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What is 3-IN-ONE® Oil?

3-IN-ONE® is a specially formulated lubricating, penetrating, and cleaning oil. 3-IN-ONE's unique set of ingredients enable it to lubricate as well as protect metal surfaces. 3-IN-ONE Oil's easy-to-use drip spout allows you to apply the product right where it's needed most.


What should I use 3-IN-ONE® on?

Use 3-IN-ONE® on nuts and bolts, hand and power tools, bearings, locks, fans, firearms, bicycles, rollers, wheels, drill bits, saw blades, ladders, seals, bearings, shafts, trailer hitches, skateboards, and moving parts...nearly everything that moves. Two unique spout options enable you to apply 3-IN-ONE® to the exact spot needed.


What does the name stand for?

3-IN-ONE® was developed in 1894 for use on bicycles. The inventor, George Cole, was hoping to create a product that would lubricate, clean and prevent rust. Those three functions in one product led to the name.


How is 3-IN-ONE® different from WD-40 ?

3-IN-ONE®, with two unique spout options, enables you to lubricate items without any overspray or splatter. WD-40 cleans/degreases, penetrates to loosen up stuck parts, prevents corrosion and is a lighter lubricant.



Is 3-IN-ONE® a detergent or non-detergent oil?

Both 3-IN-ONE Multi-purpose and Motor Oil are non-detergent oils and neither of them contain silicone.


Where can I buy 3-IN-ONE® Oil?

3-IN-ONE® is available through many automotive, hardware, discount, grocery and drugstores, as well as industrial distributors. If your store or distributor doesn't carry 3-IN-ONE®, please ask them to add it. You can also purchase any of the products at our online store. For a list of locations click HERE


I have an old 3-IN-ONE® Oil glass bottle-how old is it and how much is it worth?

Dating and valuating old bottles is best left to professionals and aficionados. We suggest you contact your local antique bottle collectors club or visit the following Web sites: Federation of Historical Bottle Collectors (www.fohbc.com) or www.antiquebottles.com.


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