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Lubrication of bakelite gears
Old 03-13-2018, 10:34 PM   #1
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Default Lubrication of bakelite gears

Some of the radios have bakelite gears (100W.S). What does one use to lubricate them? Perhaps petroleum-based products are not good for this material.
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Old 03-14-2018, 04:52 AM   #2
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Hello,

Graphite is used as a dry lubricant, but I do not know if it fits your purpose.

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Old 03-14-2018, 05:47 AM   #3
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The bakelite is an inert material, I have been using standard grease for years without problems...

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Perhaps WD40 does the trick.
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Old 03-14-2018, 02:59 PM   #5
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Thank you FS. Unfortunately WD40 has some corrosive salts which are not very good for the material.
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Old 03-14-2018, 03:23 PM   #6
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Yuri,

Perhaps a silicon based lube will do the trick.

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