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Multi purpose oily stuff

Postby Topcat » Thu May 22, 2008 9:06 pm

For those who don't know this trick already, fill a spray bottle with ~50% engine oil and 50% parrafin. You can use it for most things from stopping machined surfaces rusting to a lubricant for drilling. Some people even use it to protect the underbody from corrosion.
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Postby Orkney » Thu May 22, 2008 9:28 pm

sounds like a great home brewed wd40 substitute :-)
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Postby Topcat » Sun May 25, 2008 6:48 pm

Indeed, wd40 won't keep the brown stuff off freshly machined iron for long, this will!
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Postby Orkney » Mon Jun 02, 2008 3:50 pm

Well tried this today with a slight modification, 250ml oil, 250ml heating oil, 100ml white spirit.
Had 4 really nasty siezed up gizmo's - legs on a caravan - not been touched for 5 years. Sprayed them, left half an hour and only one needed a little leverage,

Incredibly impressive - will never buy a can of penetrating oil again!
Might have to buy a wd40 soley as an emergency damp disperser but wont be buying it again for general stuff.

Truly a top tip that thanks !
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Postby Guest » Mon Jun 02, 2008 5:18 pm

Indeed a great tip. You can also mix oil and diesel 50/50 for heavy duty penetrating jobs. Where there's oil, you wont find rust.
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Postby Orkney » Mon Jun 02, 2008 6:18 pm

It was truly awesome ! Not just that - all the money it's going to save :-)
I added the white spirit just for extra penetrating - thought well it couldn't hurt.
I'll get a pic tomorrow of what it freed up - simply amazing !
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Postby Guest » Mon Jun 02, 2008 11:58 pm

Yes anything that saves money is a plus. Old spray bottle costs nout, used engine oil, costs nout, maybe 50p for the paraffin or white spirit. No point in paying for a name on an aerosol when you can do a home brew.
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PENETRATING/LUBRICANT

Postby hoseman » Mon Oct 24, 2011 5:22 pm

Im a hydraulics engineer and i use a mix of 50/50 hydraulic oil and diesel (always lying round onsite!!)
Makes good penetrating oil, lubricant etc.

Keep mine in the van in an old washing up bottle with stopper lid!
BETTER TO BURN OUT THAN FADE AWAY.
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Postby Big Al » Sat Feb 16, 2013 11:08 pm

Thought this useful tip was worth a bump.
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Re: PENETRATING/LUBRICANT

Postby hoseman » Sun Feb 17, 2013 9:05 am

hoseman:54995 wrote:Im a hydraulics engineer and i use a mix of 50/50 hydraulic oil and diesel (always lying round onsite!!)
Makes good penetrating oil, lubricant etc.

Keep mine in the van in an old washing up bottle with stopper lid!


Thanks Al, always appreciate a good `bump` :wink:
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Postby minormadman » Sun Feb 17, 2013 9:46 am

I too, am also liking that tip-my concoction is 50X50 diesel/white spirit at present-but might go to include a small smattering of 20-50 engine oil when I have finished with the  large tin of Waxoyl,for my new (old) car.

Also hoseman-liking the "better to burn out than fade away" 8) Anbody got a light ??? :wink:
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