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Favorite spray lube?
« on: November 27, 2007, 06:29:10 pm »
I've seen the virtues of different spray lubes hashed and rehashed, and wondered if there ever was a poll.  Search didn't reveal it's location to me....

List what you like and why...esp if it is not in my poll.  If there is overwhelming evidence I missed a popular brand, I'll add it.

I like WD-40, Yield (got it at an employer, $8 per can), Marvel.  I like the dry teflon for some things...locks, for one.

I'm sure that everyone has seen Harbor Freights spray can maker.  Dad used to use diesel in it as a spray lube.

This is, BTW, for general use spray lubes, not chain lubes.  Penetrating oil, so to speak.  Hinge desqueaker.  That sort of thing.
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Re: Favorite spray lube?
« Reply #1 on: November 27, 2007, 06:43:08 pm »
'Other' because I use the Scottoiler with appropriate weight oil.
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Re: Favorite spray lube?
« Reply #2 on: November 27, 2007, 07:32:26 pm »
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This is, BTW, for general use spray lubes, not chain lubes.  Penetrating oil, so to speak.  Hinge desqueaker.  That sort of thing.

WD-40 as a penetrating oil and Wal Mart brand white grease as a general lube. I usually buy Liquid Wrench in the jugs instead of the spray can...
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Re: Favorite spray lube?
« Reply #3 on: November 28, 2007, 05:16:40 pm »
Do you dab the liquid wrench on with a small brush or eye dropper? 
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Re: Favorite spray lube?
« Reply #4 on: November 28, 2007, 08:04:21 pm »
Do you dab the liquid wrench on with a small brush or eye dropper? 

Usually soak the rusted parts in it or use a spray bottle.
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Re: Favorite spray lube?
« Reply #5 on: November 29, 2007, 07:02:28 pm »
Super lube, used in on my outboard that lived on the back of my sailboat for 5 years and it potected it 100% in the ocean water.
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Re: Favorite spray lube?
« Reply #6 on: November 29, 2007, 07:13:44 pm »
Oooops, sorry; thought this was another chain lube thread...hence my response. Can't say I've ever used a spray on lube. I've used 3-in-1 oil out of the can many times over the years.
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Re: Favorite spray lube?
« Reply #7 on: November 29, 2007, 07:44:31 pm »
Can't say I've ever used a spray on lube.
Really???  I can't seem to live without it.  I was at Godfather's pizza the other day, the screaming door hinges was driving me nuts.  I had a can of Marvel in the bus, so I sprayed the hinges and closers...ahhhhhhhhhh silent doors now.  Squirt a little here, there, all around the square, saying catch me if you can, don't slip!!
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Re: Favorite spray lube?
« Reply #8 on: November 30, 2007, 11:22:26 am »
^ i think bus was the key word  ;) :P
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Re: Favorite spray lube?
« Reply #9 on: November 30, 2007, 05:00:04 pm »
I would say there is no universal spray lube. I would guess they fall into general categories. WD-40 is mainly kerosene and some light oil which is fine. The chain lube I use I guess is a Hypoid Oil with some other stuff in it. The Silicones are really good rubber and things like window slides where you don't want dirt to collect. I had needed some lube quick for a door hinge that was driving me crazy on a business trip. Only thing I could find was some kind of a Dollar store. Found some spray lube made in China of course. It smells dead on like Kroil and did a great job.
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Re: Favorite spray lube?
« Reply #10 on: November 30, 2007, 05:29:30 pm »
Dad had some spray Kroil that worked wonders on his POS rustbucket we changed the engine on.  I use spray LPS3 on my chain.



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Re: Favorite spray lube?
« Reply #11 on: November 30, 2007, 07:40:35 pm »
Knock Er Loose is my all time favorite, but I can't find it any more.  Now I keep WD40 around but I don't think it penetrates into rusty bolts/nuts like Knock Er Loose.  On my motorcycles, I rarely need a penetrating oil to loosen anything.  That happens more under old truck suspensions and beds or around machinery. 
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Re: Favorite spray lube?
« Reply #12 on: May 14, 2009, 06:38:06 pm »
I have great luck using mystery oil breaking old rusty parts free. even unstuck a few frozen motors with it :)  also use seafoam deep creep on occasion
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Re: Favorite spray lube?
« Reply #13 on: May 15, 2009, 12:14:22 am »
i tried a different one today that a friend gave me. it was in a package with the oil additives he got for his older car. from a company called duralube, i'm impressed with the stuff, better than wd-40 in my opinion. i used it when i cleaned my pistols this evening. http://www.duralube.com/Products.aspx about 2/3 to 3/4 of the way down the page.

