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Grommett
4th Apr 2011, 10:25 PM
I am looking at the way I lube/maintain my chucks. I live in an area where brown mould happens overnight. I have been advised that the RP7 type sprays are not ideal and that silicone should not be used near wood. So what is recommended? INOX has been suggested. Any views?

RETIRED
4th Apr 2011, 10:41 PM
Inox is what I would use.

RP7 etc dry out.

issatree
4th Apr 2011, 11:09 PM
Hi Grommett,
Personally I'm not into Liquid "Lubes". I use Graphite Powder, $6.
So I would leave the Chuck in Petrol over night, let it dry & then squirt the G / P in.
I use the Older Black Nova's & I can pull them to pieces, say twice a year, give them a good wash with petrol, then blow dry with the air, & apply the Powder.
It's as if they had bearings in them.

Cliff Rogers
5th Apr 2011, 09:28 AM
I use Lanotec (sp) but if you put too much on in cold weather, it goes a bit hard/sticky.

Mulgabill
5th Apr 2011, 07:15 PM
I'm with on this one. Inox is great all round product for the workshop.:2tsup:

rsser
5th Apr 2011, 07:31 PM
Having tried a range of anti-rust products, Ferro-pak G15 stands out as the longest lasting treatment.

Jim Carroll
5th Apr 2011, 07:49 PM
Inox for me does not attract dust like others.

rsser
5th Apr 2011, 08:08 PM
G15 doesn't either Jim.

Any case, bottom line is whatever you use, wipe the chuck clean after a session at the lathe and apply the goo. And keep a watchful eye.

If you're green turning, whack on some goo before you start as well and clean up immediately afterwards.

Grommett
5th Apr 2011, 09:59 PM
Green turning, love it but I rust as I do it, and I cannot afford to rust out just yet. Ferro- pak is new to me, found where? INOX is lanolin based? If so I like it immediately.

Cliff Rogers
5th Apr 2011, 10:22 PM
... INOX is lanolin based? If so I like it immediately.
Lanox is, not sure about Inox, it may be based on fish oil but I am not sure.
Have a look here & see what you can find.
Inox-MX3 (http://www.inox-mx3.com)

Lanotec is based on Lanolin.
www.lanotec.com.au (http://www.lanotec.com.au/)

Grommett
5th Apr 2011, 10:48 PM
Oh well its kosher.

rsser
6th Apr 2011, 07:33 AM
G15 you can get from Jim Davey; also Chris Vesper IIRC. Ingredients not listed on the product, not even the fat or sugar content.

It's a spray can so can't be posted.

hughie
6th Apr 2011, 05:57 PM
Lanox is, not sure about Inox, it may be based on fish oil but I am not sure.
Have a look here & see what you can find.
Inox-MX3 (http://www.inox-mx3.com/)



Hmm when their site talks about Inox they play their cards close to the chest. Its closely kept recipe.

But for me I go for the dry lubes and to date in Sydney I have had not a lot to do with maintenance on my chucks, other than a blow out with the air from time to time.