Fan bearing lubricant was Re: WD-40 (again)
applecorey at optonline.net
Tue Apr 19 06:14:48 CDT 2016
> On Apr 18, 2016, at 10:11 PM, Eric Korpela <korpela at ssl.berkeley.edu> wrote:
>> On Mon, Apr 18, 2016 at 2:53 PM, Chuck Guzis <cclist at sydex.com> wrote:
>> I did some research among the antique fan collectors on the web.
>> Here's what's been recommended, in no particular order:
> And if you're looking to preserve an extremely valuable museum piece and
> need the ultimate in non-reactive oil or grease, a perfluorinated polyether
> (PFPE) "oil" or one with PTFE nanoparticles is virtually guaranteed not to
> react with anything you might find a computer. But it is very pricey. $25
> a gram for Brayco 815z "oil" and $28 a gram for Braycote 601EF or 602EF
> (with MoS2). The solvent you need in order to remove them is $0.25 a
> gram. But a gram of this stuff goes a long way. I'd go with 602EF for
> fan bearings.
> But it does somewhat reduce the need to worry about what happens if the
> "oil" gets hot or hits rubber or paper or plastic. It doesn't dry out,
> evaporate, or gum up at normal temperatures, since it's teflon and
> molysufide microbearings in liquid teflon. I wouldn't buy it to use for a
> personal machine unless it was one of a kind, or someone at the lab was
> throwing out a tube of out-of-date braycote. (Which hasn't been the case,
> I don't have a personal stash).
I have been waiting this thread out to see what options people are using.
I like to use a product called SuperLube that I get at the gun store. It's synthetic and I find it doesn't like to pickup dust like other types of lube. It works great on an AR-15, marine fish tank light fan bearing, and on disk drive rails. Basically all extreme environment uses involving carbon, dirt, dust and salt water.
SuperLube is available in a tube and isn't very expensive like whale sperm, I mean oil.
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