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Old 11th December 2011, 04:36 PM
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Default Rusty nuts?

Does anyone know if this works? http://www.loctitefreezeandrelease.com/
Yes, it is available in Australia.
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Old 11th December 2011, 05:23 PM
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Yep, bought some from Blackwoods and it was ok but fairly expensive.

Ive also seen it at Bearing wholesale and CBC.

Last can cost me $46.00
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Old 12th December 2011, 03:16 AM
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Yes, any Loctite product will pretty well cost you an arm and a leg. At that sort of price as quoted by Tony, I would be happy to grind the offending part. Regards Styria
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Old 12th December 2011, 09:07 AM
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I thought about it Styria, but I wasnt sure if I could find a stud to replace the one I was removing and needed the car together the next day.

In a pinch it worked well and it was in a tight spot as well.
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Old 12th December 2011, 09:09 AM
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Yes, any Loctite product will pretty well cost you an arm and a leg. At that sort of price as quoted by Tony, I would be happy to grind the offending part. Regards Styria
In a deep valley? Hmmm - are you suggesting a Dremel?
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Old 12th December 2011, 05:27 PM
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Does anyone know if this works? http://www.loctitefreezeandrelease.com/
Yes, it is available in Australia.
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I've tried it, didn't seem any different to WD40.
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Old 12th December 2011, 10:49 PM
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Default Re: Rusty nuts?

Yeah the first time I hit some exhaust flange nuts and ended up snapping one and bitching about it as you do!

Then the guy who put me onto it told me you need to be generous with it to freeze the nuts which @ $40 a can I had "Issues" with doing but when I did freeze the nuts off the manifold it actually worked.

I never bought another can though and use Inox with good results
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Old 17th December 2011, 03:03 PM
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Default Re: Rusty nuts?

only use LUBEX in workshop now,aussie made in queensland,no good for removeing injectors in sprinter but,
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Old 17th December 2011, 05:45 PM
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Default Re: Rusty nuts?

Both the Loctite and the WD 40 are very low viscosity penetrating oils.

So how do you choose?

Viscosity is a measurement of the internal shear resistance of a fluid. It is measured in Poises. Viscosity is also related to surface tension, but is not the same thing. Surface tension is the ability of a liquid to wet a surface.

Standard lab. test results of the two products (if you can find published results), should reveal the answer.

I would guess that the spread rate of a standard droplet of a product on a standard test surface in this case, may reveal test values, or that viscosity directly has been measured.

Perhaps Choice Magazine has publshed such results. Perhaps their findings are now published on line, but I guess that you would have to be a subscriber. Pity; I don't now have access to a Choice Magazine library, I used to. If you are desperate for consumer information of any sort, the local library may subscribe to Choice Magazine.

When it is all scrubbed up, there may be very little practical difference between the two products, and it usually comes down to price and availabilty

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Old 17th December 2011, 06:21 PM
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Default Re: Rusty nuts?

I just use what works although it is interesting that INOX reacts with rust and you get a slight reaction.

The other issue I've found is that stuff people have sworn by for years suddenly go through an ingredient change for whatever reason and no longer work well.

Penetrene is something I've given up on and the same for Aerostart, they just dont do the job anymore AFAIC.
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To me it seems pointless spending a lot because if the nuts and bolts are that rusty, they'll need replacing anyway. But for those very hard to get at items which are securing valuable components, they're worth a try....
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