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Place to buy Gibbs in Portland area?

Anyone bought Gibbs oil around Portland, OR? Just got my fan and shroud blasted....

Thanks in advance for any help!

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It's only available via mail order....
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I just looked at my can of GiBBS and there is a phone number of 248-719-0550 or GIBBS Ultra, Mega Penetrating Lubricating Oil.
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I just looked at my can of GiBBS and there is a phone number of 248-719-0550 or GIBBS Ultra, Mega Penetrating Lubricating Oil.
These guys are just a reseller and not part of the Gibbs company, I believe. You could also try Gibbs Brand Lubricant at GIBBSBRANDLUBRICANT.COM, which may or may not be another reseller...
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Is Gibbs somehow better than the world famous Kroil Penetrating Oil from Kano Laboratories? Kroil is so good I don't understand what I did before it.
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Can order it from NAPA. Secondary supplier. Not on the shelf.
When I was ordering some breakin oil for another project. It was one of the brands then rattled off.
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Is Gibbs somehow better than the world famous Kroil Penetrating Oil from Kano Laboratories? Kroil is so good I don't understand what I did before it.
I think the OP wants to use the stuff as a treatment for a freshly blasted fan and shroud. Gibbs seems to protect the magnesium from serious oxidation and keeps a nice looking, smooth finish. Here are a couple pics of an example (one of the pics is a year after treatment - sorry, don't know which one):





Thanks for the pics, Bob.
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I don't know that Gibbs is better than Corrosion Block marine protectant, or the stuff Wurth makes.

But I have some anyway. I had to order multiple cans by mail order.
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Sold on ebay. ~$10-12/can. I've used it on my fan and some other aluminum parts. Mag seems to darken up more than aluminum. I'm pleased with the result.

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I've been genuinely underwhelmed by the stuff. I have been applying it at regular intervals to my fan, fan housing, and valve covers for about the last year. I don't see it doing anything WD-40 wouldn't do under identical conditions, matching frequency of application and all of that. And I can get a gallon of WD-40 locally for less than one can of Gibbs.

It's also about the worst "penetrating" oil I have ever tried. PB Blaster works far better, and 50/50 ATF/acetone works even better.

Just not worth what they get for it, or the hassle of mail ordering it.
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I used it after glass bead blasting the parts. The raw finish might take it differently.
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Ended up painting the fan and shroud with engine paint...pretty happy with the results so I'll wait on the Gibbs....now I just need to get everything back together!


Thanks guys for the replies....

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"Gibbs® is a supreme penetrating, lubricating, and universal surface conditioning fluid that not only prevents rust, but actually reverses oxidation."

supreme, eh?

I've never even bothered to try it as a penetrant or "rust loosener"

I know some of the Early911S crowd love the stuff for its ability to protect or enhance Mg parts.

OTOH, they are "concoursey" ...
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Boeing T-9 is supposed to be magic too...
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