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FAQs

FAQs
Will Tufoil Gun-Coat prevent corrosion as well as lubricate?

Tufoil Gun-Coat is engineered to prevent corrosion, carbon, lead and copper build-up, while providing the superior lubrication of Tufoil Technology.

Will Tufoil Gun-Coat leave an oily residue?

No, Tufoil Gun-Coat is solvent free so it will not become tacky or evaporate. Gun-Coat is engineered for a thin boundary film that will adsorb into the metal.

When should I apply Tufoil Gun-Coat to my firearms?

Tufoil Gun-Coat should be applied to a clean firearm. The precision tip applicators allow for a pin-point precision application. Less is more.

Where on my firearms should I use Tufoil Gun-Coat?

After cleaning your firearm use Gun-Coat to lubricate. Apply to all moving parts, slides, springs, trigger mechanisms, inside and outside of the barrel. The precision tip applicators allow for a pin-point precision application. Less is more.

Are there any types of oil/greases that Tufoil for Industrial Use should not be used with?

Yes, Tufoil for Industrial Use should not be used with glycol-based oils. To test compatibility, blend or shake one ounce of Tufoil with ten ounces of the host oil. If there is separation Tufoil is not compatible with the host oil.

Can we use Tufoil for Industrial Use in our central lubrication system?

Yes, Tufoil for Industrial Use can be used to improve the efficiency of your central lubrication system if the system is using a petroleum or synthetic based oil. You will want to be sure to add Tufoil for Industrial Use at a ratio of one-part Tufoil to ten parts host oil.

For what type of industrial applications is Tufoil for Industrial Use effective?

All applications that utilize a petroleum or synthetic oil for lubrication. This includes machinery, compressors, gearboxes, standard transmissions, pumps, forklift trucks, hydraulic systems (except those using glycol-based oils,) stamping and deep drawing.

Will Tufoil for Industrial Use lower the operating temperature of machinery?

Yes, Tufoil for Industrial Use is formulated to reduce friction and operating temperatures.

In what ways will Tufoil for Industrial Use improve machinery operation in my facility?

Tufoil for Industrial Use is formulated to protect against scoring and scratching in operations such as stamping and deep drawing. When used in machinery, Tufoil for Industrial Use reduces wear, noise, vibration and friction while improving production quality and minimizing downtime. Tufoil for Industrial Use reduces heat and operating oil temperatures, lowers starting torque, extends oil-drain intervals, eliminates sheet metal cracking, cuts waste, and speeds up production.

Can Tufoil for Industrial Use be used in any gearbox?

Tufoil for Industrial Use can be used in gearboxes that contain petroleum or synthetic based oils. Tufoil for Industrial Use cannot be used with gearboxes containing glycol-based oils.

How does Tufoil Technology make HinderRUST a better rust inhibitor?

Tufoil Technology allows HinderRUST to aggressively wet across metal surfaces by using boundary film technology to provide superior corrosion protection.

Which HinderRUST product will best protect metal that is stored outdoors?

HinderRUST HV100 is the best option for metal stored outdoors.

Which HinderRUST product is best for protecting against flash rusting for a period up to 60 days?

HinderRUST R2.0 is best used for temporary surface protection after fabrication, or during storage or transportation.

Which form of HinderRUST is easiest to remove?

HinderRUST R2.0 is our removable formula that can be removed by pressure washing or washing with soapy water.

What are some of the common household uses for HinderRUST?

HinderRUST is commonly used on nuts, bolts, hinges, door handles, door locks, trailers, hitches and wire harnesses, yard art, vehicles, gardening tools and home equipment.

What is the NSN for Formula-8?

8030-01-527-7193

Does Formula-8 contain solvents?

No, Formula-8 is solvent-free and non-hazardous.

In what range of temperatures will Formula-8 continue to work?

Formula-8 will remain stable from -400°F up to 500°F.

Can Formula-8 be used to seal natural gas systems?

Yes, Formula-8 is safe to use in natural gas systems.

Can Formula-8 be used to seal fuel lines?

Yes, Formula-8 is safe to use in fuel systems.

For what size threads is Formula-8 appropriate?

Formula-8 can be used alone on threaded connections ¾” and smaller. In some cases, threaded connections larger than ¾” will benefit from two wraps of our Full Density PTFE Tape in addition to the Formula-8 to assist with bulk fill on those larger, more course threads.

