MX3 Common Questions

 

What makes INOX different to other water displacement type sprays?
INOX is made using a high grade machine oil base, contains no silicon, acid, kerosene or dieselene, whereas other good quality dewatering fluid type sprays are made using a kerosene or solvent base.

Is INOX safe to use?
Yes. INOX has no toxic additives, and is a non-irritant if it comes in contact with the skin. INOX MX3 holds a Kosher approval and NZFSA Approved C12 food approval in New Zealand. Certificates can be downloaded from this site or are available on request. For our Food Grade product for NSF-H1 Australia, USA and international please refer to MX3FG food grade formula. INOX will not harm metal points or surfaces, paints, enamels, fibreglass, formica or neoprene seals. INOX contains no carcinogens, halogens or allergens.

Why is INOX superior?
INOX will replace over 14 different products with just one can.

What are some of the most common everyday uses for INOX?
All domestic type use, Aluminium sliding doors & windows. door locks & hinges, garage roller doors, bicycle chains and cables, skate boards & roller blades, shower screens & curtain tracks, sewing machines, etc.

Can INOX be used as a polish?
Yes. INOX is good as furniture polish on polished timber surfaces. INOX will clean and polish stainless steel sinks (use a plastic3m type cleaning pad). INOX will clean and polish fibreglass (use toweling or cheese cloth).

Why is INOX a better lubricant around the home?
INOX doesn’t gum up, become sticky or gooey, DOESN’T DRY OUT OR WASH OFF WITH WATER. Other WD type sprays because of their solvent base tend to evaporate quickly, where INOX because of its lubricating oil base will last much, much longer. INOX will keep door locks, hinges, sliding doors & windows, skate boards & roller blades, bike chains, garage roller doors, etc, working like new for months on end.

Why is INOX so good on fishing tackle?
INOX will keep fishing reels corrosion free and in good working order. INOX will not affect fishing lines, protect fishing rods, keeps hooks, swivels & lures corrosion free and in good condition. INOX will not dry out or wash off with water. INOX WILL NOT TAINT BAIT.

Can INOX be used on Sporting equipment?
INOX sporting applications include pistols, rifles & shotguns, golf clubs & buggies, motor bikes & BMX, Go Karts, boating (both power & sail), off road vehicles. Use INOX to clean, lubricate and protect the above.

Can INOX be used on power and hand tools?
INOX will keep all air and electric powered tools clean, corrosion free and well lubricated. INOX in the non-aerosol form can be sprayed directly into electric power tools to reduce bearing noise. Keep spanners, wrenches, planes, hammers, saws, etc, clean and in good working order. Use INOX on oil stones when sharpening chisels, plane blades and knives.

Can INOX be used around the yard and in the garden?
Yes. INOX can be used to lubricate and clean wheel barrow wheels, pruning shears, chain saws, garden tools, all lawn mowers and whipper snippers. INOX helps stop lawn clippings sticking to the underside of mowers. Use INOX to protect and lubricate children’s play equipment & swings, pool pumps, gate latches, locks and hinges. Cleans and protects TV & radio antennas.

What applications does INOX have in Marine?
Use INOX to lubricate & protect from corrosion, battery terminals, wiring, switches, lights, bilge pumps, outboard motors, alternators, starter motors, winch & control cables. Helps keep radios, radar, antennas and equipment free from corrosion. Lubricate sail tracks (will not stain sails), sliding hatches, locks & hinges. INOX STOPS ELECTROLYSIS.

Where can INOX be used on cars?
INOX lubricates and frees door locks & hinges, control cables & linkages, starts wet motors. Frees up nuts, bolts & parts frozen with rust and corrosion (exhaust manifolds & pipes, suspensions, etc). Cleans and polishes vinyl dashes and upholstery. Spray INOX across the front of the vehicle when travelling long distances at night in the country, it will make easier to remove the bugs & insects next day.

Can INOX be used as a penetrant?
INOX will readily penetrate and free up nuts, bolts, screws, threads, pins, bushes, bearings and parts from rust & corrosion and help keep them in good working order.

Does INOX have a commercial application?
INOX is used for the repair & servicing of air conditioners, office equipment, ride on mowers, chain saws, welders, woodworking & laminating machines, air & power tools, etc. INOX stops computer keyboards from sticking. Keeps electrical & electronic plugs, connectors, micro-switches, terminals, circuits, power boards, solenoids & switch gear free from corrosion and in good working order. Lubricates CPU fans (computers).

