Homemade Penetrating Fluid - the BEST you can use! DIY too

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Post by DaleH » 24 Jun 2016, 13:03

ocbinva wrote:I just rebuilt the entire front end and A-arms original to a 1980 Z28. VERY serious rust. Mon - Fri I hit the nuts once in the morning and once at night. That Saturday I was able to remove everything without using a breaker bar. Next I am using it on header bolts. Best I have ever used. I also use it on vintage garden tractors and it has never failed me. Between that, vinegar, and using electrolysis I can clean up just about anything vintage.
Awesome testimonial - thanks!

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Homemade Penetrating Fluid - the BEST you can use! DIY too

Post by driz » 11 Aug 2016, 09:16

I use it and it works great. It takes a bit of time though. For better try using your air chisel with a blunted (cut off) tip. You take that rig soak it in the mix and hammer away on the end of the bold or side of the nut . The vibration will get that oil right down in there. A guy showed me that trick on a 2" pin on an old Northcountry back hoe once. Sure works better and is far easier than beating with a BFH.
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Post by onthewater102 » 11 Aug 2016, 15:42

I'd been digging trying to find this thread to recall the proportions & composition of the mix (whether it was just atf & acetone or if something else were in the mix).

This is my last hope before I take a saw-z-all to the '85 60hp Merc parts motor I've got and...amputate...the block so I can get to where the driveshaft is seized to the crankshaft. All I'm after is the complete lower unit as a spare, or for ebay, but I can't separate it from the powerhead. I've got a hole through the exhaust plate at the moment so I have access to the splines on the shaft.

The FSM suggests drilling a hole in the side of the driveshaft housing and using a torch to cut the driveshaft should the situation i'm presented with develop, which is highly troublesome that it happens so often Mercury thought to comment on it in their literature.
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Post by DaleH » 11 Aug 2016, 16:12

onthewater102 wrote:I'd been digging trying to find this thread to recall the proportions & composition of the mix (whether it was just atf & acetone or if something else were in the mix.
Uhhhhh ... it's a 'sticky' post (always stays at the top of the list) under the Motors forum ... ;)
#1) 1st tin rebuild, 18' Lund http://forum.tinboats.net/viewtopic.php?f=21&t=36583
#2) 25' Parker refurb from EMPTY hull http://www.classicparker.com/phpBB3/vie ... p?f=15&t=6
#3) 16' V-tin rebuild http://forum.tinboats.net/viewtopic.php?f=21&t=36465
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#5) 16' Starcraft entirely NEW Transom Skins http://forum.tinboats.net/viewtopic.php?f=3&t=37548

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Post by onthewater102 » 11 Aug 2016, 20:18

Well that's the second time today I've felt like an idiot...I'm not going to admit to how many failed google searches I made looking for this #-o
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Post by DaisyCutter » 17 Sep 2017, 16:19

ATF & acetone is my gun solvent. ;-)

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Post by lovedr79 » 18 May 2019, 03:15

PB blaster. But before I knew about that I used vinegar. Yes vinegar. The veterinarian I used to work for wanted to be a chemical engineer prior to vet school, he discovered that the vinegar/acetic acid would break whatever and reverse the rust process.
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