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Old 03-14-20, 12:56 PM
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DaveSSS
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Just to show what a paraffin and oil mixture looks like, here's a little test piece that I made today. 30ml of melted paraffin was mixed with 10ml of heavy weight gear lube and allowed to cool. Notice that the color has changed, since the lube is royal purple gear lube. There is absolutely no free oil left on top of the little cake and the texture of the product is not noticeably different than pure paraffin. This piece can be mixed with 3-6 parts of naptha to create a clean liquid lube that will not attract dirt.

I put the little cake back in the stainless steel condiment cup that it came from, melted it and mixed it with 4 parts naphtha to make enough lube for at least 30 applications.


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