Survey: best penetrating oil? - Team Camaro Tech
Tech 2001 General Tech questions from 2001
Replies ONLY, no new topics.

LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
post #1 of 21 (permalink) Old Jan 8th, 02, 10:07 AM Thread Starter
Join Date: Oct 2000
Posts: 168

What's the best stuff for breaking loose old rusty nuts and bolts? So far all I've got is trusty old WD-40, but I wonder if I should step up to something better when I start redoing my suspension. What works the best?
No 'E' in Camaro is offline  
Sponsored Links
post #2 of 21 (permalink) Old Jan 8th, 02, 10:19 AM
Senior Tech
Join Date: Sep 2001
Location: Elizabethtown, PA
Posts: 980
Send a message via AIM to Spames

Kroll - - At least that's how I think it's spelled. It's some real nasty stuff. It could probably get you good and high too. Not that I'm into that kinda thing.
Spames is offline  
post #3 of 21 (permalink) Old Jan 8th, 02, 10:46 AM
Senior Tech
Join Date: Apr 2000
Location: holliston, mass
Posts: 622

Zep z51

Works great, one can lasts and lasts and lasts.

you shake it (has a rattle ball)
seriously, one can has lasted me over a year


68ragtop is offline  
post #4 of 21 (permalink) Old Jan 8th, 02, 10:58 AM
Gold Lifetime Member
Join Date: Jan 2000
Location: N. California
Posts: 770

you can order kroil online at

great stuff
deejaygee is offline  
post #5 of 21 (permalink) Old Jan 8th, 02, 11:11 AM
Senior Tech
Join Date: Sep 2001
Location: Yorkville In
Posts: 1,420

Kroil has my vote also, I have an endless supply they stock it at the power plant I work at HeHe. Dont spray it around hot exhaust etc. its highly flammable.
Branded is offline  
post #6 of 21 (permalink) Old Jan 8th, 02, 11:15 AM
Senior Tech
Join Date: Dec 2000
Location: Willow Park, Texas
Posts: 1,032

I like to use "Wintergreen Extract" (like the stuff they use to flavor candy) for those really rusty bolts. A couple of drops, let it sit for acouple of hours and presto.

67 CAMARO R/S CLONE, 355/turbo 350, 200hp NOS,12 bolt,etc...
idoxlr8 is offline  
post #7 of 21 (permalink) Old Jan 8th, 02, 03:21 PM
Team Member
JohnZ's Avatar
Join Date: Sep 2000
Location: Washington, Michigan USA
Posts: 7,728

PB Blaster is just about as good as Kroil. WD-40 is about useless as a penetrant - next step up is Liquid Wrench, then the next step up is the really good stuff - PB Blaster and Kroil.

'69 Z28 Fathom Green
JohnZ is offline  
post #8 of 21 (permalink) Old Jan 8th, 02, 03:40 PM
Join Date: Aug 1998
Location: Waldorf Md. USA
Posts: 3,309

We used to get some stuff from the Chrysler dealer that was made to break free rusted exhaust bolts. It was in a spray can and cme out like a foam. It was the baddest I have ever seen. Lately we use either PB Blaster or JB80 from Justice Brothers. Both of them seem to work well.

Bill Koustenis
Advanced Automotive Machine
Waldorf Md
1971 Chevelle "Heavy Chevy" original owner
1973 Z-28 family car...Brother bought it new in 73
BillK is offline  
post #9 of 21 (permalink) Old Jan 8th, 02, 03:48 PM
Gold Lifetime Member
Join Date: Feb 2000
Location: Accord, NY
Posts: 4,817

I've settled on PB Blaster. Use WD40 to remove bugs and tar. Seriously, over the years, I found my way to PB.

Rick Dorion
69 RS Conv,355,M20,4.10's and I don't worry about stone chips.
RickD is online now  
post #10 of 21 (permalink) Old Jan 8th, 02, 06:01 PM
Senior Tech
Join Date: Nov 2001
Location: Oxford Pa.
Posts: 503

My fav's in order of preferance..,
1) Kroil
2) PB Blaster
3) GM or MOPAR "heatvalve lubricant and rust penetrant"
18436527 is offline  
post #11 of 21 (permalink) Old Jan 8th, 02, 08:07 PM
Senior Tech
Join Date: Jan 2001
Location: pittsfield NH
Posts: 193

i hate WD-40 it is junk i just went to do a sway bar on my moms van and the bolts i sprayd where the same as the ones i didnt and yes one did snap off in the frame gerrrr
c4boom is offline  
post #12 of 21 (permalink) Old Jan 8th, 02, 08:15 PM
Senior Tech
Join Date: May 2001
Location: Michigan
Posts: 2,920

Gotta go with Kroil. The stuff is great.
SY1 is offline  
post #13 of 21 (permalink) Old Jan 9th, 02, 03:26 AM
Join Date: Jun 1999
Posts: 460

PB Blaster. It doesn't evaporate like WD-40 which is useless. I spray PB Blaster in my drain holes
68SS396 is offline  
post #14 of 21 (permalink) Old Jan 10th, 02, 03:39 PM
Senior Tech
Join Date: Feb 2001
Location: Minnesota
Posts: 343

Tri Flow. Works awesome.

kcs is offline  
post #15 of 21 (permalink) Old Jan 10th, 02, 04:56 PM
Senior Tech
Join Date: Nov 1999
Location: Victoria,B.C. Canada
Posts: 199
Thumbs up

Krylon Let-go

currently restoring my '67, 327, T-10,3.73 10 bolt
whitey is offline  
Sponsored Links

Quick Reply

Register Now

In order to be able to post messages on the Team Camaro Tech forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.

User Name:
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address.
NOTE we receive a lot of registrations with bad email addresses. IF you do not receive your confirmation email you will not be able to post. contact support and we will try and help.
Be sure you enter a valid email address and check your spam folder as well.

Email Address:


Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page
Display Modes
Linear Mode Linear Mode

Posting Rules  
You may not post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome