Technical name - rotator lubricant?

rwo978

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May 21, 2010
5,196
ND, USA
What's the actual name of of the lubricant used on rotators? Searched, couldn't find it, but I don't think it's been mentioned in a while.
 

Jarred J.

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May 21, 2010
11,575
Shelbyville, TN
white lithium grease?
 

rwo978

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May 21, 2010
5,196
ND, USA
That's what I was thinking, but just wanted to be positive.
 

rwo978

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May 21, 2010
5,196
ND, USA
Well, I've told a lot of people to 'sit and spin'.... but, wrong rotator... :)
 

rwo978

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May 21, 2010
5,196
ND, USA
Shut the hell up Ken. What you do in your bedroom has nothing to do with this thread... :)


BOT, anyone serious around here...?? :)
 

rwo978

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May 21, 2010
5,196
ND, USA
:lol:
 

blazinSS934

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Jul 2, 2010
23
Long Island NY
Just food for thought. If you are using white lithium grease in a cold climate , it will get goopy at freezing temps. I recommend something called DOW 33. Its made by Dow Corning, is safe for rubber and plastics. It is used industrially as a lubricant for pnuematic rams and solenoids. You can find it at Grainger. I was introduced to this stuff while I was playing paintball professionally. We used it in our paintball guns


Sal astuto
 

Clarence H

Member
May 20, 2010
1,546
USA Twin Cities Minnesota
Lubriplate is a good barand name to use. The trick is not to put on too much. Most people want to put on enough so they can visibly see the grease, in my opinion \, that is too much. I put on a small amount, and wipe off the visible extra with a rag. Cuts down on too much grease atracting dust, and dirt.


Clarence
 

High_Order1

Member
Sep 24, 2010
47
Oak Ridge, Tennessee
All I know is if Whelen or FedSig has a p/n for a can of rotator lubricant, I want it for bragging rights!


Far as what to use, I've gone through a buncha stuff. White Lithium is what I spec for a lot of car stuff. I use straight lithium on my rifles. But, I've used graphite in the past, seems to work.


Problem is temperature swings. Either piss hot from being in the sun to start with, or chilled due to driving in rain / sleet or overnight. Then hot when those 55 watters fire up.


Shawn
 

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