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Hair clipper oil? #3615758 01/28/15 04:38 PM
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Could I use 3 in 1 oil for hair clippers or should I get a dedicated clipper/trimmer oil instead? Any difference between the two oils?


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Re: Hair clipper oil? [Re: gregoron] #3615773 01/28/15 04:49 PM
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Wahl makes clipper oil. In a pinch, you could use Pam cooking spray. I would never use 3 in one oil for something that touches my skin.


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Re: Hair clipper oil? [Re: gregoron] #3615776 01/28/15 04:53 PM
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WD-40. There are people grinding up aspirin and mixing it with WD-40 to rub into joints and whether or not it works it does not cause problems with the skin. You can use it on your clippers and if there is excess left over it won't harm you.

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One site recommends vegetable oil. Tolerates high heat and is fairly light. Their preference, though, is to purchase the real deal (Amazon $4.29 shipped to your door).

Re: Hair clipper oil? [Re: gregoron] #3615787 01/28/15 04:58 PM
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Thanks everyone. I already have the 3 in 1 oil so I didn't want to buy another. But, I'm buying a new Wahl hair clipper and want to keep that for a while. I think I'll just splurge on the Wahl oil to keep things within spec - just like my car oil choice.


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Re: Hair clipper oil? [Re: OneEyeJack] #3615788 01/28/15 05:00 PM
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Originally Posted By: OneEyeJack
WD-40. There are people grinding up aspirin and mixing it with WD-40 to rub into joints and whether or not it works it does not cause problems with the skin. You can use it on your clippers and if there is excess left over it won't harm you.

I can't fathom wanting to deliberately introduce hydrocarbons into your body. Do not do this. Do not.

In lieu of clipper oil, plain vegetable oil can be used.


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Re: Hair clipper oil? [Re: gregoron] #3615799 01/28/15 05:15 PM
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I used wd40..its just to lube the blade..obviously wipe it dry afterwards before shaving..wahl oil is tough to find..personally i highly doubt wd40 residue will cause any issues.


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Re: Hair clipper oil? [Re: gregoron] #3615801 01/28/15 05:15 PM
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I alwaystthought that the disinfectant/lubricant/coolant sprays were the best.

I tried vegetable oil one time and it made all the hairs stick really bad, but at least it didn't pinch me.

http://www.amazon.com/Andis-Clipper-Disinfectant-Lubricant-Coolant/dp/B00ATQXUES


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Re: Hair clipper oil? [Re: gregoron] #3615803 01/28/15 05:17 PM
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Wahl trimmers usually come with oil.

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Originally Posted By: silveravant
Wahl trimmers usually come with oil.


.... but not a lifetime supply!

I use the same stuff on clippers that I use in my gun barrel, gun action and gun stock... Ballistol. You can use it on cuts and as an antiseptic too.

Your great-great grandmother and great-great grandfather used Ballistol too. .... and it's not why they died. cry


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Re: Hair clipper oil? [Re: Bandito440] #3615811 01/28/15 05:28 PM
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Originally Posted By: Bandito440
I can't fathom wanting to deliberately introduce hydrocarbons into your body. Do not do this. Do not.

Are you aware that your body produces hydrocarbons, all by itself?

In any case, the amount of HC compounds absorbed by your skin as you cut your hair is infinitesimally tiny; nowhere near any point where it might have any sort of physiological effect.

Vegetable oils are is not a good idea. Vegetable oils will gum-up over time.


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Re: Hair clipper oil? [Re: gregoron] #3615813 01/28/15 05:30 PM
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I use the 3 in 1 electric motor oil, it's a little thick but it's what I have on hand. Anything is probably fine

Re: Hair clipper oil? [Re: Rolla07] #3615816 01/28/15 05:32 PM
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Originally Posted By: Rolla07
wahl oil is tough to find.

Sally Beauty Supply. Ask your wife.


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Re: Hair clipper oil? [Re: gregoron] #3615819 01/28/15 05:36 PM
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Orange oil or a citrus based spray lubricant. I use one on my garage door tracks. Sorry I'm away from home and can't recall the name, but it's carried by Home Depot, Lowes, Ace, etc.


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