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    Has anyone tried fluid film?

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    Quote Originally Posted by les-or-more View Post
    Has anyone tried fluid film?
    Yes. It's very stinky when sprayed, and doesn't really dry, but looks like a cosmoline coating. I sprayed in on my Bridgeport degree collar for tilting the head side to side, as it was always rusting from the humidity. I can still see the numbers and divisions through the coating. It has not rusted since, but I have to try not to touch it as I get slimed when I do.

    Chris
    1947 Monarch 12CK, 30" bed, 3 phase
    1949 Monarch 14", Series 60, 30" bed, 3 phase
    Jet 1550 lathe, gap bed, 3 phase
    1974 Bridgeport Series 1, 1J head, single phase.
    Thanks to everyone for all I have learned here.

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    For off shore fishing vessels in Maine, nothing beats Fluid Film. The only spray on product that keeps the hydraulic steering rams clean and rust free in the worst environments seldom looked at for months at a time. It also is very good for sealing battery terminals, plug and socket connectors, locks, and wait until you try it on gun barrels - no more acid residue from finger prints. I learned decades ago not to use WD-40 to stop rust and for sure never get it near electronics or power controls.

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    I also have King lathe which is the same as jet and grizzly they recommended hydraulic oil. I change it out every 5000 hours .seems to work ok lathe been going well for the last 12 years. I pull the cover every 2 years just to see if any ware. What's the viscosity of dye heavy medium ?. Just picked up Tos fnk 25a
    Does not say which oil to use in gear box.


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