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    Hi there can anyone tell me the best stuff to use to free rusty n seized clips please, does hydrolic oil and putting fittings in a cement mixer work? Thanks

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    Depends on how bad the fittings are seized up mate. If its just to get them going, there are many methods that are good for that and lads on here have their own methods and ways to get them going again. Oil, derv, and if you have a few bob to spare, WD-40.
    An impact wrench can also be good as the vibration can free a fitting of its rust.
    Good luck.
    I have heard of fittings thrown in a oil drum and let soaked in oil, but not a mixer.

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    work out first how long its going to take you to service one fitting
    free it up
    oil it
    paint it
    multiply that by your hourly rate
    then think how much to buy one?

    so whats the answer👺
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    You are probably right Hatterscaff, but I have always hated the throwaway society. Keep them soaked in clip lube or scaffeze until you are quiet and they will be like new after a couple of runs.

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    What would you boys do?? I have alot to free up and want the quickest and chespest way if possible? Many thanks

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    Hatter is probably right, fittings are pretty cheap nowadays and labour is expensive. I personally, would still service them.

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    we still service them
    but the pain in watching the lads take an eternity to do a bin drives me up the wall
    i suppose I'm just tight or is it environmentally green👼
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    We use veggy oil, no need to have a coshh cert and it keeps them lubed for a good while..
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    Scrap em then put the proceeds to new ones.
    Environmentally friendly as your recycling them, you don't waste earning time servicing them, you have nice new fittings to work with, just look after the new ones

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    By the sound if it he has come across a load of old fittings and rather scrapping them wants to put them back into service.
    Nowt wrong with recycling. As I said mate there are plenty of options, the obvious one is the quickest and cheapest way to do it.What do you have handy at the time?
    On oil drum and all sorts of oily stuff mixed in?
    Let them soak!

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