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Old 30-01-2013, 20:54   #16
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Re: Penetrating Oils

We buy Kroil by the gallon in our farm shop and use in decent squirt cans. The aero Kroil cans don't work all that well I'm afraid but I use the graphite Kroil in all my locked gates. The smell of Kroil puts me in a zone, with many a day saved on the farm with enough Kroil, heat, hammers, and persistence.

Eight out of ten ladies prefer their men to come home from their battle with stubborn fasteners, bearings, or shafts smelling of Kroil.

We even have the tradition of throwing a formal party for my thirty staff, known as the "Kroil Formoil" where select men and women are given a can of Kroil. "Because nobody should be without a proper penetrating oil".

I'm sure mouse milk is the cats ass where you're from, but around my farm and boat, its Kroil.
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Old 30-01-2013, 22:08   #17
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Re: Penetrating Oils

I've been using Pro One penetrating oil. They make a motor oil additive that has been used by our commercial sportfishing fleet for the last couple years. Apparently, according to the captains I've spoken to at San Diego Marine Exchange, they are running three times longer on their oil than before, the oil sample analyses have shown dramatic reductions in wear, and these guys are not fools. Here's the same testing procedure I got to see by their sales team: . The device they use for testing is pretty cool. They measure the current being consumed by the motor, and they measure the pressure on the roller with a torque wrench. The heat is reflected in the steam produced by the water bath test. The stuff originated as an oil well cutting oil. They found they were getting a drill bit to last three times longer with its use over competing products. Then they entered the motor lubricating market.
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Bengearing, We should have kept our mouths shut. Now everyone will want Mousemilk. I used to buy it from an aircraft supply company here in Miami. You had to know to ask for it. It wasn't on display. It's been years since I bought any. I hope they still stock it.
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We buy Kroil by the gallon in our farm shop and use in decent squirt cans. The aero Kroil cans don't work all that well I'm afraid but I use the graphite Kroil in all my locked gates. The smell of Kroil puts me in a zone, with many a day saved on the farm with enough Kroil, heat, hammers, and persistence.

Eight out of ten ladies prefer their men to come home from their battle with stubborn fasteners, bearings, or shafts smelling of Kroil.

We even have the tradition of throwing a formal party for my thirty staff, known as the "Kroil Formoil" where select men and women are given a can of Kroil. "Because nobody should be without a proper penetrating oil".

I'm sure mouse milk is the cats ass where you're from, but around my farm and boat, its Kroil.

Lol! Big Kroil fan here too....


Sometimes I wonder if anyone bothers to do a search before posting a thread at all, this article and recipe has been discussed a number of times here.....
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Old 31-01-2013, 00:12   #20
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So OK, someone gotta step up to the plate and do it:

WTF is mousemilk?

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Jim, all the answers are at

www.mousemilk.com

We have a big bottle of it at work and it gets a fair bit of use. Especially when removing turbos and waste gates. My theory is if it is good enough for aviation then it's good enough for my boat. I even use expired fuel tank sealant instead of sikaflex when it is available...works way better.

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So OK, someone gotta step up to the plate and do it:

WTF is mousemilk?

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Bengearing, We should have kept our mouths shut. Now everyone will want Mousemilk. I used to buy it from an aircraft supply company here in Miami. You had to know to ask for it. It wasn't on display. It's been years since I bought any. I hope they still stock it.
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Jim, all the answers are at

Welcome to MouseMilk.com

We have a big bottle of it at work and it gets a fair bit of use. Especially when removing turbos and waste gates. My theory is if it is good enough for aviation then it's good enough for my boat. I even use expired fuel tank sealant instead of sikaflex when it is available...works way better.

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Hi Jim,

Well you now have the answer so not much that I can add except that it is commonly available in Oz at aviation products outlets and possibly Pilot Shops. We use it regularly and yes, its pretty good.

However my all time favourite is good old diesel - applied neat and let soak - seems to penetrate and slightly lubricate just about anything and is always available on board.

Recently I have been introduced to Reducteur H-72 and not only does it work very very well, it is also fast acting. According to the can, it acts upon the allotropic types of hydrated iron sesquioxides. Now I sure as hell have no idea what that means unless it just means rusty bits and pieces. Perhaps some of the rocket scientists on CF may be able to help out here
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