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Corrosion Test #4525263
09/24/17 08:34 PM
09/24/17 08:34 PM
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West Michigan
buck91 Offline OP
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So in the spirit of DIY Guy's gun oil test, I'm doing a little mini at-home corrosion prevention test of a couple of garage lubes I had laying around. Unfortunately I did not have room for everything I wanted to test, but many of them HAVE been tested. My goal was to provide a little home comparison information for my own decisions. As such, THIS TEST WILL NOT STAND UP TO RIGOROUS SCRUTINY. Please feel free to enjoy any results but it is nothing more than a quick, diy, at home comparison.

To begin with I took a used front brake rotor (Ford OE part, possibly 80k miles but remarkably little wear), sanded it down by hand with some coarse wet/dry paper and cleaned it off real good with non-chlorinated brake cleaner. There are a few dents and divots which aren't perfect but overall it should do well for this test. I then divided it into eight parts to test the following (In clockwise fashion from the top):

1. PP 5w30
2. Chevron Supreme 10w30
3. Kano Microil
4. Tri-Flow Superior Lubricant, drip bottle
5. Boeshield T9, drip
6. Fluid Film, non-aersol
7. Fluid Film, aerosol
8. Mobil 1 ATF
Added:
9. Super-Lube Silicone Oil, small area on rotor hat
10. Control, the rest of the rotor hat (which was sanded and prepped along with the braking surface)

All samples were applied in the same fashion, by wetting a piece of blue shop towel and "buffing" onto the rotor surface. No further treat was done (no wipe off, no heat treat, ect). I would say that the "buffing" on didn't seem to leave a very heavy coating but felt analogous to how I would wipe down any gun part which didn't specify a "run wet" type of condition (i.e. my glock rails have more oil but my shotgun receiver has about this amount).

At this point in the test, the samples are sitting in a non-climate controlled garage in 90+F daily high temps and high humidity. I have seen tools rust in a few weeks if not wiped down. Unsure the "best" way to progress from here. A good long term test would be to just leave the rotor unmolested for a few months and see what holds up best. This would be a great test for storage applications. Alternatively, I could move it outside into any type of spot ranging from primarily sunny (weather permitting) to shady and damp. It is currently early fall in Michigan, so the weather will be (or should be) rapidly cooling and becoming wetter. Open to input. Pics below.


2011 F150 4x4 5.0L
1996 Mustang GT 5spd/ragtop
Re: Corrosion Test [Re: buck91] #4525265
09/24/17 08:36 PM
09/24/17 08:36 PM
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West Michigan
buck91 Offline OP
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Pics of initial setup. Remember this is pretty informal.




2011 F150 4x4 5.0L
1996 Mustang GT 5spd/ragtop
Re: Corrosion Test [Re: buck91] #4525288
09/24/17 09:08 PM
09/24/17 09:08 PM
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USA
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USA
cool, looking forward to results!


I urge people not to wait 100K to change out the fluid in their transfer case units. -Kestas
Re: Corrosion Test [Re: buck91] #4525312
09/24/17 09:34 PM
09/24/17 09:34 PM
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Dallas, Texas
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Sounds like a cool test.
I guess you now get to take 1 pic a month.

Then at the end of 6-12 months you get to do a lot of detailed pics and write up.

If you are really bored you can go longer than 12 months.

Re: Corrosion Test [Re: buck91] #4525315
09/24/17 09:38 PM
09/24/17 09:38 PM
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New Jersey
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New Jersey
Will you keep the blue tape on to try to prevent one section from segregating into another?

Re: Corrosion Test [Re: JHZR2] #4525636
09/25/17 09:16 AM
09/25/17 09:16 AM
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Champlain/Hudson Valley
Kira Offline
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Champlain/Hudson Valley
Looking forward to the "results" too.

Upon rotating my wheels for the first time I was amazed how much white crud there was.
I used a wire wheel to decrud where rotor and alloy wheel touched.

