At 11:03 PM 18/05/2008 -0400, coel canth wrote:
>for freeing up super seized and rusted bolts someone told me to heat
>the bolt until it is red hot and quench it with an old candle...
>apparently the wax will melt and penetrate into the threads via
>capillary action and act as a lubricant..
>has anyone tried this with success ??
Sounds like a plan. I've often sprayed WD-40 to quench the heated parts, but it always looked like the liquid flashed off as vapour before it could penetrate. Maybe candle wax wouldn't do that.