Maintenance aerosols are some of the handiest products to have around the shop and in a production facility, if only because of a guarantee that you were able to effectively – and quickly – get equipment back up and running the way it should be with next to no real challenge at all.
Of course, not all maintenance aerosols are created equally.
Different products are designed to produce different results, and you will have to be sure that you are leveraging the right maintenance and resolve products for the type of work that you are undertaking.
Believe it or not, sometimes this is significantly more challenging than it may appear on the surface.
At the same time, you always want to be sure that you are utilizing these aerosol-based products as effectively and efficiently as you can. There are usually little “wrinkles” that allow you to get the most out of these amazing products and you want to master those tips and tricks as soon as possible.
Finally, it’s vitally important that you use maintenance aerosols exactly as directed and heed all of the safety information that they usually include right on the bottle. The aerosol compounds and the pressure in the bottle both oppose significant safety risks if you aren’t careful.
To help you really hit the ground running with these products with together this quick guide!
Choose the right maintenance aerosols for the task at hand
For starters you need to find the right maintenance aerosol for the kind of project that you are looking to tackle.
Penetrating lubricants, for example, are going to need to be used in situations where raw force and “lighter weight” lubricants just aren’t meeting your expectations. However, in other situations these kinds of lubricants can be almost overkill and create a potentially dangerous situation.
Outline your expectations of how the aerosol product is going to help before you deploy it and make sure that you are choosing the right one for your needs.
Be sure to use maintenance aerosols as directed
Secondly, it’s critical that you are sure to use the aerosol product you have selected exactly as directed on the bottle and that you use good old-fashioned common sense along the way as well.
The aerosol products that you are utilizing are going to include a handful of easy to follow directives on the bottle, but experience and experimentation can also help you maximize the results that these products are capable of producing.
Safety should be priority one when utilizing these chemical compounds
At the end of the day, every single aerosol product out there – from maintenance aerosols to hairspray and everything in between – poses a significant safety risk just by the very nature of the pressure and aerosol components in the bottle.
These kinds of compounds are almost universally flammable (highly flammable at that), and like any other maintenance chemical you want to be sure that you NEVER mix one with another.
Use common sense (as mentioned above) and pay attention to the safety labels on these bottles and you shouldn’t have anything to worry about.