what's recommended for lubricating hoses?

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Old 14 Apr 2006, 12:42 pm   #1 (permalink)
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Gonna be changing my radiator hoses really soon, and wondering what's
recommended to lubricate 'em so they slide into place.

Used vaseline to lube my air intake hose, then I heard that's not such
a good idea.

Someone recommends soapy water... good idea / bad idea?

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Old 14 Apr 2006, 05:43 pm   #2 (permalink)
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mrdarrett@gmail.com wrote:
> Gonna be changing my radiator hoses really soon, and wondering what's
> recommended to lubricate 'em so they slide into place.
>
> Used vaseline to lube my air intake hose, then I heard that's not such
> a good idea.


Good idea. Vaseline isn't good on condoms, either.

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> Someone recommends soapy water... good idea / bad idea?



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Old 14 Apr 2006, 05:51 pm   #3 (permalink)
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Sharx35 wrote:
> mrdarrett@gmail.com wrote:
> > Gonna be changing my radiator hoses really soon, and wondering what's
> > recommended to lubricate 'em so they slide into place.
> >
> > Used vaseline to lube my air intake hose, then I heard that's not such
> > a good idea.

>
> Good idea. Vaseline isn't good on condoms, either.
>


Ah, K-Y Jelly!

Thanks a bunch.

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Old 14 Apr 2006, 06:10 pm   #4 (permalink)
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I coulda sworn mrdarrett@gmail.com typ'd:

>Gonna be changing my radiator hoses really soon, and wondering what's
>recommended to lubricate 'em so they slide into place.
>
>Used vaseline to lube my air intake hose, then I heard that's not such
>a good idea.
>
>Someone recommends soapy water... good idea / bad idea?


KY Jelly is what I use. Seriously. Good lube and won't hurt rubber(s).

There's also a product called "Syl-Lube" (I think that's what it's
called, anyway) for things you want to stay lubed if they're going on
and off quite a few times.

But for one-time lubrication of rubber parts during assembly, KY Jelly
is hard (pun?) to beat.

-Don
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Old 14 Apr 2006, 06:26 pm   #5 (permalink)
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Don Fearn wrote:
> I coulda sworn mrdarrett@gmail.com typ'd:
>
> >Gonna be changing my radiator hoses really soon, and wondering what's
> >recommended to lubricate 'em so they slide into place.
> >
> >Used vaseline to lube my air intake hose, then I heard that's not such
> >a good idea.
> >
> >Someone recommends soapy water... good idea / bad idea?

>
> KY Jelly is what I use. Seriously. Good lube and won't hurt rubber(s).
>
> There's also a product called "Syl-Lube" (I think that's what it's
> called, anyway) for things you want to stay lubed if they're going on
> and off quite a few times.
>
> But for one-time lubrication of rubber parts during assembly, KY Jelly
> is hard (pun?) to beat.



Luckily I've already got a tube of this...

Imagine the look on the cashier's face if I stood in line with the KY
Jelly, and made a casual remark, "It's for my car..." (grin)

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Old 14 Apr 2006, 07:53 pm   #6 (permalink)
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Buy a can of silicone spray, you'll be good to go.

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Old 15 Apr 2006, 01:38 am   #7 (permalink)
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On Fri, 14 Apr 2006 18:10:37 -0500, Don Fearn <pooder@charter.net>
wrote:

~But for one-time lubrication of rubber parts during assembly, KY
~Jelly is hard (pun?) to beat.

I just use spit on it, like John Holmes.

~-Don

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Old 15 Apr 2006, 08:56 am   #8 (permalink)
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> Gonna be changing my radiator hoses really soon, and wondering what's
> recommended to lubricate 'em so they slide into place.
>
> Used vaseline to lube my air intake hose, then I heard that's not such
> a good idea.
>
> Someone recommends soapy water... good idea / bad idea?


You're safe with soap. It won't hurt the elastomer. IIRC, Ru-Glyde,
the rubber cleaner and preservative, was based on a soap formulation.

Radiator hoses are made out of better materials now than they used to be.

Vaseline probably wouldn't hurt them either. (That is exactly what we used
to use on o-rings and elastomer seals when rebuilding automatic
transmissions.)


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