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Agricultural & Farming Industry

Applications: Releasing and lubricating fittings, valves, nuts, chains cables etc.

Task: Releasing & preventing corrosion on boiler fittings

Result: “The boss and myself where trying to undo a fitting on a steam boiler but it was seized solid. We were both swinging on it with big shifting wrenches. I sprayed a little BDX on it and in a couple of minutes I was able to undo it myself. The boss was more than happy to buy more after that. It’s like night and day compared to what we used to use.

Gary Henderson – Shetland Fish Processors.

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Heavy Plant Machinery

Applications: Lubrication, protection and releasing.

Task: Lubrication, preventing corrosion and seizing

Result: “We use BDX as a penetrating and release spray as well as a lubricant. One of the main jobs is to release all the bolts on the track frames for the track machinery, excavators, bulldozers etc. they get clogged up with what we call type 1 dust as well as mud and normal corrosion. When the machinery comes in for service and repair the first thing we do is spray all the nuts, bolts etc with BDX and we find they all come apart with no difficulty. We were one of the first companies to use BDX and we are not planning to use anything else. It works where other products don’t by a mile.

Charlie Roberts – BAM Nuttall

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Transport & Haulage

Applications: Protecting, lubricating, releasing, anti-seize etc.

Task: Releasing & prevent seizing of manifold studs

Result: “One of the things which is always a pain is manifold studs, steel bolts into alloy galls and the heat makes it worse. They have always been difficult to remove but when we tried BDX it was a different story. We use it everywhere now. Even put a couple of coats of it on to manifold bolts and studs now to help stop galling in the future. In fact it helps anywhere we are bolting steel into alloy.

Norrie MacRae – Norries Garage.

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Leisure & Hobbyist

Applications: Anti-corrosion, lubrication, protection.

Task: Preventing corrosion, releasing corroded parts.

Result: “We mow a lot as you would expect and have always found that the sap in grass can be very corrosive & promote rust on nuts and bolts. I was pleasantly surprised that not only does BDX penetrate better than other things I have used, it can also cut through corrosion caused by sap, in short it makes life a lot easier. I was even more impressed by the way it prevents rust. Now we coat the blades of the mowers with it and it keeps rust down and stops grass sticking to the blades which makes cleaning much easier.”

Lachlan Magill – Cochrane Castle Golf Club

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Manufacturing

Applications: Releasing and lubricating parts on machinery

Task: Releasing motor couplings, preventing seizing, protecting from corrosion.

Result: “We have a double grinder clay mill which grades and mills the clay ready to make bricks from. It has twin electric motors and number 2 motor needed to come off to be changed. When we went to remove it the coupling which attaches the motor to the machine it was completely seized on. We tried everything to get it off, heat, pullers, brute force etc. and nothing. So we gave it a squirt of BDX top and bottom and left it overnight. Next morning we gave it a light tap and off it came. It just doesn’t get any better does it!”

David Meredith – Forterra Building Products

Fabrication

Applications: Lubrication, drilling and cutting fluid

Task: Lubricating moving parts

Result: “What we actually use BDX for the most part as a lubricant. One of the things we manufacture here is safety guards for machinery, lathes and such. They have a concertinaed action which moves with the machinery. They can get stuck due to swarf clogging them and coolants washing grease and oils away. With BDX we get an effective lubricant which isn’t sticky which prevents swarf sticking to the guard and doesn’t wash off so the guard keeps moving. It works so we use it.

Bruce Finnie – James Aitken Fabrication Engineers

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Offshore & marine

Applications: Anti-seize, lubrication, protection, restoring, release etc.

Task: Preventing salt water corrosion and seizing of anchor joining pins under water

Result: “We use a set-up of our own design to join anchor chains with 3” and 4” thick metal pins that allow the joining points to be set at different angles. The main problem with this is that they seize solid after some time in the water even with anti-seize compound. We found that coating them in BDX before applying the compound gave us a much better result. As the joints can be under salt water for anything from 30 days to 6 months the anti-seize eventually washes off but BDX continues to be effective beyond that and makes the components easily freed when the time comes. We have been doing this for several years now and will continue to do so for many more.

