EZ Grip Friction Drops™ Questions and Answers
Q. How does EZ Grip Screw Extractor and bolt remover work?
A. Each drop of EZ Grip Friction Drops™ contain thousands of microscopic blocks of natural material that are almost diamond like in hardness. These natural blocks are floating in a specially blended biodegradable formula. When you place a drop on the fastener head or driver head or onto the bolt or socket or wrench head and jiggle it this is what happens:
The blocks quickly move into place to form an interlocking bridge between the tool head and any differential surface it can find on the fastener head. You can feel the tool lock onto the fastener and while you apply pressure, then turn. Unless the fastener is so frozen that it needs a lubricant to free it, it will turn.
Q. Does EZ Grip Screw Extractor get tacky of hard.
A. No, there is no waiting and the friction drops will not adhere to the tool or fastener.
Q. How can this be demonstrated?
A. Do the quarter demo. Take two coins and press them between your thumb and index fingers, press them together hard and try to slide them against each other – -of course they slide.
Now take the coins and place a drop of EZ Grip Screw Extractor between them and do the same test. They don’t slide because the microscopic blocks have quickly moved into place around the shallow artwork on the coins and when you pressed them together firmly they temporarily interlocked with each other. They have formed a temporary bridge between differential surfaces on the coins. Relax your pressure on the coins and they will slide, apply the pressure and they will lock and not slide.
Q. Do I have to clean off the EZ Grip screw remover from my driver or part surface I am working on?
A. If you want to, but you don’t have to. When exposed to air for a day or so, the EZ Grip Friction Drop’s™ Aircraft Grade and Commercial Grade biodegradable carrying agent will evaporate and what seems like an extremely fine powder will blow away. These are the natural blocks spoken of earlier. NOTE: There is no silicone in this product ! You do not need to be concerned about priming and painting operations on aircraft or parts surfaces after use as it will not interfere as silicone will.
The Marine Grade EZ Grip Screw Extractor is made to resist water and wiping it with a cloth or with water only spreads it around more. But an amazing thing happens when you use a little dish detergent in water to wipe it away, it cleans off immediately.
Q. If I don’t clean off the EZ Grip screw removal drops will my tools or parts surface corrode from it.
A. Absolutely not. The carrying agent is specifically formulated to prevent any corrosion to metal surfaces and will not attack O-rings. Click the section on our home page called: ASTM & Military Testing Results
Q. What if the screw or bolt won’t come out.
A. EZ Grip Screw Extractor is designed to interlock your driver or wrench head with the fastener head and increase the torque to help turn the head. If the threads are so frozen in the tap hole that you cannot turn it out try a heavy duty lubricant. I recommend PB Penetrating Catalyst made by P’Blaster. You can buy it at your NAPA dealer. If that won’t break it free after soaking in it nothing will.
Q. Why can’t I just use any small gritty stuff like sand or dust around my bench grinder in some liquid or paste to add torque to my tool head?
A. The particles need to be microscopic, extremely hard, and be in blockish form to work. Round particles will roll and non-hardened particles will bend under the tremendous foot pounds of pressure typically exerted on the fastener by the tool. Our blocks are “extremely hard but not brittle”. Brittle particles will shatter, and if the particles are not the right size they will not form the necessary bridge between the smallest of differential surfaces.
Another thing is the carrying agent in the EZ Grip Screw Extractor product line. The drops consist of a very precisely blended formula of natural ingredients that allow the blocks to move quickly into place, form up with each other and bridge the tool/fastener surfaces, lock under pressure, and release under relief pressure. The liquid must be exactly the correct consistency to do its job but not separate.
Chemical separation will cause the blocks to spread unevenly and form into clumps. Our blending operation is precise and consistent, the ingredients exact and the overall manufacturing process a company secret, time consuming and well worth it. It is truly a miracle in a bottle.
Q. What is the shelf life of EZ Grip Screw Extractor?
A. Shelf life exceeds 12 years but we say 10 to be safe. Frankly we aren’t sure how long after that because our tests show that if you keep the twist on/ twist off applicator cap closed after use it’s shelf life is indefinite.