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try this next time.

mix atf +( kerosene or diesel or mineral spirits or turpentine ) + naptha.

this gets you a good oil base with detergents ( atf ) + a good petro based solvent ( kero...etc ), plus a reducer like naptha that is very light, flashes off fast.. but not as fast as acetone, is kinder to rubber and plastic than acetone, will creep with good capilary action as well.. less skin and healt risks than acetone. can be considered a mild lubricant as well.

for kicks you can add in some parrafin lamp oil for more lube qualities.

That's the mix I use.. so far.. is better than PB oil on everything I've tried.

makes a good quench too, without the flash fire hazards of acetone. IE.. heat a part, then quench with this mix in a spary bottle.. quenching helps break rust bonds by metal contraction.. plus as it cools, it wicks the fluid into the joint.

( ps.. on a stubborn joint, I've heated them and used plain candle wax on them.. it wicks in good, and when cool, acts like a heavy lube.. )

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do you mix equal parts?
 

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thanks, always like homebrewed tried and true solutions - usually better and less pricey than commercial products
 

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Has anyone tried using Mercurochrome? An old farmer I knew a long time ago always has some in his tool box. I asked him if it was for injuries. He said that he used it to break rusty bolts loose. Just a drop on the thread, wait a minute and the bolt would come loose. I tried it and most of the time it works.

Later I bought some penetrating oil for a small company and I could smell the Mercurochrome in it.

Just wondering if you were to add some Mercurochrome to the above mix, if it would work even better.
 

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in the old days mecurochrome was reddish.. now when you buy that 'brand' it is clear and the last bottle i bought just said it was benzalkonium chloride.. common hand sanitizer fair...

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soundguy said:
mix atf +( kerosene or diesel or mineral spirits or turpentine ) + naptha.

this gets you a good oil base with detergents ( atf ) + a good petro based solvent ( kero...etc ), plus a reducer like naptha that is very light, flashes off fast.. but not as fast as acetone, is kinder to rubber and plastic than acetone, will creep with good capilary action as well.. less skin and healt risks than acetone. can be considered a mild lubricant as well.
Does the Naptha mix better with the ATF than acetone, or is it still a shake to temporarily emulsify deal?

Has anyone tried this or the acetone version to dissolve rust on surfaces?
 

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the acetone/atf mix has to be shook... naptha on the other hand thins it and stays in the mix. naptha=acetone+atf still has to be shook.

had no luck 'disolving' rust with any of those.. though it is a good penetrant.

to disolve rust you need something like phosphoric acid...
 

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Thanks!
 

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came across product used in aviation shops a lot called mouse milk if you googgle it tellls you about it have unseized a few engines with it put in spark plug holes put plug back in let sit a couple days have unseized briggs and straton motors over night with it excellent drilling and tapping lubricant
 

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Ill have to try this, I remember reading about a home brew rust breaker with kerosene and atf but never made some. Will probably save me money on WD40 and work better.
 

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puy 2 onces mouse milk in each cyl of my white lift truck with flat head continental a week ago was seized tight turned it over by hand today about 2 inches rocked it back and forth turns about half turn i will let sit and it will probibiy do complete turn :D :D :D
 

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corn cob said:
puy 2 onces mouse milk in each cyl of my white lift truck with flat head continental a week ago was seized tight turned it over by hand today about 2 inches rocked it back and forth turns about half turn i will let sit and it will probibiy do complete turn :D :D :D
just came home from town went in shop hit key spins freely do a compresion test tomorrow
 

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I've gotta friend with a John Deere B that has a stuck wheel. It's never been taken off the tractor since it was new. He's tried everything but heating it so I'll give him this formula for him to see if it helps.
 

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front or rear.. and if rear.. is it just the center or the hub?

you can always loosen the nuts/bolts a turn or so.. hit them with loosen juice.. then drive around in some figure 8's and that usually pops them loose.

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I've been using Soundguy's mix with very good results. :D
 
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