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Blaster Penetrating Catalyst

Part No. 16-PB Warranty  
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
 
4.5

(based on 35 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (25)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (8)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (2)

94%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Easy to use (21)
  • Reliable (21)
  • Can withstand use (9)
  • Compact (5)

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Home garage (27)
    • Automotive repair shop (20)
    • Upkeep (16)
    • Roadside repairs (12)
      • Reviewer Profile:
      • Mechanic (6), Auto enthusiast (5), Casual driver (3)
      • Reviewer Profile:
      • Auto enthusiast (14), Casual driver (11), Mechanic (8), Truck enthusiast (8)

    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 35 customers

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    5.0

    I would buy this product again and again

    By HB

    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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      5.0

      awesome stuff

      By zoomzoom2010

      from milwaukee, wi

      About Me Auto Enthusiast, Casual Driver, Mechanic

      Verified Buyer
      Level 1

      Pros

      • Can Withstand Use
      • Compact Design
      • Easy To Use
      • Reliable

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Automotive Repair Shop
        • Home Garage
        • Upkeep

        Comments about Blaster Penetrating Catalyst:

        Awesome stuff. Spray this on bolts on a catalytic converter. Let sit for couple hours. Bolts came off without a problem and bolts were rusty. This is good stuff just give it some time to sit before trying to remove rusty bolts.

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        5.0

        Great Stuff

        By Unhappy Customer

        from Morgantown WV

        About Me Auto Enthusiast

        Verified Buyer
        Level 2

        Pros

        • Can Withstand Use
        • Easy To Use
        • Reliable

        Cons

          Best Uses

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

          Comments about Blaster Penetrating Catalyst:

          Good Stuff

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          4.0

          Works Great

          By Big John

          from Ripley, WV

          About Me Casual Driver, Mechanic, Truck Enthusiast

          Verified Buyer
          Level 2

          Pros

          • Can Withstand Use
          • Easy To Use
          • Reliable

          Cons

          • None

          Best Uses

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

          Comments about Blaster Penetrating Catalyst:

          Works great!

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          5.0

          Excelent Penetrating Catalyst

          By Jeep Guy

          from Winter Springs, Fl.

          About Me Auto Enthusiast, Truck Enthusiast

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          Verified Buyer
          Level 4

          Pros

          • Can Withstand Use
          • Easy To Use
          • Reliable

          Cons

          • None

          Best Uses

          • Automotive Repair Shop
          • Home Garage
          • Upkeep

          Comments about Blaster Penetrating Catalyst:

          This is a good quality product. I use it all the time and it works better than any other penetrating catalyst I have tried.

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          5.0

          Works as advertised, better than WD40!

          By I can see!

          from Elk River, MN

          About Me Auto Enthusiast, Mechanic, Truck Enthusiast

          Verified Buyer
          Level 3

          Pros

          • Easy To Use

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Automotive Repair Shop
            • Home Garage
            • Upkeep

            Comments about Blaster Penetrating Catalyst:

            Used to free up rusted bolts on truck and frozen steering on snowmobile. Tried WD40 and another off brand, soaked with WD40 for a few days and then tried off brand for 30 min and neither worked. 3-5 minutes with Blaster Penetrating Catalyst and truck bolts (on sway bar links) were able to be loosened and snowmobile steering was freed up where I could turn handlebars again. Was amazed at the difference. Then bought Blaster All-Purpose Lubricant to spray on steering, used all winter so far without any problems. Great product!

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            5.0

            Does what it says

            By Jon

            from Indianapolis, IN

            About Me Casual Driver

            Verified Buyer
            3 or more reviews submitted

            Pros

            • Easy To Use

            Cons

            • Messy

            Best Uses

            • Home Garage

            Comments about Blaster Penetrating Catalyst:

            The 'con' isn't really fair as cleaning gunk is messy in general, but had to put something in there.

            Product works great. Used it to loosen my brake rotors when I changed them. Also helped get the retaining pins out of the brakes without too much fuss.

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            4.0

            breaks through rust

            By tim

            from London, OH

            About Me Casual Driver

            Verified Buyer
            Level 1

            Pros

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Home Garage

                Comments about Blaster Penetrating Catalyst:

                Used to get apart rusted on rotors. Took two cans and a few days, but got the job done

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                5.0

                Absolutely the best

                By Greasy Hands

                from Bethlehem, PA

                About Me Mechanic

                Verified Buyer
                3 or more reviews submitted

                Pros

                • Easy To Use
                • Reliable

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Automotive Repair Shop

                  Comments about Blaster Penetrating Catalyst:

                  This is the best penetrant I have ever used, hands down. Local STS buys it by the case. WD-40 is good, but this is better. You can't go wrong with it. Fact that it is also a lubricant, prevents further rust, and does not evaporate is secondary to the main purpose, but a plus. Take a frozen bolt or nut and soak it for a day, if you have the time, and it will come off.

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                  4.0

                  worth the cost!

                  By thom with the black sable

                  from MELROSE,MA.

                  About Me Auto Enthusiast, Casual Driver

                  Verified Buyer
                  Level 3

                  Pros

                  • Can Withstand Use
                  • Many Varied Uses For Exa
                  • Reliable

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Automotive Repair Shop
                    • Home Garage
                    • Upkeep

                    Comments about Blaster Penetrating Catalyst:

                    I use this like any other penetrating spray. I also spray all the old and rusty parts under the car, Such as the steering and suspension it really keeps the RUST away.

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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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