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Re: Favorite spray lube?
« Reply #14 on: May 27, 2009, 11:27:56 am »
Astroglide.
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Re: Favorite spray lube?
« Reply #15 on: May 27, 2009, 12:13:46 pm »
Lubricant: Super Lube
Penetrant: CRC Freeze-Off or Cycle Break-Away

BTW, there is a thread on these forums about penetrating oils that I found referenced numerous other places online: http://forums.sohc4.net/index.php?topic=20131.0

I'm going to try the acetone/ATF mix since I have a half gallon can of acetone that I haven't had a use for in a long while.


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Re: Favorite spray lube?
« Reply #16 on: May 27, 2009, 01:42:41 pm »
I put pb blaster in because right now I am mostly taking things apart. It is the best for penetrating and breaking things loose. WD40 would be my selection as the multi purpose lube.
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Re: Favorite spray lube?
« Reply #17 on: June 16, 2009, 04:56:33 am »
PB blaster is insane stuff... It works great as a penetrating lube and dissolving packing peanuts out of a part you got from eBay.  Down side is it has a strong scent  :-\

WD-40 has a great property and I use it for which it was originally intended... as a Water Displacement spray for electrical connections.
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Re: Favorite spray lube?
« Reply #18 on: June 16, 2009, 08:49:07 am »
I use EP80 or 90 gear oil.
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Re: Favorite spray lube?
« Reply #19 on: July 13, 2009, 07:54:23 pm »
tears make the best lube. haha.
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Re: Favorite spray lube?
« Reply #20 on: July 21, 2009, 01:35:27 pm »
My favorite all around for general use, breaking things free, oiling, preserving...

Break Free.... with teflon added to it.

Works fine on guns.

For my bike's chain I use 85-95 Weight Gear Oil.

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Re: Favorite spray lube?
« Reply #21 on: July 20, 2010, 12:06:08 pm »
KROIL!!! the oil that creeps that stuff is trump

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Re: Favorite spray lube?
« Reply #22 on: July 31, 2010, 09:25:49 pm »
I have a small pump style oil dispenser in which I keep a mixture of motor oil and Marvel Mystery oil.  Does wonders on lots of things.  I beat on a disk brake rotor today with a heavy hammer trying to get it off the Toyota.  Wasn't budging, so I got out the oil can and squirted the mixture around the hub and in the holes where the lug bolts come through the disk.  One whack with a lighter machine hammer and it was loose!  Maybe WD40 would do the same, but I kind of doubt it.
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Re: Favorite spray lube?
« Reply #23 on: July 31, 2010, 09:34:23 pm »
Any of you guys used this stuff, Gibbs brand penetrant ?

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Re: Favorite spray lube?
« Reply #24 on: November 08, 2010, 05:22:02 pm »
Deep Creep.  How can one go wrong with a name like that! Along with Dri-Slide on cables.

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Re: Favorite spray lube?
« Reply #25 on: November 08, 2010, 06:55:51 pm »
Deep Creep.  How can one go wrong with a name like that! Along with Dri-Slide on cables.

Love this stuff.  Used it on the door lock of the house recently.  The keys would barley go in.  And when they did, it was hard to turn.  It is just so slickery now.

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Re: Favorite spray lube?
« Reply #26 on: December 28, 2010, 07:55:55 am »
Yield. I too got it from an employer and haven't seen it any where else. I've been nursing that can for about 9 years.

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Re: Favorite spray lube?
« Reply #27 on: December 28, 2010, 09:02:46 am »
Too many cans of spray stuff in the garage to pick a favorite.  Depends on the application as to which one I grab. 

PB blaster to bust a nut (loose)
Boeshield to prevent rust/corrosion
Marvel goes down spark plug holes
CRC Cutting oil for (duh) cutting
Silicone for rubber
Gunk wire dryer for electrical
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Re: Favorite spray lube?
« Reply #28 on: December 28, 2010, 09:11:17 am »
ever hear of something called "thrust" ? it's made by Castle products. Lubricates better than wd-40, but not as good a penetrating oil as  pb. blaster.
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Re: Favorite spray lube?
« Reply #29 on: December 28, 2010, 02:02:41 pm »
Not a spray lube but the best penetrating oil i have seen and used is "Penetrine.

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Re: Favorite spray lube?
« Reply #30 on: December 28, 2010, 05:36:45 pm »
Superlube.  Comes in a can or grease gun tube. 
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Re: Favorite spray lube?
« Reply #31 on: December 29, 2010, 07:52:22 am »
Gibbs is the best stuff I've ever used! Breakfree CLP comes in second, I buy both spray and bottle.

Gibbs is a lot harder to find in my area.  I've only found it at gun shows.  May have to break down and buy some online.

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