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PostSubject: Recommend Grease?   Mon Aug 06, 2012 8:43 pm

I need to get some grease for my next tank build. I'm looking for a non-spray grease, that's plastic friendly.
Does anyone have any suggestions they can recommend?

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PostSubject: Re: Recommend Grease?   Mon Aug 06, 2012 9:07 pm


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PostSubject: Re: Recommend Grease?   Tue Aug 07, 2012 2:15 am

Thanks Glen, I'll look in to it. Where do you get yours?

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PostSubject: Re: Recommend Grease?   Tue Aug 07, 2012 7:21 am

I think I got it from Canadian Tire, but it doesn't show on their web site inventory.

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PostSubject: Re: Recommend Grease?   Tue Aug 07, 2012 6:38 pm

Canadian Tire used to sell it, but don't now.

It is sold in the U.S. http://www.agscompany.com/lubricants/industrial/201

I called them from the office today, they said it was good for plastic, but were sketchy on current retailers in Canada.

It contains mineral oil, here is a quote on mineral oil; " Mineral-oil-based lubricants don’t attack most plastic materials and offer excellent performance for the dollar in general plastics applications."

Source; http://motionsystemdesign.com/mechanical-pt/lubrication-tips-plastic-gears-0894/

I am not saying it is the best or only product for the job, though.

If someone has another suggestion, I'm interested.

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PostSubject: Re: Recommend Grease?   Tue Aug 07, 2012 7:44 pm

....and, actually, there's another tube I found in my model bench drawer; Permatex Ultra Slick Synthetic Grease, says good for plastic right on the tube.


http://www.canadiantire.ca/AST/browse/4/Auto/3/AutoFluidsChemicals/LubricantsPenetrants/PRD~0280813P/Permatex+Ultra+Slick+Multi-Purpose+Synthetic+Grease%2C+85+g.jsp?locale=en

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PostSubject: Re: Recommend Grease?   Wed Aug 08, 2012 12:42 am

Check for grease at Hobby Hobby? And let me know if you find any, I'll pick it up for you for the next meet Very Happy
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PostSubject: Re: Recommend Grease?   Wed Aug 08, 2012 7:43 pm

I use a synthetic grease that has no effect on plastics.

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PostSubject: Re: Recommend Grease?   Wed Aug 08, 2012 10:24 pm

Thanks for the suggestion boys.

I think I'll pop over to Canadian Tire this weekend and see what they got.

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PostSubject: Re: Recommend Grease?   Thu Aug 09, 2012 4:03 am

I use regular 3in1 oil on bushings and bearings, and Lubriplate white grease on the gears. Super smooth.

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PostSubject: Re: Recommend Grease?   Thu Aug 09, 2012 4:22 pm

Hi, you don't need special grease. "Vaseline" is the best choice!
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PostSubject: Re: Recommend Grease?   Thu Aug 09, 2012 5:11 pm

Actually Vaseline is not so great. It breaks down to almost liquid in heat. I once made the mistake of using Vaseline when building a bicycle years ago. In the heat of the summer, it literallty ran out of all of the bearing cup surfaces.

I would not be a fan of using vaseline...so many synthetics that will far exceed any of our needs out there.

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PostSubject: Re: Recommend Grease?   Fri Jun 07, 2013 4:43 am

I just happened to be reading the applications section of our literally dozens of types of aviation grease / lube here at work... and was reminded of this post!

Lubriplate 130A-AA is specifically designed for open gear, medium temperature applications. Its sticky, and manages to STAY on my motor pinion gears. I've lubed up my various 4:1 gearboxes with this stuff and theyre still thick with nice, gooey grease Razz

http://www.lubriplate.com/Products/Multi-Purpose-Greases/100-130-Series.aspx

It's petroleum based so I'm not sure if it's plastic safe.

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