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    O-ring lubricant??

    Any recommendations?
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    Re: O-ring lubricant??

    Magic Lube (teflon) and Magic Lube II (silicone). They are made for pool/spa use and most pool supplies carry them or you can get them online from several sources. There is also a Magic Lube with Kevlar fibers to help stop small leaks from old O rings until you can get them replaced.

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    Re: O-ring lubricant??

    Personal opinion, I'd go with the Magic Lube II . I've used the Magic Lube with the teflon in it the past two seasons, and it gummed up my O rings pretty badly. The stuff doesn't want to wipe off all that easily, either. I'll be using the silicone version this year to lube up everything.
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    Re: O-ring lubricant??

    The silicone version is just as gunky!

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    Re: O-ring lubricant??

    I'm with mike. Once the teflon version hits water it turns to a white, sticky goo that's more of a mess than the silicone which spreads more easily and doesn't get all goopy. I keep both, but I usually only use the teflon as a lubricant for already-taped threaded fittings or as an emergency back-up to the silly.

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    Re: O-ring lubricant??

    Hey all and especially Tim, in this post I mentioned the silicon lube weakening/ softening my fingernails - any input?

    Also, for those who go to pool stores that only carry Hayward products - which kind is Jack's 357?

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    Re: O-ring lubricant??

    I haven't had any problems with that that I've noticed, but I have pretty thin flexible fingernails to begin with. When they grow out at all I can bend them backward without any discomfort. TMI?

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    Re: O-ring lubricant??

    Luv& Luk
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    Re: O-ring lubricant??

    Found a tube of Multi-purpose Lubricant-sealant w/ PTFE. Is this a good one to use?
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    Re: O-ring lubricant??

    Quote Originally Posted by rogerbrks
    Found a tube of Multi-purpose Lubricant-sealant w/ PTFE. Is this a good one to use?
    Is it designed for pool use? The ones we were discussing are.

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    Re: O-ring lubricant??

    The sales person at the pool supply store recommended it.
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