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

Chuck Guzis cclist at
Tue Apr 19 00:22:04 CDT 2016

On 04/18/2016 09:15 PM, drlegendre . wrote:
> "What's the going price per gallon of sperm whale oil?"
> Unless the Braycote products are directly interchangeable with Sperm
> Whale oil, how is your comparison even remotely relevant?
> They are rendered from entirely different sources. Whale oil is a
> natural, animal-derived product that pretty much went out with the
> depletion of the resources (and finally, international treaties).
> P/TFE and MoS2 were formulated in industrial laboratories, and to
> this day, are turned out by industrial processes.
> Am I incorrect?

No, just pointing out that there *are* other oils with very high price
tags--and in years past, could be purchased by the gallon.

ISTR that the antique clock folks still hoard whale oil.


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