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Spray dry film lubricant: Teflon or silicone?
« on: November 22, 2021, 11:24:22 AM »

If you were looking for a one-size-fits-most dry film spray lubricant for use around the house (garage door, hinges, locks, patio door tracks, rollers, etc.) would you choose Teflon or silicone and why?  Assume for this purpose that all objects being lubricated are not exposed to weather or in food contact.  I use a Teflon/wax spray chain lube for the bicycle chains.
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Re: Spray dry film lubricant: Teflon or silicone?
« Reply #1 on: November 22, 2021, 11:29:29 AM »

Neither one. Fluid Film is the brand. Never truly dry but is unbeatable for rust prevention and lasting lube. If is lanolin in a carrier. If I want truly dry film I have a can of moly spray. But the fluid film is the Franks Red Hot of lube sprays.
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Re: Spray dry film lubricant: Teflon or silicone?
« Reply #2 on: November 22, 2021, 11:45:55 AM »

^^^Interesting.  I have not heard of this product until now.
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Re: Spray dry film lubricant: Teflon or silicone?
« Reply #3 on: November 22, 2021, 11:54:59 AM »

Prepare to smell like a wet sheep. Anything that sees road salt gets the whole can.
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Re: Spray dry film lubricant: Teflon or silicone?
« Reply #4 on: November 22, 2021, 12:06:50 PM »

Fluid Film is a protectant, not a GP lubricant. It also attracts dust and dirt that ends up as a grimy film, so something to consider. Works great for inhibiting corrosion, especially from salt spray. As French mentioned, it has a distinctive smell.

In terms of general use, I honestly think silicone and PTFE spray lubes end up working about the same. PTFE-based lubes are ostensibly more chemical resistant, but for a GP lube it really doesn't matter much.

I've gotten away from spray lubes in general. I much prefer a precision-tip oiler for most everything. Far less mess and much less waste. For applications needing more viscosity, a dab of silicone lube or moly grease applied with a cotton swab or the tip of a folded paper towel.

For applications needs a general spritz, I usually reach for whatever can of spray lube is handy... CRC, Berrymans, WD, etc.

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Re: Spray dry film lubricant: Teflon or silicone?
« Reply #5 on: November 23, 2021, 02:16:02 PM »

I use the stuff as a lube, does great for hinges. Itís persistent. I like it on chains. I have three cans, fluid film, ph blaster, and kroil for a hen I am feeling rich. Well four, I buy a can of WD just to get the flexible metal nozzle and put it on a can of something good.
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Re: Spray dry film lubricant: Teflon or silicone?
« Reply #6 on: November 23, 2021, 06:31:42 PM »

If you were looking for a one-size-fits-most dry film spray lubricant for use around the house (garage door, hinges, locks, patio door tracks, rollers, etc.) would you choose Teflon or silicone and why?  Assume for this purpose that all objects being lubricated are not exposed to weather or in food contact.  I use a Teflon/wax spray chain lube for the bicycle chains.

Teflon.

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Re: Spray dry film lubricant: Teflon or silicone?
« Reply #7 on: November 23, 2021, 07:30:31 PM »

It may sound strange but for most hinges around the house I use spray furniture polish.
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Re: Spray dry film lubricant: Teflon or silicone?
« Reply #8 on: November 23, 2021, 09:35:26 PM »

I use silicone on a lot of things that don't need a heavy duty lube; door locks, windows (auto & house), door seals, hinges, cables, etc.

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Re: Spray dry film lubricant: Teflon or silicone?
« Reply #9 on: November 23, 2021, 10:58:52 PM »

 a few yrs ago? like ten or 20 ( beginning to look all the same  :old:  )
 
  A guy , closing in 0n 80 yrs old, shot a guy breaking into his home...So he grabbed a revolver he had not looked at , or cleaned, or shot, in 40 yrs!
                ( the reason i recall is, old black dudes name is/was Michael Moore )

 the lube on said revolver??? BRAKE FLUID    :rofl:  :rofl:

 Hence, my recommendatin is..... uh I'm an old guy..
what were we talking about....????
..oh yeah Castrol SRF brake fluid...
i bet bogie can score you a good deal!
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Re: Spray dry film lubricant: Teflon or silicone?
« Reply #10 on: November 24, 2021, 07:17:29 AM »

  the lube on said revolver??? BRAKE FLUID    :rofl:  :rofl:

 Hence, my recommendatin is..... uh I'm an old guy..
what were we talking about....????
..oh yeah Castrol SRF brake fluid...
i bet bogie can score you a good deal!

Most brake fluids are glycol-based and they attract moisture. Castrol SRF is silicone-based and does not attract moisture. Don't just swab your roscoe down with store brand DOT 3 brake fluid -- you'll regret it.

https://www.bimmerworld.com/Brakes/Brake-Fluid/Castrol-SRF-Synthetic-Racing-Brake-Fluid.html