Asked by: Benedita Celaya
asked in category: General Last Updated: 13th January, 2020

Does silicone spray deteriorate rubber?

Silicone grease is commonly used for lubricating and preserving rubber parts, such as O-rings. Additionally, silicone grease does not swell or soften the rubber, which can be a problem with hydrocarbon-based greases. It functions well as a corrosion inhibitor and lubricant for purposes that require a thicker lubricant.

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In this regard, what lubricant is safe for rubber?


Subsequently, question is, does silicone spray damage plastic? RE: Silicone spray WARNING!!! yeah there is a difference between the silicone oil and silicone spray, while silicone oil is safe for plastics ( like the kind used in rc car shocks ) the silicone spray contains petroleum distillates which is bad and will damage plastic.

Then, is silicone oil good for rubber?

From a chemical standpoint silicone oil is a synthetic polymer (Source: Dow Corning "The Basics of Silicon Chemistry", see below) as opposed to a petroleum derivative. It is unequivocally recommended by it's manufacturers for use on rubber. Manufacturers of treadmills and condoms use it.

Is WD 40 bad for rubber?

WD-40 can be used on just about everything. It is safe for metal, rubber, wood and plastic. WD-40 can be applied to painted metal surfaces without harming the paint. Polycarbonate and clear polystyrene plastic are among the few surfaces on which to avoid using a petroleum-based product like WD-40.

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