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Home made rust inhibitor recipe

Discussion in 'Meyer / Diamond Products Discussion' started by berg, Dec 18, 2010.

  1. berg

    berg Member
    from utah
    Messages: 35

    I plow with a land cruiser and use a Meyer setup. Just passing on a nice tip I got of the Land Rover forum.
    IN England they use a product called waxoyl to keep the rust at bay.
    I have used this home made version for about 5 years and can say from a salty climate this stuff rocks.

    give it a shot - you Midwest and east coasters could benefit from it.


    Take a pound or so of paraffin wax and grind
    it up with a cheese grater. Soak it in a half gallon of mineral spirits ( I like turpentine)until all of the wax is dissolved. (I just used a 5 gal. bucket with lid). Stirring will cause most of the wax to dissolve, but soaking should take care of the rest. Generally try to dissolve as much wax as the mineral spirits will hold.

    If the mixture is thick, thin it further with more mineral spirits until it is of a sprayable consistency.Buy a cheap pump pesticide sprayer to apply it.

    Here is a recipe for home made "Waxoyl". It's an old fashioned rust treatment / undercoating:

    2 1/2 quarts turpentine
    12 oz. beeswax / candle wax
    1 quart light machine oil

    With a cheese shredder, cut the wax into the turpentine, stir until the wax has dissolved, (takes a long time; you can use very low heat (a warm room) to aid but be careful) and thin with the machine oil to a brushable / sprayable consistency. Apply liberally. You can use a hand spray bottle to get into closed-off sections if you have a small access hole.

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    Last edited: Dec 18, 2010
  2. maverjohn

    maverjohn Senior Member
    Messages: 902

    Seems like a lot of work, how long will it last after is appled to the truck?
  3. White Gardens

    White Gardens 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,665

    Ha! You might have stumbled onto the Fluid Film recipe. :laughing:

    I know Fluid film is based off a natural wax formula. Guys on here swear by it and coat their vehicles head to toe with it to keep the rust at bay.
  4. maverjohn

    maverjohn Senior Member
    Messages: 902

    Do you think fluid film is shaken in there cans?
  5. White Gardens

    White Gardens 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,665

    Ha, good one.

    I think they should be, though the stuff works great, it's pricey to be spraying in large quantities.
  6. berg

    berg Member
    from utah
    Messages: 35

    I can make it in 10 minutes...

    cheese grade the wax - mix the oil and turps and you are ready....

    I coat my stuff 2-3 times a winter......if you make it don't get greedy and put too much wax in.... I also used 10w non detergent motor oil with good success
    with the kerosene/oil
    Last edited: Dec 18, 2010
  7. basher

    basher PlowSite Fanatic
    from 19707
    Messages: 8,990

    Not if you buy gallons and a sprayer. Average price of $35.00 a gallon and it will last a lot longer then a oil coating,plus it is none toxic and environmentally friendly,
  8. White Gardens

    White Gardens 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,665

    Fluid Film is a natural wax based polymer. Probably not much different than the recipe above.

    SHARPMACHINE Junior Member
    Messages: 11

    Thanks, think I will try to make some of this stuff. I would like to slow the rust down on all my stuff.