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Old 6th June 2013, 10:10 AM   #1
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Default Do lubricants of different types react?

Just replaced the laser mechanism of my cd player with a
new one. It seems to contain some lubricants at the
needed places, like where the laser head slides, but very
little or I should say invisible. I have this following silicon
grease: `ACC SGM494 Silicone Grease'. Can I use this
over the existing grease? Will it react as I do not know
the grease in the mechanism came from the factory?

http://in.rsdelivers.com/product/acc...e/0283404.aspx

Kindly advice.

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Old 6th June 2013, 10:35 AM   #2
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I suspect the grease in your link will be way to thick.

The grease I always use on mechs is a "special plastics grease" that is plastic/metal compatible.

SPG35SL - ELECTROLUBE - SPECIAL PLASTICS GREASE, 35ML | CPC

A new mech shouldn't need any and should be correctly lubed as supplied.
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Old 6th June 2013, 10:46 AM   #3
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Thanks Mooly for the advice.

The grease SGM494 mentions that it can be used on plastic-plastic or plastic-metal. That is why thought I can use it.

I will see if the other one is available.

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Old 6th June 2013, 10:51 AM   #4
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I think you'll find the stuff in the tube extremely thick and gooey with a similar consistency to say epoxy resin.
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