I'm a little surprised about the CLP having issues.
So, your saying you don't hug trees?KurtM said:There was a very funny thread on Enos about CLP. The first part is the C stands for cleaner, so maybe it self-cleaned the lube and protectant right off. Years ago when I went through scuba school, we used to use ATF on our K-Bars, worked better than grease or Vaseline, although I'm sure the it was bad for Manatees, or Flipper.
Dangit! I knew I was forgetting one. I was going to mix up some of my synthetic oil/synthetic ATF blend to try. My gut feeling is that no better CLP type product exists. Oh well there's always another day when the temps are warmer.KurtM said:There was a very funny thread on Enos about CLP. The first part is the C stands for cleaner, so maybe it self-cleaned the lube and protectant right off. Years ago when I went through scuba school, we used to use ATF on our K-Bars, worked better than grease or Vaseline, although I'm sure the it was bad for Manatees, or Flipper.
It's still setting out there so I may update it. But I also may do it again a little differently. I suspect that the Mobil 1 ran or was washed down onto the control from looking at the rust pattern, so I'll move that to the top to keep that from happening. And I'll make the sample areas all vertical just to make sure they aren't contaminating each other which means I'll have to cut the panel in half or test a fewer number. I knew about this but I was in a hurry and wasn't thinking.Jesse Tischauser said:Awesome test. You gonna keep it going?
Dennis let me put a little context to this. When I said that I was referring to the water solubility of the various products. For instance I know that Ballistol is totally water soluble, hence my comment about it would be higher in the list if not for being exposed directly to rain/snowfall. I also mentioned in an earlier post that I thought the Ballistol was probably totally washed off. The others maybe not so much, but this panel was outside in the open air exposed to whatever rain and snow fell and it got rained and snowed on directly on multiple occasions. Water is the most effective solvent on the earth. Maybe not the fastest acting but given enough time it will cut any oil based chemical there is. I will give you this though, the temps in our safes are certainly far more conducive to corrosion than what this panel saw. I figure that's why it took over a month to see what we did. It would have been quicker if I started it about now instead of a month ago.dennishoddy said:Afterall it doesn't rain and snow in our safes. In reality it does with moisture and temps. I agree it's a very good informative test. There is no doubt about the results. I saw one similar with a guy testing black powder and the substitutes that were supposed to be less corrosive. At that time the standard black powder was less corrosive than any of the substitutes. 777 was the worst. Marketing works wonders. Years later, there are new powders out there that are much better.
I think just about exactly like this one did with the exception of the Ballistol and the time involved would be much longer. I think the Ballistol would have ended up being in the top 2 or 3. I have a spot under the eave of my patio to do this and may do it a little "side test" just for curiosity.kdf9511 said:I wonder how this test would have went if instead of outside in the open elements exposed to direct rain/snow fall the test piece had been in say a garage or shed. Not in a conditioned space but out of the elements.