Fan bearing lubricant was Re: WD-40 (again)

Chuck Guzis cclist at
Mon Apr 18 22:39:45 CDT 2016

On 04/18/2016 07:45 PM, drlegendre . wrote:
> Forgive my ignorance..
> What could possibly justify a cost of $25,000 (US) for a liter of
> this Braycote material? Of course, I'm extrapolating - $25/gm,
> assuming 1000gm/l.
> Sounds like a government contract rate to me. MoS2 and TFE-rich
> lubricants have been readily available for decades - and while they
> tend to be on the pricier side, I've seen nothing that touches
> $25-28/gm.

What's the going price per gallon of sperm whale oil?

I'm very careful with PTFE-enhanced lubricants, such as TriFlow--they
tend, for me, at least, to get gummy.  A good petroleum oil should last
decades in this particular application.


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