All you Americans seem to think Dow Corning grease is the best rubber lube.Does anyone know where to get it in England, preferably mail order, and what is it called in England.Alternatively, is there an eqivalent. At the moment I am using silicone treadmill lubricant but it is a bit thin.
Here is the link to McMaster Carr for the Dow Corning 33. http://www.mcmaster.com/#dow-corning-molykote-33-grease/=h7qqk5
as you can see it’s not cheap. The web site indicates that Dow 55 is an o-ring lubricant
not to be used with silicone. I think they ship worldwide. Dow Corning 33 is all I use now.
You can find Dow33 at paintball suppliers. It is often sold in smaller containers for less price (but NOT cheaper by weight). For a sport or indoor flyer, it could be a lifetime supply and the smaller containers store better in your model box. Google Dow33.
I notice that lots of folks stipulate using Dow-Corning 33 compound for their rubber lube. It is truly a compound made up of several ingredients that really aren’t wanted / needed in a rubber lube. Here at Learjet, it is used on the landing gear struts as it doesn’t freeze at the high altitude temperatures encountered in flight. I have always used Dow Corning #4 (thicker) 0r # 7, a bit softer, for my rubber lube. It is translucent in appearance as it doesn’t contain all the other ingredients found in #33. I don’t know what Cessna across the way uses on the Citations.