On 5/30/19 9:13 AM, Richard L. Hess wrote:
> Considering the TriFlo dries out in John's experience, that would be a
> good reason not to use it, but I'm not certain drying out is bad in
> this case as Tri-Flo is, at least in part, based on teflon, which I
> think remains after the liquid carrier dries out, but I've not done a
> detailed chemical/physical analysis. The hinges and such I lubricate
> with Tri-Flo seem to last for many years before needing another
> treatment. It has actually created situations where I've needed to add
> a door stop or hold back to keep a door open that didn't close on its
> own prior to lubricating <smile>.
TriFlow does leave a dry film on the surface, and as you say it persists
for a long time. I think it's good for sliding surfaces that are under
moderate to heavy load, and do not require absolute minimum friction.
GLY2100 is great if you've got it, but it can be hard to get, and the
only people who need it are owners of late model Studer machines, or
someone who maintains them. Here, for those who don't already have it,
is the official Studer document on capstan motor lubrication:
They do stress that only the original lubricant should be used, either
PDP-65 or GLY2100.
-- John Chester