Martyn Horne – Intermoor ltd

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Quarrying

Applications: Lubrication, release & protection

Task: Chain lubrication

Result: “We have a big wash barrel at the Queen Mary quarry & reservoir. It’s basically like a big tombola barrel but it is for washing aggregates. It is chain driven. Before we would have to get in at the drive chain and grease it up by hand. With BDX we can drip feed it onto the chain without removing the safety guards, which stay in place. BDX lubes everything beautifully without getting dirt stuck to it, we do it less often as it stays in place longer than grease. Most importantly as we can do it without removing the safety guards it is much SAFER.

Chris Corley. Brett Aggregates

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FABRICATION & ENGINEERING INDUSTRY

“What we actually use Mutts the most for is as a lubricant. One of the things we manufacture here is safety guards for machinery, lathes and such.
They have a concertinaed action which moves with the machinery. They can get stuck due to swarf clogging them and coolants washing grease and oils away.
With BDX we get an effective lubricant which isn’t sticky which prevents swarf sticking to the guard and doesn’t wash off so the guard keeps moving.
It works so we use it.”

Bruce Finnie. James Aitken Fabrication Engineers.

“I had heard about BDX from a few people but was sceptical that it was any better than the usual stuff out there, most of which I have tried over the years, but I did decide to try some out. Not long after one of the local farmers came into my yard with a wee Ford tractor and asked if I could help him out as he was trying to get the exhaust manifold off and had got none out and had snapped two studs in the attempt.

I tried the usual trick of welding a bit of rod to the broken studs and using it to screw them out but they where stuck fast and even the weld just broke.
Then I tried the BDX on them. I squirted a bit on them and left them for a few minutes. I noticed some rust and dirt bubbling out from the side of the stud, so I gave them another squirt and welded a rod back on.

I tried to turn the stud and got a little movement, so I fired a bit more BDX on and just kept working the stud back and forth.
After a few minutes I got the 1st broken stud out and after doing the same thing got the second.
A quick application to the untouched studs had them all out pretty quickly too.
I couldn’t believe it and neither could the farmer but all the same the job was done.
He said “ Flip, young Graham but you’re a good ‘un.”
Been using BDX since. It works!”

Jason Graham, Graham Engineering

PLANT & FACILITY MANAGEMENT / QUARRYING

“We have a double grinder clay mill which grades and mills the clay ready to make bricks from.
It has twin electric motors and number 2 motor needed to come off to be changed. When we went to remove it the coupling which attaches the motor to the machine it was completely seized on. We tried everything to get it off, heat, pullers, brute force etc. and nothing.
So we gave it a squirt of Mutts/BDX top and bottom and left it overnight. Next morning we gave it a light tap and off it came.
It just doesn’t get any better does it?”

David Meredith. Forterra Building products.

“I use BDX on everything on my (motor)bikes at home. Cables, chain, levers, switches everything.
At work we use it for most things too. Give you an example. We have a big wash barrel at the Queen Mary quarry & reservoir. It’s basically like a big tombola barrel but it is for washing aggregates. It is chain driven. Before we would have to get in at the drive and grease it up by hand but with the BDX we can drip feed it onto the chain without removing the safety guards which stay in place.

The BDX lubes everything beautifully without getting dirt stuck to it, we do it less often as it stays in place longer than grease.
Most importantly as we can do it without removing the safety guards it is much SAFER !”

Chris Corley. Brett Aggregates.

” Oh BDX. It just works. Works very well. More importantly it works very economically and a can lasts a long time as it takes so little to do the job.
We use it on a lot of the plant as a penetrating fluid but it also does a great job as a lubricant on all sorts of stuff. Linkages. pins, chains everything.
But perhaps what I like best about it is that it cuts through rust and will pretty much eat it away which lets us get more use out of parts and components.
Excellent kit.”

T.P. Topping T.P. Topping Plant Hire & Services. Shetland.

We in the plant hire business come across some difficult tasks when it comes to opening nuts /bolts as all the gear is out in the weather along the coast. Corrosion and rust is a big problem. I have been using BDX for a long time now & this product is by far the best for dealing with rust than anything else out there… We have really put this to the test just give it a spray leave it for a few minutes as you watch it sizzle its way through the rust. I would strongly recommend this product. Martin O’Leary – Plant Hire Beara Cork

FOOD PROCESSING

At Scobie’s we use the BDX on a variety of applications such as freeing up seized fittings, lubricating bearings & shafts, the reassembly of machine drive systems and as an inhibitor on the bakery equipment we repair and service. We also use the spray as a lubricant on conveyor rollers that are part of the packaging equipment we service for a major wholesale client.

