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Old 01-08-2016, 12:50   #16
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Re: Do Calipers Get Lubricated??

After researching the various machinist sites digital-NO, dial type -YES

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Old 01-08-2016, 16:40   #17
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Re: Do Calipers Get Lubricated??

Sewing machine oil, lanoline.

Plastic calipers are useful on board

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Re: Do Calipers Get Lubricated??

inox -mx3 FG / Australian made K9P for metal / the FG is food grade / light spray and wipe with a soft cloth (non fluff leaving type)
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Re: Do Calipers Get Lubricated??

Greetings and welcome aboard the CF, Dave (spirals).
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Re: Do Calipers Get Lubricated??

I have a plastic dial caliper. An inexpensive item that I have even used underwater, yes salt water, rinse, wipe, air dry.This may not be the most accurate caliper but it serves well and is not inaccurate.
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Re: Do Calipers Get Lubricated??

The steel analog vernier caliper that came with my boat when I bought it had a few dark spots of corrosion and it was a bit stuck with not smooth adjustment at all. I gave it some generous wd40 treatment and good exercise and wiped off any excess, and its been working faultlessly ever since.

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