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Old 18-08-2015, 06:47   #1
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Tefgel and its competition

I love Tefgel but hate the price. I was just in a marine store and found a similar product from Forespar called "MareLube TEF 45". Like TefGel, it is a thick, sticky white dielectric paste. It contains 45% PTFE compared to TefGel's 40%. It comes in a 30cc tube compared to TefGel's 20cc tube - but it costs half as much as TefGel.

Looks like my half remaining tube of TefGel is the last one for me.

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Old 18-08-2015, 07:31   #2
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Re: Tefgel and its competition

I've wondered about using liquid PTFE "pipe dope" like this maybe?
Thread Sealants : Permatex® Thread Sealant with PTFE
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Re: Tefgel and its competition

Thanks for the tip, Mark. I have a need for stuff like this right now.

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Re: Tefgel and its competition

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I've wondered about using liquid PTFE "pipe dope" like this maybe?
Thread Sealants : Permatex® Thread Sealant with PTFE
I have a bottle of it and it is pretty thin. The Forespar stuff is the way to go.
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Re: Tefgel and its competition

You might wish to investigate Duralac: Duralac Jointing Compound DTD 369 B | Duralac meets DTD 369 A |Preventsi Bi-Metallic and Galvanic Corrosion
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Re: Tefgel and its competition

Duralac is also good. Having used it (and lanocote and several other antiseize/anticorrosion products), I prefer TefGel. Until now, that is.

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Re: Tefgel and its competition

Depending on application, we have used TefGel, DuraLac and LanoCote.

I think each has its cons and pros. If the new product fits into one of your uses just give it a ride and see how it compares. For it sounds like you have just found a 100% TefGel at 50% price.

THX for sharing.

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Thanks for sharing! Just put that on my shopping list!
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Re: Tefgel and its competition

I have been using TefGel for many years. I just started using the Forespar. They seem to be similar in quality and in texture but only time will tell in 10 years when I go to back a stainless steel screw out of aluminum.
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That looks useful ....many thanks.
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