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Bas 7th January 2003 01:29 PM

lubrication of platics
 
Can anyone tell me how to lubricate plastics and nylon gears from cd transport.

:confused:

Cobra2 7th January 2003 01:48 PM

Plastic / rubber lube...
 
Hi!
I usually use silicone spray (Automotive type) for lubing plastic / rubber, (but it can be too slippery for drive-belts).

Arne K
NORWAY

Bas 7th January 2003 01:53 PM

Now it's lubricated with a white grease can anyone tell me what that is?

SY 7th January 2003 01:57 PM

That's probably a lithium-based grease. A moly or graphite lubricant will also work well, though make sure any you use are not solvent-based- a lot of the aerosol lubricants are in a carrier that can degrade quite a few plastics.

mrfeedback 7th January 2003 03:38 PM

Works For Me....
 
I have used Dexron ATF for fine gears and bearings for a decade and it works for me.
DO NOT USE Singer sewing oil or WD-40.

Eric.

peranders 7th January 2003 03:56 PM

Re: Plastic / rubber lube...
 
Quote:

Originally posted by Cobra2
Hi!
I usually use silicone spray (Automotive type) for lubing plastic / rubber, (but it can be too slippery for drive-belts).

Everyone, be very, very careful with silicone products! You can create a hell before you know it. Silicone (certain types) creeps everywhere!

mrfeedback 7th January 2003 04:17 PM

"Silicone (certain types) creeps everywhere!"
This is very good advice.
Silicone lubricants creep everywhere - they also evaporate and redeposit on things like CDP lenses.
ATF does not.

Eric.

Cobra2 7th January 2003 05:01 PM

Silicone...
 
-is also a pest when entering connectors, switches, relays...
My use is very small / controlled.

Arne K

BTW, I also use ATF-oil, Mobil1 syntetic ATF...

Bas 7th January 2003 05:24 PM

silicone and other oil
 
The silicone seems not such a good idea. I would like to know where i can buy the factory used stuff.

:)

TBethel 8th January 2003 06:04 PM

I believe the grease used is Lubriplate. It is the most common grease used on plastic gears and has been used for years.


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