PLUS GAS Releasing fluid

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I need to remove 2 really badly rusted nuts (Not IMM's though :-) ).
Plus gas is what I need, but Google only comes up with one reference. Bugger_off_and_Quick and HomelessBase haven't heard of it, nor both local garage 'shops'. (Though one is a 4x4xFAr dealer so the fitters will know, but not today).
Apart from driving around filling stations today, I don't know any other source. I'll try some Yacht chandlers next week in Chichester and Agricultural dealers if all else fails, and no-one here knows where I can get it.
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Car parts shops (usually open on Sundays). Pretty sure our loacl one does it, but 120 miles from you!
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Try www.farnell.co.uk
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I haven't seen PlusGas around for years. I always use WD40 these days, seems to work ok. If not then either heat the nut with a gas torch, or freeze the bolt before attempting release. Failing that use a nut splitter.
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experience of rusted nuts on fertiliser spreaders there is nothing to touch it.
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On Sun, 1 Feb 2004 14:45:03 +0000, Andrew

My experience has tended to be the other way around I must say - but in the absence of the item you want (and I presume you can't use heat in this particular situation) have you tried almost any oil diluted with diesel fuel or paraffin?
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Dave Gibson snipped-for-privacy@m.less typed:

I use diesel, works just as wall as plus-gas. And a whole lot better than WD40 Which is a WATER DISPLACER!! http://www.ime.org.uk/ime/w/wd40.html
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Haven't seen it for a while.

If they're easy to get at, I'd just use a nut splitter.
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On Sun, 01 Feb 2004 14:39:24 +0000 (GMT), Dave Plowman

Sure I bought my last lot from Halfords?
Last two tins on shelf so bought them both. WD40 is garbage for rusted things in comparision. :-)
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Try "Plusgas" - One word
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place so it is still available. ... and I agree it's quite different from WD40 and better for some applications.
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I just walk around the corner to my local car accessory shop
Have you tried Halfords?
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However I remembered that a useful hardware shop in Worthing opens on Sunday and they sell it. Still can't shift the nut so a good soak is called for.
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I've not seen the stuff for a long time.
There are other penetrating oils about that ought to work in a similar way (though, like the smell of WD40, Plusgas seems to work by it's very smell).
The last can of stuff I bought was SWA (specialist WIring Accessories ltd!) Clear Penetrating Oil, which indicates on the back it's specifically for releasing rusted nuts etc. There must be other such stuff - don't 3in1 do a penetrating oil?
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Ian wrote:

Quick search found 4 places online selling it, and our local car spares place still does it.
As someone else said, diesel works quite well too.
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seems to be available everywhere and at all times.
Rod
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This is my favourite answer so far. I would imagine that opening a bottle of beer and consuming it slowly whilst contemplating the seized article improves the effect of whatever product was previously applied.
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Personally, I always use a mixture of 75% paraffin and 25% sae90 gearbox oil in an old window cleaner spray bottle. Blow torch the nuts before applying if at all possible, not however, whilst applying!! Leave for a good few hours, and repeat if necessary. Beware of flames! Regards Capitol
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Coke or Pepsi would be good for flushing central heating - having drained and partially dismantled it without cleaning first. All the rads are off (did the garden hose trick outside) - so it is just the copper pipes that need a flush out.
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Given that Coke has about a million times mark up on the cost of the ingredients, I'd have thought getting hold of some of the active chemical in it you require would be somewhat cheaper.
Personally, I'd use the correct stuff for the job.
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