ATF+ ACETONE

Discussion in 'Diesel Additives, Oils, Lubricants, Fuel, etc.' started by DesertBen44, May 12, 2013.

  1. DesertBen44

    DesertBen44 Full Access Member

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    Well, Just wanted to re-state what has been said here, ATF + Acetone is by far superior to anything else I have used as far as getting off stuck old nasty rusty 20 year old nuts and bolts.

    I mixed up a fresh batch this morning, sprayed 2 bumper mount bolts, and left 2 unsprayed. This is all taking place on the 1993 dodge I am dismantling, factory bumper btw if it matters.

    Came back only a half hour later, sprayed bolts came out with ease, no air tools, just my regular sized 3/8 ratchet

    As far as the 2 unsprayed bolts, Using a 1/2 wratchet It took me a lot of pulling and repositioning just to break the torque, and fought me the entire way off. Took at least 1 minute total, and tired me out

    for the last unsprayed bolt, well, I figured I had learned enough for the day, and took advantage of the fact that it was in a spot my IR 1/2 impact could hit.

    Not concrete evidence or anything, just remember the thread about the university study that pitted rust-lubricating oils against each other, and figured I would share my experience.

    I most likely will not be buying and liquid wrench, kroil, PB Blaster, or any of the like in the future for this purpose.

    ****BE CAUTIOUS WITH ACETONE VAPORS***** Guys at work clean sealant off there skin with this stuff, I also would NOT recommend that.
     
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    What ratio do you use?

    Could mineral spirits replace the acetone and still be affective?
     
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    Dsl_Dog_Treat I lost my face to the jaws of a poodle Staff Member

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    It's a 50/50 mix.
     
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    50/50 yep, another thing to note I noticed cleaning up the garage, is that in the container the ATF collects at the bottom below the acetone, so give it a good shake before you spray it!

    As for the mineral spirits, It might but im not sure. Acetone is very different from mineral spirits so I would stick with that. It evaporates faster, and in my experience, works as a solvent much better.
     
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    Thanks. I'm going to try it.
     
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    Yes this works for weasil piss
     

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