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Old 06-20-22, 12:21 AM
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Phil Waterproof Grease

Got some recently and wanted to share it's great stuff. Iíve tried a few oils, greases and home brew concoctions for my hubs and pedals but this is the best in terms of viscosity, lubricious and ability to stay where needed.


yeah itís pricey but I can vouch it is worth it
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Yes, Phil grease is top-notch stuff. A tube will last you a long time.
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Oh boy, bring popcorn! "Which grease?" tends to produce long, and often heated, threads.

Yes, Phil is my favorite too and I've been using it for over 30 years. I keep the cost per ounce reasonable by buying it in 600gm tubs that last for years and using a refillable Dualco grease gun as an applicator. It does work and I have hubs with over 80,000 miles as evidence.
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My go to grease for years, and I think I just finished by first tube, bought a second and was given a third...so I am good for grease for 20 or 30 years
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Overpriced bike grease. Automotive grease if good for our low-speed low load use.
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I think the Phil is great stuff, and still have a bit left in my tube.

I've recently shifted over to the Shimano/Dura Ace Special Grease, after opening up my 1984 Dura Ace pedals, and finding the nearly 40-year-old stuff in them was still as good as new.
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Originally Posted by davidad View Post
Overpriced bike grease. Automotive grease if good for our low-speed low load use.
one tube of phil's at 13 bucks that will last a normal home user 10 years plus is not over priced IMHO. Handy to use in the tube also

the nastiest bikes i have ever rehabbed had lithium auto grease which hardened up up, and had clearly quit lubricating a long time ago and then was a total pain to clean

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the nastiest bikes i have ever rehabbed had lithium auto grease which hardened up up, and had clearly quit lubricating a long time ago and then was a total pain to clean
Same.
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Originally Posted by HillRider View Post
Oh boy, bring popcorn! "Which grease?" tends to produce long, and often heated, threads.
Not sure why. It's just marine grease, but only more expensive because it's labeled as "bicycle" grease.
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Originally Posted by HillRider View Post
Oh boy, bring popcorn! "Which grease?" tends to produce long, and often heated, threads.

Yes, Phil is my favorite too and I've been using it for over 30 years. I keep the cost per ounce reasonable by buying it in 600gm tubs that last for years and using a refillable Dualco grease gun as an applicator. It does work and I have hubs with over 80,000 miles as evidence.

WHEWWWWW,,,,, 80K. So glad I aint downwind.........obvious ANYONE w $$ hubs inspects/cleans wwaaayyy more often. Hence obvious ODOR.

Phil's is good... lots of others sans that label do/are same.

Maybe the Phil's is better for making the corn.......
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WHEWWWWW,,,,, 80K. So glad I aint downwind.........obvious ANYONE w $$ hubs inspects/cleans wwaaayyy more often. Hence obvious ODOR.
Cute but wildly inaccurate. I never said these hubs were unmaintained for that long. They have been overhauled, cleaned and relubed (with Phils) every 7000-8000 miles.
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Originally Posted by HillRider View Post
Cute but wildly inaccurate. I never said these hubs were unmaintained for that long. They have been overhauled, cleaned and relubed (with Phils) every 7000-8000 miles.
Agreed.

But that 80K needs slicing ....hence I stand my satire.
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went on a ride I do regularly. I can honestly say the bike coasts faster downhill with the Phil Wood grease. Plus it has a nice buzzy hub sound
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I use the tub of marine grease I have for my trailer
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I bought a tube when I first moved to Seattle and still use it. That was in 1979! It just feels like it'll never run out and since I'm 67 now and temporarily unable to ride it should just last a liftetime.
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And now with disposable cartridge BBs I use even less Phil grease on a per annum basis. I have a tube that is probably 30 years old that gets lost and found periodically that is still perfectly serviceable. And since you squeeze it out of the tube the grease stays perfectly clean. Great product.
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I need metrics. Is there a Technical Data Sheet available for Phil Waterproof Grease?
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I need metrics. Is there a Technical Data Sheet available for Phil Waterproof Grease?
Here you go..

https://cdn.shopify.com/s/files/1/03...GREASE.pdf?335
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Have a GREAT idea....

GROUP buy... 'I LOVE PHIL'S GREASE!' t shirts.

Organize it and tell me where to send the coins.

Could number them.. bid on those. #1.. send to Phil.
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Originally Posted by mtbikerjohn View Post
The Safety Data Sheet you linked may be found on the Phil Waterproof Grease web page but not what I was looking for. A Technical Data Sheet is what I'm interested in locating.

Reference: Understanding Technical Data Sheets for Grease.
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The Safety Data Sheet you linked may be found on the Phil Waterproof Grease web page but not what I was looking for. A Technical Data Sheet is what I'm interested in locating.

Reference: Understanding Technical Data Sheets for Grease.
Thanks for that link. I suppose you might try contacting Phil Wood for it, or it might be something found on BobtheOilGuy website..they tend to get pretty technical over oils and lubes.
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Originally Posted by smd4 View Post
Yes, Phil grease is top-notch stuff. A tube will last you a long time.
Great stuff. I have a a tube that's probably 25 years old ... And i recently lost the cap. I was sort of traumatized, but slapped some Saran wrap on it and a rubber band.
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On a slight tangent, I always find myself needing just a little dab of grease here and there. It's annoying to have to use my finger- because now my finger is dirty and I have to stop and wipe my finger before I continue working on the bike. Is Phil's grease light enough to use in a hand pump oil can? the kind that looks like this:

Anyone has any other solution for applying little dabs of grease without dirtying your hand?
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Phil's is like the consistency of toothpaste. Maybe why it comes in a tube? But I digress.

I think that can is for oil. I'd probably use something like this:

Mini Grease Gun
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