Does INOX have a farming application?
Use INOX to lubricate and protect from corrosion, PTO splines & couplings, Sprockets, chains, irrigation pump motors, windmill gears & linkages, electrical systems, starter motors, generators, alternators, relays, solenoids, battery terminals, shearing hand pieces, overhead gears & drive shafts, winches & cables. Frees up corrosion and rust frozen parts, track & blade bolts, exhaust systems, nuts, bolts, pins, bushes & bearings.

Does INOX have a transport application?
Use INOX to lubricate and protect air brake slack adjusters & linkages, roller doors, side curtain tracks, door locks & hinges, air and electric start motors, wiper motors & linkages, alternators and air horns. Use INOX to protect and give longer life to brake, tail & clearance lights, relays, battery terminals, solenoids, wiring, electrical and air hose connectors. Use INOX for repair and service work on fuel injectors and pumps.

Does INOX have an industrial application?
INOX is Food Grade approved, the Instrument of Approval is freely available on request. Use INOX to stop corrosion and give protection to cold room fan motors, electric forklift systems, switches, relays, solenoids, wiring & motors in high moisture areas. Lubricate and protect pneumatic systems & solenoid valves, factory roller doors, sea container latches & hinges. INOX is very good for cutting & milling Aluminium, stops tool chatter. Use INOX for tapping & thread cutting. Protects blow moulds, dies and printing plates.

Comments

  1. Hi,

    I’m looking for a lubricant for semi automatic pistols – what would you recommend?
    Ideally it would, lubricate, protect from rust , and potentially help clean?

    • customer service Ashley says:

      Hi Roger,

      Thanks for the enquiry.

      INOX MX3 is commonly used for this application with great results, if you have a build up of carbon leave it for 5-10 minutes to penetrate and break it up before you begin your cleaning process.

      I hope this helps.

      Regards – INOX Team

  2. Can I use it to stop my squeaking mountain bike. My front are disc brakes and back brakes are caliber brakes.

    • customer service Ashley says:

      Hello Alex,

      Thanks for the enquiry. We do not recommend spraying on disc brakes, INOX is an oil based product therefore will damages the brake pads and can potentially be very dangerous.

      Regards – INOX Team

  3. Hi, I have a new 4×4, and want to prevent rust on the under side and rails etc,. What spray do you suggest I use. Will mud and sand stick to the metal surfaces I spray? And do I Need to reapply after pressure cleaning mud off.

    Also, if I use inox in the roof rack factory mounting brackets on my car, would this be recommended?

    Thanks

    • customer service Ashley says:

      Hi Gary,

      Thanks for the enquiry. LANOX MX4 is perfect for spraying on the under body of your 4×4, we recommend you spray a few days before you head up the beach! If you pressure clean after you drive on the beach it would be a good idea to re apply, try to avoid your brakes as this is an oil based product and may effect this area. LANOX MX4 or the INOX MX3 are both suitable for spraying your roof rack brackets.

      Regards – INOX Team

  4. Hi i just want to know, when you buy it in a 5 litre and you get the spray bottle with it. Do you mix it with water or leave it?

    • customer service Ashley says:

      Hi Michael,

      Thanks for the enquiry.

      We do not recommend you mix with water, INOX MX3 is oil based so it will not mix with water.

      Regards – INOX Team

  5. Stuart Ayton says:

    Will Inox MX3 help waterproof leather golf shoes?

    • customer service Ashley says:

      Hi Stuart,

      Thanks for the enquiry.

      We recommend the Lanox MX4 for this application as it will repel the water better and not effect the leather in any way. Wipe of any excess and re apply if they are exposed to water.

      Regards – INOX Team

  6. Can I use INOX MX3 to help clean the mud in my 4wd engine bay?

    • customer service Ashley says:

      Hi Andy,

      Thanks for the enquiry.

      We recommend using the LANOX MX4, if you apply it a few days before you head off road you will notice the mud will wash off easier.

