Does Water work better than Penetrating Oil for Rusty Bolts? Let's find out!

  • Published on: 29 April 2019
  • Does water work better than penetrating oil for removing rusty nuts and bolts? Also, can water or penetrating oil climb a vertical surface and creep into a rusty nut or bolt? I've had quite a few viewers recommend water over using penetrating oil for removing frozen nuts and bolts. What about diesel? In this video, water, diesel, 3-in-1 oil, Gibbs, Free All, and Mouse Milk compete to see which product is best using 3 separate tests. The Project Farm channel is not sponsored by any of the manufacturers of the products tested. I purchased all of the products tested in this video. Hope you enjoy the video and hope you provide comments on future video ideas! Thanks for all who recommended this test. 100% of the videos on this channel are viewer recommended ideas.

    Previous video on penetrating oils (Liquid Wrench, PB Blaster, Kroil, WD-40, Acetone/ATF, and Royal Purple): Which Penetrating Oil is Best? Let's find out! - YouTube

    Penetrating oils tested: Brake Fluid, Seafoam Deep Creep, Fluid Film, BG In-Force, WD-40 Rust Specialist, CRC Knock'er Loose.

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  • Runtime : 11:40
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  • Carl Wehner
    Carl Wehner   3 days ago

    Great video I look forward to a shoot out. Also your opinion regarding cost. There are several tests of using construction foam to make tires flat proof. I did not see a consensus. I would love to see your scientific approach to this issue.

  • Michael Y
    Michael Y   1 weeks ago

    You should to try out a half acetone/half atf mixure (automatic transmission fluid). I use this in a spray bottle like some other tests and it is the best even compared to penetrating oils.

  • Fred Roger
    Fred Roger   1 weeks ago

    I need help here I have aluminum mags rusted against hub wheels can't break them loose I tried everything , heat , banging ,WD40, WON'T SEPARATE my wheels. Should I use a blaster can or what should I do

  • Tom Prillo
    Tom Prillo   1 weeks ago

    Love your work! You absolutely positively without a doubt need to try Mopar rust penetrant. I have tried many of these and was blown away by how well the Mopar stuff works. Is seems to soften the rust and works extremely quick too. I will send you a can out of my pocket just to see how it does. Keep up the work we all appreciate and enjoy it!

  • seven dyseven
    seven dyseven   2 weeks ago

    Scotty Kilmer 's channel is another honest type, no B.S., no sell out character for anyone interested.

  • Johnny Mitch
    Johnny Mitch   2 weeks ago

    Sooooooo none of these "penetrants" actually penetrate the threads when a rusty nut is wrapped around them. Total waste of money and time. Just a placebo for us backyard mechanics. Only help is after the nut breaks free and is easily backed off, then the exposed threads will spin the nut easier still. FAIL.

  • CebsJr
    CebsJr   2 weeks ago

    So much penetrating in this video

  • TheShoelaceBandit
    TheShoelaceBandit   2 weeks ago

    I know a AC Tech that swears by soapy water. Have you tested soap or soapy water? In Theory you wouldn't want to let the soapy water dry out to be effective.

  • Christian Erazo
    Christian Erazo   3 weeks ago

    I like your channel and feel that you normally do fairly well balanced and, well, fair tests, but I think this one failed in that you applied the same amount of product in each case, and they do not cost the same. I believe you should have tried with similar amounts of money worth of the product to see how convenient they are in a price-effectiveness scale.You take a product, write down its cost, divide by its quantity (or the other way around, whatever gives you a simpler result), then apply $1 of product in each case.Water and diesel, I am fairly sure, allow people to use a LOT more product for $1 than any alternative, so while they may not be as effective mg by mg, realistically we aren't applying X amount, we are applying X money when we use them,You probably would have been able to just submerge most samples in diesel, not to mention water, that way, which is how people actually use them most of the time.Want to loosen up a bolt? Throw a entire glass of water on it. A series of bolts? A bucket will do, see what I mean?

  • Joe Schmole
    Joe Schmole   3 weeks ago

    Have you ever tried Kroil as a penetrating oil?

  • erikev
    erikev   3 weeks ago

    Can you add a test with 2 parts acetone and 1 part hydraulic steering fluid. This should be a true penetrating oil. It gets into everyting, and then the acetone evaporates. leaving a detergent free oil film

  • The Boom
    The Boom   3 weeks ago

    I love your videos because they are very exactly and teach me a lot about what is the best for the job I will have.

  • Brandon G
    Brandon G   3 weeks ago

    You should try cooking oil in one of these test like vegetable oil because my grandfather swore by just regular kitchen oil when I would love to see how it stacked up especially when heated

  • JCcanU
    JCcanU   3 weeks ago

    seen the seafoam and gibbs video last night on my tv gibbs did not do so well , for the price . and I swear by gibbs since 1995 , but you show it's not the best I was Blown away . I watch a lot of your test and you do a great job at testing . last night the video had steel plate with rust prohibitors and you gave them a bath in salt and peroxide , gibbs failed been using it on my guns other steel parts . Thanks for the Videos

  • Mike Ibarra
    Mike Ibarra   3 weeks ago

    Nice Chrome Bullet Fisher Space Pen at 1:07!

  • Joeyslim
    Joeyslim   3 weeks ago

    My piss would of beat them all 110%

  • Joe Murillo
    Joe Murillo   3 weeks ago

    You should try a 50/50mix of atf and acetone

  • John S
    John S   4 weeks ago

    For the love of all that is holy, please find an effective carpet cleaner for pet smells!

  • steve forant
    steve forant   4 weeks ago

    I have heard brake fluid makes a good penetrating oil as well. Would you be able to throw that into one of your test groups

    PAULY'S AUTO   4 weeks ago

    If you ever got less than an A in your scientific experiment projects in school, I'd find that comical!Have you ever tested gasket makers i.e. RTV's? Like the various Permatex brands vs manufacturer specific recommended engine sealants/RTV's i.e. Nissan's Aisin, Honda's Hondabond, Motorcraft's RTV, or Mopar's RTV and etc...?It would be interesting to see which one's do the best overall with heat, vibration, and resistance to engine oil, gear oil, coolant, and transmission oil. Which one's do the best overall? I've found Mopar's and Nissan's seem to do very well and do not require a completely clean/dry surface to bond well, but I could be wrong?

  • Hugo 956
    Hugo 956   1 months ago

    You should also use wd40

  • fullrom1
    fullrom1   1 months ago

    Where to find the tool used at 5:15 ????

  • halfazzhomesteader
    halfazzhomesteader   1 months ago

    I would love to see a video on cutting metal roofing,with the different cut off blades.

  • Brik Haus
    Brik Haus   1 months ago

    Torq CB fom Kimball Midwest. Not easily acquired but amazing

  • Rennie Ferrante
    Rennie Ferrante   1 months ago

    What about WD-40? You forgot that one! Even though I always used 3 IN ONE. The old stuff is always the best!

  • emigrate
    emigrate   1 months ago

    Buying snake oil has been my rasion detra.

  • Smokey298
    Smokey298   1 months ago

    should have done kroil and breakaway