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    Teflon base do-ring lube

    Is Teflon based lube OK for o-rings?

    I want to lube up my pump pot gasket but I don't want to use the wrong lube. The brand I got from Ace is called Tube Lube and it says it can be used in marine applications.





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    Re: Teflon base do-ring lube

    Normal pool lube is silicon based.

    Looking at the label, I'd say you could use that.
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    Re: Teflon base do-ring lube

    What you have is what is sold at most pool supply stores.
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    Re: Teflon base do-ring lube

    I think the teflon based becomes tacky after it is applied, which is annoying and hard to clean off. Once the teflon stuff I have is gone, I am going to find some silicon based stuff.
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    Re: Teflon base do-ring lube

    Quote Originally Posted by jblizzle View Post
    I think the teflon based becomes tacky after it is applied, which is annoying and hard to clean off. Once the teflon stuff I have is gone, I am going to find some silicon based stuff.
    Yeah. I remember from my lab days of working on vacuum equipment we stayed away from anything Teflon based for many reasons (volatile precursors, cross-linking reactions, hardening, etc).

    I think I'm gonna ditch the stuff and try to find a silicone based lube.

    Does anyone know a good silicone based product that the pro's use?




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    Re: Teflon base do-ring lube

    James had good suggestions here: http://www.troublefreepool.com/threa...al-lubrication

    Which is where I learned why the lube I have does what it does and why I am going to switch.
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    Re: Teflon base do-ring lube

    BOSS 820 lube description on Amazon:

    Product Description
    This pool and spa lubricant is a silicon dioxide thickened, high molecular weight dimethyl polysiloxane-based material. It is a stiff, tacky dielectric compound with excellent water repellency. Pool and spa lubricant was designed for use as a water repellent, sealing compound. Grease-like consistency, high tack, chemical inactivity and superior dielectric properties make it an excellent choice for use in water applications. It is an excellent release agent and lubricant for rubber and plastic parts such as O-rings, valves or plastic gears. Boss pool and spa lubricant is the premier product for lubrication in the pool and spa industry. Available in clear color and 3-ounce size. Includes 1 lubricants per pack.

    It's $11.95 for a 3oz tube. Pretty expensive but it sounds like the right stuff. I suspect 3oz will probably last years.

    Thanks all!!!



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