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    Default Penetrating Oils

    I know this is not Chinese tractor specific but you guys helped me with a problem I had last year with my Siromer and I wanted to share this with you as I have posted nothing since. The following was recently posted on a motorcycle forum I look in on and compares penetrating oils on identical test pieces - I think it was taken from a US magazine that claims the tests were based on "lab" type material conditions.

    Anyway, I have just changed all 48 flails on my flail mower in the space of about 1 hour, a job that last time took closer to 3, using WD40. I mixed the acetone and ATF 50/50, mixed it into a mayo type liquid and painted it on to the bolts with an old paint brush, few hours to let it sink in and the bolts come off no problem

    It really does work and is a great home brew farm fix to an old problem. Give it a go - hopefully you can get Acetone, it's sold in supermarkets here in France

    Penetrating oil ..... Average load

    None ..................... 516 pounds

    WD-40 .................. 238 pounds

    PB Blaster ..............214 pounds

    Liquid Wrench ...... 127 pounds

    Kano Kroil ............ 106 pounds

    ATF-Acetone mix... 53 pounds

    The ATF-Acetone mix was a "home brew" mix of 50 - 50 automatic
    transmission fluid and acetone.

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    Soundguy will love this brew....as do I thanks
    yep looks like the hardware wil have it.
    http://search.hardwarestore.com/?query=acetone

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    Default Re: Penetrating Oils

    Sorry just seen its already been posted

    But at least I can confirm it does work

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    Grommit, I'll give it a try. Never heard of it before. Thanks for posting it.

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    Default Re: Penetrating Oils

    As discussed in a previous thread on the ATF/Acetone solvent...the biggest problem is containing it..you really need a sealed metal can or glass jar...I use a pump type oil can and fill it from a jar as the acetone evaporates from the oiler...
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    The mix melted my first container. I put mine in a new oil can. It ate all the seals out. It still pumps, but will leak all over when I use it. I'll put up with it, it works so good. I still have PB Blaster on hand for the easy things.

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    Acetone is a tough cookie to contain. I've seen metal containers that have never been opened become lighter and lighter until they were enpty.

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    thanks for the tip

    Anyone know where can I buy acetone in the states?

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    Quote Originally Posted by 20 20 View Post
    thanks for the tip

    Anyone know where can I buy acetone in the states?
    Home Depot & NAPA are two places I know of... and almost any auto body supply house.
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