Coating on older DEC slides
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Sat Jun 13 17:02:52 CDT 2015
On 06/13/2015 02:29 PM, William Donzelli wrote:
> Specifically molybdenum disulphide, sometimes called Molycoat. It is
> for lubrication on high load surfaces.
Will, I think you mean "Molykote", the trade name for the stuff.
But is that really it? I've got a few pounds of dry moly disulfide here
and it's nasty stuff--gets everywhere and is a black-silver in color.
About as bad as graphite. Gun people sometimes tumble their shells in
it. Don't ask how I know...
If this is a small job and you need a solid coating, have a look at some
of the moly-teflon rattle-can gun coatings from Brownell. You spray
them on, then bake them. The finish is very tough and pretty much
I've got a few HP slides from a storage array and I'll swear they're
just plain old electroplated zinc.
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