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Old 09-03-2019, 19:08   #1
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SS Anti Galling lubricant

I am about to install some SS through-hull fittings but I am hesitating because I can't find my Permatec(?) so I'll have to buy some more and everything I look at is so hideously expensive.


Can anyone reccomend a good product?
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Lanocoate or tef-gel should do
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Lanocoate or tef-gel should do

Thanks for that but both damned expensive. I was hoping someone will say "just use XXX that's as good as anything".

My son (and others) use kitchen Canola Oil spray to lubricate their MIG welders and they say it's as good as the recommended lubricant costing X4 times as much.
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Aside from the above blue locktite, cheap and at most auto stores.
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Really? Too expensive?

$10 worth of lanocote will last you 5 years.

If that breaks the bank you need a different hobby!
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Re: SS Anti Galling lubricant

[QUOTE=coopec43;2844211]Thanks for that but both damned expensive. I was hoping someone will say "just use XXX that's as good as anything".

Lanoline, like Billkenny said, is not expensive. Go to an ag-shop (agricultural supplies). Buy a non-branded sheep-wool oil or grease, (Lanocote is a brand), one pot lasts for years. I use it on all kind of steel, SS items and on rubber as well. It has also various medical application benefits, small cuts on hands and arms and even on lips and nipples.
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Re: SS Anti Galling lubricant

The Hiscocks, you remember them don't you, used to say that Lanolin was not a lubricant. and shouldn't be used for such. Don't know why so have only used Lanocote to keep SS fasteners into or through aluminum from corrosion welding.

I use silver 'Never Seize'. Still have the can I bought 40 years ago. It comes in silver and copper colored flavors. Get the Silver kind, think its made with zinc, and won't react galvanically with the fasteners. SS galling is a nasty occurrence. Assembled a Norseman eye terminal dry a few years back and had it gall. I'd probably done more than 30 of them dry over the years before that one gave me a headache. Tightening it up, felt a slight increase in resistance and within a half turn it locked up. Took two of us with long wrenches and cheater bars to unscrew the fitting. Of course the threads were toast. Always use Never Seize or some other lubricant when assembling SS fasteners. Galling occurs with almost no warning and really welds the parts together.
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I have experienced galling of SS just as Roverhi describes it. Strange phenomenon. Before you know it the fitting is locked up as if welded.
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Marine antiseize is metals-free for avoid galvanic effects. With salt in the environment, even normally sacrificial metals have been problematic. This can be observed both in torque results and coupon corrosion.



https://www.practical-sailor.com/iss...s_12448-1.html


Locktite Marine, Tefgel, and Green Grease have done well. Lanolin and other greases, so-so.
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Really? Too expensive?

$10 worth of lanocote will last you 5 years.

If that breaks the bank you need a different hobby!

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Unless the product states that it is for SS I won't use it. The Lanocote we can buy in Australia

SPECIFICATIONS
1. Prevent galling, seizing and corrosion of metal parts. Makes parts that have been exposed to corrosive conditions and temperature extreme easier to dissemble.

2. Resist temperature from : -65°C to +2000°F

3. Makes threaded part easy to assemble / dissemble

4. USE ANTI-SEIZE ON:
- Head bolts
- Exhaust manifold studs
- Brake assemblies
- Starter & alternator bolts
- Spark plug & sensor thread
- EGR fittings
- Lug nuts & U-bolts
5. NET CONTENT : 8 Oz. (226.8g)



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When you say you can buy it for $10 we pay treble that!

Marine Lanocote Corrosion Control Prevent Rust Oxidation & Electrolysis 4oz

Brand new · Forespar
4.5 out of 5 stars.
7 product ratings - Marine Lanocote Corrosion Control Prevent Rust Oxidation &
Electrolysis 4oz
AU $12.77 From United States
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List price: Previous priceAU $17.03
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After much searching I decided to buy about 10 ounces as I'm going to need a lot of it very shortly on turnbuckles etc.

Molytec Stainless Anti-Seize Grease & Lubricant Paste 250g Brush Top Tin - M801

  • ITEM PRICE:AU $34.95
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Thanks for that but both damned expensive. I was hoping someone will say "just use XXX that's as good as anything".

Lanoline, like Billkenny said, is not expensive. Go to an ag-shop (agricultural supplies). Buy a non-branded sheep-wool oil or grease, (Lanocote is a brand), one pot lasts for years. I use it on all kind of steel, SS items and on rubber as well. It has also various medical application benefits, small cuts on hands and arms and even on lips and nipples.

WOW!!

That's exactly what I was hoping for


Lanolin Liquid – Heavy Duty Spray – 750ML – Lanotec | Blackwoods ...

https://www.blackwoodsxpress.com.au › ... › Penetrant Lubricants
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Re: SS Anti Galling lubricant

On second thoughts (after reading Steve's and roverhi comments) I'll give the lanoline a miss for anti-seizing.

I've experienced SS galling and I finished using a hack-saw to undo the nut.
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Some may be interested in the article on SS galling.


https://www.assda.asn.au/images/PDFs...%20galling.pdf
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A couple of years ago I bought one pound of lanolin from Soapgoods(dot)com for $18.00. Shipping was about the same amount. Shipping might be cheaper if you're closer to Georgia, USA.
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Thread galling occurs during installation when pressure and friction cause bolt threads to seize to the threads of a nut or tapped hole. It is also known as "cold welding". Once a fastener has seized up from galling it is typically impossible to remove without cutting the bolt or splitting the nut. boltdepot.com

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