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Re: Lubricant?

Postby Jetguy » Tue Jun 05, 2018 1:55 pm


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Re: Lubricant?

Postby MDVolle » Tue Jun 05, 2018 7:27 pm


The PTFE seems to work fine on the ball screws (Z-axis) as well -

The biggest recurring theme from Raise3D (usually Vicky) has been NO MIXING - clean everything out completely if you are going to change to something else -

This is common "industry knowledge" but not necessarily "common knowledge" - the base chemicals that make up a specific lubricant may not be compatible with the next one you try. This can be true for oils and greases but issues are more common in greases - where it may not be immediately obvious. In extreme cases, a well intentioned application of lube can leave your bearings worse off than no lube -

That also makes it "safer" to use the same lubricant everywhere within a machine so there isn't any harmful cross contamination or late night user error - right lube in wrong places -

"Superlube" just happens to be a convenient PTFE grease that is widely available at least in the states - I buy the can and fill a large syringe (like a glue dispensing type with a plastic tip).

It seems to be reasonably user friendly - non irritating, less messy than many and inexpensive.

just my two bits


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