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    Petrol Gel Lubricant?

    Ok. I have a question to add to this. Would this work? If not, why?
    It is a petroleum based, food grade, o-ring lube I use for beer kegs.


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    Re: Lube

    No, you never want to use petroleum based products. Over time they will cause the material the o-rings are made of to break down and fail much earlier than it otherwise would.
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    Re: Lube

    Quote Originally Posted by JasonLion View Post
    No, you never want to use petroleum based products. Over time they will cause the material the o-rings are made of to break down and fail much earlier than it otherwise would.
    Ok. Just wondering. It is curious that they make such a product for a food service environment, including rubber o-rings. Pretty sure I would rather accidentally ingest silicone or Teflon before that stuff. It is water right, and stays together very well. You have to wipe it off to get it off.


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    Re: Petrol Gel Lubricant?

    Most pool O-rings are EPDM and most beer keg O-rings are Neoprene.

    Petroleum products should not be used on EPDM material, but petroleum based lubes are recommended for Neoprene.
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