Welcome to the Cave Diver's Forum.
+ Reply to Thread
Results 1 to 5 of 5
  1. #1
    Member
    Join Date
    Mar 2014
    Location
    High Springs, FL
    Posts
    486

    Default Lube Job question - suex and "vaseline oil"

    I'm reading the suex manuals and I'm finding something that *might* be lost in translation to me.


    They say for the body O ring to lubricate it with "Vaseline oil" and mention "the spray type designed for scuba gear" and they say DO NOT USE SILICONE GREASE


    Now when I think "Vaseline oil" I'm thinking petroleum jelly.


    When I google "Vaseline oil spray scuba gear" I find a link to an Italian company that makes this stuff >> http://www.siliconi.it/eng/products/...-58a1-eng.html which appears to be called "Vaseline oil spray" but the other products on the page appear to be silicone based sprays.


    errr... I'm a little confused about what exactly is ok to lubricate these o rings with.


  2. #2
    Administrator Forum Admin
    Join Date
    Oct 2000
    Location
    Georgia
    Posts
    22,155

    Default

    In Germany, "vaseline oil" is sewing machine oil. I just got some from a sewing machine store. It looks like water, until you shake it up, then you see it is more viscose than water.

    I may be at Ginnie this weekend, and could leave a little at a dive shop for you.

    Forrest Wilson (with 2 Rs)
    Any opinions are personal.
    Sump Divers

  3. #3
    Member
    Join Date
    Apr 2013
    Location
    Marlborough Ont, Canada
    Posts
    276

    Default

    My Suex came supplied with a tube of Vicky 51T. According to the info on the side it meets some pharmaceutical standard, blah blah blah.

    I've been using the same stuff I've used for years on O rings and my mask skirt. Food grade silicon from a dive shop. I just but the economy sized jug and it lasts for years.
    Attached Thumbnails Attached Thumbnails Click image for larger version

Name:	IMG_20171016_172907.jpg
Views:	36
Size:	968.8 KB
ID:	17336   Click image for larger version

Name:	IMG_20171016_173150.jpg
Views:	27
Size:	1.14 MB
ID:	17337  

    The most powerful minds are the ones that can be changed.

  4. #4

    Default

    I just spit on mine. Seems to work fine, doesn't attract dirt, and I always seem to remember to bring some with me.

    Sent from my SM-T810 using Tapatalk

    Jeff Rouse
    Chicago, IL

  5. #5

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by Michael F View Post
    My Suex came supplied with a tube of Vicky 51T. According to the info on the side it meets some pharmaceutical standard, blah blah blah.


    I have been using the Vicky stuff that had been supplied with the Suex..
    From the amount used in my first year of possession it looks like that tube will outlast the life of the scooter..



 

Similar Threads

  1. Petrel "last stop" question
    By cmint in forum Gear, Equipment & Tools for Cave Diving
    Replies: 56
    Last Post: 05-21-2015, 10:11 AM
  2. Replies: 24
    Last Post: 04-12-2011, 04:52 PM
  3. "Hole in the Wall" access question?
    By Jurgen in forum Main Forum
    Replies: 17
    Last Post: 01-21-2010, 09:45 PM
  4. Replies: 14
    Last Post: 12-14-2005, 07:58 PM

Bookmarks

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts