hugoharfield
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Lubrication of the printer

Sat Jul 28, 2018 3:30 pm

Hello my name is Hugo, I'm from Argentina and I'm using the Google translator because my English is not very good.
I want to ask the group which is the best lubricant for the movable parts of the printer. Thank you very much and I'm answering some questions.
A greeting.

baalder
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Joined: Sun Jul 29, 2018 5:41 pm

Re: Lubrication of the printer

Sun Jul 29, 2018 5:43 pm

Do not know what is the best.

But i use ceramic gun-oil.

It is gives a thin dry layer. No adhesion of dirt etc.

Use it for other purposes normally.

Works for me!

hugoharfield
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Joined: Thu Jul 26, 2018 4:34 pm

Re: Lubrication of the printer

Thu Aug 09, 2018 7:52 am

Thank you very much Baalder for your response. I am using graphite powder and I do not know if it is correct.

Harry_D
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Joined: Mon May 08, 2017 1:28 pm

Re: Lubrication of the printer

Fri Aug 10, 2018 7:21 am

- For the rods of my cartesian printer, I use a light machine oil, commonly referred to as "sewing machine oil".

- For the gears & bearings on my (larger) delta printer, I use thinly applied vaseline grease.


Hope this helps? :-)

wirlybird
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Joined: Sun Jul 17, 2016 12:32 pm

Re: Lubrication of the printer

Fri Aug 10, 2018 8:02 am

I use, sparingly, Super Lube Oil W/PTFE.

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