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Is this a suitable lubricant for MX switches?

Posted: 21 Jan 2013, 20:14
by Sugoi
Hello guys!

I have stumbled over this Teflon lubricant: ... s-lube.htm

Could you please tell me if you think it's suitable for lubing springs and stems?

If it's not, could you possibly recommend something that is suitable and also affordable at the same time (...), please? Thanks a lot in advance.

(I know that some lubricants were suggested in that "Is KG-8 The RO-59 Killah?" thread. However, the products mentioned there seem to be rather hard to come by in Europe - at least at a reasonable price...)

Posted: 21 Jan 2013, 20:34
by fossala
I wouldn't use it, well I do but on my bike. It's very thick as it's meant to last on a bike chain. I think it would gunk up the switches rather than making them smooth.
Using wet at the moment as it's winter.

Posted: 21 Jan 2013, 21:18
by Sugoi
Mhh, okay. Thanks a lot for your advise.

May I ask what lubricant you use, fossala? ^_^

Posted: 21 Jan 2013, 21:20
by fossala
Sugoi wrote:Mhh, okay. Thanks a lot for your advise.

May I ask what lubricant you use, fossala? ^_^
I use some leftover RO-59 that I got hold of ages ago. Was going to run a groupbuy but never got round to it. Maybe I should start it again. IDK going to be back at work in a week and busy.

Posted: 21 Jan 2013, 21:31
by Sugoi
I see... Well, that's too bad. x___X

Mhhh, do you possibly know this? (it seems to be a UK brand) ... B000KHE1D0

According to the description it is meant to be used for cleaning and lubing electronic switches.

Posted: 21 Jan 2013, 21:36
by fossala
No, but at that price it can't hurt to give it a shot.

Posted: 22 Jan 2013, 18:11
by Sugoi
Too bad, some people on some forum wrote that this "Super 10" lubricant affects plastic in the long run. Well, I just keep looking then.

Posted: 24 Jan 2013, 19:20
by Broadmonkey
You can always try some Krytox GLP-205. It's fairly cheap (if bought in small quantities) and is used by a lot of members. This should, AFAIK, be enough for a full keyboard.