Recent Topics
Mobil 1 Oil ?
by lawnguy
10/23/14 03:36 PM
Warren Synthetic Blend 5w-30 $2.99 Qt.
by Rat407
10/23/14 03:27 PM
New oil for Chrysler and Dodge.
by chrisri
10/23/14 03:26 PM
1969 Pontiac
by 69P
10/23/14 02:30 PM
Rotella 10w-30; 3k miles; 42k miles on Dmax
by dnewton3
10/23/14 01:28 PM
Lucas FTW!
by SMB
10/23/14 01:01 PM
Castrol Full Synthetic 5/w50
by Doktor_Bert
10/23/14 12:36 PM
Naked Eye Sunspot Visible
by sleddriver
10/23/14 12:27 PM
Solar eclipse today
by Toy4x4
10/23/14 11:58 AM
What mid 2000's crossover suv should I buy?
by 55Test
10/23/14 10:37 AM
Standardizing on 5W-30?
by Tony_Mack
10/23/14 10:36 AM
Does anyone make a quality battery anymore?
by jeepman3071
10/23/14 10:28 AM
Newest Members
69P, newbull87, vzarich, 340_Magnum, aselinger
51675 Registered Users
Who's Online
94 registered (901Memphis, 95MarkVIII, 01rangerxl, 69P, aquariuscsm, abycat, 6 invisible), 1843 Guests and 190 Spiders online.
Key: Admin, Global Mod, Mod
Forum Stats
51675 Members
64 Forums
221108 Topics
3495410 Posts

Max Online: 2862 @ 07/07/14 03:10 PM
Donate to BITOG

Topic Options
#3274207 - 02/07/14 08:37 PM Fluid Film for stuck fasteners
buck91 Offline


Registered: 04/17/12
Posts: 558
Loc: West Michigan
Just curious if anyone has tried fluid film as a penetrating oil for stuck nuts and bolts? Figured it creeps like crazy after application, but does so rather slowly, so maybe given time it would work well but that might mean quite a bit of time.
_________________________
2011 F150 4x4 5.0L
1980 Yamaha XS850G

Top
#3274306 - 02/07/14 09:37 PM Re: Fluid Film for stuck fasteners [Re: buck91]
JHZR2 Offline



Registered: 12/14/02
Posts: 33783
Loc: New Jersey
Far too viscous. Id use something like PB, kroil, or apparently ATF thinned with acetone works too...

Top
#3274316 - 02/07/14 09:44 PM Re: Fluid Film for stuck fasteners [Re: buck91]
demarpaint Offline


Registered: 07/03/05
Posts: 21317
Loc: NY
Kroil would be my first choice followed by PB Blaster.
_________________________
GOD Bless our Troops


Top
#3274356 - 02/07/14 10:23 PM Re: Fluid Film for stuck fasteners [Re: buck91]
oilboy123 Offline


Registered: 12/05/03
Posts: 6578
Loc: Everett, Washington
I don't think that's the primary application of the product. Other things would be better.
_________________________
Truth is mighty and will prevail. There is nothing wrong with this, except that it ain't so.
Mark Twain







Top
#3308420 - 03/11/14 03:33 PM Re: Fluid Film for stuck fasteners [Re: buck91]
camelCase Offline


Registered: 07/11/13
Posts: 168
Loc: Southeastern, USA
Typically, you want a pretty low viscosity to get good creeping. Think that higher viscosity means more shear is needed to move the fluid, so with low viscosity the fluid will continue to move even with a minute amount of shear (gravity in this case).

I'd go with an actual formulated penetrating spray lube. There are so many uses for a good can of PSL that it's always worth the cost to pickup a can if you don't have any.

Top
#3308516 - 03/11/14 05:07 PM Re: Fluid Film for stuck fasteners [Re: buck91]
buck91 Offline


Registered: 04/17/12
Posts: 558
Loc: West Michigan
Well the situation I had more in mind was on older, rusty nuts and bolts that you know you will need to remove one day, but there is no current need.

For example, strut bolts or other such fasteners on a used car which you know will get replaced eventually but that time has yet to come. To me, it would seem FF would creep nicely over time while not evaporating and rinsing off as readily as a penetrating oil. But that is untested.
_________________________
2011 F150 4x4 5.0L
1980 Yamaha XS850G

Top