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PENETRATING LUBRICANT

Posted: August 1, 2014

A rust inhibitor, a dielectric spray, an extreme-pressure lubricant… they’re all ways to define Termin-8R. Now
owned by Spectra Products Inc., better known for its popular Brake Safe visual brake-stroke indicator, the product has
almost countless uses in trucking. Among them is its ability to dissolve corrosion on contact, says Spectra,
which means it’s also able to free up seized metal parts like bolts and lug nuts. It’s also said to be extremely successful in lubricating rolling doors, chains, pulleys and fifth-wheel springs and rails.

But its most useful ‘skill’ may be its ability to protect – or even revive – trailer wiring. Spectra says the same
properties that allow Termin-8R to stop electrolysis makes it ideal for treating electrical connections and
equipment. It’s claimed to penetrate and neutralize oxidation and displace moisture to re-establish circuitry.

Spray it on power sources, antenna bases, micro switches, pins and connectors to prevent corrosive buildup or
moisture contamination. With a dielectric of nearly 40,000 volts, it can be applied to control panels, circuit
boards and switches, and electric motors. It has even revived parts after immersion in salt water, the maker
says.

When applied to existing corrosion, Termin-8R penetrates the oxidation, displaces moisture, and then lays
down an ultra-thin barrier that prevents further oxidation for a year or more, depending upon its exposure to the
environment, elements and abrasion. Even the high-pressure washers common in trucking won’t dislodge it, Spectra claims.

Available in 400g aerosol spray cans (including cases of 12) or in bulk (4-liter jugs and 20-liter pails), the
product won’t harm silicone, rubber, or latex.

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