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#1 posted 07-21-2008 03:53 AM

My mix was about a pint of Vaseline to 2 gallons of mineral spirits. This is about 8 ounces to a gallon, or rather a 16 to 1 ratio.

I cleaned up and reorganized my mechanical tools a couple of years ago and washed everything with this mix. I cleanup my sockets etc., with the remaining batch, no notice of any rust spots since.

Hope you have the same success.

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Vaseline┬« Petroleum Jelly is a mixture of mineral oils, paraffin and microcrystalline waxes that, when blended together, create something remarkable – a smooth jelly that has a melting point just above body temperature. The result – it literally melts into skin, flowing into the spaces between cells and the gaps in our lipid barrier. Once there, it re-solidifies, locking itself in place.

Vaseline┬« Petroleum Jelly serves two functions: First it helps keep the outside world out – it protects skin from the effects of weather and exposure. Second, it acts like a sealant to help keep the inside world in – it forms an occlusive barrier to the natural water loss of our skin. So skin that is dry and chapped is protected from drying elements, enabling skin-softening moisture to build up naturally from inside the skin itself.

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