When was Formula-8 invented?

Formula-8 was engineered back in 1967 to replace PTFE tape.

Can Formula-8 be used with liquid and gaseous oxygen?

Yes, Formula-8 is liquid and gaseous-oxygen safe under ASTM G72-82 and G86 (NASA) testing standards.

Does LOX-8 Paste prevent galling of stainless steel fittings?

Yes, Lox-8 Paste is a tremendous anti-galling agent and is formulated to protect and lubricate stainless steel threaded connections.

Is LOX-8 Paste corrosive?

No, LOX-8 Paste is super hydrophobic and will aid in corrosion prevention.

Are there any acids that will negatively impact the performance of LOX-8 Paste?

LOX-8 Paste is compatible with and will not react to acids. To confirm compatibility in your specific application, please see our Technical Data Sheet or submit a question to our engineers.

Will chlorine make LOX-8 ineffective?

No, LOX-8 Paste is approved by the Chlorine Institute (Pamphlet 164) for safe use in chlorine systems.

Can LOX-8 Paste and Grease be used in food processing and handling equipment?

Yes, LOX-8 Paste and Grease is NSF approved for use in food processing areas, non-food contact.

Does LOX-8 Paste contain solvents?

No, Lox-8 Paste is solvent-free and non-hazardous.

Under what pressures is LOX-8 effective?

10,000PSI or 4000PSI pure oxygen

In what range of temperatures will LOX-8 Paste continue to work?

Lox-8 Paste will remain stable from -400°F up to 500°F. As with all things at absolute zero, LOX-8 Paste gets hard but as the temperature begins to rise, LOX-8 will return to a paste.

For which bottled gases is LOX-8 Paste an effective thread sealant?

LOX-8 Paste is chemically compatible with most industrial and medical grade gases, including acetylene, carbon dioxide, helium, hydrogen, oxygen and propane. For a full list of compatible chemicals, please see our Technical Data Sheet.

For what size threads is LOX-8 Paste appropriate?

LOX-8 can be used alone on threaded connections ¾” and smaller. In some cases, threaded connections larger than ¾” will benefit from two wraps of our Full Density PTFE Tape in addition to the LOX-8 to assist with bulk fill on those larger, more course threads.

Is LOX-8 Paste effective in sealing urea tanks?

Yes, LOX-8 Paste is resistant to harsh chemicals including urea.

What is the NSN for LOX-8 Paste?

830-00-829-3982

What makes Tufoil Engine Treatment so effective in helping engines run better and longer?

Tufoil’s proprietary blend of high-end synthetics and PTFE particles help your motor run more efficiently with less internal friction and decreased operating temperatures.

Will Tufoil Engine Treatment increase the interval between oil changes?

By creating a more efficiently running engine, you may see an increase in oil life. You will want to be sure you are properly testing your oil through a certified oil analysis company before extending time between oil changes.

Can Tufoil Engine Treatment be used with all automotive engines?

Tufoil is compatible with all 4-cycle engines that utilize standard or synthetic oils. In the past, we did not recommend using Tufoil with wet clutches, but we are currently testing this and preliminary results suggest using Tufoil with wet clutches may not be a problem.

What are the primary benefits of using Tufoil Engine Treatment in a car or truck?

Tufoil is formulated to increase your motor’s efficiency by decreasing internal friction and overall operating temperatures. Tufoil Engine Treatment keeps unwanted particles and sludge in suspension, allowing filters to work more efficiently. Efficiently running engines and filters use less gas, need fewer repairs, run smoother and last longer.

How does Fluoramics use PTFE?

Fluoramics’ products are engineered with PTFE to assist our formulations in three main functions.

  1. PTFE will not be wetted by water or products containing water, so PTFE is used in Fluoramics products to displace water from metal surfaces.
  2. PTFE is very non-reactive, so it can safely be used with all kinds of hazardous chemicals involved in the industries we serve.
  3. PTFE has one of the lowest coefficients of friction, so it aids in our lubrication technology.
What is PTFE?

PTFE stands for Polytetrafluoroethylene. PTFE is a synthetic fluoropolymer that has many desirable characteristics including outstanding chemical resistance, having one of the lowest coefficients of friction of any solid, and being super hydrophobic.

Are there oils with which Tufoil Engine Treatment should not be used?

