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applebuilder 07-31-2009 09:52 PM

Need Natual Lubricating Oil
I need a natural lubricating oil for tools, machines...

shumakerscott 08-01-2009 08:27 AM

Use vegetable oil, the type is your choice. I have used it for years, doors, wrenches, locks ect... dorf dude...

applebuilder 08-03-2009 11:49 PM

Do you know of any that won't go rancid quickly? what is dorf dude?

shumakerscott 08-04-2009 02:30 AM

dorf dude
My house is in a dorf and I am a dude, dorf dude.

ratherbefishin' 08-04-2009 10:41 AM

No, there isn't one that won't turn rancid eventually. And don't use unmodified veg oil on any kind of machine. It congeals when it gets cold, burns when it get hot, and won't hold viscosity at any temp. I've heard of people using used deep fryer oil in chain saws as bar oil, but that stuff has stabilizers added. I'll stick with bar oil for now, myself.

Castrol has some bio based products in Europe, but I think we're a still a couple years away from seeing much readily available in the US. You might do a search for "bio based lubricants".

The only things I've seen much of so far are "green" lubes in bicycle shops. Those would probably serve a lot of your needs. IIRC, I also saw a Lubrimatic bio based grease somewhere recently.

shumakerscott 08-04-2009 02:01 PM

Try here

applebuilder 08-06-2009 03:44 AM

thanks for the links and tips, time to do some research...

Mr Chips 08-07-2009 11:22 PM

I have used this product, SoyClean Soy-Based Penetrant & Lubricant . Worked great, not sure how it will work over time though...

jogr 08-10-2009 01:54 PM

Just use a light weight motor oil. It doesn't get any more natural. Comes right out of the ground with less processing than vegetable oils. No pesticides, no genetically modified organisms.

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