I have been testing enjine joes stuff. So far my high polished
copper, sitting out for a month has NO tarnish. I used the organic
version. Love this stuff for all kinds of things. Saw and bur
lube. Goimg to try it over an LOS patina then try to remove the
I have also been testing Engen Joe's stuff....
I have this 20" window fan from the 70's, an old Toastmaster....
Anyone else remember 3 metal blade fans....on the consumer
I gave it it's annual cleaning, and then smeared some of the
standard EJ lube on the rear bearing, and touched it a tad with my
butane torch so it could get in there... In Summers past, about every
3-4 days or so, I had to shoot Tri-Flow into the bearing to get it to
quiet down.... It's been purring like a kitten for 3 weeks...
It's also doing nicely on the slide of a 22 pistol, and I have a
friend who's going to try some on his stainless hand cannon next
Last Summer I took a soldering course at UWM here (thank you, Jen
Pollock) and one of the pieces I did was a samll copper square sweat
soldered onto a larger piece of brass.....I've since put bevels on
the piece, drilled and countersunk a hole for a bail..... Polished it
with the EJ lube...... It has taken on the nicest glowing
Did the same to a couple of sterling things I was goofing around
with....... SE Wisconsin atmosphere and sterling are not pals......
They're holding up for a month.....
Some went on the spark wheel of a recalcitrant zippo lighter.....At
least doubled the spark output on the ancient thing....
Went to the local harbor Freight outlet.......I have a fairly decent
set of pliers, but the one I wanted more of was a bent chain
nose...After 20 minutes of testing at the bin (one does one's own QA
at Harbor Freight), I found a couple that seemed decent...at $2, I
can always regrind 'em into specialty tools....or use them for
holding things in flames and such...
They also had $2 balsa wood dinosaur model kits....! These will wind
up in my spider plant forest......
The plier finishing leaves something to be desired, but I polished
them with the lube, so... Cheap import plier steel is oft prone to
mysterious corrosion....Seems to come out of nowhere..... We'll
Gonna try it out on my files next time I fire them up....
Gary W. Bourbonais