Combat rust and corrosion

Protect engine parts and metal surfaces from becoming rusted or corroded with one of these new products.

Sprayon 737 is a synthetic dry lube that leaves a thin, transparent, dry film to resist dust, dirt, oil and water and works well for bearings and sliding surfaces. It also displaces in electrical applications.

Number 767 protects and lubes equipment stored indoors. The medium-weight oil is non-staining but leaves an amber film to identify coverage. It protects against humidity and corrosion damage up to 15 months.

Number 777 is a long-term outdoor protectant and lube that stands up to severe weather conditions for up to two years.

Sprayon 711 lubricant penetrates microscopic irregularities to loosen and lubricate frozen parts. It also has corrosion inhibitors that displace moisture. It works well for conveyors, bearings, linkages, nuts and bolts, operating controls, machinery and all metal surfaces. Prices vary. Contact Sherwin-Williams Industrial Sales, 800/925-3434 or circle 184.

According to Knight Marketing Corp., Zinc adds a natural corrosion inhibitor to its Tool Saver spray-on protectant. The spray displaces moisture and chemically bonds to metal, forming a coating that prevents rust for up to one full year, indoors or out. The company claims that the product lubricates any kind of track, chain, belt, slide or gear and frees rusted nuts, bolts and corroded parts. It also prevents condensation and forms a barrier against rain, water and humidity. Contact Knight Marketing Corp., Dept. FIN, 251 N. Comrie Ave., Johnstown, NY 12095, 800/477-7299 or circle 183.

Two tools for restoration projects

Make and replace body parts for tractors, implements or trucks and cars with Sprayon's layout dyes for scribing on metal surfaces, and Eastwood Company's Panel Gap Gauge.

The new layout dye, number 602, is a deep purple-blue color so all scribed lines are visible for cutting. A nonglare, nonflake, thin-film formula lets you make very fine, clean scribed lines. The dye dries instantly and does not rub off yet is easily removed using the company's Layout Fluid Remover 606. Sprayon 602 is available in 12-oz. aerosol cans or in liquid form as Sprayon 60208 in 6.2-oz. brush-top plastic jars. Both can be used on all metals, aluminum or glass. Price: $6.75 for the 12-oz. can. Contact Sherwin-Williams Industrial Sales, 800/925-3434 or circle 180.

Accurately inspect and adjust gaps around doors, fenders, hoods and trunk/latch lids for a perfect fit and finish.

The Panel Gap Gauge has precision-sized nylon blades to set and measure narrow and wide panel clearances. Eight individual color-coded blades are adjustable and can be used individually or together to set and measure gaps from 1/32 to 3/8 in. Price: $10. Contact The Eastwood Co., Dept. FIN, 263 Shoemaker Rd., Pottstown, PA 19464, 800/345-1178, www.eastwoodcompany.com or circle 179.

Ruler measures it all

The RascalRule 24-in. ruler is small enough to fit in your shirt pocket but is big on features.

It can be used to measure just about anything for machinery restoration, carpentry or general house and building maintenance.

It can be used as a level (from any angle), square, bevel or stair gauge or to measure miter joints, pitches and angles. Price: $19.95, plus $2.50 shipping. Contact Giza Industrial Associates Ltd., Dept. FIN, 2932 Tudor Ave., Victoria, British Columbia, Canada V8N 1M1, 250/388-0646 or circle 187.

Service jack

Lift up to 6,000 lbs. with the new professional service jack from Century Lincoln Service Equipment. The heavy-duty frame of model W93652 features a chassis longer than most, making it ideal for lifting trucks. A new T-type one-piece handle makes positioning the jack easier and helps ease lifting. The hydraulic unit has a five-year warranty. Price: $269. Contact Century Lincoln Service Equip., Dept. FIN, 9231 Penn Ave. S., Minneapolis, MN 55431, 800/328-2921 or circle 186.

Back on the job

Zip underneath tractors, trucks and other machines and vehicles with the TaskMaster from Eidos. The padded leather mobile recliner can be adjusted from approximately 100 (nearly vertical) to 170 (almost horizontal) for maximum support and range. Pneumatic wheels are available to accommodate a wide range of terrain. A heavy-duty, built-in hand brake locks the TaskMaster in place. Base price: $750. Optional tool trays and wheel configurations are available to fit specified heights. Contact Eidos Corp., Dept. FIN, Box 29666, Lincoln, NE 68529-0666, 402/466-1119 or circle 185.

Tumbler for small parts

Tractor and machinery restorers will appreciate Eastwood Company's new tumbler system to clean and polish small parts and hardware.

The custom-tailored system removes rust and finishes the surface to a clean bare metal or a high-buffed shine. The tumbler plugs into any 110v outlet and needs only 1 sq. ft. of floor or bench space. Price: $125. Contact The Eastwood Co., Dept. FIN, 263 Shoemaker Rd., Pottstown, PA 19464, 800/345-1178, www.eastwoodcompany.com or circle 182.

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Cleaners for parts washers

After years of making industrial parts and pressure washers, Landa introduces a new line of detergents and cleaners that have an added corrosion inhibitor for parts washers.

The new formulas are concentrated for mixing with water at ratios up to 150:1 and are formulated with inhibitors for metal rust and corrosion prevention. They also have additives to prevent scale buildup.

The Hyper Drive Parts Washer Detergent is biodegradable and non-caustic and works well on steel, aluminum, copper, brass and plastics. Interface Defoamer suppresses buildup of foam in the parts washer. Response Vapor Corrosion Inhibitor protects parts and the washer from rusting. Price: $110 for four 10-lb. containers. Contact Landa Water Cleaning Systems, Dept. FIN, 4275 N.W. Pacific Rim Blvd., Camas, WA 98607, 800/547-8672 or circle 181.