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Old 24-02-2009, 21:35   #16
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Just found a new purpose for Lanocote.

I have a wet vac for the boat that the upper motor bearing was starting to chatter/squeal.
I pulled it apart to see if I could replace the bearing or even the motor. After disassembly I found it was a bushing type bearing and noticed a bunch of waxy goo scattered around it and filled with dust. Hummm!

So, I cleaned it fairly well and packed the top with Lanocote and started it up. It chatted for a few seconds until it got hot and then it smoothed right out.

I just saved myself $50. And I can chock up another good use for Lanocote!

Isn't it great to be a self sufficient sailor!
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Old 01-03-2009, 09:12   #17
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From my personal reading, tef-gel and lanocote have different primary purposes. Tef-gel is primarily anti-corrosive, while lanocote is primarily a tenacious lubricant. They over lap a lot in application, of course, but if you keep in mind that slight difference in purpose you'll see when to use the one or the other.

In North America someone (Forespar?) markets an emulsified version of amber lanocote at the boatiques which is easy to apply. The small amount of water makes it creamy, and soon evaporates leaving the usual sticky goo which seems to last forever.
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Re: Lanocote-What to use for a diluter?

Bumping this back to the top. I want to remove all of the old lanacote before applying new lanacote. What is the best cleaner to use?
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Re: Lanocote-What to use for a diluter?

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Bumping this back to the top. I want to remove all of the old lanacote before applying new lanacote. What is the best cleaner to use?
Apparently it does have a little Naptha in it... so paint thinner, kerosene or whatever might work. Worth a try....
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Re: Lanocote-What to use for a diluter?

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Bumping this back to the top. I want to remove all of the old lanacote before applying new lanacote. What is the best cleaner to use?
Hi Gudgeon,

I will email a lanolin producer I know tonight and get their opinion. They used to supply lanolin to Forespar so should have a pretty good idea of what to use.

I believe Lanocote in addition to lanolin has some petrolatum or some other petroleum based product.
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Re: Lanocote-What to use for a diluter?

If you use a heat gun, warm it up first, you can wipe most of it off with a rag. Then the rest will come off with paint thinner, lacquer thinner or xylene.
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Re: Lanocote-What to use for a diluter?

I'd put a bet on aerosol automobile brake cleaning spray. That used to be carbon tet but is now usually some less toxic chemical. Still, it forcibly blows away all sorts of "grease" and then totally evaporates, leaving a clean surface.
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Re: Lanocote-What to use for a diluter?

All thanks for the info it is on my hull valves all forespar I can not get in them easily to I am going to spray some lacquer thinner in and stuff a rag in the hole and see how it goes. I have been using the forespar "lanacote".
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Re: Lanocote-What to use for a diluter?

I use lanacote on standing rigging fittings, swages and terminal fittings and as waterproofing and an anticorrosive on our stalock fittings that have mostly replaced our mechanical swages. Even the stuff that comes in a spray bottle gets hard, but a quick pass with a torch or heat gun and it runs and penetrates Also for removing what remains on surfaces and collects dust a quick pass with a little heat and a rag cleans it up. It has staying power and is one of the few marine products that is not ,"known by the state of California to cause cancer." So I feel a little more "Green" using it, and I dream of sheep for about a week following.
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Re: Lanocote-What to use for a diluter?

If there are any "rubber" parts, lacquer thinner might attack them. There's no standard for what might be in that thinner. OTOH lanolin should be able to be removed with nothing more than a good detergent (Simple Green, Liquid Tide, etc.) and some water and alcohol. No need to "nuke" it. Petroleum greases are way harder to remove or displace, that's why lanolin has become a niche product.
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Re: Lanocote-What to use for a diluter?

Lanolin manufacturer suggested toluene as the best solvent to use but that would almost certainly cause problems with any rubber and possibly some plastic parts.

Ketones (acetone, MEK) also good but also may be a problem

IPA (isopropyl alcohol IE rubbing alcohol) not quite as good but safer to handle and minimal risk of damage to rubber or plastics.
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