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Blaster Penetrating Catalyst

Part No. 16-PB Warranty Details  
This powerful, concentrated penetrating catalyst works to break free rusted joints and frozen parts. It is a non-evaporating lubricant that can even protect against further rust and corrosion.
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Aerosol:Yes
Liquid:Yes
Synthetic:No
Volume:11 oz

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BlasterPenetrating Catalyst
 
4.6

(based on 44 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (33)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (9)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (2)

95%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Easy to use (27)
  • Reliable (27)
  • Can withstand use (9)
  • Compact (5)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Home garage (34)
  • Automotive repair shop (25)
  • Upkeep (17)
  • Roadside repairs (15)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Mechanic (6), Auto enthusiast (5), Casual driver (3)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Auto enthusiast (21), Casual driver (14), Mechanic (12), Truck enthusiast (10)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

Loosens seized rusty parts

one of the best retail chemicals to break a rust bond. Repeated applications and leaving over time lets it work better. The fumes are strong and the can does not spray well upside down...Read complete review

one of the best retail chemicals to break a rust bond. Repeated applications and leaving over time lets it work better. The fumes are strong and the can does not spray well upside down in tight spaces. To spray upside down, spray right side up just beforehand.

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

Not that good

Was dissapointed with this product. Even after several applications and waiting periods, did very little to loosen up stuck screws/bolts.

Was dissapointed with this product. Even after several applications and waiting periods, did very little to loosen up stuck screws/bolts.

Reviewed by 44 customers

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5.0

Great product

By 

from WV

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Easy To Use
  • Reliable

Cons

    Best Uses

      Comments about Blaster Penetrating Catalyst:

      Works perfectly

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      (9 of 11 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      Awesome product

      By 

      from Lost Creek, WV

      About Me Auto Enthusiast

      Verified Buyer
      Level 3

      Pros

      • Easy To Use
      • Rust Buster
      • Works great

      Cons

      • Strong Smell

      Best Uses

      • Automotive Repair Shop
      • Break Free Any Rusty Bolt
      • Home Garage

      Comments about Blaster Penetrating Catalyst:

      Fantastic for removing any rusty bolt. Just douse with this stuff (the bolt, not yourself), let soak and repeat until that stuck puppy breaks free. To those that do not know, this is Popeye's urine bottled up and pressurized to help you bust through the rust and get that bolt out so you can fix whatever you may be working on. Guaranteed to eat rust alive!(do not get in eyes, has same effect) Warning - not to be used on cats, product is still in testing and not intended for that purpose.

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      (2 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      Rust buster

      By 

      from Macon, GA

      About Me Auto Enthusiast, Mechanic

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      Level 1

      Pros

      • Easy To Use
      • Reliable

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Automotive Repair Shop
        • Home Garage
        • Roadside Repairs

        Comments about Blaster Penetrating Catalyst:

        Great on all rusted nuts and bolts.

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        (2 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        works as it should

        By 

        from Florida

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        3 or more reviews submitted

        Pros

        • Easy To Use
        • Reliable

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Automotive Repair Shop
          • Home Garage
          • Roadside Repairs

          Comments about Blaster Penetrating Catalyst:

          works great

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          (3 of 6 customers found this review helpful)

           
          4.0

          Works

          By 

          from Eagle Lake, FL

          About Me Casual Driver

          Verified Buyer
          3 or more reviews submitted

          Pros

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Home Garage

              Comments about Blaster Penetrating Catalyst:

              It really works to break free rusty parts. Plus it has the best label claims ever.

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              (1 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

               
              5.0

              Great product!

              By 

              from Chicago, IL

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              Level 4

              Pros

              • Easy To Use
              • Reliable

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Automotive Repair Shop
                • Home Garage

                Comments about Blaster Penetrating Catalyst:

                Much better than WD-40 for getting things loose. Great value. Only product better is Aero-Kroil, but that's 4 times the cost.

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                (3 of 6 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                5.0

                Simply the best

                By 

                from Lindenhurst NY

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                3 or more reviews submitted

                Pros

                • Breaks Up Rust
                • Easy To Use
                • Reliable

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Automotive Repair Shop
                  • Roadside Repairs
                  • Upkeep

                  Comments about Blaster Penetrating Catalyst:

                  It is best to spray and let the product work its way into the rust. I had a wheel bearing that wouldn't separate from the hub. I sprayed it really good and let it sit for a few hours. The two pieces came right apart

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                  (2 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  5.0

                  Great Stuff!

                  By 

                  from Middletown, MD

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                  3 or more reviews submitted

                  Pros

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Home Garage

                      Comments about Blaster Penetrating Catalyst:

                      In it's price range, this is the best product I have found for getting rusted parts loose. With a lot of patience and this product I have accomplished many repairs, which at first appeared hopeless.

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                      (3 of 6 customers found this review helpful)

                       
                      5.0

                      Awesome

                      By 

                      from Bramwell. WV

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                      Level 2

                      Pros

                      • Reliable

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                        • Home Garage

                        Comments about Blaster Penetrating Catalyst:

                        4.18 is the cost for 11 ounces. But not here.

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                        (3 of 6 customers found this review helpful)

                         
                        5.0

                        I would buy this product again and again

                        By 

                        from Elgin, SC

                        About Me Truck Enthusiast

                        Verified Buyer
                        Level 2

                        Pros

                        • Easy To Use
                        • Reliable

                        Cons

                          Best Uses

                          • Automotive Repair Shop
                          • Home Garage
                          • Roadside Repairs
                          • Upkeep

                          Comments about Blaster Penetrating Catalyst:

                          This product is the best. Spray on rusted parts, let set for awhile and they loosen right up.

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                          • Q:

                            Does this product work on aluminum stuck to aluminum? I have an aluminum bicycle seat post in an aluminum frame.
                            Asked on 2/5/2015 by Bike Guy

                            1 answer

                            • CUSTOMER CARE

                              A:

                              I'm glad to assist, Bike Guy! This PB B'Laster (Part No. 16-PB) will work with your aluminum bicycle seat post and frame to free the stuck post. Be careful to not get the product on plastics, paint, rubber, fiberglass, belting or similar materials. PB is safe for all metals.

                              Answered on 2/5/2015 by Heath, ASE Parts Specialist from AAP
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                            Would like an MSDS sheet on this product?
                            Asked on 8/11/2013 by Chaney from Eastman, GA

                            1 answer

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                              A:

                              We greatly appreciate your interest in Advance Auto Parts. The required information for the MSDS of this Blaster Penetrating Catalyst - part# 16-PB has been sent to the email address provided. For any further assistance, you may also call us at: 1-877-238-2623 or visit the nearest Advance Auto Parts store and one of our Parts Pros will gladly assist you with any questions or concerns you may have.

                              Answered on 8/11/2013 by Vincent from AAP
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                            CAN I BUY THIS BY THE CASE
                            Asked on 4/1/2012 by Anonymous

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                              A:

                              We greatly appreciate your taking time to submit a review. Please call us at 1-877-ADVANCE (238-2623) and we would be more than happy to assist you.

                              Answered on 4/1/2012 by Aaron from AAP
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