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Posted: 4/26/2009 1:36:23 PM EDT
Sorry if this is old hat, but couldn't find it in search.

Is this

the same stuff as

Looks, feels and smells the same.
Link Posted: 4/26/2009 1:46:02 PM EDT
Link Posted: 4/26/2009 1:49:25 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 4/26/2009 2:12:28 PM EDT by metoo]
Didn't think to look at the MSDS.

ETA: Looks like they are the same, only different.
Slightly different compounds, but close to the same make-up. Probably the reason for the smell.

I think I'll start wearing gloves with this stuff ! Cannot be healthy over long term contact.

P.S. Another interesting bit of info....Tri-Flow is marketed under the Krylon Products Group which is a subdivision of Sherwin Williams.
Link Posted: 4/26/2009 2:23:10 PM EDT
Link Posted: 4/26/2009 5:18:12 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 4/26/2009 5:19:37 PM EDT by metoo]
Tractor Supply
I use it around the house, but only recently noticed the similarity.
Link Posted: 4/26/2009 8:49:27 PM EDT
I've seen Tri-Flow and have thought the same thing, it claims the same thing as CLP on the container.

The MSDS is for health safety, it identifies what is dangerous in the chemical, it does NOT identify everything in the formula.  Yea, they often have enough info, that if MSDS match, its a pretty good clue they are the same, but its NOT a guarantee.
Link Posted: 4/27/2009 2:23:58 AM EDT
Link Posted: 4/27/2009 8:14:45 AM EDT
I've seen people claim two products were the same because the MSDS matched, but I looked at the MSDS and found they both only listed 3 basic ingredients in a product that had more ingredients than that.  You can get the opposite as well, they sometimes have very detailed lists and its pretty obvious if the details list match if its the same thing. I "think" they are only required to list the ingredients that are dangerous to humans, but don't know for a fact.
Link Posted: 4/27/2009 9:07:11 AM EDT
Link Posted: 4/27/2009 9:33:06 AM EDT
"INDUSTRIAL PCL from BREAKFREE" is what it says on the can I have
Link Posted: 4/28/2009 12:44:16 AM EDT
Different chemicals between the two, but uses are the same.  I just prefer break free.
Link Posted: 4/28/2009 3:23:22 AM EDT
Tri-flow has more teflon in it, is what I was told.
Link Posted: 4/28/2009 3:46:43 AM EDT
I know it's good stuff.  I used to use BreakFree exclusively, but then my father-in-law gave me a can of this stuff and I use them interchangeably now.
Link Posted: 4/29/2009 11:35:42 AM EDT
The 2 MSDS' aren't even close so I'm not sure where people are getting that they are.  BF is PAO/ester based where as the Triflow is mostly Naphthenic oil (mineral).

They are also made by totally different companies.
Link Posted: 5/1/2009 7:13:49 PM EDT
But will Tri-flow work as an AR lubricant.
Link Posted: 5/2/2009 10:58:37 AM EDT
Originally Posted By 3crowns:
But will Tri-flow work as an AR lubricant.

Yes, but is smells almost as bad as Ballistol.  
Link Posted: 5/3/2009 1:23:50 AM EDT
Tri-Flow can be used to lube a AR-15 but Tetra Gun is better for the task.
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