PB Blaster is Snake Oil

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Re: PB Blaster is Snake Oil

Post by Harold_V » Sun Nov 25, 2018 5:17 am

While the smell of diesel is similar, it's a smell I really detest, so I've never had the courage to try. That said, I expect it would work well, too. If dirty solvent works, I imagine pretty much any light oil will. I recall they used to run lard oil in the W&S turret lathes at Sperry, on which they rough machined the gimbals for the stable platform (guidance system) of the missile. They were made of cast aluminum.

For a guy who hates the smell of diesel, it's hard to tell. I have an old, small Kubota tractor, and two Dodge trucks, all equipped with diesel engines. My backup generator is diesel, too.

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Re: PB Blaster is Snake Oil

Post by liveaboard » Sun Nov 25, 2018 6:19 am

My OH also reacts strongly to the odor of diesel; just one drop and I have to change my clothes when I come into the house.

I guess I'll go out and clean those engine parts that are waiting on my bench.
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Re: PB Blaster is Snake Oil

Post by SteveHGraham » Sun Nov 25, 2018 7:18 am

Diesel works just fine, but the smell will work its way into your house.
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Re: PB Blaster is Snake Oil

Post by Inspector » Sun Nov 25, 2018 10:42 am

If you only use a little now and then the lamp oils sold for liquid candles and lamps is deodorized kerosene with pretty smells added for the ladies. Come in the house with that on you and you won't get belted with a broom.

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Re: PB Blaster is Snake Oil

Post by liveaboard » Sun Nov 25, 2018 1:15 pm

Tell her it's the latest 'real man' aftershave...

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Re: PB Blaster is Snake Oil

Post by seal killer » Sun Nov 25, 2018 1:20 pm

All--

I use PB Blaster with great success on stuck, non-rusted parts. Harold, thank you for the tip concerning rust and Coke.

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Re: PB Blaster is Snake Oil

Post by Harold_V » Sun Nov 25, 2018 5:07 pm

seal killer wrote:
Sun Nov 25, 2018 1:20 pm

Harold, thank you for the tip concerning rust and Coke.
That was a lesson learned long ago when I was rebuilding the engine in a '40 LaSalle. There's an exhaust crossover pipe (cast iron) at the top rear of the engine. The bolts had corroded badly and twisted off. I poured on Coke generously and allowed it to work for a day. The broken bolts came right out.
I suspect that one would want to remove any traces of oil before applying the phosphoric acid, regardless of the source.

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Re: PB Blaster is Snake Oil

Post by BigDumbDinosaur » Mon Nov 26, 2018 2:11 am

Harold_V wrote:
Sun Nov 25, 2018 5:07 pm
seal killer wrote:
Sun Nov 25, 2018 1:20 pm

Harold, thank you for the tip concerning rust and Coke.
That was a lesson learned long ago when I was rebuilding the engine in a '40 LaSalle. There's an exhaust crossover pipe (cast iron) at the top rear of the engine. The bolts had corroded badly and twisted off. I poured on Coke generously and allowed it to work for a day. The broken bolts came right out.
I suspect that one would want to remove any traces of oil before applying the phosphoric acid, regardless of the source.

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Re: PB Blaster is Snake Oil

Post by SteveHGraham » Mon Nov 26, 2018 11:54 am

Coke also removes dead lovebugs from cars. Florida Highway Patrol officer showed me that.
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Re: PB Blaster is Snake Oil

Post by SteveM » Mon Nov 26, 2018 4:40 pm

SteveHGraham wrote:
Mon Nov 26, 2018 11:54 am
Coke also removes dead lovebugs from cars. Florida Highway Patrol officer showed me that.
Please elaborate.

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Re: PB Blaster is Snake Oil

Post by SteveHGraham » Mon Nov 26, 2018 6:44 pm

He cleaned them off my mom's windshield. You pour the Coke on the windshield and turn on the wipers.
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Re: PB Blaster is Snake Oil

Post by spro » Tue Nov 27, 2018 2:05 am

I think some odors cancel the others. Back when I had mature cats, they visited the cat box frequently. Constant cleaning and messy. You could walk in the door and smell it. Over time there were other smells. Couldn't quite know what it was but it wasn't cat box.

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