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Vacumatic Lubricant Alternative?

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#1 queerspaceman

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Posted 02 December 2016 - 00:30

I really don't want to go buy another specialty product, especially because I don't know how many vacumatics i'll end up restoring, but I've read that vacumatic lubricant is necessary. Is there another option to use in its stead? I read that one could use "personal lubricant" (Which I may have spent my world religions class laughing about), but is there anything else I could use? 

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Posted 02 December 2016 - 01:57

A water based personal lubricant, like Astroglide is cheap, especially if you buy the store brand.  It's the stuff to use because it's rubber safe, and contains no oils (and silicone is an oil)  Some use saliva, but I don't like introducing biological stuff into the pen.  Don't use creams or lotions as an alternative because they contain one kind of oil or another.


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Posted 02 December 2016 - 02:24

A water based personal lubricant, like Astroglide is cheap, especially if you buy the store brand.  It's the stuff to use because it's rubber safe, and contains no oils (and silicone is an oil)  Some use saliva, but I don't like introducing biological stuff into the pen.  Don't use creams or lotions as an alternative because they contain one kind of oil or another.

 

thanks! so no silicone grease then



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Posted 02 December 2016 - 02:31

Somewhere I read that there is glycerine in this stuff.  I tried resaccing a Vacumatic without it, and it tore the diaphragm.  So I bought another diaphragm and some Vac lubricant, and the resac is AOK. 


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Posted 02 December 2016 - 03:28

Have been using a bottle of  Rite Aid Glycerin USP Skin Protectant 6 FL oz {177mL}.

 

 

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