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Thread: grease/oil, is it bad for the liner?

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    grease/oil, is it bad for the liner?

    I won't tell you what I'm thinking, but does anyone know if grease or oil is bad for a liner? Does it deteriorate it? If so, is there a certain type, like silicon oil that is ok for it and may even protect it?

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    Re: grease/oil, is it bad for the liner?

    Petroleum products and plastics are generally a bad mix. Pool lube is a silicon grease that is used on gaskets and O-rings in pool equipment.
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    Re: grease/oil, is it bad for the liner?

    So silicon is ok for it? What about silicon spray?

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    Re: grease/oil, is it bad for the liner?

    If it's 100% silicon it should be fine. I still prefer the gel.
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    Re: grease/oil, is it bad for the liner?

    Well, I for one would like to know what you are thinking
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    Re: grease/oil, is it bad for the liner?

    Only problem with 100% silicone liquid in the pool or hottub is it doesn't wash off, steps seats can get and stay slippery....but oh boy does it work
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    Re: grease/oil, is it bad for the liner?

    When sprayed on metal, does it protect against rust? How much would I need for about 350 square feet and what is the approximate cost?

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    Re: grease/oil, is it bad for the liner?

    I was gonna comment, but after seeing that you are looking for a spray to evidently coat your entire pool, I'm out. I don't have qualified input 'cause I have no idea what the application really is.
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    Re: grease/oil, is it bad for the liner?

    Quote Originally Posted by Ohm_Boy
    I was gonna comment, but after seeing that you are looking for a spray to evidently coat your entire pool, I'm out. I don't have qualified input 'cause I have no idea what the application really is.
    Guess...

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    Re: grease/oil, is it bad for the liner?

    I'm not sure I want to know!
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    Re: grease/oil, is it bad for the liner?

    Silicon spray is commonly used to protect chrome wheels from rust and to lubricate weather stripping to seal. I have no clue as price, coverage or the specific brand/mix, etc. If you get it at an automotive store, it might have additives you don't want, so check carefully.
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    Re: grease/oil, is it bad for the liner?

    I want to coat the inside of the wall before installing the liner.

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    Re: grease/oil, is it bad for the liner?

    Oil, or any lubricant, would not be a good choice. If the walls are bad, then they can be refinished. There is wall foam that is made to be put on the walls to give the liner a cushion.

    What is it that you are trying to accomplish?

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    Re: grease/oil, is it bad for the liner?

    I want to build a pool that lasts. I'm thinking a Doughboy, with stainless steel fasteners. Fasteners that are in contact with other metal pieces, put grease on the threads and the bottom track (if its metal), plates and bottom of the wall and uprights, I'll spray automotive undercoating on them. Also, a 25 guage liner.

    Someone here must have done at least one of these things when putting togather their pool.

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