Louden Seth wrote…
Boeshield T-9 v. the dreaded tinworm
Hi all -
I was prowling my local boating supply store doing some shopping
before Christmas when I came across an aerosol can of some stuff
called Boeshield T-9 Rust and Corrosion Protection. A search of the
archives indicates that this stuff is not well known to J-L listers
in general (only 3 “hits”) so I thought I would pass on the name.
Seems that this stuff was developed by Boeing for protection of
aircraft components. According to the can it is “a combination of
solvents, lubricants and waxes designed for penetration, moisture
displacement, lubrication and protection” that “dries to a thin waxy
film that clings to metal for months.” Might be just the thing for
vulnerable areas of our cars, especially the sills and other “hidden”
areas. Not to knock Waxoyl at all, but it has been around for a while
and I have to wonder if the technology of corrosion protection has
not advanced some since it was developed.
If you want to know more you can find information at
http://www.boeshield.com/index.htm including some technical data.
There is more info on the Aviation link than on the Automotive link.
Seems the manufacturer also makes a rust/stain remover which may or
may not be useful to us Jaguar nuts. The Boeshield T-9 is available
in bulk (gallon) and, although not cheap (I found the prices at my
boat store a bit lower than those on the Boeshield site - about $10
for a 12oz aerosol can) it is worth the money if it works, no? And if
one gallon is sufficient to coat the interior wings, fuselage, tail,
and control surfaces of a typical single engined aircraft, as the
manufacturer claims, all the surfaces we might want to coat should
take a liter or less.
I have no experience with this stuff. Has anyone else used it?
There are 3 major suppliers of corrosion preventatives used in light
airplanes. They are Boeshield T-9, ACF-50 and Corrosion X. In
addition, for lighter protection there is LPS and WD-40. The first 3
are designed for aluminum/magnesium corrosion protection and generally
speaking, airplanes are subjected to less rain and certainly less mud
and salt than cars. They tend to displace water and the recommended
protection period is 18 months to 2 years. Aerosol cans of 12 to 16 oz
run about $12. I haven’t used any on my airplane but it is corrosion
free, I’m in a relatively dry climate and the airplane is in a hangar.
I think recommending one over the other could lead to a discussion
similar to the one on tires.
I’m sure a Google search for these items will give you much more info
than you would like.
The archives and FAQ will answer many queries on the XJ series…
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