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    Suggestions for a water-base silicone spray?

    My aquamatic motorized pool cover calls for using a water-based silicone spray for lubricating the sliders which run along the tracks, I am unable to find one that says it is water-based. the closest I could find is Jig-a-loo spray which says it is non oil-based. It seems to wash off quite easily from the fingers. Is this something I could use?
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    Re: Suggestions for a water-base silicone spray?

    I'm sure it's a satisfactory lube for the cover, Call em and make sure it won't put your water in a funk.

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    Re: Suggestions for a water-base silicone spray?

    ya know what WD 40 is a Water based lube use that.I would never use this junk on any metal surface though it will just rust your junk up. On chains i use a chain wax or silicon spray like liquid wrench.

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    Re: Suggestions for a water-base silicone spray?

    Quote Originally Posted by Vistal
    ya know what WD 40 is a Water based lube use that.I would never use this junk on any metal surface though it will just rust your junk up. On chains i use a chain wax or silicon spray like liquid wrench.
    WD40 is NOT water based. The WD stands for 'water displacment' and it was the 40th formula developed. It is a petroleum based lube. It also does not contain silicone.
    http://www.wd40.com/faqs/

    LIQUID WRENCH also is petroleum based and does not contain silicone but they do make one that contains Teflon.
    http://www.gunk.com/lubricants.asp

    While your intentions were good your info was faulty.

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    Re: Suggestions for a water-base silicone spray?

    ya WD-40 should never touch anything rubber / plastic / fiberglass in a pool. (Though it has a place in the tool box for sweaky filter tank nuts)

    I LOVE silicone spay, I personally use a food grade silicone made by RDS. It lubricates very well. But it must be used with experience; since like all silicone sprays they will expand rubber. This is a nice tool but can be a curse if not used correctly. ... like spray your o-rings seconds before you assemble. ... if not.. they just may not fit by the time you get to it.

    Once you use this stuff, you will never use a silicone "lube" like magic lube again.

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    Re: Suggestions for a water-base silicone spray?

    Here is a water based silicone spray:
    http://buyfitnessonline.com/osc/product ... cts_id=703

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    Re: Suggestions for a water-base silicone spray?

    Quote Originally Posted by tgramm
    ya WD-40 should never touch anything rubber / plastic / fiberglass in a pool. (Though it has a place in the tool box for sweaky filter tank nuts)

    I LOVE silicone spay, I personally use a food grade silicone made by RDS. It lubricates very well. But it must be used with experience; since like all silicone sprays they will expand rubber. This is a nice tool but can be a curse if not used correctly. ... like spray your o-rings seconds before you assemble. ... if not.. they just may not fit by the time you get to it.

    Once you use this stuff, you will never use a silicone "lube" like magic lube again.
    Will it hold seal plate o-rings (Sta-Rite) in place during assembly?
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