Tufoil should not be used with glycol-based oils.

Why should I use Tufoil Engine Treatment instead of other engine treatments?

Tufoil Engine Treatment has been tested by the U.S Government at the National Bureau of Standards. Their results prove that the surface friction of Tufoil (.029), makes it the most slippery substance known to man!

How often should I change my oil?

We recommend you change your oil and filter every 3,000 miles. However, many of our customers find that their oil is still clean at this point because of Tufoil’s ability to cut friction and wear. They will then make the decision to extend oil changes accordingly.

How much Tufoil Engine Treatment should I use?

We recommend 8 ounces of Tufoil as an initial treatment when you change your oil. (This would be for the standard 4-5 quart crankcase…less for smaller engines.) After this initial treatment, just 4-ounces of Tufoil added to the crankcase at each oil change is sufficient. The basic guideline would be 2 ounces for each quart as an initial treatment and 1 ounce per quart at each oil change after that.

Will Tufoil Engine Treatment help my car’s acceleration?

Yes. Many engines tend to lurch and hesitate when the accelerator is rapidly depressed. Tufoil dramatically reduces the metal to metal drag under these high shock stress conditions.

Can I use Tufoil Engine Treatment with my boat engine?

Tufoil works well in 4-cycle marine engines. It should be used in the same manner as automotive engines. It is also used in the lower unit gear box where the propeller is located. Tufoil contains rust inhibitors that will help protect a marine engine when it is shut down.

How does Tufoil Engine Treatment work with diesel engines?

Quite well. Independent tests show that Tufoil increases the cranking speed of cold diesels by 9.6%. Naturally, easier starting means that your battery life should be greatly extended as well! Users report startling acceleration with diesels using Tufoil.

Can I use Tufoil Engine Treatment in my differential?

Yes you can. Use about one part Tufoil in ten parts high-grade differential oil. It’ll run cooler. Tufoil has no known adverse effect on posi-traction clutches.

How does Tufoil Engine Treatment impact fuel injection?

Fuel injected engines are self adjusting, and automatically idle themselves back when the lubricant is improved with Tufoil, just as the carburetor would have done.

How does Tufoil Engine Treatment affect my idle speed?

On older engines, it is not at all unusual for the idle speed to increase when Tufoil is used. If the engine block has warped or has serious internal friction problems, the improvement with Tufoil can be quite dramatic. It will be less noticeable in loose engines that are in tip-top shape.

Does Tufoil Engine Treatment prolong engine life?

You can literally “double the life of your engine” by using Tufoil regularly! Most people consider 100,000 miles normal for their car. If you use Tufoil regularly at every oil change, you can expect at least 200,000…that’s not uncommon! Fewer repairs, together with longevity of the engine, really add up quickly.

Can Tufoil Engine Treatment be used in my motorcycle and ATV?

Yes, Tufoil can be used in any 4-cycle motorcycle or ATV that uses standard motor oil. In the past, we did not recommend using Tufoil with wet clutches, but we are currently testing this and preliminary results suggest using Tufoil with wet clutches may not be a problem.

What about my new car warranty?

Your new car warranty will not be affected by using Tufoil.

Will using Tufoil Engine Treatment help with an engine that burns oil?

Many old engines show signs of oil burning. Tufoil can help in some cases by freeing up partially sticking piston rings. There have been some dramatic improvements reported from the field where Tufoil freed up the rings and they started working properly again. However, if the rings are cemented solid in their grooves or the cylinder is scored, no lubricant can eliminate the smoking.

Will Tufoil Engine Treatment harm my oil filter?

Not at all. The PTFE particles in Tufoil are so small, they pass through the filter as if it wasn’t even there!

Does Tufoil Engine Treatment work with older engines?

Yes. However, if you have an old classic that ran on oils before 1950, we recommend taking the engine apart and physically cleaning the sludge out of the crankcase and out of the valve covers before using Tufoil. A high detergent oil can stir that material up and cause problems.

Will Tufoil Engine Treatment help during hot weather starting?

Tufoil helps prevent the clamping of hot parts and you will find hot starting much easier. New laboratory test data shows that engine oil runs 42% cooler with Tufoil.

Will Tufoil Engine Treatment help during cold weather starting?

