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Quote:This product has an effective temp range of -45 to 450F: Lubriplate
Quote:I wouldn't agree with the bike shop idea. Greases are designed to work in specific environments and meet specific needs and tradeoffs are made to accommodate those needs. Bikes need to have grease that works well in wet/muddy conditions, but it doesn't have to stay on and maintain integrity for long periods of time or in very cold temperatures. On bikes it doesn't matter if it doesn't hold up for months or years and the grease manufacturers assume that you will reapply it regularly.These are very different design goals than what you need in a mount and I wouldn't be confident that those greases would work well long term. Just my 2 cents.-Dan
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Quote:Here are my 10¼ grease suggestions, in general:1. Read the motor/telescope manufacturer's specifications and requiremnets for lubrication and find out what they recommend, then try to find/match grases meeting their specs.2. Avoid no names ( ie buy brand names only, eg shell, chevron etc.)3. Avoid those which not approved by the NLGI (National lubricating grease Institute) or not certfied.4. Read the test data of greases availble there. google them, its easy. 5. If buying online, avoid ebay, dot coms without brick and mortar address, companies without street addresses (eg PO boxes), non legit fax/phone numbers etc.(You dont want to use sub-standard grease to void manufacturers warranty??)6. Avoid black or brown greases, its hard to tell the color change (when grease gets overloaded/depleted, its color turns brow/black)7. Use greases which had additional words "EP" (extreme pressure) grade mentioned on them.8. Use greases which are water resistant if its open/exposed to the environment (eg Lithium based greases are usually recommended by the most manufacturers)9. In addition to above, use greases which are meeting the operating temperature requirements (you will find this info in the test data published by the grease manufacturer).10. When pumping grease to the bearings, avoid pumping excessive amounts. Bearings would fail if packed up full/too much. (Assuming that there are grease fittings on the motor, I am not sure how the grease would be applied in your case)10¼.. Do not mix two different greases. Remove the old one totally and then apply new one.BTW, I dont have my observatory yet but I have been working past ten years for a industrial manufacturer and we use "Chevron Delo EP NLGI 2" grease on various pumps, a/c motors and steam turbine bearings (ball/spherical roller bearings). They buy it in bulk and cartridges both. It's blue in color, Water resistant, NLGI approved, 11% Lithium complex based, has operating temperature range of -18°C(Minimum)(0°F) to 177°C(Maximum) (350°F), Dropping point is 265°C (509°F) and Kinematic viscosity is 189cst at 40°C.my 2¢
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Quote:Elbow grease--I avoid it like the plague...
Quote:SuperLube is nice however its not available and its a scope mount with motors that will not be running hour after hour at high speeds and loads, any good quality automotive chassis and wheel bearing grease from a reputable manufacturer will just be fine, I,ve spent decades lubing cars, aircraft and industrial equipment, in one place I worked at for 15yrs had several high speed pick and place robots running 15hrs a day non stop, for 6 days a week, the worm was steel, the wormwheel was bronze both supported by regular grade ball bearings, they got relubed about twice a year with regular automotive grease and we never had any problems,DA.
Quote:Hey Hilmi, Couldn't one of us just squeeze some Superlube into a small bag and send it to you? My tube is more than I'll ever use in three lifetimes. How much could a small envelope/package cost to mail from the USA to Oman? Will it trigger any weird anti terrorism scanners? PM me if you think there's any merit to this.
Quote:I think it's against the postal service policy to ship flammable products. Only authorized people can ship them. Ask the shipping company first.Peter
Quote:I never said that a scope mount was like a car Ed, however the O.P. has stated that Superlube isn,t available in his country so a good quality auto grease would do the job just fine IMHO, in fact before Superlube came on the market most people including myself used just that, regular auto grade lithium grease from a reputable manufacturer, you may have had problems with auto grease? I have not, to me lubing a scope mount should be a simple process not rocket science which seems to be where this thread is going,I can,t see the point of makeing a mountain out of a mole hill?, however each to his own,DA.