NEXTORCH - 300 m long-shot E6        
Results 1 to 5 of 5

Thread: Olight maintenance

  1. #1

    Default Olight maintenance

    I have recently bought three of your lights and was wondering what you recommend for maintaining the lights, if any is needed. I am in Canada so what oils/lube/grease do you recommend and how often to apply. Also, what is recommended for the o-rings. Some say silicone and not any fossil oils, but only if the rings are silicone themselves?

    I am just starting out with flashlights (coming from knife collecting) and am interested in keeping my "stuff" in reasonably good shape.

    I have the i1R, the i3T, and the M2R, so far.
    Last edited by colin.p; 08-12-2018 at 12:21 PM. Reason: apparently I'm dyslexic

  2. #2
    Unenlightened
    Join Date
    Apr 2009
    Location
    upper midwest
    Posts
    12

    Default Re: Olight maintenance

    I have used silicone dielectric grease for years without problems. Its on the thick side IMO but is cheap compared to products made to lube flashlight o-rings. A tube will last a lifetime. https://www.amazon.com/Permatex-2205.../dp/B000AL8VD2

  3. #3

    Default Re: Olight maintenance

    Quote Originally Posted by Wonder View Post
    I have used silicone dielectric grease for years without problems. Its on the thick side IMO but is cheap compared to products made to lube flashlight o-rings. A tube will last a lifetime. https://www.amazon.com/Permatex-2205.../dp/B000AL8VD2
    For the better part of the last two evenings, I read most of the Comprehensive-Grease-and-Lube-Thread. I noticed a lot of different recommendations, but no definitive answer. However, I followed your recommendation (and quite a few others it seems) and bought a tube of Permatex Dielectric Silicone grease for 4 bucks at the local Canadian Tire store and should be good to go.

  4. #4
    rookiedaddy's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2009
    Location
    A Place Called HOME
    Posts
    825

    Default Re: Olight maintenance

    my grease flowchart...

    changing sigline ...

  5. #5

    Default Re: Olight maintenance

    Quote Originally Posted by colin.p View Post
    For the better part of the last two evenings, I read most of the Comprehensive-Grease-and-Lube-Thread. I noticed a lot of different recommendations, but no definitive answer. However, I followed your recommendation (and quite a few others it seems) and bought a tube of Permatex Dielectric Silicone grease for 4 bucks at the local Canadian Tire store and should be good to go.
    thats what I use and I have a light thatís 17 years old now with the original o ring. Itís like itís still new. Your choice is perfect.

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •