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    Default Can I use cooking (vegetable) oil as lube?

    I know this is non-standard, but I wonder if that works for my flashlight's threads? thanks.

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    Default Re: Can I use cooking (vegetable) oil as lube?

    Only if you want a greasy, stinky light.

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    Not a good idea. And LukeA didn't mention that it would also attract insects before and after it went rancid. Mmmm, and then there's that nice rancid oil smell. Oh, yeah and it makes a lousy lube.
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    Default Re: Can I use cooking (vegetable) oil as lube?

    That seems way to thin and would make a mess.
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    Default Re: Can I use cooking (vegetable) oil as lube?

    Some of my ex-gf's prefered it over normal lube.
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    Default Re: Can I use cooking (vegetable) oil as lube?

    Just go to your nearest dive shop and get some silicon grease (or get it online).

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    Vegetable oil will spoil so it's not a good idea. The easiest to find stuff is probably gun lube. You can get it at any Wall Mart.

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    Default Re: Can I use cooking (vegetable) oil as lube?

    Quote Originally Posted by DaFABRICATA View Post
    Some of my ex-gf's prefered it over normal lube.
    First Cold Pressed Extra Virgin Olive Oil is about the healthiest oil on the market but I am sure that it would attract dirt in the "threads" if you know what I mean.

    Any vegetable oil will break down very quickly and gum up your threads rather than lubricating them.
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    Default Re: Can I use cooking (vegetable) oil as lube?

    Why would you want to?
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    Default Re: Can I use cooking (vegetable) oil as lube?

    Quote Originally Posted by DaFABRICATA View Post
    Some of my ex-gf's prefered it over normal lube.
    On the threads? Or for the bearings



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    Default Re: Can I use cooking (vegetable) oil as lube?

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    Default Re: Can I use cooking (vegetable) oil as lube?

    Quote Originally Posted by DaFABRICATA View Post
    Some of my ex-gf's prefered it over normal lube.
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    Default Re: Can I use cooking (vegetable) oil as lube?

    Quote Originally Posted by DaFABRICATA View Post
    Some of my ex-gf's prefered it over normal lube.

    That is saying much for the ex gf's.

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    Default Re: Can I use cooking (vegetable) oil as lube?

    Silicone lube is known to work well, as are Nyogel and teflon lubes, such as Krytox or SuperLube.

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    Default Re: Can I use cooking (vegetable) oil as lube?

    In a pinch you'd probably be better off using synthetic motor oil I think, assuming you had any.

    BTW, there was a famous movie scene from the 80's with a guy and two girls vacationing on a greek island and they started horsing around pouring olive oil on eachother and the next thing you know...........anyone know the name of that movie?
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    Default Re: Can I use cooking (vegetable) oil as lube?

    This thread is going nowhere fast. Always someone has to go there with the lube question...

    Just buy a little tub of silicone or teflon based lubricant from the hardware or sporting good store and leave the olive oil for your salads. There's literally dozens of threads on this subject if you poke around a bit.

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    Default Re: Can I use cooking (vegetable) oil as lube?

    no-ox-id works well

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    Default Re: Can I use cooking (vegetable) oil as lube?

    RadioShack also has a small thing of lube, I think its kinda of thinner than most of the others.

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    Default Re: Can I use cooking (vegetable) oil as lube?

    Idiotic thread closed.
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