[s-cars] 50/50 mix of ATF and Acetone beats Kroil etc. by a mile

Mike Claire mike.claire at gmail.com
Thu Apr 26 22:11:55 EDT 2007

Who would have thunk....


----- Original Message ----
From: Pete Chandler <pchandler at prou.com>
To: mercedes at mercedeslist.com
Sent: Thursday, April 26, 2007 10:53:19 AM
Subject: [MB] Liquid penetrant test

Hi guys.  Here is some interesting info to test various liquid
penetrants.  This was taken from a machining site.  Thought I would pass
it along for your consumption.  This is from the Vintage Jap MC list.

The "test" was using a Baldwin compressometer set on 1200-pound scale to
determine the load required to move a "dowel pin" on 6 identical

Since ASCII plain-text email tends to "move around", the three columns
which follow may get messed up, but here goes...

Oil used_________________Avg load(Lbs)to move pin______price/oz

HomeBrew 50-50, ATF&Acetone______53___________________$0.10
Kano Kroil_______________________106__________________$0.75
Liquid Wrench____________________127__________________$0.21
PB Blaster_______________________214__________________$0.35

Interesting, huh.

Pete Chandler
'93 300E 2.8 130k not rusted stuck

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