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Post by Southernboy » Tue 26 Feb, 2013 17:45

You all know the product advertises itself by saying it magnetically sticks to the metal....Yeah well I didn't actually believe that spin until the rep challenged me. He took a large socket tool, (50mm)cleaned it with a dry paper towel to remove any oil etc.. (not that it had any on..I keep my tools clean and ready to use)
Anyhow, he dropped about 20 drops of Magnatec onto a painted board and stood the socket in the oil. The oil barey wet the socket as it stood with it's circular end in the oil as the oil had spread somewhat. He suggested I check the sides of the socket, all round after a couple of hours, which I did, and yes, the oil had defied gravity and "crept" up the total circumference of the socket to a height of around 15mm...!!
So I have to say, it does work. He then showed me another trick of this oil, he placed about 10ml onto a flat sheet of metal, he then placed the metal on the work bench, and after 5 minutes it was ascertained that the oil wasn't going anywhere because of any tilt in the plate. He took a Bic lighter, and used it to heat the plate from below and about 6 - 8 inches from the small pool of oil...well within 20 seconds the oil started moving towards the heated area..Neat demonstration of the product.
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Post by PCSAM » Tue 26 Feb, 2013 20:10

he is not a sales rep he is the local witch doctor :shock: did he do your effigy in oil by any chance ....... :? if he did I would remove your but-plug tonight just in-case :roll: :wink:
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Post by Southernboy » Tue 26 Feb, 2013 20:21

Hah hah...Not everything in Africa is witchcraft...I just found it quite amazing that the oil was actually attracted to the hot metal, and defied gravity to coat the metal..a comforting bit of knowledge when the car has stood for a few days.
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Post by pingu » Tue 26 Feb, 2013 21:07

Have you tried the same with a different oil, say Mobil One? I suspect that what you witnessed was capilliary action.
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Post by Southernboy » Tue 26 Feb, 2013 21:23

I haven't tried any other oils...but for capilliary action one needs capilliaries...this just crept up the sides of a rarge round socket spanner..inside and outside. He reckons it's a genuine magnetic attraction due to ingredients in the oil
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Post by Titan » Tue 26 Feb, 2013 22:12

I reckon he's a good salesman.
It would be interesting to see a control test with ANOther oil as Pingu suggested


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Post by Pierrick » Tue 26 Feb, 2013 23:24

Titan wrote:I reckon he's a good salesman.
It would be interesting to see a control test with ANOther oil as Pingu suggested


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I do agree. Magnatec is surely a vary good oil, but I think it would be interesting to compare...

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Post by Southernboy » Wed 27 Feb, 2013 05:23

....Snake oil..?? :wink:
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Post by pingu » Thu 28 Feb, 2013 21:24

Capilliary action will happen with any material that is not perfectly smooth. I can't think of the word at the moment, but it is the same reason that champagne fizzes in a glass.
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Post by Beemer Man » Fri 01 Mar, 2013 16:16

Nucleation?

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Post by Olly2012 » Fri 01 Mar, 2013 17:41

I thought champagne fizzed in a glass coz you'd opened the bottle poured it out and not drunk it yet :-)

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Post by pingu » Fri 01 Mar, 2013 18:51

Beemer Man wrote:Nucleation?
That's it :D. Although "inclusions" seems to ring a bell.

I feel a session on Google beckons :rtm: :nerd: .
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Post by Beemer Man » Fri 01 Mar, 2013 20:41

Quite possible, too!

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Post by Southernboy » Fri 01 Mar, 2013 21:10

I think it's occlusions which cause champs to bubble, and urban creep is like capilliary action, but if oil creeps up metal, why pump it from the earth..a long pipe would be fine..?? :D
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Post by pingu » Fri 01 Mar, 2013 22:25

Southernboy wrote:I think it's occlusions which cause champs to bubble, and urban creep is like capilliary action, but if oil creeps up metal, why pump it from the earth..a long pipe would be fine..?? :D
The word "occlusion" sounds more correct than "inclusion", so I'll go with that :D .

I've never heard of urban creep, but Google is my friend :wink: .
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Post by paul.s » Sat 02 Mar, 2013 07:00

if the oil is magnetic I bet the filter has a hard time trying to filter the fine metal particles out of it :?

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