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Old 7th January 2003, 01:29 PM   #1
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Question lubrication of platics

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

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Old 7th January 2003, 01:48 PM   #2
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Default Plastic / rubber lube...

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

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Old 7th January 2003, 01:53 PM   #3
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Now it's lubricated with a white grease can anyone tell me what that is?
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Old 7th January 2003, 01:57 PM   #4
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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.
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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.

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Default Re: Plastic / rubber lube...

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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!
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"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.

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Default Silicone...

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

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BTW, I also use ATF-oil, Mobil1 syntetic ATF...
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Old 7th January 2003, 05:24 PM   #9
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Default 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.

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Old 8th January 2003, 06:04 PM   #10
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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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