Lanoguard rust protection

  1. decca

    decca Forum Supporter

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    I’ve got a camper van and would like to give it a bit of protection on some parts underneath that have a bit of surface rust.
    Came across lanoguard (seems to be made of sheep) does anyone have any experience of this product?


    https://www.lanoguard.co.uk/pages/why-lanoguard

    It seems too easy.
     
  2. pedrobedro

    pedrobedro Man at Matalan

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    It must be good, sheep are out in all weather and you never see a rusty one :D
     
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  3. steveo3002 Member

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    seems to be a new product out , not seen much about it apart from the seller praising it

    they all look good sprayed on , but no one ever shows a car 10 year later to show how it worked
     
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  4. decca

    decca Forum Supporter

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    That made me spit my coffee out. :laughing::laughing:.
     
  5. decca

    decca Forum Supporter

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    Yes I’m a bit sceptical. Seen some positive comments on a few Landrover sites hoped some one here might know if lanolin has any rust inhibiting qualities.
     
  6. pedrobedro

    pedrobedro Man at Matalan

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    Lanolin based protection seems to work against corrosion according to a scientific study I found on google. More industrial than DIY but it looks favourable.
     
  7. decca

    decca Forum Supporter

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    Looked at that and it looks encouraging. The only thing is the page was plastered with Lanogaurd ads, makes me think they are involved in the research or am I paranoid.
     
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  8. steveo3002 Member

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    any coating that stops the air works somewhat

    i dont think theres a miracle fix ..use something , check and reapply often , dont expect it to cure a rotten heap thats on its last legs
     
  9. Country Joe

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    Yeah, I've used it a few times over the last few years, mostly on a boat.
    It seemed pretty good on everything I used it on - like an animal-based ACF-50, in a way.

    The packaging has changed since I first came across it.
    I'll try to up-load a PDF that I have from around the time.**

    All the Best,
    CJ

    **I tried, but couldn't, as it's too big.
    (9.3 MB)
     
  10. badabec

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    On the Australian French car forum (aussiefrogs), lanolin is often quoted as a good rust preventative. But, being Australian, the lanolin smell attracts the local wildlife, rats especially. They use a product Lanox, it is used as a rust preventer and a general lubricant, a bit like WD40.

    Or make your own
    https://www.hobby-machinist.com/threads/lanolin-and-as-rust-preventer.70896/

    We used to sell pure lanolin in our pharmacy, it has the consistency of warm toffee.
     
  11. steveo3002 Member

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    yeah last thing you want is rodents coming after it
     
  12. Country Joe

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    I didn't know about the attracting rodents thing, though!
    Sort of limits it's use a bit, in a way.

    You'd think it would be a problem for sheep, as there seem to be more than enough rodents out here in the sticks!
    They probably never get a decent night's sleep, getting chewed at by a crew of rodents if they dare to drop off!

    Possibly, of an evening while we count sheep - they're out there, scared stiff, and at the same time, totally knackered out from counting rats!

    None of the "too big to post, here" PDF - which in fairness, is 27 pages long - gives it any mention, unsurprisingly!
    Marketing Folk, eh? - "Accentuate the positive", and all that sort of stuff!

    All the Best,
    CJ
     
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  13. keithski122 Member

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    Do they use it on oil rigs, thats the usual promotional gumph.
     
  14. steveo3002 Member

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    or nato /mod
     
  15. Matchless

    Matchless I started with nothing, still have most of it left

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    I have been rust bothering on my son's BMW E30 touring and an old Rover Metro this week, retired, my ar5s! anyhow I managed to recycle about two litres of old engine oil into the sills and chassis rails.....
     
  16. keithski122 Member

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    My dad used old engine oil to rust proof his vehicles, I refused to work on them after they got so manky underneath with all the dirt stuck to horrible old oil.
     
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  17. steveo3002 Member

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    tended to work though eh
     
  18. keithski122 Member

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    I guess so, I haven't touched it for at least 15 years though.
     
  19. bricol Member

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    Don't you find it softens all the seam sealer, makes the underseal fall off and weakens the paint - so causing more issues than using almost anything else?
     
  20. Aussie Bruce Member

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    I have been using Lanotec products for years also Lanox WD40 is too light and doesn't last / hold up well over time here in Australia its the local product no problems with rats cause i don't have a 20 litre drum of pure lanolin grease sitting around the shed :)

    Bruce
     
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