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Old 11-04-2017, 10:11 AM
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Default PB Blaster to loosen parts

Found a vintage cap pistol last week from the 50's or 60's. After getting all the dirt out of it the trigger and hammer were in good condition. The cog wheel was rusted solid. Had it out on a newspaper on the kitchen table and every time I thought about it, would give it a spray. The can says shake well and tap gently and be patient. After about three days I took a flat tip screwdriver and held against a cog arm and tapped the screwdriver and felt the cog turn

Pretty happy with that success. The pistol had probably been in the ground half a century.
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Old 11-04-2017, 11:01 AM
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Its amazing what the stuff can do, just has a strong odor. Been using it since 2000, helps break free those rusted frozen nuts on wheel studs.



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Old 11-04-2017, 11:06 AM
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Thatís a cool cap gun find!

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Old 11-08-2017, 03:48 AM
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Smile Another PB Blaster fan. Superb penetrant.

Great stuff, always a couple of cans around here, from cap Guns to Bulldozers,Sure worked on that capgun PPlinker, cool find.
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Old 11-08-2017, 06:45 AM
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Congrats with the nice find! I have found one of those myself.
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Old 11-09-2017, 10:26 AM
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Looks like yours in in a little better shape than mine, Bruinvikes. I had a hard time reading the name Hawkeye on mine, I thought it said Hawke and couldn't find any cap gun with the name hawke. Good find.
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The general consensus of opinion among old car and tractor folks is that the most effective penetrant for applications such as this is a 50/50 mixture of acetone and automatic transmission fluid. Try it, you'll like it.
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Hey, alright! Thank you, will give that a try next time.

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Do you think the PB Blaster would work to get 2 pieces of aluminum shaft apart that have seemingly been stuck together by dried up saltwater?

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Probably depends on the length that the two parts are stuck together. Prop the pieces up so when you spray it the liquid can seep down the inside piece and keep tapping it lightly every once in a while. Let it set and keep spraying it occasionally.

But if you used the acetone/transmission mix mentioned above you could put the parts in a long tray and completely soak them. If you don't have a long tray you could use a piece of PVC pipe and close off one end and insert your aluminum shafts and fill with the liquid and soak for a long time.

What are the aluminum shafts for?

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Originally Posted by modeltguy View post
The general consensus of opinion among old car and tractor folks is that the most effective penetrant for applications such as this is a 50/50 mixture of acetone and automatic transmission fluid. Try it, you'll like it.
This is a great mix, I do it outside though or the fumes will have you flying high!

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Originally Posted by pplinker View post
Probably depends on the length that the two parts are stuck together. Prop the pieces up so when you spray it the liquid can seep down the inside piece and keep tapping it lightly every once in a while. Let it set and keep spraying it occasionally.

But if you used the acetone/transmission mix mentioned above you could put the parts in a long tray and completely soak them. If you don't have a long tray you could use a piece of PVC pipe and close off one end and insert your aluminum shafts and fill with the liquid and soak for a long time.

What are the aluminum shafts for?
They are two pieces of a travel aluminum scoop shaft. they are STUCK...lol

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