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    Preferred O-Ring Lube?

    Hey all,

    What O-ring lube do the professionals on here suggest using? I've used some stuff the past two years called something like "Magic Lube O-ring lube w/ teflon", and it has a tendency to gunk up on the O-rings and mating parts and is a royal pain to try to get off. My PB left just some plain silicone lube which was great, but I ran out and can't seem to find it around here.

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    Mike
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    Re: Preferred O-Ring Lube?

    Magic Lube comes in both teflon or silicone varieties. I use both, but prefer silicone for o-rings. The silicone version is technically "Magic Lube II" and has red letters instead of blue.

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    Re: Preferred O-Ring Lube?

    You da man! Thanks!
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    Intex 8110 SWCG
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    Re: Preferred O-Ring Lube?

    I have used all sorts of lube, and even some of it on pool part O-rings

    I've seen the 'gunkyness' of the teflon lube and, while it's somewhat of a PITA - what I've noticed when using the silicon stuff is that my fingernails get 'soft' and easily torn and flaking (not brittle) - they seem to peel off in layers (NOT the whole nail - just the front part where you would trim them)

    Mike, as you or most pool owners don't apply a tube or two a day, I don't think the silicon type will have the same, rapid, effect as I've encountered.

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