I carefully sprayed the rotor-to-wheel mating surfaces with 5-56 in order to stave off such corrosion.
I'll tell you how that works when next I rotate.

Re: Corrosion Test [Re: buck91] #4525709
09/25/17 10:55 AM
09/25/17 10:55 AM
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MTL, CANADA
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Outside in winter will be a test id like to see!


2007 Corolla Red Pearl 155k miles
PP 0w20 & ST 4967

Re: Corrosion Test [Re: buck91] #4525844
09/25/17 01:21 PM
09/25/17 01:21 PM
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Glendale, Arizona
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Brake rotors are a good test medium. They really LIKE TO RUST! When I wash my vehicles, by the time I get them dried off, the rotors are covered with a nice light coat of rust. Just from sitting there for 15 minutes after rinsing the wheels. I swear, you can actually watch them rust, sitting in the driveway. I've never seen anything made from metal rust so fast in my life!

Re: Corrosion Test [Re: buck91] #4525877
09/25/17 01:53 PM
09/25/17 01:53 PM
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Waco, TX
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Use a misting bottle to apply uniform, light moisture occasionally.


"The evidence demands a verdict".
(Re:VOA)"it's nearly impossible to actually know the particular additives that are in there at what concentrations."
Re: Corrosion Test [Re: billt460] #4525892
09/25/17 02:06 PM
09/25/17 02:06 PM
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Slovenia EU
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Slovenia EU
Originally Posted By: billt460
Brake rotors are a good test medium. They really LIKE TO RUST! When I wash my vehicles, by the time I get them dried off, the rotors are covered with a nice light coat of rust. Just from sitting there for 15 minutes after rinsing the wheels. I swear, you can actually watch them rust, sitting in the driveway. I've never seen anything made from metal rust so fast in my life!


Next time when you will buy new discs...try to buy OEM/quality ones...

ATE Pagid etc tend to rust less then cheapo no name ones wink


2008 Toyota Yaris 1ND-TV 1.4 D4-D Elf FullTech FE 5w30
1997 Toyota Landcruiser KZJ95 3.0 TD Shell Rimula R6M 10w40
Re: Corrosion Test [Re: Kamele0N] #4525921
09/25/17 02:37 PM
09/25/17 02:37 PM
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Glendale, Arizona
billt460 Offline
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Originally Posted By: Kamele0N
Next time when you will buy new discs...try to buy OEM/quality ones...


All of my rotors ARE OEM. I've never changed them. They came with the vehicle.

Re: Corrosion Test [Re: buck91] #4526316
09/25/17 11:36 PM
09/25/17 11:36 PM
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Frogland / Brittany / Canada
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Frogland / Brittany / Canada
I only buy corrosion resistant rotors when possible (generally not available for rear rotors unfortunately). I put ATE Powerdiscs on my old Fiat, they aren't rusting, and they somewhat improved the feeling when braking smile


96 Barchetta, 300V 5W40 | Forfour 95, SHU 0W40
Mazda 6 2.3, M1 0W40 | Colt Ralliart, 300V 0W40
Re: Corrosion Test [Re: buck91] #4526816
09/26/17 01:59 PM
09/26/17 01:59 PM
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South Eastern, CT
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Cool test!

Here are the results: 1st place: Boeshield
2nd place: Fluid film liquid
3rd place: fluid film aerosol
4th place: Tri-flow
grin2


18 Honda CR-V - Mobil-1 AFE 0w-20
17 Ram 1500 SLT - Napa Synthetic 5w-20
14 Yamaha Super Tenere - Mobil Delvac 15w-40
Re: Corrosion Test [Re: AMC] #4526818
09/26/17 02:02 PM
09/26/17 02:02 PM
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OH
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Any pictures please??? Thank you.

Re: Corrosion Test [Re: buck91] #4526820
09/26/17 02:03 PM
09/26/17 02:03 PM
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Glendale, Arizona
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Glendale, Arizona
Here ya' go. One of the best....... WD-40.

http://www.brownells.com/.aspx/lid=10700...t-Preventatives

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