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Boesheild T-9, Jug or Aerosol Can?

snowman

Diamond
Joined
Jul 31, 2004
Location
Southeast Michigan
Mostly as the title says.

The humid Michigan weather has rusted all of my tools that I had in cold storage. I've used Boeshield in the can, but it's pricey (12oz = $20). I'm thinking about just buying the jug and getting a home depot sprayer. Anybody done this? How'd it work out for you?
 

MCritchley

Hot Rolled
Joined
Mar 22, 2007
Location
Milwaukee
I had the same thought after coughing up $18 a can. I’ll buy a jug next and fill bottles, it should last my life time.
I sure it will work fine. I buy WD 40 by the gallon and fill spray bottles. Don’t see why boe lube would be different.
 

snowman

Diamond
Joined
Jul 31, 2004
Location
Southeast Michigan
It's got wax in it, and there was an issue with a batch where they had too much wax and were having issues with it clogging the can. Hence, I wasn't sure if there are issues pumping it through a sprayer.
 

Bill D

Diamond
Joined
Apr 1, 2004
Location
Modesto, CA USA
Dupont "chain saver" is less then half the price. It is a liquid spary that leaves wax behind. I think it would work for you.
BILL D
 

chipss

Aluminum
Joined
Jul 19, 2020
Give Amsoil metal protectant #1 a try. It comes in a spray can and it seems to work well. Nothing scientific but I have an exposed machined plate on my mill in the humid garage where cars drag in salt brine in the winter. No rust on it in about 5 years. Their #2 protectant dries into a thick waxy film which is not what we want on tools etc.
 

DDoug

Diamond
Joined
Oct 18, 2005
Location
NW Pa
It's got wax in it, and there was an issue with a batch where they had too much wax and were having issues with it clogging the can. Hence, I wasn't sure if there are issues pumping it through a sprayer.
So use a suction blow gun.
 

IceCzar

Plastic
Joined
Jul 3, 2022
Jugs is the only way we ever used Boeshield with Paint guns. Failure to quickly clean the guns well meant we replaced them often.

This was an architectural blacksmithing shop. And I was the guy putting all those different iron oxides on those parts. Stopping the patina for posterity was actually someone else so I don't have much advice on cleaning those guns or how thoroughly
 

Superbowl

Cast Iron
Joined
Feb 12, 2020
A year ago I started running a dehumidifier in my garage. No more rust on the tools. I would never go back to trying to coat everything.
 

trevj

Titanium
Joined
May 17, 2005
Location
Interior British Columbia
Mostly as the title says.

The humid Michigan weather has rusted all of my tools that I had in cold storage. I've used Boeshield in the can, but it's pricey (12oz = $20). I'm thinking about just buying the jug and getting a home depot sprayer. Anybody done this? How'd it work out for you?
My understanding is that Boeshield is mostly Lanolin in a carrier.
Dunno why anyone would have a big deal cleaning it, as shooting some solvent through the paint gun afterwards is SOP.
Heat helps a lot too. Heat lamp or such.

I'd explore the dehumidifier options too. Get one that you don't have to empty, ie: it vents in to the plumbing, or out in a dry well in the yard.
 

thermite

Diamond
My understanding is that Boeshield is mostly Lanolin in a carrier.

'Fluid Film" surely is. Boeshield I thot was synthetics?

Comparisons have been been "done to death", not just on PM, either.

Bottom line is that dry air categorically works the best!

"Manage" your insulation, temps, moisture-sources, solar input, and ventilation air flows sanely?

Even Virginia's humid jungle needs little to NO $$-powered de-hum OR chemical coatings .. for a low/no rust result.

@ 30 years.. and counting.. same place?

That's some right serious cost-avoidance.

"YMMV", but it's worth looking at the "BIG" picture to "treat the disease" rather than just the symptoms.
 
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IceCzar

Plastic
Joined
Jul 3, 2022
Dunno why anyone would have a big deal cleaning it, as shooting some solvent through the paint gun afterwards is SOP.
Heat helps a lot too. Heat lamp or such.
Was a few decades ago, before I gained much experience in painting, the key parts being all we did was Boeshield (everything had a patina we tried isolate from further rusting) we did a lot of it and guns were regularly bought. It could well be that it was cheaper to get the guns than the labor to keep them functional for an extended period of time.

Compared to the mutagenic/ teratogenic carcinogenic caustic and explosive epoxies I deal with now it is a walk in the park I'd imagine
 

trevj

Titanium
Joined
May 17, 2005
Location
Interior British Columbia
Was a few decades ago, before I gained much experience in painting, the key parts being all we did was Boeshield (everything had a patina we tried isolate from further rusting) we did a lot of it and guns were regularly bought. It could well be that it was cheaper to get the guns than the labor to keep them functional for an extended period of time.

Compared to the mutagenic/ teratogenic carcinogenic caustic and explosive epoxies I deal with now it is a walk in the park I'd imagine
I spent a bunch of my career working aircraft structures, and did a lot of painting. It's pretty amazing, how well a 'bad' spray gun can work, when you take the few minutes to clean out all the little jets and orfices. I had a set of those cheap drills from an import tool Co., that were sized 60 thru 80, and the back ends of those worked a treat for pushing build up out of blocked holes.
 

RLamparter

Hot Rolled
Joined
Oct 4, 2008
Location
Central PA
I'm told that this stuff is what was used for the Rusty Jones treatment on cars
It's gone up quite a bit in price since I last bought a quart. I don't know how that compares in price to Boeshield.
 

mike44

Aluminum
Joined
Mar 21, 2020
I'm told that this stuff is what was used for the Rusty Jones treatment on cars
It's gone up quite a bit in price since I last bought a quart. I don't know how that compares in price to Boeshield.
Years ago I bought 10 spray cans of Boesheild T90 . Still have 2 cans left. Do not recall what I paid but I recall it was on sale. I do not have a humidity problem, I use it gears and sprockets mostly.
 

eKretz

Diamond; Mod Squad
Joined
Mar 27, 2005
Location
Northwest Indiana, USA
Antiseize Technologies makes a decent version of this stuff too. This is the 'Heavy' version, they also have a 'Light. ' Similar to LPS3 vs LPS2 I guess. Bit cheaper than Boeshield.

 

Lucaselef

Aluminum
Joined
Mar 19, 2015
I've considered buying a jug, but 1 spray can lasts a long time. I just spray a squirt in the general area I need it and rub it around with my fingers. I put on a rubber glove if I'm doing a lot.

A spray can of Boeshield goes a lot farther than other spray cans.
 








 
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