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Some time ago I saw a thread about a very effective rust preventer made from cooking lanolin and ?????
I think the ratio was 4:1 or 5:1.
Anyone remember the carrier?
 

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Works for sheep.
 

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Cooking lanolin?????
 

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Lanolin is used in "eds red". Equal parts Kerosene, mieral spirits, acetone, atf, and some lanolin for extended rust prevention.
 

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Anhydrous lanolin is an option for Ed's Red. ( anhydrous= without water )
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Hi folks, this is my first post.

I live in an area that is WET in winter and everything steel in the shed rusts. I use Lanox, it's $13AUD a can and lasts a couple of years. I spray it into a tin with a rag and then wipe everything down occasionally. No more rust
 

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Here in New Zealand we get it in a tub or spray can. It's derived from our massive sheep industry. I'm told that somewhere in Scotland there is a 350 year old iron gate that is completely rust free due to sheep rubbing up against it all the time. I dont now if this is true but what I use it for seems to do great.
 

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Here in New Zealand we get it in a tub or spray can. It's derived from our massive sheep industry. I'm told that somewhere in Scotland there is a 350 year old iron gate that is completely rust free due to sheep rubbing up against it all the time. I dont now if this is true but what I use it for seems to do great.
Yep, we have a dozen sheep in the backyard and more in the paddock across the road and none of the metal fences have any rust on them. So Lanolin definitely works.....
 

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I use anhydrous lanolin straight from the jar on the turnbuckles for the rigging on my sailboat. The body of the turnbuckle is bronze and the fittings are stainless. It works well. It is also is good for stainless on stainless threaded fittings to prevent galling. It is rather thick and sticky, a heat gun will soften it. I would think mineral spirits would be a good option for thinning it. I bought a 1 lb jar at a pharmacy about 20 years ago, I still have about 90% of it. A little goes a long way.
 

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'Fluid film' should be easy to find and is lanolin based. You can buy a spray can at Amazon or Lowes.
 

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Yes on Practical Machinist they had a formula of 1 part lanolin and 3 parts ISO 68 oil. That oil is what was 20 weight non detergent oil. ISO 68 can be found at Northern Tool stores or oil suppliers by the gallons. 1# of lanolin was $14.00 on ebay.
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A year or so ago, I got unhappy with the cost of Fluid Film (though it DOES work well!) Tried dissolving anhydrous lanolin in a series of solvents. Turpentine turned out to be the best solvent - easily dissolved a goodly amount of lanolin. Haven't done much with it since then - busy moving out of two houses (and shops!) into a new location, now trying to get everything unpacked and organized. But as soon as I'm "back in business," I plan to mix up a batch.
 

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OT a bit but GOOP hand cleaner with Lanolin (non abrasive) works super to clean granite surface plates. I use it to remove bearing blue.
 

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Another vote for Fluidfilm. My can has lasted my over two years now. It takes just a little squirt so it lasts me forever.
 

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I've made and used eds red for many years. At one point using a gallon a year cleaning high priced trap guns. Those guys are picky to who they trust with a gun that cost over $30,000 dollars plus . A good job and reputation earned I offered and always made more in tips then I charged. I'm a vote for lanolin as a rust preventer.
 

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I mix lanolin with mineral spirits. Turps would work fine also.usually 1 part lanolin 5 parts mineral spirits and I then add a little oil for good measure.
 
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PB Blaster's "Corrosion Stop" does the job for me. And I live on the Texas gulf coast. It is cheap and easy to apply.

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