PB Blaster Penetrating Catalyst eliminates fighting with rusted and frozen fasteners and parts, and works where other purported penetrating lubricants fail. Try PB Blaster and compare it to your current penetrating lube and you will see that there is no comparison.
This vehicle is obviously corroded badly. Merely attempting to loosen the fasteners would likely break a substantial percentage of them. In these situations, PB Blaster greatly facilitates removing these corroded fasteners and greatly reduces the likelihood of breaking them during removal. To use PB Blaster, simply saturate the troubled area before working. PB Blaster's unique capillary action allows PB to wick itself into the tightest cavities to break loose the surface tension of frozen and corroded fasteners and parts. You can actually see PB Blaster penetrating into voids, threads, seams and cavities, as air that previously occupied these voids is replaced with PB Blaster as it wicks in. When this happens you will see bubbles form. For very troubled areas, you can tap the component lightly and respray with PB Blaster to hasten results.
Not all corroded fasteners are old. This fastener was on Ho's G4 Discovery the day it was driven off the dealer's lot. Look under your new vehicle and you may be surprised. PB Blaster greatly facilitates working with such corroded fasteners.
Even if your vehicle is not rotted away, there are many fasteners that are known problem areas for corrosion. The steel wheel lug nuts on all Land Rovers are more susceptible to corrosion than the alloy lug nuts because they are open to water intrusion. Water wicks its way into the stud threads and causes corrosion. Steel wheel lug nuts that have not been removed for several years are often very difficult to remove. The problem is exacerbated by overtightening the lug nuts. Spraying PB Blaster onto the lug nuts greatly facilitates removal. PB Blaster does not evaporate and remains on the stud threads to lubricate and protect against further corrosion.
PB Blaster is also an excellent cleaner for corroded fasteners, as it penetrates through and loosens the surface rust on fasteners. The roll cage fasteners on all NAS Defenders are known corrosion points. The fasteners are difficult to remove and are usually severely corroded. PB Blaster works better than anything else we have tried for removing these fasteners.
The Defender door hinge bolt on the left and the Disco2 brake rotor set screw on the right are commonly bonded in place from corrosion.
Removing these fasteners usually requires a POZIDRIV #4 bit and the judicious application of an impact driver, as they are typically frozen in place with corroded threads. The process is greatly facilitated by spraying the frozen fasteners with PB Blaster. Capillary action will wick PB Blaster into the tightest seams and crevices and the light shock load delivered to the fasteners with the impact driver will allow the PB Blaster to wick even better, freeing these problem fasteners easily.
For vehicle fasteners that have suffered from corrosion problems, we use and recommend a light application of anti-seize lubricant. Anti-seize compound will prevent the threads from bonding from corrosion. Anti-seize is magic. We anti-seize all of our previously-corroded components to facilitate future removal and field repairs.
Keep a can of PB Blaster in your field tool kit. Field repairs are difficult enough without having to fight frozen fasteners.
Land Rovers are susceptible to many gremlins, including electrical gremlins. Keep these electrical problems to a minimum by keeping all electrical connections as clean as possible.
Contact Cleaner is a non-chlorinated and nonflammable precision cleaner that evaporates quickly.
Contact Cleaner is ideal for cleaning situations where solvent entrapment is a concern. Contact Cleaner is powerful enough to clean without scrubbing, but is safe for delicate electric circuits.
To ensure contacts are thoroughly cleaned, physically operate switches and contacts in the presence of Contact Cleaner. Contact Cleaner dries very quickly and will not leave a residue as it is an extremely high purity solvent. With your connections clean, you are less likely to suffer an electrical problem.