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The AFMT™ Technology
Prolong’s AFMT™ technology doesn’t just enhance motor oils, transmission fluids, gear oils, and other lubricants. The AFMT™ formula actually treats and modifies the surface of the metal. AFMT™ is a highly specialized extreme-pressure property lubricant that is formulated by chemically treating paraffin-based hydrocarbons, known to be superior lubricants capable of withstanding extremely high temperatures and pressures. Prolong AFMT™ is formulated with a unique long-chain molecule achieving significant chemical stability. This process is so stable that it is responsible for achieving the highest possible “1a” rating in independent laboratory testing designed to determine the anti-corrosive characteristics of lubricants.
How it Works
Motor oils, transmission fluids and gear oils are flowing lubricants that provide a film barrier between metal surfaces pressing or rubbing together. The greater the film strength, the better the oil. However, in extreme pressure metal-to-metal areas, the film strength of oil is seriously thinned and is often completely squeezed out.
On the other hand, Prolong is a bonding lubricant. Prolong AFMT™ interacts with metal surfaces in a molecular and chemical process to create a protective buffer on the surface of the metal. This is not a film or coating over the metal. Molecules in the AFMT™ formula are polarized and actually bond with the metal surface. The layer of AFMT™ molecules is activated by extreme pressure and heat, meaning that Prolong lubrication performs best right where it is needed most! The result, AFMT™ significantly reduces harmful friction and heat.
Reduces Metal Wear
Metal surfaces feel smooth, but under a microscope, they have tiny valleys and peaks on the surface. The “peaks” can catch or snag as metal surfaces push and slide against one another, causing particles of metal to break away, leaving the metal surface to become damaged and vulnerable. When these metal particles or shavings are found in drained oil, it is a sign of metal fatigue and damage. The metal particles can also cause additional harm as they circulate through the oil, rubbing against metal parts and impairing the efficiency of filters.
The protective layer formed by Prolong molecules lubricates the raised metal surfaces and through an extreme lubricating film pressure fills in the “valleys” by smoothing out the peaks, diminishing the effects of metal-to-metal friction. As this sacrificial protective layer of AFMT™ is worn away, it is constantly replaced by new AFMT™ molecules circulating within the oil. When the energy from fuel combustion is not being used to overcome friction it goes straight to the horsepower needed for optimum performance and fuel economy. Prolong AFMT™ makes the metal more slippery and reduces the friction that causes metal fatigue and steals horsepower.
Reduces Heat and Friction
This process also helps eliminate the harmful heat produced by friction. High oil temperatures accelerate oxidation and the formation of acids, peroxide, carbon residue, sludge and varnish formations. As oil temperature rises, oxidation takes place, the oil becomes increasingly corrosive, and oil viscosity decreases resulting in a loss of lubrication. Prolong AFMT™ helps reduce heat so that the oil can maintain maximum protection performance.
Additionally, premium dispersants are added to Prolong lubricants to help remove carbon build-up and sludge residue. These contaminates are then suspended in the oil and eliminated at the next oil change. Removing these contaminants maximizes performance and horsepower.