Advantages of Waxoyl over other oils, waxes and greases due to its micronised structure:
1. Optimum film thickness not so important. Because the white spirit can evaporate much easier, it is less important to apply exactly the right film thickness. This makes the product more "idiot proof" and (in theory!) allows "do-it-yourselfers" to achieve reasonable results with poor equipment and technique. (You should bear in mind however that the micronised structure does not make the Waxoyl completely "idiot proof" and in a hidden cavity on your precious classic car, can you afford to take the risk? A proper application by myself will definitely work whereas an unskilled application may not even reach more than 10% of the surface of the cavity and with a very poor application, may even slump into one place where it will all "pancake" off.)
2. "Mechanical Shrinkage" greatly enhanced leading to fantastic penetrating and creeping properties. (Because Waxoyl is so thick and viscous and apparently unmanageable, some people wonder how it can possibly be penetrative. Dubious claims by manufacturers of other (less viscous) products about how their formulations are 20 or 100 or 1,000 times more penetrative than other rustproofing oils or waxes, add to the confusion.) Because the white spirit is able to evaporate much easier due to the micronised wax particles being in dispersion rather than solution, the "mechanical shrinkage" discussed earlier is greatly enhanced. Waxoyl contains 70% white spirit. It can easily be seen that the dry film will be much thinner than the wet film. As the film slowly sets, the inhibiting "ions" (or "tadpoles" as the old Finnegans cans used to call them) can freely move around and seek out ions on the surface to lock onto. The Waxoyl will thus soak into the rust like a sponge and penetrate right into the seams (penetration test - click here for details).
3. Micronised Structure means the coating is flexible and has enhanced "self-healing" when damaged. On very heavy rust, repeated freeze/thaw cycles will lead to movement of the "crust" of rust on the surface. Because of the micronized structure, the Waxoyl film amalgamated into the crust is able to move much more easily without breaking up.
4. Micronised structure means enhanced moisture dispersal. Slushing oils in general will still work when applied to damp surfaces. All the ingredients of the slushing oil will tend to work towards dispersing any moisture. With Waxoyl this is enhanced because the micronised particles of wax with their inhibitors will lock onto the metals surface and displace the moisture. This can migrate through the drying film to the surface and evaporate more easily because the white spirit is in a "pure" state without waxes and inhibitors dissolved in it.
The micronised structure has other advantages over the traditional wax type "slushing oil". In general the performance is improved around four fold over the same materials in solution.
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