My team like the BDX spray as it is easy to use, works within 5 minutes of application in most cases and can be used on a variety of applications within the food industry where the majority of our customers are. 

We find that the product is a great releasing agent on parts that are seized within a housing or covered in products such as WD40, plus Gas etc that claim to do the same but do not have the impact BDX does.  

Our field service engineers find that one aerosol can of BDX covers a broader range of work solutions than a full range of releasing sprays, lubricants and cleaners from different manufacturers. Some of the engineers have said that when they have this in their vans, nothing is going to stop them from repairing a machine on site! I would recommend this to any company or engineer who is looking for a product that will reduce costs, time on site and also wants to reduce the number of product lines kept on site for maintenance work!”

Steve Wendel – Scobie Foodservice Ltd

“The boss and myself where trying to undo a fitting on a steam boiler but it was seized solid. We were both swinging on it with big shifting wrenches.
I sprayed a little Mutts/BDX on it and in a couple of minutes I was able to undo it myself. The boss was more than happy to buy more after that. It’s like night and day to what we used to use.”

Gary Henderson. Shetland Fish Processors.

GAS & OIL INDUSTRY

” We use Mutts in a every department. Use it to keep kit good on the engineering side. Use it as a lubricant on lots of small plant with chains & cables etc.
We do a lot of boat repair and also work on the decommissioning of oil and gas rigs. Mutts is the best penetrating and release fluid the divers have ever had and they also got a result we didn’t expect, which is that it keeps the brass fittings on the dive team equipment in really good shape. As you can imagine any of the diving equipment is subject to corrosion and of course wet.
As with a lot of folks in the area who use it and there are quite a few we find it just works and works well.
Put it this way. Everyone here has a can in their toolbox, a can in their locker and a can at home!
Can’t say much more than that.”

Clifford Hunter. Ocean Kinetic. Shetland.

TRANSPORTATION & HAULAGE

“Works brilliantly on rust bound kit like brake shoe cams on lorry hubs and such.
Quite often these will seize completely but BDX eats the rust, you can see it doing it. Makes it easy to get things apart. And once you have it on it lubricates properly and prevents further rusting.”

Neil Spence. Northwards Orkney.

“One of the things which is always a pain is manifold studs, steel bolts into alloy galls and the heat makes it worse.
They have always been difficult to remove but when we tried BDX it was a different story.
We use it everywhere now. Even put a couple of coats of it onto manifold bolts and studs now to help stop galling in the future. In fact it helps anywhere we are bolting steel into alloy.”

Norrie MacRae. Norries Garage.

“100% on nuts and bolts especially if it looks like they might snap or round. Spray on Mutts and let it soak in for a few minutes. No problem.
I also use it instead of tyre paste. In fact, that was the first thing I tried it on. Even on 18” rims which can be very tight. Everything is easier to take off and put on.
It is more slippery and far cleaner to use than tyre paste.
If it isn’t going to move BDX it!!”

Russell the tyre guy. Norries Gargage.

“I have just tried BDX for the first time a couple of weeks ago. I was working on a customers car and had to fit a new hand brake cable. This meant taking a couple of brackets of the bottom of the car. As you can imagine it was pretty bad under there. Dirty and corroded and practically seized on.
I gave the bolts a spray of Mutts and left it for half an hour. They came off no bother. Impressive kit. I can’t wait to see what else it will do.”

Ian Manson. Shetland tyre & Exhaust centre.

HEAVY CONSTRUCTION INDUSTRY

“One thing that really amazed me was when we first tried BDX on the ropes. The day after we applied it, the ropes appeared to have rusted overnight. Not what we expected. On closer inspection we found that what had happened was that the BDX had pushed the rusty water from inside the ropes onto the surface. We cleaned the ropes up and re-applied the BDX. Now the ropes are lubricated, clean & corrosion free!

James Leask – SBS Peterson Cranes.

“I had a crane at the dockside here in Lerwick. Been there for nearly 50 years. I had always just used WD40 or whatever I could get hold of on it but rust and wear was getting the better of it.
Then I got hold of BDX when it came out. I was one of the 1st to have it & it made a hell of a difference. Cut through the rust, made maintenance a lot easier & lubricated really well. Kept that crane in service pretty much till I retired. I still use BDX at home now. Everything from door locks to curtain rails. It works and that’s that.”

