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 Post subject: Lube for wheel and turntable patter?
PostPosted: Dec Wed 05, 2018 5:58 pm 
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What do you use for a lube on the wheel and turntable platter?


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 Post subject: Re: Lube for wheel and turntable patter?
PostPosted: Dec Wed 05, 2018 6:45 pm 
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 Post subject: Re: Lube for wheel and turntable patter?
PostPosted: Dec Wed 05, 2018 6:55 pm 
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One drop of turbine oil on the idler wheel center shaft, and a small amount of Lubriplate, red or green Rykon grease, or black moly auto grease on the center spindle and bearing.

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 Post subject: Re: Lube for wheel and turntable patter?
PostPosted: Dec Wed 05, 2018 11:38 pm 
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And a drop of oil on motor shaft top and bottom.


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 Post subject: Re: Lube for wheel and turntable patter?
PostPosted: Dec Thu 06, 2018 1:47 am 
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I have some turbine oil, I've used it on the motor and the wheel. I've used phonolube on all the greasable parts underneath. I don't have any black moly, lubriplate, or Rykon. Noone sems to have it locally either. I have ordered some moly from napa. The platter does make some noise when turning, so I thought it would need something. It'll get the moly when it comes in.


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 Post subject: Re: Lube for wheel and turntable patter?
PostPosted: Dec Thu 06, 2018 3:02 am 
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You can get moly grease at auto parts stores. Just look for “Ford-Mercury-Lincoln” grease. It’s an NLGI #2 grease containing Molybdenum.

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 Post subject: Re: Lube for wheel and turntable patter?
PostPosted: Dec Thu 06, 2018 8:10 pm 
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The auto grade black moly is too thick for my tastes. I use a version that was marketed specifically to electronics shops back in the day. I don't recall the brand of the little tub — I keep a plastic syringe with a flex tip packed with it for ease of application. It's thin and I'm guessing NLGI 1, but I have no specs to prove it.

Once it's gone, I may start using Mobil Polyrex EM, simply because I have so much the stuff left. It's high quality lube. At NLGI 2, it's a bit thicker than my black moly, but I haven't been able to find a tub of my thinner version of the moly. :(

Since GC's phonolube is d/c and pretty much NLA these days, a lot of people have turned to Super Lube synthetic, which, like silicone, is safe for most plastics. Super Lube is available in various consistencies: https://www.super-lube.com/multi-purpos ... colon-ptfe


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