The next time you’re struggling to remove a screw with a damaged head, instead of reaching for a screw extractor, you might want to give EZ Grip Friction Drops a try. The manufacturer claims that one drop on the damaged screw head will increase the gripping force enough to remove the problem screw. Their secret? Thousands of hardened aluminum cubes suspended in a carrying agent give EZ Grip Friction Drops gripping power. The aluminum cubes “provide a temporary bridge between the tool and stressed fastener heads.”
EZ Grip Friction Drops come in three different grades: commercial, aircraft, and marine. In the commercial and aircraft grade drops, the aluminum cubes are suspended in a non-toxic, food-grade antifreeze. The aircraft grade meets five different ATSM and Miltary standard tests. In the marine grade, the hardened aluminum cubes are suspended in a blend of non-toxic oils instead of antifreeze.
One 3oz bottle of the commercial grade EZ Grip runs $17 directly from Holt International. If you need either the aircraft grade or the marine grade, they’re more expensive at $19 and $20 respectively. And if you really like the stuff, you can plunk down about $200 for a case of 12 bottles.