Bryden Peterson. Petersons Cranes. Lerwick. Shetland.

HOBBYIST & WEEKEND USER

“I run a gun shop & firing range on the West coast of Scotland and have been using BDX(Mutts) since it was developed in 2007. At first, I was using it for the things it was originally made for – penetrating and release and a bit of lubrication. As I used it more regularly and tried it on different things, I found it was very good as an anti-seize. At the shop we have a workshop where I manufacture gun barrels and other components to customise the guns and BDX has turned out to be an excellent product for preventing galling and seizing of steel and stainless fastenings into alloy parts and for keeping threaded components in perfect shape. Until then I was using a nickel anti-seize but I switched to BDX as it did a better job and was easier and cleaner to use. 

From there it was a small step to stop supplying the traditional type of gun oils as well to customers and switching them to BDX as it is much more effective. Basically, it is second to none as a gun oil and for practically any job anyone would use a traditional lubrication or penetrating oil for. Thoroughly recommended.”

Jim Young. Continental Shooting. Ayrshire, Scotland.

“I use BDX at work and at home. In work I use it for penetrating and releasing a wide variety of things. We do a lot of caustic wash downs at work so a lot of the machinery gets very corroded and bolts etc get seized very badly.
At home I use it for many things but very much on my racing boat. In the last few weeks alone I have used it to remove spilt sealant from my carpets, as a lubricant to facilitate easy replacement of carburettor rubbers, to un-stick a seized brake calliper, allowed me to free up a linked 6″ pitch drive chain by applying small amounts to the joints as we can’t oil the chain due to the contamination risk and of course a liberal application over the engine and mechanical components of the boat before a winter lay-up. It’s better than anything I have used in the past and I intend to keep on using it. Great stuff.”

Mike Pillow. ABP engineer & powerboat racer.

“I guess it is time for the “original” BDX story. When we first put BDX together I had a lovely Laverda 750 which had very trick suspension for the time. it had a remote reservoir for the damping but the unit itself was done in that high quality Italian chrome which was flaking off so I wanted to get the unit off to tidy it up. Over the course of a year or so I tinkered at it and tried everything to get the nuts and bolts loose to get it off – WD40, GT85, DWF, Plus Gas, even Coke but no chance and I could not heat it as it was too close to the plastic bodywork. I had even rounded out the Allen key bolts trying so hard. I brought home one of the new BDX cans and gave it a squirt before dinner. Afterwards I went out and not even bothering to try an Allen key I put a spanner on the nut and WOW it just came undone. I was very impressed. I still am!”

David Graham. MDS Europe Ltd.

“I bought a Mercedes SL in 1995 and did a total refurb/restoration in 2002. The only problem was that the original electric aerial would not fully extend or retract and I would periodically work at it with WD40 to try to get it freed up over the last 10 years, but to no avail.
I have just tried BDX on it and after 3 applications and turning on and off it now works perfectly. Quite amazing!!!
If only I had have had BDX when I was doing the restoration!”

Lester Manley. Trailblazer Ltd.

“I’ve used BDX for all matter of things. From hinges on squeaky doors at home, slow moving car windows to dismantling/rebuilding my motorcycles. I was recently using BDX on the cam carrier bolts as they were stuck fast. A quick spray on them and by the time I had done the last they were free.

Later I used BDX on the valves themselves as they had been in situ for some time and had stuck. Not after a spray on BDX! I have used other leading brands of maintenance spray, but they are not as good or as versatile as BDX.”

Chris Corley

MARINE & OFFSHORE INDUSTRY

“It does what it is supposed to do best. Penetrates and releases Our boys say it is very good. We even have requests for it to be stocked on board before delivery of vessels. When used as a protective coat on new ships components including brass hinges, clips and other fittings prior to delivery it keeps everything good until a vessel is delivered. Over the years we have tried WD40, DWF, Plus Gas & others. Is BDX better? Yes. Absolutely, by far the best we have ever come across. It does what it says. Good product and a good service.”

William Morton & Paul Doherty – Parkol Marine Engineering

“So today we had the quality review of consumables we use on board. Including domestic and maintenance products. Unfortunately we will have to source a better solution to a lot of the products we use but I must say the stand out performer as we all agreed was a product supplied by MDS Europe.

