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Old 02-17-2006, 03:40 PM   #1
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Default WD-40 vs. PB Blaster

I've seen people recommend one over the other and vice versa.
Which one is better?
Maybe one of them is better for one thing and another for another?

Ideas?
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Old 02-17-2006, 03:43 PM   #2
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ZEP is better than both
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Old 02-17-2006, 03:45 PM   #3
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Default wd-40?

wd-40, no matter what their claims are, is a cleaner, not a lubricant i.m.o.
it might also be a decent water displacer.

no clue what pb blaster is.

be safe

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Old 02-17-2006, 03:47 PM   #4
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WD-40 is crap for penetration, it's OK for cleaning and short-term lubrication.
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Old 02-17-2006, 03:47 PM   #5
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pb blaster is awesome
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Old 02-17-2006, 03:48 PM   #6
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pb blaster is a rust penetrant.
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Old 02-17-2006, 03:49 PM   #7
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Anyone who has any automotive knowledge will tell you that PB Blaster is roughly 1000x better than WD-40 for loosening bolts. PB Blaster has corrosive properties that eat through rust. WD-40 is really only for cleaning. It is not a lubricant, in fact, after about 2 days it has a reverse effect when you try to use it to lubricate something and it does nothing for lossening rusted/stuck parts.
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Old 02-17-2006, 03:50 PM   #8
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WD-40 and PB Blaster were designed to do different things.

WD-40 dries and degreases... it's mean to coat metals so that they resist corrosion, not break nuts free with.

PB Blaster is a purpose built penetrating fluid that eats away at corrosion to break the surface tension between two rusty parts.
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Old 02-17-2006, 03:51 PM   #9
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Very different purposes. PB Blaster for breaking bolts (like taking off your exhaust), WD40 for lubricating (like removing exhaust hangers).
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Old 02-17-2006, 03:54 PM   #10
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Zep owns all, but PBBlaster is OK.
W-D 40 is a water displacer (that's what the W-D stands for.), and is virtually useless as a penetrating oil.
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Old 02-17-2006, 04:02 PM   #11
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There's something better than PB? I'll have to try it!
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Old 02-17-2006, 04:03 PM   #12
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liquid wrench and PBlaster did the job for me....
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Old 02-17-2006, 04:07 PM   #13
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no contest

Zep FTW

But in liu of zep, PB blaster.
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Old 02-17-2006, 04:07 PM   #14
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PB Blaster has helped me out a couple of times.
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Old 02-17-2006, 04:10 PM   #15
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There's something better than PB? I'll have to try it!
+1!

Good. Now I have it cleared up! Thanks!

Is this the Zep stuff you were talking about: http://store.yahoo.com/tri-maxx2000/bizpenoil.html ?

Kinda expensive
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Old 02-17-2006, 04:16 PM   #16
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Do they make an aerosol liquid wrench? I just picked up a squirt bottle, and it's pretty much useless once it's half empty.
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Old 02-17-2006, 04:17 PM   #17
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+1!

Good. Now I have it cleared up! Thanks!

Is this the Zep stuff you were talking about: http://store.yahoo.com/tri-maxx2000/bizpenoil.html ?

Kinda expensive
That's the stuff.
Think about all the Tylenol you won't have to take, that should help offset the cost.
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Old 02-17-2006, 04:20 PM   #18
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Do they make an aerosol liquid wrench? I just picked up a squirt bottle, and it's pretty much useless once it's half empty.

yes....i have almost a full can at home...
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Old 02-17-2006, 04:31 PM   #19
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That's the stuff.
Think about all the Tylenol you won't have to take, that should help offset the cost.
Mm... interesting...

Any local-type stores have it? I.e. Autozone, Walmart or something?
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Old 02-17-2006, 04:36 PM   #20
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Mm... interesting...

Any local-type stores have it? I.e. Autozone, Walmart or something?
I haven't looked for it in some time.

Depot carries Zep products, but I'm not sure about the Zepreserve.

Here's the MI branch info, they should be able to tell you where you can buy it.
34462 Glendale Ave.
Livonia, Michigan - 48150
(734) 525-0800
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Old 02-17-2006, 04:37 PM   #21
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I use Zep 45
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Old 02-17-2006, 04:53 PM   #22
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pb blaster saved my life!!!!
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Old 02-17-2006, 10:16 PM   #23
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LPS1 or LPS2.....

http://www.lpslabs.com/Products/Lubricants/LPS1.asp

http://www.lpslabs.com/Products/Lubricants/Lps2.asp


LPS products are used in avation, worldwide......and are da bomb

ACE hardware usually has the above.
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Old 02-17-2006, 10:22 PM   #24
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Anyone who has any automotive knowledge will tell you that PB Blaster is roughly 1000x better than WD-40 for loosening bolts.

PB Blaster is roughly 1000x better than WD-40 for loosening bolts.
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Old 02-17-2006, 10:35 PM   #25
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Do they make an aerosol liquid wrench? I just picked up a squirt bottle, and it's pretty much useless once it's half empty.
Yes, $1.78?

WD-40 is what you use to take gum off your shoe.

"Liquid Wrench" is good & inexpensive (read longer soak time)
"PB" is better & reasonably priced

I have had to reapply Liquid Wrench for some Turbo nuts, but they have always come loose (knock on wood) Figure 1/2 hour soak time.

Both are avalible at the local hardware store (on a weekend, when you magically run out, & you though you had another can, & you can't find it, & need it NOW kind of thing)

If you need a lubricant, Silicone or Teflon baised is way better than WD-40
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