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Revitalizant: metal can be healed!
Visual demonstration of Revitalization process
Tested part with a special marking. After an hour of operation the defect was eliminated, we see a perfectly smooth ceramic-metal coating.
Photo 1. The surface of the race groove with deliberately inflicted defect (in the form of letter N).
Photo 2. After 15 minutes – rebuilding of the defect is already evident.
Photo 3. After an hour – you can’t even see the trace of existed scratch!
Products with mysterious name "XADO Revitalizant" first appeared on the shelves of auto stores in December 1999. Today for many automotive enthusiasts around the world Revitalizants have become an integral part of vehicle maintenance and the technology of revitalization has earned a widespread recognition, it’s even included in tribology textbooks. Effective high-quality products containing Revitalizant can be found on the shelves of retail stores in many countries throughout the world. They help to restore and maintain engine compression as well as power and efficiency of the engine at the highest level, eliminate noise in the transmission and power steering, effectively adjust parts in the new vehicle and extend its life span. So how does Revitalizant really work?
Let's experiment!There is a certain category of people for whom good result is not enough. They want to know the details: how is it done, by what means the result is achieved and exact processes that occur on the surfaces of parts. To see firsthand how terrible defects are eliminated and what is Revitalization, we turned to the experts of XADO tribology laboratory. To verify the claimed effect, it was decided to take a real machine part, measure it, inflict a defect, spread the "magic" grease on it and see what happens.
Revitalization – is the process of bringing back to life, rejuvenation, “healing” of metal surfaces and elimination of defects. These are not just statements, it really works.
The course of experiment
- 1.On the race groove of selected bearing we inflict a defect with the help of engraving cutter (see photo 4), that is we damage the surface on purpose and quite severely. For better visualization, the defects are several times more dangerous than those that may occur on the surface of the part during actual operation.
- 2.Next, we apply grease (0.5 ml). The carrier of Revitalizant in this experiment is "XADO Repairing" grease, which is designed for units and mechanisms with substantial wear up to 80%. This is a normal mass-produced product that can be easily obtained in the store.
- 3.We begin to “heal” the bearing with lubricant under high load conditions (the force of about 8000 N and rotation speed of 1000 rpm).
Rebuilding of the metalThe process is very fast, so after 15 minutes of work, when outlines of the defect are still visible, we pause the test to see what happened to the surface. Even without any special equipment we can see that the defect is much reduced and there is a build-up of ceramic-metal on the edges. Photos from the microscope (see Photo 5) allow us to view the changes in details - small traces of the factory polishing have already disappeared completely, there is an inflow of the new coating on the edges of the crater.
Photo 4. A fragment of the race groove of the bearing. The original factory surface is rough with deep traces from the factory polishing. In the center - a pinhole (crater), it measures over 0.5 mm in diameter and 0.7 mm in depth, which we created deliberately with engraving cutter for testing purposes.
Photo 5. The same area of the bearing after 15 minutes of high load operation with "XADO Repairing" grease.The surface is smooth and glassy. Traces of the factory polishing have completely disappeared. You can still see the outline of the crater, but you can also clearly see the amount of ceramic-metal layer that rebuilds the pinhole back up.
The complex physics in simple terms.
The work of the bearing under load provides a special machine , which allows to examine the level of reparative, protective and regenerative properties of the products with Revitalizant (gels and lubricants).
Mass-production bearing used in fuel systems of diesel engines.
So is it possible to rebuild the metal and eliminate defects? Yes, and our experiment is a clear proof of that.As an object for demonstration we chose a common bearing. It is easily assembled and disassembled, can withstand heavy loads. It is made of high-alloy tool steel. In vehicles it is used for the production of such high loaded and essentially important units as CV joints, pusher rollers, high pressure pumps’ plungers and gearbox shafts’ bearings.