The Canadian government tested Tufoil at their cold regions lab in Kapuskasing and found an increase of nearly 10% in cranking speed! Their tests also showed an improvement in fuel economy during cold weather operation.

Can I use Tufoil Engine Treatment with synthetic oils?

Yes, Tufoil is compatible with synthetic motor oils. Tufoil should not be used with glycol-based oils.

How does Tufoil Engine Treatment work with turbo chargers?

Turbo-charged engines work extremely well with Tufoil in the crankcase. Bearings run cooler and quieter, plus Tufoil Technology extends bearing life.

How does Tufoil Engine Treatment affect engine wear?

Tufoil stands head and shoulders above the rest. We have run thousands of abrasion tests in our lab over the last 25 years and no other oil additive performs close to Tufoil. For results of these tests, call us and we’ll be happy to send them to you FREE of charge.

Can I add Tufoil Engine Treatment to wheel bearing grease?

Wheel bearing and chassis greases benefit from the addition of Tufoil. Don’t use too much or the stiffness of the grease will be lost. It will become too fluid. Mix about one part Tufoil to ten parts grease. Mix thoroughly so the final product is uniform. Remember! In disk brake cars, the disks get very hot due to braking, not friction from the bearings. If you use too much Tufoil, the grease’s melting point can drop too low and cause it to run out of the bearing.

Do I have to wait for the next oil change or can I start using Tufoil Engine Treatment right now?

On new cars, we recommend adding Tufoil at your manufacturer’s recommended first oil change. On other cars, you can add Tufoil to your engine oil right away. Please understand that the use of Tufoil does not change the frequency of your oil changes. Please continue to change at your normal intervals.

Should I use Tufoil Engine Treatment in my transmission?

Tufoil is too slippery to use in automatic transmissions. The oils in transmissions need to be a bit grabby or the clutches won’t work properly. In manual transmissions, about one part Tufoil in ten parts high-grade transmission oil will make them run cooler and shift smoother.

Can Tufoil Engine Treatment be used in all engines?

Tufoil may be used in all 4-cycle engines including boats, recreational vehicles, 4-wheelers, motorcycles, and snowmobiles. It should not be used in 2-cycle engines. If you are unsure if your engine is 4-cycle or 2-cycle, please check engine specifications.

What is HinderRUST?

HinderRUST is a one-of-a-kind solvent-free rust stopper and lubricant that uses a proprietary PTFE technology to protect metals. Corrosion is annually a billion dollar problem and HinderRUST‘s engineered approach to surface film management protects surfaces against oxygen and moisture. Key to its success is the HinderRUST‘s ability to spread and wick into otherwise unreachable areas, thereby making it perfect for wire ropes and cables and hard-to-reach areas on equipment and machinery.

What is rust?

According to Wikipedia, rust is stated as this,

“Rust is a general term for describing iron oxides. In colloquial usage, the term is applied to red oxides, formed by the reaction of iron and oxygen in the presence of water or air moisture. There are also other forms of rust, such as the result of the reaction of iron and chloride in an environment deprived of oxygen, such as rebar used in underwater concrete pillars, which generates green rust. Several forms of rust are distinguishable visually and by spectroscopy, and form under different circumstances.[1] Rust consists of hydrated iron(III) oxides Fe2O3·nH2O and iron(III) oxide-hydroxideFeO(OH)·Fe(OH)3”

According to NACE, formerly known as the National Association of Corrosion Engineers, rust causes billions of dollars in damages each year. Not only is it unsightly, untreated corrosion weakens metals and causes permanent damage.

How does HinderRUST fare with salt water?

HinderRUST has several advantages over other rust stoppers on the market. For one thing, HinderRUST uses no solvents. That means it doesn’t evaporate away like many other rust inhibiting products. For another, HinderRUST is engineered to create a barrier between surfaces and outside elements such as salt, moisture, and oxygen. Those two things make HinderRUST extremely good at providing protection from corrosion in all conditions, even in coastal areas.

One of the biggest problems in our factory is machines jamming because of rust. Does HinderRUST work well with manufacturing equipment?

Yes! Not only does HinderRUST prevent rust from forming or spreading, its lubricating properties help free up areas prone to freezing or jamming. Use HinderRUST on gears, wiring, nuts, bolts, and just about any place else to can think of to prevent maintenance issues resulting from rust. We like to say “HinderRUST Keeps the World Moving.”