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Old 16-12-2008, 11:57   #1
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TC-11, great product

I saw a practical sailor review for a lubricant/protectant TC-11 as a corrosion protector. They sprayed a bunch of cheap radios with different products and then put them on a board inside a saltwater aquarium just above the water. Only the radio with TC-11 survived, most turned to rust. Anyway, I bought a can and have been happily using it around the boat for now over a year. Seems to work as described preventing rust and works very well on freeing up things that have seized. Spray it on a frozen bolt, walk away for 30 minutes, and then come back and typically it does the job. I also found it excellent as a spray protectant/polish on stainless steel surfaces (we've got a stainless fridge and it gets all of the smudges off). It doesn't form a film like boeshield or become sticky like many of the other products. I basically use it whenever I take anything apart and I'm putting it back together, except for dissimilar metals where you'd need a specialized product. I also give a quick spritz on the exterior metal fittings on standing rigging, clasps, hooks, turnbuckles, etc. My wifes central locking system was sticking and unable to unlock the doors, a squirt and it's resolved, door squeeks, fixed. What can I say, live on a boat for 10 years and something that helps stop rust is absolutely lovely.

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Old 17-12-2008, 03:24   #2
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Haven't seen it anywhere that I recall. Where did you find it?

I wish I'd done this sooner!
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Old 17-12-2008, 05:31   #3
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Buy it here: TC-11 Corrosion Inhibitor at TC-11 Shopping Cart and here's their homepage: Stop, prevent and remove rust with and free frozen parts with TC-11 Corrosion Inhibitor

Here's to swimmin' with bowlegged women!
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Thanks Schoonerdog for the endorsement (and Christian for the source). I'm ordering some.

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