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'Fluid-Film' gun??

mysteryman

LawnSite Senior Member
Location
central new york
I have read all sorts of uses for Fluid-Film on this site. Has anybody ever evaluated the possibility of 'bulk-filling' a grease gun with Fluid-Film? I am not suggesting that it would be effective in all cases such as very high speed/high heat situarions, but, for instance, the greasable front casters on a mower, maybe the auger gearbox on a snowblower (which is notorious for grease caking up and not doing its job), and maybe for those high speed/high heat applications as well (what is the top temperature range of Fluid-Film)...any thoughts?
 

Dano50

LawnSite Bronze Member
Oh yeah, sorry, I meant to answer this earlier. We do make a high quality grease, but it will not be cost effective for these type of applications. It is a high pressure grease made for wire rope applications, bought mostly by the government.
 
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mysteryman

LawnSite Senior Member
Location
central new york
I saw that cable grease you're referring-to. But, what about using the Fluid Film? It is a lubricant and it would perform better in penetrating and lubricating as opposed to stiff greases. Being thixotropic it would 're-melt' with friction and general movement. What are some downsides that you can see right off the top? Thank you.
 

Dano50

LawnSite Bronze Member
Actually, I would think that our regular Fluid Film in bulk would work quite well for those applications. You wouldn't need a grease gun. It will hold up until about 300F, when it will start to run. Even then, it will leave a thin film on the surface.
 
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mysteryman

LawnSite Senior Member
Location
central new york
Actually, I would think that our regular Fluid Film in bulk would work quite well for those applications. You wouldn't need a grease gun. It will hold up until about 300F, when it will start to run. Even then, it will leave a thin film on the surface.
I mention the grease gun application to inject into zerk fittings.
 
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