Loosening stuck parts

John Larson j.d.larson@verizon.net
Wed, 24 Jul 2002 18:32:48 -0700

Despite the valiant efforts of the media to convince us all that WD 40 is
the miracle made to fix all our collective ills, it is NOT a proper
penetrant, and it's a waste of time to use it as such.  Get some liquid
wrench.  Not a particularly good product when compared to others of it's
type, it's nevertheless far better than WD 40.  BTW, "WD" stands for "water
displacer".  Better yet, send off for some Kroil, look for some LPS, or use
one of the myriad of local and regional products made for breaking things
loose.  Blast Off, Rocket Bolt Buster, Bolt Blaster, and Zep are but a few
of the good ones.  Personally, I think a can of Kroil (www.kanolabs.com) or
Silikroil is the best way to deal with problems like this.  They work better
than ANYTHING I've tried in more than 44 years of working on motor vehicles
and machinery (except maybe a flame wrench!).  HTH, John