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Lubricate filter o-ring: WD40?

GillesF

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Hello

Can you use WD40 to lubricate the filter parts? Or is it toxic to fish/bad for the filter parts?
I've used vaseline before but it tends to harden on some parts.

Cheers
Gilles
 

arhino

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HI Gilles
I wouldn't use it myself, I would try something like Vaseline/petroleum jelly.
 

sa80mark

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I wouldn't risk wd40 myself, ive used vaseline for years although I found out on this forum that its not advised due to it degrading the rubber
 

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Get some silicone grease from your local plumbing merchant. It's dirt cheap, and is manufactured for the purpose of lubricating rubber seals in drinking water pipes ie. non toxic.
 
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Good old Vaseline is what I use and it's always been just fine...leave the O ring in the pot overnight, rub dry with kitchen towel, et voilà!
 

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So does a small drop of washing up liquid, if we're talking about the filter head sealing ring. Vaseline will degrade rubber and latex just like sa80mark says.
 

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I use vegetable oil on Q-tip.
 

GillesF

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I need to lubricate some moving parts that are hard to reach so a spray would be easier. I'll have a a look at the local DIY shop for a silicon spray.
Thanks all!
 

Gary Nelson

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GillesF

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I got to oil sprays: silicon oil & mineral oil.

Used the silicon oil on the rubber, working as new now!
 

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