The Competition

competing_productsThere are a lot of products on the market that make the claim, “Penetrates, Lubricates, and Protects”. They may offer some ability to do so, but in real world conditions usually  they are not effective enough to justify their use. This has limited the use of corrosion inhibitors prior to the availability of TC-11.

You may have tried a corrosion inhibitor before and stopped using it because it either evaporates and allows corrosion to take place or it hardens to form a wax film that interferes with the piece of equipment you want to protect.

 

TC-11 offers a completely different level of corrosion inhibiting performance that significantly exceeds customer’s expectations. TC-11 has no equal.


Tests that accurately portray the performance of corrosion inhibitors in real world conditions using the following technique:

Standard steel test panels are chemically cleaned to provide a uniform level of corrosion.

  1. The panels are treated once with a competing product.
  2. The panels are mounted on a panel and exposed to exactly the same environmental exposure.
  3. The appearance of the panel is monitored by photographing the panel with a high resolution digital camera on a daily basis.
  4. The test procedure was designed so that any interested party can duplicate the results.

The photographs shown in each of the following tabs present the corrosion state of identical steel coupons that were treated once with a corrosion inhibitor and exposed to twenty-four hours per day of tropical sunlight, intermittent rain, a salt breeze, and a daily condensation cycle.

Visual Test Results of TC-11 versus each of the following competitive products:

  • WD-40

    WD-40


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    The coupon treated with WD-40 is showing signs of corrosion after three days of exposure. Based upon performance the price point for TC-11 should be $21.00 for an 11.8-ounce aerosol.

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  • LPS-2

    LPS-2®

    LPS-2® is one of the earliest corrosion inhibitors. LPS-2® offers performance that is similar to WD-40®. The photographs below present the corrosion state of identical steel coupons that were treated once with a corrosion inhibitor and exposed to twenty-four hours per day of tropical sunlight, intermittent rain, a salt breeze, and a daily condensation cycle.LPS-2_3

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  • LPS-3

    LPS-3®

    LPS-3® is a heavy duty version of LPS-2®. It is a wax based product, i.e. it forms a wax film. The wax film interferes with the operation of mechanisms, and can only be removed with a solvent. In addition, LPS-3 does not function as a lubricant or a penetrant. The photographs below present the corrosion state of identical steel coupons that were treated once with a corrosion inhibitor and exposed to 24 hours per day direct tropical sunlight,  intermittent rain, a salt breeze, and a daily condensation cycle.

    LPS-3_3

    LPS-3_21

  • LPS Heavy Duty Silicone

    LPS® Heavy Duty Silicone

    Many customers prefer silicone lubricants and corrosion inhibitors because they are “dry” and they “do not accumulate dust”. The reason that they are “dry”  and “do not accumulate dust” is because they are not there!  The photographs below present the corrosion state of identical steel coupons that were treated once with a corrosion inhibitor and exposed to direct sunlight,  intermittent rain, a salt breeze, and a daily condensation cycle.LPS Heavy Duty Silicone_3LPS Heavy Duty Silicone_21

  • CRC 3-36

    CRC® 3-36

    The photographs below present the corrosion state of identical steel coupons that were treated once with a corrosion inhibitor and exposed to direct sunlight,  intermittent rain, a salt breeze, and a daily condensation cycle.CRC 3-36

    CRC 3-36_21

  • CRC-6-56

    CRC® 6-56

    The following photographs present the corrosion state of identical steel coupons that were treated once with a corrosion inhibitor and exposed to direct sunlight,  intermittent rain, a salt breeze, and a daily condensation cycle.

    CRC 6-56_3

    CRC 6-56_21

  • Tri-Flow

    Tri-Flow®

    The photographs below present the corrosion state of identical steel coupons that were treated once with a corrosion inhibitor and exposed to direct sunlight,  intermittent rain, a salt breeze, and a daily condensation cycle. 

    Three Days Exposure

    Tri-Flow_3

    Tri-Flow_21

  • Corrosion Block

      Corrosion Block®

    The photographs below present the corrosion state of identical steel coupons that were treated once with a corrosion inhibitor and exposed to 24 hours per day of direct sunlight, intermittent rain, and a daily condensation cycle.

    Corrosion Block_3

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  • CorrosionX

    CorrosionX®

    The photographs below present the corrosion state of identical steel coupons that were treated once with a corrosion inhibitor and exposed to direct sunlight,  intermittent rain, a salt breeze, and a daily condensation cycle.

    CorrosionX_3

  • Boeshield T-9

    Boeshield® T-9

    The photographs below present the corrosion state of identical steel coupons that were treated once with a corrosion inhibitor and exposed to direct sunlight,  intermittent rain, a salt breeze, and a daily condensation cycle.

    Boeshield T-9_3

    Boeshield T-9_21

  • CRC Heavy Duty Siicone

    CRC® Heavy Duty Silicone

    Many customers prefer silicone lubricants and corrosion inhibitors because they are “dry” and they “do not accumulate dust”. The reason that they are “dry”  and “do not accumulate dust” is because they are not there! The photographs below indicate the condition of identical test panels that were treated once with a competing product and exposed to direct sunlight, intermittent rainfall, and a daily condensation cycle.

    CRC Heavy Duty Silicone

    CRC Heavy Duty Silicone_21

  • PB Blaster

    PB Blaster®

    The PB Blaster label states, “PB also displaces moisture and DOES NOT EVAPORATE. It remains on the surface as a LUBRICANT and RUST INHIBITOR”. The label also states, “CAUTION: PB B’LASTER may effect some plastics”, and it includes a demonstration of how effective PB Blaster is at melting styrofoam! The photographs below indicate the condition of identical test panels that were treated once with a competing product and exposed to direct sunlight, intermittent rainfall, and a daily condensation cycle.

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    PB Blaster_21

  • Valvoline Synpower

    Valvoline® Synpower®

    Valvoline® Synpower® Penetrating Lubricant makes the claim “Outperforms WD-40®for Lubrication (and) Rust Prevention”. The photographs below indicate the condition of identical test panels that were treated once with a competing product and exposed to direct sunlight, intermittent rainfall, and a daily condensation cycle.

    Valvoline Synpower_3

    Valvoline Synpower_21

  • Amsoil MP

    Amsoil® MP

     Amsoil MP® makes the claim “Stops rust and corrosion. Form(s) a tough, protective film”. The photographs below indicate the condition of identical test panels that were treated once with a competing product and exposed to direct sunlight, intermittent rainfall, and a daily condensation cycle.

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  • Carwell CP-90

    Carwell CP-90

     The photographs below indicate the condition of identical test panels that were treated once with a competing product and exposed to direct sunlight, intermittent rainfall, and a daily condensation cycle.

    Carwell CP-90_3

    Carewell CP-90_26

As you can see from these test results, the competing products may be different but the result is always the same: TC-11 offers vastly superior performance, usually at a lower price and always at a higher value,