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Best silicone spray? #4512678
09/10/17 08:52 PM
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buck91 Offline OP
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I typically use silicone spray as weather stripping conditioner to prevent squeaks and sticks although it does see occasional use as a lubricant as well- especially on non-metallic applications. As such I would like something with the least volatile carrier and the highest silicone content. Seems most places guard this type of info pretty good, although some SDS's are better than others.

Currently using Liquid Wrench Silicone spray with acceptable results. Is anybody aware of an objectively better alternative? This one works, so I don't need to experiment based on conjecture or anecdotes but I am all ears for new info!


LW actually has a pretty informative SDS: http://www.rscbrands.com/products/msds/M914.pdf
Among other things, it lists the silicone specs as 4.28% and a 1000cst oil (no temp spec'd).


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Re: Best silicone spray? [Re: buck91] #4512682
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I use 3M 08877 Silicone Lubricant for run channels and weatherstrips on my vehicles.
I don't know if it's any better than the rest , but it works good for me.

https://www.amazon.com/3M-08877-Silicone-Lubricant-Plus/dp/B0002KKVKC




Last edited by Bud_One; 09/10/17 08:58 PM.

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Re: Best silicone spray? [Re: Bud_One] #4512687
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buck91 Offline OP
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Originally Posted By: Bud_One
I use 3M 08877 Silicone Lubricant for run channels and weatherstrips on my vehicles.
I don't know if it's any better than the rest , but it works good for me.

https://www.amazon.com/3M-08877-Silicone-Lubricant-Plus/dp/B0002KKVKC


Hmm, interesting. SDS here: http://multimedia.3m.com/mws/mediawebserver?mwsId=SSSSSuUn_zu8l00x4Y_1NxmxOv70k17zHvu9lxtD7SSSSSS--

Looks like 3M is keeping pretty quiet. They have it listed at 7-13% silicone (which would seem to be somewhere between a little and significantly higher). I wonder how the isobutane and petrol distallates compares to the mix of hydrocarbons in the LW?


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Re: Best silicone spray? [Re: buck91] #4512749
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I like the 3M wet silicone.

But for maximum silicone, either buy treadmill lubricant, which is 100%, or 5.1 brake fluid which is mostly silicone with a tiny bit of additive...

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Originally Posted By: JHZR2
I like the 3M wet silicone.

But for maximum silicone, either buy treadmill lubricant, which is 100%, or 5.1 brake fluid which is mostly silicone with a tiny bit of additive...



+1

Good stuff...


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Re: Best silicone spray? [Re: buck91] #4512823
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For door seals, though to beat this:

https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B004B8GTQG/ref=oh_aui_detailpage_o03_s01?ie=UTF8&psc=1

There was another thread on this subject recently.

For general purpose silicone spray, I like Ace Hardware pure silicone lubricant.

Re: Best silicone spray? [Re: JHZR2] #4512829
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Originally Posted By: JHZR2
I like the 3M wet silicone.

But for maximum silicone, either buy treadmill lubricant, which is 100%, or 5.1 brake fluid which is mostly silicone with a tiny bit of additive...


My treadmill specified NAPA silicone spray.


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Re: Best silicone spray? [Re: Bud_One] #4512838
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Originally Posted By: Bud_One
I use 3M 08877 Silicone Lubricant for run channels and weatherstrips on my vehicles.


What are run channels and why do you put silicon spray on the weatherstrips ?

Re: Best silicone spray? [Re: buck91] #4513041
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The best lube ever! Got it at Lowes: Protexall Products 11-oz Super Slick Stuff Hardware Lubricant.


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Re: Best silicone spray? [Re: Tundragod] #4513279
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Originally Posted By: Tundragod
The best lube ever! Got it at Lowes: Protexall Products 11-oz Super Slick Stuff Hardware Lubricant.

Contains no silicon.


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Re: Best silicone spray? [Re: buck91] #4523389
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Is anybody familiar with Super-Lube Silicone Oil? Looks like a real possibility...
Quote:
Super Lube®
Silicone Oil is a straight chained polydimethylsiloxanic fluid.


PDS: http://www.super-lube.com/files/pdfs/Technical_Data_Sheet_Silicone_Oil.pdf

Cheaper than Dot 5 fluid, too.


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Re: Best silicone spray? [Re: buck91] #4526707
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http://blastercorp.com/Silicone-Lube

PB Blaster Silicone spray, they say it has "B'laster Silicone Lubricant contains a higher concentration of silicone than competitor brands, which provides longer-lasting lubrication. Formulated with Teflon™ Fluoropolymer to enhance performance. Its clear, non-evaporating formula eliminates wear from constant friction and is safe and non-staining."

Re: Best silicone spray? [Re: njohnson] #4528621
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I remember Gummi Pfluge, that was what German car manufacturers all recommended way back when. Seemed OK, although my original car, a BMW 2002, in 1969, recommended liquid glycerine. My grandmother kept drinking it so I changed. Anyway, time to spray on rubbers, protects from weather and keeps doors from freezing shut in winter.


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