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Steve F
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« on: July 16, 2017, 10:00:44 AM »

What's your favorite? Needed for tonearms and firearms.

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« Reply #1 on: July 17, 2017, 09:05:12 AM »

What's your favorite? Needed for tonearms and firearms.

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Hey Steve,  I have some products you may want to check out.  I can't remember the company, but Ill look when I get back home.  One is a lubricant and one is a gun surface wipe product.  I think they are both synthetic and the lube is available in a needle oiler good for tonearm application.
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« Reply #2 on: July 17, 2017, 06:15:18 PM »

Tufoil...

https://www.amazon.com/Lubit-8-Super-PTFE-Drop-Does/dp/B00JF9B66Y/ref=sr_1_13?ie=UTF8&qid=1500339989&sr=8-13&keywords=tufoil

https://www.amazon.com/Tufoil-Gun-Coat-handy-oiler-fL/dp/B01N9Z9LPA/ref=sr_1_3?ie=UTF8&qid=1500339989&sr=8-3&keywords=tufoil
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« Reply #3 on: July 18, 2017, 05:59:39 PM »

Henry, thank you. Is that the stuff Ed used to lube his turntable bearing?

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« Reply #4 on: July 18, 2017, 07:27:59 PM »

Henry, thank you. Is that the stuff Ed used to lube his turntable bearing?

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Steve, I think Ed used 30w oil in his VPI and it free spins for a very long time.

I have a heavy and finicky 44 lb. platter on a turntable and Slick 50/synthetic oil blend is the best I've found.  It was designed to replace one quart of oil when changing auto oil.  A quart will last forever.  I've used Slick 50 in a VPI HW19 and it seems happy.

I haven't tried the Tufoil engine treatment or their other products for the platter bearing, it may be good as well.

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« Reply #5 on: July 18, 2017, 08:57:11 PM »

Steve, Henry, yep 10-30 weight synthetic motor oil. Guy at VPI told me to use that so I did. I doubt any of this matters. If it's running on an oil film it's probably just fine.
Ed
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