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Ole Bardahl began in 1939 the Bardahl Manufacturing Company in Seattle, Washington USA. He realised that the molecular construction of motor oils could be modified with an additive, which would make it cling to moving parts. To lubricate, oil is splashed or sprayed against metal surfaces but being liquid drains away from even the microscopic peaks and valleys that are always present even on the smoothest of surfaces. Friction occurs together with added heat and wear.


Ole Bardahl changed all that with the discovery of ‘Polar Attraction’ such that these regular hydrocarbon oil molecules are combined with other base elements to alter their molecular structure. Molecules take on an electrical charge and fasten themselves tightly on any oppositely charged metal molecule.

In this way a microscopically thin, but extremely durable, film of lubrication is held magnetically in place against the metal, thereby insulating the surface against friction, heat and wear.


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