USB Model M

David Griffith dgriffi at
Wed Dec 17 22:54:57 CST 2008

On Wed, 17 Dec 2008, Chuck Guzis wrote:

> On 17 Dec 2008 at 23:27, Curtis H. Wilbar Jr. wrote:
>> I read somewhere to use PTFE dry lube spray....
>> I've not located any yet in my few casual attempts to pick some
>> up however.
> Probably any dry aerosol used to lubricate locks would be fine, but
> not graphite.  I find several brands of silicone aerosol at the local
> hardware store.  I haven't looked for PTFE spray, but I'm not
> enthusiastic about the PTFE lubricants that I've used that were
> suspensions in an oil base.
> I know that the firearms crowd uses various dry lubricants (Dri-
> Slide, Eezox, Tetra) but I don't know how they'd work in this
> application.  Moly disulfide lube like Dri-Slide might be messy,
> though.
> I'd steer clear of any oil, even watch oil--it'll just attract dirt.
> If the crud in my own keyboard is any indication, that's not
> something that you'd want.

Perhaps the spray lubes often used by Rubik's Cube people will do well.

David Griffith
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