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Loctite Freeze and Release Penetrating Oil

Loctite® Freeze & Release penetrating oil instantly freezes seized and rusted bolts, nuts and studs down to -38°F (-39°C). The exceptional shock-freeze effect of this penetrating oil causes microscopic cracks in the layer of rust, allowing the lubricating ingredient to wick directly into the rust by capillary action. The rusted bolt assembly can be easily dismantled after allowing only 1-2 minutes penetration time.

How it Works

Loctite® Freeze & Release instantly chills seized and rusted parts (bolts, nuts, studs) down to -39°C. The exceptional shock-freeze effect causes microscopic cracks in the layer of rust, allowing the lubricating ingredient to wick directly into the rust by capillary action. The assembly can be easily dismantled after allowing 1-2 minutes reaction time.

Product Features & Benefits

  • Shock freezing, -38°F (-39°C) is a quick and convenient method for releasing seized and rusted bolts, nuts and screws. The penetrating oil provokes differential thermal contraction of the parts due to the abrupt, nearly instantaneous freezing. Cracks opened in the layer of rust allow penetration of the lubricating ingredient.
  • Capillary effect achieves fast and efficient wicking of the penetrating oil into the layer of rust (capillary effect is the ability of liquids to wet freely the surface of objects and wick very quickly into hairline cracks, even up a height against the force of gravity).
  • Released parts remain lubricated and protected from corrosion.

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Loctite® Freeze & Release Penetrating Oil won the Popular Mechanics Editor's Choice Award 2008.

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To free seized or corroded assemblies, Henkel Corporation has introduced Loctite® Freeze & Release, a low viscosity, spray-on lubricant designed to shock-freeze metal parts, allowing lubricating oils to penetrate into rust layers.

Loctite® Freeze & Release Sell Sheet (LT-4917)
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