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Steve
USA, Joined Aug 2013, 11

Steve

USA,
Joined Aug 2013
11
03:41 Sep-10-2013
Good oil to put on Cal block to prevent rusting

I went to the maintenance room and asked them if I could have some oil to prevent our UT Cal. blocks from rusting. They gave me a bottle of SAE 15W-40 Fleet Plus Motor Oil. I have not put any on our UT blocks yet, the viscosity of the oil seems a bit thick to put on the blocks. I was going to go to the hardware store and buy a little metal can of oil. Will this oil do?

 
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Swadesh Singh
Saudi Arabia, Joined May 2012, 60

Swadesh Singh

Saudi Arabia,
Joined May 2012
60
07:16 Sep-10-2013
Re: Good oil to put on Cal block to prevent rusting
In Reply to Steve at 03:41 Sep-10-2013 (Opening).

Hi Steve,

I can't bet on Motor oils, but i think coconut oil should do and then cover the blocks with a plastic film. I guess, it should work.

 
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Steve
USA, Joined Aug 2013, 11

Steve

USA,
Joined Aug 2013
11
03:14 Sep-11-2013
Re: Good oil to put on Cal block to prevent rusting
In Reply to Swadesh Singh at 07:16 Sep-10-2013 .

Sounds good, I may just go to the hardware store and buy a small can of oil. Seems like it my be the fastest and quickest way of preventing the blocks from rusting. I just wish the contract worker who comes in would wipe off the couplant off the cal blocks when he is done using them.

 
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andrew cunningham
NDT Inspector
Canada, Joined Jun 2008, 238

andrew cunningham

NDT Inspector
Canada,
Joined Jun 2008
238
18:03 Sep-11-2013
Re: Good oil to put on Cal block to prevent rusting
In Reply to Steve at 03:41 Sep-10-2013 (Opening).

I wonder if it is required as most blocks I’ve seen in the USA have been plated. If not WD40 is not so messy and leaves a nice thin film of residue when dry.

 
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Steve
USA, Joined Aug 2013, 11

Steve

USA,
Joined Aug 2013
11
23:06 Sep-11-2013
Re: Good oil to put on Cal block to prevent rusting
In Reply to Steve at 03:14 Sep-11-2013 .

I applied some of the SAE 15W-40 onto some older blocks we have, the viscosity out of the bottom seems fine not thick at all. I think this oil will work. Thanks for the other tips to prevent cal blocks from rusting.

 
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Michel Couture
NDT Inspector,
consultant, Canada, Joined Sep 2006, 889

Michel Couture

NDT Inspector,
consultant,
Canada,
Joined Sep 2006
889
01:42 Sep-12-2013
Re: Good oil to put on Cal block to prevent rusting
In Reply to Steve at 23:06 Sep-11-2013 .

Hey guys, all you need is something to provide a barrier from humidity and to make sure you clean your block good after you finish. WD40 and a plastic bag will do the trick. Nothing fancy needed. And much easier to clean before use.

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