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#3282930 - 02/15/14 11:32 AM Oil for rubber gasket
ron in sc Offline


Registered: 05/31/06
Posts: 71
Loc: SC
I'm trying to remove a tach that is held in place by a rubber gasket. I know how it comes out but I can not get it to budge.

What lube can I use that will not damage the rubber?

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#3282931 - 02/15/14 11:36 AM Re: Oil for rubber gasket [Re: ron in sc]
AandPDan Offline


Registered: 02/01/11
Posts: 635
Loc: MA
You don't want oil.

Try WD-40 or even liquid soap.

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#3282978 - 02/15/14 12:23 PM Re: Oil for rubber gasket [Re: AandPDan]
Charlie1935 Offline


Registered: 05/18/08
Posts: 351
Loc: DuQuoin, Illinois
Silicon.
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#3287677 - 02/19/14 08:25 PM Re: Oil for rubber gasket [Re: ron in sc]
Bob_E Offline


Registered: 02/07/14
Posts: 49
Loc: Long Island NY
You can buy a small container of silicone plumbers grease at any big box or hardware store. Safe for all rubber and plastic. It's the consistency of Vaseline and won't drip or run.
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#3308417 - 03/11/14 03:30 PM Re: Oil for rubber gasket [Re: ron in sc]
camelCase Offline


Registered: 07/11/13
Posts: 168
Loc: Southeastern, USA
Just don't let that silicone mix with any lubricants. Silicone "oil" is typically a siloxane like PDMS. For what you are doing... I doubt you'd need something like that. A little soap would work like others said.

If you want something to prevent it from sticking in the future.... baby powder.

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#3308519 - 03/11/14 05:09 PM Re: Oil for rubber gasket [Re: ron in sc]
buck91 Offline


Registered: 04/17/12
Posts: 556
Loc: West Michigan
if you are willing to clean it with soap and water after removal why not just use something like 3-1 oil or triflow in a drop bottle?
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#3398867 - 06/16/14 11:53 AM Re: Oil for rubber gasket [Re: ron in sc]
ironman_gq Offline


Registered: 04/30/14
Posts: 134
Loc: MN
I usually just spit on it, plenty slick for rubber mount gauges and a quick wipe down and it's good to go.

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