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coopec43 09-03-2019 19:08

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?

Tailwheel 09-03-2019 19:26

Re: SS Anti Galling lubricant
 
Lanocoate or tef-gel should do

coopec43 09-03-2019 19:50

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Quote:

Originally Posted by Tailwheel (Post 2844207)
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.

rbk 09-03-2019 19:59

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Aside from the above blue locktite, cheap and at most auto stores.

billknny 09-03-2019 20:01

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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!

HankOnthewater 09-03-2019 20:59

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[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.

roverhi 09-03-2019 21:17

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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.

Steve Bean 09-03-2019 21:33

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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.

thinwater 09-03-2019 21:45

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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.

coopec43 09-03-2019 22:06

Re: SS Anti Galling lubricant
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by billknny (Post 2844216)
Really? Too expensive?

$10 worth of lanocote will last you 5 years.

If that breaks the bank you need a different hobby!


Bilkinny

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 : -65C to +2000F

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)



AND


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
10% GST will apply
List price: Previous priceAU $17.03
Buy It Now
+AU $27.35 postage
150 sold150 sold
25% off


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
    Free postage









coopec43 09-03-2019 22:18

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Quote:

Originally Posted by coopec43 (Post 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.


WOW!!

That's exactly what I was hoping for


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

https://www.blackwoodsxpress.com.au ... Penetrant Lubricants
Features. Long lasting lubrication of moving parts in corrosive environments; Protects against corrosion moisture, salt and acid resistant; Spray on anti-seize ..

coopec43 09-03-2019 22:37

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.

coopec43 09-03-2019 23:11

Re: SS Anti Galling lubricant
 
Some may be interested in the article on SS galling.


https://www.assda.asn.au/images/PDFs...%20galling.pdf

Steve Bean 09-03-2019 23:46

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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.

coopec43 10-03-2019 01:00

Re: SS Anti Galling lubricant
 
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

https://www.essentracomponents.com/e...ss-steel-bolts









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