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    White lithium grease as lube?

    I picked up lithium grease for my gaskets.
    Then I read here, (one day I will learn...)
    Is this a bad product to use on my rubber gaskets?
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    Re: White lithium grease as lube?

    I don't know if it is bad or not. But, I do know that rubber o-rings and gaskets should be lubed with silicone lube. I use plumber's grease from Lowes.
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    Re: White lithium grease as lube?

    100% pure silicone lube (BOSS Lube #820) -

    Stay away from silicone lubes that have Teflon in them. The chemicals that form the Teflon in them react with air and moisture over time and become sticky.

    Do NOT use the lithium grease in the o-rings as they typically contain mineral oils that will breakdown the rubber. Lithium grease is intended for metallic parts to prevent galling, not to act as a sealant.
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