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« on: March 07, 2010, 04:28 PM »

Has anyone used teflon spry for lines? it is good?

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« Reply #1 on: March 07, 2010, 04:36 PM »

I use silicone spray for lines, been doing it for years, works well
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« Reply #2 on: March 07, 2010, 05:16 PM »

+1    a little bit goes a long way have fun KO
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« Reply #3 on: March 07, 2010, 08:59 PM »

Silicone Lubricant Spray

Great Stuff!

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« Reply #4 on: March 07, 2010, 10:02 PM »

I use silicone - works like a dream.  Be sure not to get the stuff with oil additives, or I imagine it would "gunk".

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« Reply #5 on: March 08, 2010, 04:41 AM »

+1 for silicone

FWIW I tried dry PTFE spray once, it was dreadful
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« Reply #6 on: March 08, 2010, 07:28 AM »

Don't know about Teflon. I have been using Silicone ,but anyone knows if it is harmful to the lines in the long run ?
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« Reply #7 on: March 08, 2010, 08:04 AM »

if you use your lines they will not last forever

cleaning then once in a while and lubricating with silicone spray can extend their useful lifespan

it doesn't make old & sticky lines just like new, but it can reduce the friction enough to make them flyable again

it's a couple $ for a can of silicone spray vrs over $70 for a new set of 90# x 120' quad lines for me and I can get another season out of them
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« Reply #8 on: March 08, 2010, 08:09 AM »

Don't know about Teflon. I have been using Silicone ,but anyone knows if it is harmful to the lines in the long run ?

If used in moderation, no. If you coat the line thickly, the Silicone (or Teflon) will become dust and dirt collectors. But that is to be expected.  Wink
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« Reply #9 on: March 08, 2010, 10:51 AM »

So...how do you apply?   Spray directly on the lines and let dry or wipe off, or apply with a cloth?
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« Reply #10 on: March 08, 2010, 12:13 PM »

I clean the lines on the winder by soaking in warm water with some dishwashing liquid and then rinsing well
I've sprayed directly on the winder and by staking the lines out and going over them with a silicone saturated cloth, both seem to work
just be sure to wipe off excess if you spray it on the winder
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« Reply #11 on: March 08, 2010, 02:35 PM »

I use silicone - works like a dream.  Be sure not to get the stuff with oil additives, or I imagine it would "gunk".



I've never tried this, but I have no funds for new lines, so I'll maybe grease the old ones.

How do you know if it has additives? "100% Pure Extra Virgin Silicone"?   Smiley
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« Reply #12 on: March 08, 2010, 02:48 PM »

I will post the brandname when I get home.
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« Reply #13 on: March 08, 2010, 02:49 PM »

I've always bought "Food Grade" Silicone.  Never used it on lines, just for those very sticky fittings.
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« Reply #14 on: March 08, 2010, 03:57 PM »

Some Food Grade Silicon Manufacturer's

  • CRC Industries
  • Weston
  • Noble Chemical (under the product name LubriQuick)
  • Kellog's*

All specifically say "Food Grade" on the dispensers.

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* Not the same folks that make cereals, so if you are having problems keeping your Cheerio's on the spoon, something else is wrong.

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