We have been using Bulldog BDX for quite some time now and find this particular product unbeatable and plus with the introduction of Molly this is a superior product. In the Marine industry we find it difficult to find things that perform as it says on the tin. Cliches aside I can honestly say from all onboard that a quality product such as this significantly cuts maintenance hours as well as great advice from the team at MDS.”

Ian Whitlock. Skipper. The Masterman. SMS Towage

” We use BDX in a every department. Use it to keep kit good on the engineering side. Use it as a lubricant on lots of small plant with chains & cables etc.
We do a lot of boat repair and also work on the decommissioning of oil and gas rigs. BDX is the best penetrating and release fluid the divers have ever had and they also got a result we didn’t expect, which is that it keeps the brass fittings on the dive team equipment in really good shape. As you can imagine any of the diving equipment is subject to corrosion and of course wet.

As with a lot of folks in the area who use it and there are quite a few we find it just works and works well. Put it this way. Everyone here has a can in their toolbox, a can in their locker and a can at home! Can’t say much more than that.”

Clifford Hunter. Ocean Kinetic. Shetland.

AGRICULTURAL & FARMING INDUSTRY

Application product used for/Type of machinery:
Penetrating and release, lubrication, preventing seizing on heavy plant machinery and general workshop area.

Specific Task/Result Required:
Releasing seized bolts on a lot of my old machinery, lubricating parts in the workshop, pre-treating parts and threaded components to stop them corroding

Result
“As with the Viscous Gear Lube product I also use, I was a bit sceptical at first but once I had used it a few times I reach for the can before anything else now – I even used it on seized windows in the workshop which wouldn’t open after winter, they were stiff as hell but BDX made it so I could open them with a flick of my fingers. Just a shame you changed the name it was a great one “ pass me the mutts nuts” was often heard in the workshop!”

Boosh Kerruish. Owner at Kerruish Farm Services – Isle of Man

“We have a lot of large rollers in our machinery for crushing grain. They are under a lot of load.
There are bearing blocks that unbolt into two parts and with the load they can sometimes seize together.
We used to use copper lube but this wasn’t ideal as it isn’t the cleanest and it didn’t always stand up.
We found that by putting a couple of coats of BDX onto the faces letting each coat dry on for a few minutes we found that the blocks came apart much more easily and everything is clean.”

Adam Johnson. Harbro Animal Feeds.

“I have an old tractor that I have been using for the last 26 years in mud & manure as you would expect on a farm. Recently I decided to bring it inside ands spruce it up a bit. There where a few bits I needed to remove to get working on them properly, but of course they proved difficult to remove. As was suggested, when I got the product, I sprayed the nuts & bolts with BDX and went for a cuppa. When I returned after about 10 minutes the nuts came off with a spanner and minimum effort which left me standing open mouthed. No doubt it works and works like nothing I have tried before!

Patrick Magee. Farmer & Agricultural Engineer

“We sell BDX at the trade counter here and it is getting more popular by the day. We also use it in our own garage and workshop and our guys like it a lot. If they need to remove anything particularly tough like glow plugs, which are really difficult to get out as, they get carbon build up around them.
Our guys just squirt a drop of BDX/Mutts into them before they start and it doesn’t take to long to get them out.
In fact when we first put it into our own workshops one of the mechanics came and got a can from me to release an exhaust manifold stud out. Steel studs gall in alloy heads and are hard to get out. He gave it a “wee scoosh” and I was heading over to see how he was getting on. He had the stud out before I could walk across the workshop.

I used it myself on my old Renault van. The turbo was giving bother. The linkage for the dump valve was sticking so I got a bit of Mutts around it and 5 minutes later it was perfect. Been perfect ever since. That was about 3 and a half years ago now so it was one of the 1st things we tried it on.
It is great stuff. We will be using it and selling it for a long time to come.

Alan. Stores. J & W Tait (Orkney) Ltd.

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Applications: Releasing and lubricating parts on machinery

Task: Releasing motor couplings, preventing seizing, protecting from corrosion.

Result:
“We have a double grinder clay mill which grades and mills the clay ready to make bricks from. It has twin electric motors and number 2 motor needed to come off to be changed. When we went to remove it the coupling which attaches the motor to the machine it was completely seized on. We tried everything to get it off, heat, pullers, brute force etc. and nothing. So we gave it a squirt of BDX top and bottom and left it overnight. Next morning we gave it a light tap and off it came. It just doesn’t get any better does it!”

David Meredith – Forterra Building Products