GIBBS Penetrating Oil
A good friend and I were talking one day and I pointed to the aftermarket door handles on my '54 Chevy pickup truck, noting the constant battle I was having with rust on the thin cheapo chrome job they give you on aftermarket things. He looked at me and simply said, "GIBBS Penetrating Oil. Clean the rust off with GIBBS, then coat them with GIBBS and you'll never see them rust again."
He's a Harley Motorcycle guy, so I said "Great! I'll go to the local Harley shop and get some!" ... "You won't find it there ..." he replied ... "I'll email you a link." He sent me a link to GetGIBBS.com ... I immediately called Jerry Ostalecki (248.719.0550) and placed an order over the phone. A single can is $11.00 plus $8.50 S&H -- a bit pricey but well worth it if you ask me. It's a fairly large 12 ounce can and if you want to save on shipping costs, you can place a larger order; it's worth it because you'll be ordering more once you see how cool this stuff is anyway!
I sprayed some rusty areas on a number of things ... waited a while ... steel wooled the rust off and then coated everything with GIBBS. It's been over a week and I see no signs of rust returning. Previously, I had been using chrome polish and rust would return in a week or so ... less, if it rained.
Another cool thing about this stuff is the way is dispenses from the can! If you slowly press down on the nozzel, the oil will just ooze out in a foam which makes it real easy to coat small things like the door handle push buttons ... and if you press the nozzle full-blast, it shoots out in a strong 3- to 4-foot stream that lets you target hard to reach areas.
Jerry Ostalecki told me to try it on my fan belts. I was taken back at the idea of putting oil on fan belts but my fan belts complain after every rainfall and make noise ... also, even in dry weather, they always chirp at the final shut off of the engine. We had a heavy rain the night before I got the GIBBS, so I sprayed my fan belts before I started the truck up and I haven't heard a single peep out of them since! This is great!
Jerry also told me another cool story:"One fellow used GIBBS as a pre-treatment to painting/dying the vinyl. He did two items, which were seats from a mid 60's Nova - one was pre-treated with GIBBS and the other was treated with SEMS vinyl primer. The SEMS vinyl dye directions call for the item to be primed with the SEMS product first. When finished, the SEMS primed seat looked like it had been painted. The GIBBS pre-treated seat looked like it was new vinyl. He did the same test with hard plastic trim parts. The SEMS primed looked like they were painted (which they were). The GIBBS pre-treated items looked like they just dropped out of the mold."P.S. -- You can buy GIBBS from Jerry Here