more than 100% better than Kroil.  I used to use Kroil, but it is a poor second best as a penetrating oil.
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Re: Best Penatrating oil
« Reply #27 on: December 09, 2018, 01:05:42 AM »
I happen to like the smell of Kroil and usually keep a pint handy.  I was shouldn't be surprised at the effectiveness of ATF/acetone, because if you add kerosene you get "Eds Red" cleaner.

[quote author Daryl]1:1:1:1 - kersene, mineral oil(varsol),atf,acetone = Ed's red - exceptionally good solvent but not for black powder.
Also as an post-cleaning oil for the bore.
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Re: Best Penatrating oil
« Reply #28 on: December 09, 2018, 02:41:11 AM »
Kroil is wonderful stuff.  I always buy the "dropper" cans, never aerosol cans.  The propellant gas leaks out too fast, leaving product that cannot be used.
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Re: Best Penatrating oil
« Reply #29 on: December 09, 2018, 02:51:56 AM »
Wintergreen Oil. In the Navy we used Wintergreen Oil on frozen steam line flange bolts. I also use Wintergreen Oil as a graver lube for hand engraving.

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Re: Best Penatrating oil
« Reply #30 on: December 09, 2018, 02:57:19 AM »
Wintergreen Oil. In the Navy we used Wintergreen Oil on frozen steam line flange bolts. I also use Wintergreen Oil as a graver lube for hand engraving.

that definately would smell better than kroil
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Re: Best Penatrating oil
« Reply #31 on: December 09, 2018, 03:08:26 AM »
I happen to like the smell of Kroil and usually keep a pint handy.  I was shouldn't be surprised at the effectiveness of ATF/acetone, because if you add kerosene you get "Eds Red" cleaner.

Yes, Kroil a long time favorite, and I dig the smell and it's a Nashville product. Kano Labs yo. (and now I have proof for those who think WD40 is good for much besides water displacement (a good thing when that's what you're after).


Kroil is wonderful stuff.  I always buy the "dropper" cans, never aerosol cans.  The propellant gas leaks out too fast, leaving product that cannot be used.


Well, you can use it---just have to poke a hole in the can. My current Kroil is such - flat, but perforated.


Machinists turned me onto Gibb's a few years back and I like to have a can of it around too and not a bad smell, but it's not so easy to find.

Thanks for the reminder about acetone, I've bare-handed a more than I should have, but got wiser.  And the ladies use that acetone (scented) on their nails, could be another health risk that folks mostly ignore.

And I shall mix up a batch of this stuff (Dexitone I might call it  :P) or at least keep the recipe in mind for next time I need it. Thanks for sharing.

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Re: Best Penatrating oil
« Reply #32 on: December 09, 2018, 07:21:30 AM »
Hey Wade, try some of that WD40 on yer catfish bait...you might be pleasantly surprised...😉

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Re: Best Penatrating oil
« Reply #33 on: December 10, 2018, 01:47:15 AM »
Hey Wade, try some of that WD40 on yer catfish bait...you might be pleasantly surprised...😉

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I'm going to pass on that as I fish for flatheads and use live bait only.  Prolly get them fork-tails nuts but I try no to catch a lot of those.
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