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post #1 of 21 (permalink) Old Jan 8th, 02, 09:07 AM Thread Starter
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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?
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post #2 of 21 (permalink) Old Jan 8th, 02, 09:19 AM
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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.
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post #3 of 21 (permalink) Old Jan 8th, 02, 09:46 AM
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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

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post #4 of 21 (permalink) Old Jan 8th, 02, 09:58 AM
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you can order kroil online at www.kanolabs.com

great stuff
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post #5 of 21 (permalink) Old Jan 8th, 02, 10:11 AM
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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.
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post #6 of 21 (permalink) Old Jan 8th, 02, 10:15 AM
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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.

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post #7 of 21 (permalink) Old Jan 8th, 02, 02:21 PM
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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.

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post #8 of 21 (permalink) Old Jan 8th, 02, 02:40 PM
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Cam"e"ro,
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.

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post #9 of 21 (permalink) Old Jan 8th, 02, 02:48 PM
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I've settled on PB Blaster. Use WD40 to remove bugs and tar. Seriously, over the years, I found my way to PB.

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post #10 of 21 (permalink) Old Jan 8th, 02, 05:01 PM
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My fav's in order of preferance..,
1) Kroil
2) PB Blaster
3) GM or MOPAR "heatvalve lubricant and rust penetrant"
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post #11 of 21 (permalink) Old Jan 8th, 02, 07:07 PM
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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
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post #12 of 21 (permalink) Old Jan 8th, 02, 07:15 PM
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Gotta go with Kroil. The stuff is great.
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post #13 of 21 (permalink) Old Jan 9th, 02, 02:26 AM
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PB Blaster. It doesn't evaporate like WD-40 which is useless. I spray PB Blaster in my drain holes
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post #14 of 21 (permalink) Old Jan 10th, 02, 02:39 PM
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Tri Flow. Works awesome.

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