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Lubricant for threads

Discussion in 'Mech Mods' started by B Chon, Dec 21, 2017.

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  1. B Chon

    B Chon Full Member

    Was wondering if I could use petroleum jelly as a lubricant for the threads on a couple clones I have coming in.

    Just trying to prepare for what will give me the best experience with first tube Mechs, already got my mother's mag polish.
     
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  2. SCOTT-3

    SCOTT-3 Super Member ECF Veteran

    Feb 2, 2012
    london u.k
    Noalox, anti-oxident joint compound.
     
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  3. B Chon

    B Chon Full Member

    I've seen this as the most recommended but I was wondering if I can use petroleum jelly, not sure when I'll get to a store that has noalox.
     
  4. Baditude

    Baditude ECF Guru ECF Veteran

    Apr 8, 2012
    Ridgeway, Ohio
    I've always used Noalox. The reason threading can lock up is the natural oxidation of bare metals. An antioxidant will remove any oxidation and help prevent it ocurring in the near future. Petroleum jelly won't do that.

    You can usually find it in the electrical department of a hardware store or buy it online. A small tube should last you a lifetime. "A little dab will do ya"
     
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  5. Ben85

    Ben85 Ultra Member ECF Veteran

    Mar 16, 2014
    Kent, UK
    I find noalox gunks threads and attracts dirt. A drop of 3in1 is what I eventually used and had the best results with. Noalox does work well on aluminium - aluminium connections though.
     
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  6. moldyEjuice

    moldyEjuice Full Member Verified Member

    Apr 22, 2017
    Yep, I like 3 in 1 oil too.

    Guy who made the Able mod uses it too.

     
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  7. 1/2 fast

    1/2 fast Super Member ECF Veteran

    Dec 3, 2013
    SW Ohio
    I’ve had the best luck with deoxIT gold. Use it in threads, contacts and even the ends of the batteries for my Reos. A tiny bottle seems to be a lifetime supply for me.
     
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  8. dennism

    dennism Ultra Member ECF Veteran

    Oct 18, 2015
    Maryland
    I just use a dab of my ejuice.
     
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  9. SCOTT-3

    SCOTT-3 Super Member ECF Veteran

    Feb 2, 2012
    london u.k
    All in all it won't matter what lubricant you use as mechanicals are high maintenance, Your be doing a regular tear-down any way.
     
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  10. AzPlumber

    AzPlumber Vaping Master Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Aug 28, 2011
    Arizona
    I use this

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  11. AzPlumber

    AzPlumber Vaping Master Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Aug 28, 2011
    Arizona
    Petroleum jelly may damage the non-metal products, seals, plastics, insulators, etc.
     
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  12. Mermaaan

    Mermaaan Super Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Nov 17, 2013
    California
    I've been using this stuff on all my mechs too. Great for performance and doesn't gunk up and cause a mess like a grease does. Man I hated cleaning my gear when I used a grease. This stuff is a dream to work with!
     
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  13. 1/2 fast

    1/2 fast Super Member ECF Veteran

    Dec 3, 2013
    SW Ohio
    Your right about that @Mermaaan. Cleaning all the gunk out of my threads left by the grease type stuff got old real quick.
     
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  14. sonicbomb

    sonicbomb Vaping Master Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Feb 17, 2015
    1187 Hundertwasser
    A well machined and spotlessly clean mech shouldn't need it. I used Noalox when I had a regulated mod that had micro-arcing threads
     
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