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CRC 5-56 Multi-purpose

Spray Lubricant - The Toolkit in a Can!

Related categories:
5-56 Range, New Products

CRC/Barcode Name Pack Size
Aerosol 210 ml 6
Aerosol 380 ml 6
Aerosol 420 ml 6
Aerosol 550 ml 6
Jerry Can 4 litre 4
Can 20 litre 1
Drum 200 litre 1

CRC 5-56 Multi-purpose is a service spray lubricant that penetrates, lubricates and prevents corrosion. It’s the original toolkit in a can.

It forms a thin dry film that lubricates moving parts for smooth action and silences annoying squeaks and squeals. Superior penetrating power breaks through rust and corrosion, loosens rusted parts, displaces water from wet equipment and cleans away scale and dirt. It protects metals from corrosion caused by humidity, salt air and other corrosive atmospheres. 

CRC 5-56 Multi-purpose displaces moisture out of electrical and ignition systems to help start wet engines and to prevent electrical failure. It eliminates the need for many disassembly operations. It cleans grease and tar off painted surfaces. It works great for general bike maintenance.

It is safe for all metal surfaces and alloys and on most painted surfaces, coatings, plastics and rubbers.

As one of the most trusted and popular service spray lubricants on the market you can’t go past the performance and value you get from CRC 5-56 Multi-purpose.

The CRC 5-56 range also includes Industrial, Electrical, Low Odour, Marine and Food Grade options.

Features & Benefits 

  • Advanced lubrication for smooth action – Silences annoying squeaks and squeals
  • Stops and attacks rust – Protective film for ongoing protection against corrosion
  • Displaces moisture to help start wet engines
  • Penetrates quickly – Breaks away rust and corrosion, frees components bonded by dirt and scale
  • Eliminates the need for many disassembly operations
  • Preventative maintenance programs – To increase the life expectancy of mechanical equipment
  • Safe for all metals and alloys, most painted surfaces, coatings, plastics and rubbers
  • Contains no silicone
  • Cleans grease and tar off painted surfaces
  • Temperature Range -10°C to +150°C
  • MPI Approved C14
  • AsureQuality assessment for food/beverage/dairy factory food areas & no potential contact
  • 380ml & 210ml variants come with Permastraw - choose pin-point stream or regular spraying action


  • A modern, versatile helper for hundreds of repair jobs in all working environments: Workshops, garages, building sites, factories, offices, gardens, homes
  • Electrical: Plugs, switches, coils, leads, etc.
  • Cars: Ignition system, distributors, battery terminals, cables, starter motors, aerials, nuts and bolts, chrome, seat slides, door latches, spark plugs
  • Home: Door locks and hinges, sliding doors and windows, drills, catches, tools, scissors, zippers, prams and strollers, toys
  • Leisure: Fishing gear, bicycles, garden tools, roller skates, ski fittings, golf trundlers


Physical Properties

Flash Point >60°C
Odour Pleasant
Appearance Amber liquid
Specific Gravity 0.81
Viscosity @ 20°C 4cP
 Propellant Hydrocarbon

Performance Characteristics

Type of film Oily, wet
Dry time Non-drying wet oil
Temperature Range -10°C to +150°C


(Aerosols 5002, 5005, 5006, 5028)

Shipping Name Aerosols
Technical Name
Class 2.1
HSNO Classification 2.1.2A
Hazchem 2YE
UN Number 1950
Pk Group N/A
F Pt N/A

Shipping Details (5009, 5007, 5011)

Shipping Name Not regulated for transport
Technical Name White Spirit
Class 3
HSNO Classification 3.1C
Hazchem 3YE
UN Number 1993
Pk Group III
F Pt 45


Material Safety Data Sheet

Summary Version Full Version
CRC 5.56 - AerosolCRC 5.56 - Aerosol
CRC 5.56 - BulkCRC 5.56 - Bulk


Technical Data Sheet

CRC 5.56


CRC/Barcode Pack Sizes Available
Aerosol 210 ml, pack size 6
17.90cm H x 5.20cm W x 5.20cm D : 0.25kg
Aerosol 380 ml, pack size 6
20.80cm H x 6.50cm W x 6.50cm D : 0.38kg
Aerosol 420 ml, pack size 6
20.80cm H x 6.50cm W x 6.50cm D : 0.41kg
Aerosol 550 ml, pack size 6
26.40cm H x 6.80cm W x 6.80cm D : 0.51kg
Jerry Can 4 litre, pack size 4
23.00cm H x 19.00cm W x 12.00cm D : 3.60kg
Can 20 litre, pack size 1
: 18.00kg
Drum 200 litre, pack size 1
: 180.00kg


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