      Regards – INOX Team

  7. I accidently sprayed Inox on our Mountain Bike disc brakes …..whats the best way of removing it ?

    • customer service Ashley says:

      Hi Dave,

      If you use our INOX MX11 Chain and Brake Cleaner that should get rid of most of the INOX MX3. You may need to spray the INOX MX11 on then hose it off a couple of times.

      Regards – INOX Team

  8. Hi,
    In what applications would MX3 be better than MX4?
    Thanks

    • customer service Ashley says:

      Hi Michael,

      Thanks for the enquiry.

      INOX MX3 is designed to pentrate rust, nuts, bolts, hinges etc. Where the LANOX MX4 is a little thicker and is excellent for preventing steel from rusting, both products have their place in the market.

      I hope this helps, if you need more info call INOX direct or email us at info@inoxmx.com

      Regards – INOX Team

  9. Brad Warren says:

    I want to use inox on the front of my motorhome. How long will it give a protective covering for?

    • customer service Ashley says:

      Hi Brad,

      Thanks for the enquiry.

      It would depend on a few things, climate being one, humidity, rain and so on. If you applied every 8 or so weeks you should confirm the protection on your motor home.

      Regards – INOX Team

  10. Hi
    I am shipping my motorcycle to NZ from Oz and would like to know which would be the best inox to spray bike with for protection from salt air.
    Preferably something that will not leave to heavy a coating to have to clean off later.
    Thank you

    • Customer Service says:

      Hi Carla,

      I would suggest using INOX MX3. Do not spray on the brake disks as this is an oil based product and will ruin your pads. Spraying it on and wiping off any excess with a clean cloth is recommended.

      Regards – INOX team.

  11. Gary Brodribb says:

    Hi I have just purchased a yellow Hobie Adventure Island kayak I was told its ok to use inox on the hull and fittings but dont use the one with lanolin what do you recommend Thanks Gary

    • Customer Service says:

      Hi Gary,

      Lanox is highly recommended for this application as it wont affect rubber and is excellent around salt water! A lot of other Kayak owners use the INOX MX6 rubber grease on the o’ring for the water tight cell.

      Regards – INOX Team

  12. I’ve heard MX3 is great product for spraying my 4×4 engine with prior to beach work – is this the case? Can I also spray the rest of the car to prevent rust from salt?

    • Customer Service says:

      Hi Lindsey,

      Thanks for the enquiry. We recommend the LANOX MX4 for this application as it contains Lanolin which is an excellent protectant towards salt spray and also prevents electrolysis between dis-similar metals.

      Regards – INOX Team

  13. John Wilson says:

    I don’t quite understand the difference between MX3 and MX4. Which is the better lubricant for tractor ptos and 3 pt hitches?

    Thank you.

    John

    • Customer Service says:

      Hi John,
      For high load applications such as this we recommend our INOX MX5 Plus with PTFE. This is great for pins, bushes, hitches, pto’s and more, the PTFE increases the load carrying capabilities and will keep all these parts lubed and running super smooth.

      Regards – INOX Team.

  14. Hi just wondering what type of inox I will need for a camping knife I will be using the knife for preparing food and needs to be safe thanks.

    • charmaine says:

      Hi Dean

      INOX MX3 Food Grade formula would be best, as it is safe in incidental contact. Ensure you wipe the excess off the knife before using.

      Regards, The INOX Team.

  15. Bill William's says:

    I am using INOX on my van drawbar after rubbing back to metal , Can i paint over it and how long would i have to wait to paint and would i need a undercoat and best paint to go over it please

    • charmaine says:

      Hi Bill,

      You can paint over INOX MX3 with an oil based paint. For the best results, I always suggest using an undercoat. Any oil based paint would be fine to use.

      Regards, The INOX Team.

  16. Bobbi-Lee Nelson says:

    Being a collector of antique tools, I have been using INOX MX3 for years. This is the best product ever. I also use it as a polish/cleaner/lubricant on my truck and boat.
    I am a member of the Australian Volunteer Coast Guard and INOX products are used extensively on our rescue vessel to keep her in top condition.
    Thank you INOX for a fantastic product.

  17. Hi I collect antique bayonets and knives which have a combination of metal, wood and plastic. Iam looking at storing and preserving these items long term is your INOX lubricant spray safe and Ideal for this.

    • Customer Service says:

      Hello and thanks for your enquiry. INOX MX3 will not harm metal timber or plastic, therefore making it perfect for this application.

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