Tube-O-Lube®

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Packaging: 48-Piece Box 31646
Unit price: $75.00
 
Packaging: 6 48-Piece Boxes 31644G
Unit price: $367.00
 

Product Description

Tube-O-Lube® is a unique, natural form of graphite powder which has been milled to a designed particle distribution to allow for proper lubrication in areas where friction and wear is an issue. Designed to lubricate locking mechanisms, firearms, bolt and screw threads, Tube-O-Lube® has also found its way into pinewood derby racing along with various household tasks, hobbies and musical instruments.

Benefits

  • Dry graphite powder lubrication technology
  • Reduces mechanical wear and can extend operating life of products
  • Not affected by temperature extremes when properly applied
  • Will not attract or trap dirt or grit, leading to increased part wea
  • Graphite is a natural, environmentally safe lubricant
Physical properties Typical Range
Carrier Air
Color Powder
Fluid Consistency Powder
Measured Particle Size Distribution < 200 US Mesh (<75 microns)
Bulk Density (lb/gallon) 5.0 - 6.5
Flash Point N/A
Effective Temperature Range (min) -75°F (-59°C)
Effective Temperature Range (max) 450°F (232°C)
Suggested Application
Ambient Temperature Range
32 - 120°F
(0 - 49°C)
Shelf Life under original seal Unlimited under original seal

Preparation

Snip tip off of tube. When opening the tube, do not squeeze it, as this will cause the powder to puff out of the tube when the tip is snipped off. Once opened, the black screw on cap should be replaced securely on the tube to prevent any unnecessary discharge of the graphite from the tube.

Application

When lubricating locks, apply to the key. The graphite powder works better when applied by using 2-3 puffs of Tube-O-Lube® powder to the key, and then insert the key to lubricate the lock. Applying the graphite powder directly to the lock may cause an undesired buildup in the locking mechanisms.

When lubricating gun mechanisms, apply only as much as needed.
Tube-O-Lube® or other graphite products should never be used on aluminum firing mechanisms as this may cause excess wear due to electrochemical reactions between graphite and aluminum. Apply also to the sliding mechanisms in bolt-action firearms. Also try Black Ice for this application.

Clean-Up Instructions

Clean up material with soap and water. Tube-O-Lube® graphite will come off clothing, and skin using simple soap and water. Wipe up any spills on flooring to prevent slipping accidents.

Limitations

  • Not recommended for use on new lawn mowers with enamel and powdered coated surfaces as it will limit the bonding strength of the coating
  • Coated surfaces should be allowed to dry completely prior to use.
  • Bonding agents and graphite will begin to oxidize at temperatures above 450°F (232°C), and this coating is not recommended for high temperature applications.
  • Do not use any grease, oil, or other petroleum product on top of this coating, as it may deteriorate the effectiveness of the graphite.
  • Keep away from electrical contacts and sensitive electrical equipment as the graphite powder may cause a short-circuiting effect.
  • Keep away from light colored clothing and fabric.

Storage and Handling Information

  • Material is packaged in plastic bottles/cans/tubes.
  • Store away from excessive heat and keep in original packaging.
  • Material is black, or silver-gray in some instances, and these color variations are normal. Keep away from light colored clothing.
  • Graphite is electrically conductive and may lead to electrical shorts and damage.
  • Please be careful working with this product around electricity or sensitive electrical equipment.
  • Use with caution around light colored fabric and when used indoors.

Please consult the MSDS for additional information on disposal of unused materials, and safe handling practices.

Prop 65 WARNING
This product contains chemicals known to the State of California to cause cancer.

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