I noticed they have that at the local hardware megastore.
Will it work well in in-line skate or skateboard bearings? Would
be nice to have a lubricant that is waterproof and will not
attract dirt/grime on wheel bearings, since I skate in the city.
Will it help reduce wear on bolt threads? Vise Grips? A regular
What does it not do well that a messy lubricant will do?
Or is it just that it is much more expensive per volume?
Maybe, but I'd be inclined not to use it as bearings are not listed.
I suspect it also has some oil in it as I once inherited a can of Teflon
mold release that I used on a bicycle chain and it rusted.
Since then I only use things formulated for specific end uses.
Just a heads up on "mould releases"....they do provide some decent
lubrication..but its designed for large surfaces sliding over one
another. I use them for pistol magazines and they work very nicely.
But they suck..big time for rotating rolling parts running over each
Other lubricant familers are indicated for bearings.
Much same, here. Silicone spray, the cheap stuff from walmart. Used it
to lube the chain on a bike. Gave the bike to a boy whose family lived
out of state. I heard later, the chain siezed up. I'm sure he was
I don't see any problem at all. Sounds very much like the "dry film"
stuff used for bike chains, for the same reason. Worst case, you have
to clean it off and try something else. You are quite correct in that
you have a problem with dirt/grime. The "liquid" lubes will pick up
crud like mad.
I bought some DuPont Teflon silicone lubricant. Decreased/cleaned
my inline skate bearings. Then flooded the insides of the bearings
with the spray lubricant before reassembly.
My skate wheels roll icy quick. Unlike regular lubricant, seems
that grit does not get inside of the bearings, time will tell. Not
sure how often it should be applied. Before my last long skate...
Took the skates onto the porch, turned them upside down, and set
them on a rubber doormat. Sprayed both sides of each bearing,
between the bearings in the frame. Some of the lubricant probably
penetrated into the bearings, most probably stayed outside. During
the skate, since I don't use a break, I ditched into grass, dirt,
and gravel many times. At least on that trip, stuff did not get
caught or stay caught between my wheels and the frame. Some of the
lubricant gets onto the polyurethane wheels and might help keep
them from drying out, too. For several miles on that trip I was
floating as the Teflon silicone lubricant levitated me off of the
Appears to be doing great so far.
About one week ago at night when carrying some stuff, I felt
unpleasantly unsteady/awkward. It was probably either age catching up
with me or (hopefully) using the new lubricant.
I know some devout Americans who talk about this, that, and the
other things that are supposed to be good for our country. But
when they go to the store, it's "ME FIRST!". You are so selfish
and greedy that saving a few pennies is all that matters. You
don't care that you're supporting Communist Chinese slave labor
and putting your fellow Americans out of work. All because our
leaders told you it's okay. They tell you that those Communist
Chinese dictators are good people, and you believe it because it
helps you feel better when supporting Communist Chinese slave
labor and putting your fellow countrymen out of work because you
have to save a few pennies when you go to the store. That goes for
misled/ignorant/greedy people in other democracies too. It might
also apply more to women than men. But the ruling class, our
government, or the one-way media would never let us know whether
feminism is the root problem. For some strange reason, the one-way
media never publishes poll results by gender.
And someday, when our government stomps on your face, it will say
"It's your fault, you could have chose to not support Communist
Chinese slave labor and put your fellow countrymen out of work,
but you are just a greedy bitch".
Before every third skate or so, I take the skates onto the porch,
put them upside down on a rubber mat, and spray the bearing on
both sides of each wheel. That might cause some slippage of the
rubber wheels, at first like when the wheels are angled, but that
is no problem for me.
That even keeps my black skates looking clean.
Weird but true.
Well, no. Those bearings aren't based on rubbing parts, but on
rolling elements; metal/metal pressures are so high that the teflon
will squeeze out, and there isn't any moisture/dirt seal created
either. Waterproof greases are better, you can get 'em at any
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