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What Silicone Grease Can I Buy In Germany

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#1 StudyAnimal

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Posted 22 July 2013 - 15:10

Hi,

 

I just got the new barrel for my TWSBI Diamond 540, but unfortunately my wife threw out the package with the silicone grease and tool. I think I can do without the tool, but I need some help knowing what to look for as far as silicone grease goes.

 

I looked around Conrad and the closest I could find was a larger bottle of silicone damper liquid for model car shock absorbers.

 

Can anyone please advise what I am looking for, what it might be called in German, and where I might be able to purchase it from.

 

Cheers,

 

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Posted 22 July 2013 - 17:25

In the US, I can find it in the hardware store--in the plumbing section--and it's just called Silicone Grease.  I've seen it at the big stores as well as the little, independent stores, and it's never been under a fancy product name...it's just a small tub (like a small, flat, pill case) labeled Silicone Grease.

 

While I realise this doesn't directly address your question of where to find it in germany, if you get no other responses, the plumbing section might be a good place to try.


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Posted 22 July 2013 - 23:12

The silicon lube, that comes in the TWSBI box, is a clear liquid.  It flows like dishwashing

detergent.  It is not a pasty grease.  Which type is the plumbing grease ?

 

I used the TWSBI lube on several Reform 1745 pistons.  I have the smoothest mechanisms

ever. 

 

Study Animal, try dropping a line to TWSBI.  You might be able to get a small vial of it.

A little lasts a long time.  On the other hand, the lube comes free, with a new TWSBI.

You can blame your wife for the need of another TWSBI.  Would that not be heavenly ?


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Posted 23 July 2013 - 10:21

If you're after silicone grease then it can be bought from diving shops that sell scuba equipment.



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Posted 23 July 2013 - 10:39

I got mine from an electrical and electronics shop. Servisol if I'm not wrong.


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Posted 23 July 2013 - 11:51

I've found there's quite a few different types of silicon grease. The thinnest, really almost a runny liquid than a grease, is Carlube's "Silicone Multi Purpose Plastic and Rubber Grease XSG020". I prefer the thicker kind of silicon grease that clings a bit better for fountain pens, but it does sound close to the TWSBI grease characteristics.


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Posted 23 July 2013 - 12:51

Silicone grease in German is »Siliconfett«. I could buy this one (http://www.conrad.de...liconfett-15-ml) at Conrad, which according to the specification information provided at the website, fulfills all the requirements ot be used for pens. Hope that helps! Luis

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Posted 23 July 2013 - 15:35

I got mine, specifically for fountain pens, here:

 

http://www.gouletpen...iconegrease.htm

http://www.richardsp...replacement.htm



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Posted 23 July 2013 - 23:28

I bought mine in Germany via Amazon from a German shop that sells, like mentioned above, scuba diving equipment. From what I understand, it's used to lubricate zippers.


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Posted 24 July 2013 - 03:33

Thanks everyone, I went back to Conrad and got the Aeronix one. Even the guys that worked there had to check about 5 sections of similar stuff before they found it.


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