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 Post subject: Olive oil instead of crystallube
PostPosted: Fri Nov 29, 2019 11:15 pm 
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Hi
Instead of crystalite crystal lube, we can use olive oil aswell, right?
Anyone uses olive oil or baby oil?


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 Post subject: Re: Olive oil instead of crystallube
PostPosted: Sat Nov 30, 2019 8:02 am 
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14megapixel wrote:
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Instead of crystalite crystal lube, we can use olive oil aswell, right?
Anyone uses olive oil or baby oil?


Olive oil should work just as well when charging a lap. I use WD40 or something similar. 3 in 1 oil works just as well. In the past I have even used Vaseline or mineral oil but a lighter oil is easier to use. Basically you want any thin oil you have.


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PostPosted: Sat Nov 30, 2019 11:21 am 
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I'm a fan of WD-40 or Trombone (valve) oil available at any music store.


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PostPosted: Sat Nov 30, 2019 7:31 pm 
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Baby oil is mineral oil and should work as a diamond polishing vehicle/lubricant.

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I've tried olive oil and it was too viscous. Lamplight Ultra-Pure (clear) is a paraffin oil. With Batts and diamond it has been excellent. It has very light viscosity and no odor. Similar products should be available outside the U.S. https://tinyurl.com/s3beyk9


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I think Crystallube is cheaper than good extra virgin olive oil. A small bottle should last you several years. I have a bottle that is almost gone, but has been in use for several thousand stones.

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I would think vegetable oil might go rancid over time too. Probably not a big deal outside of the smell though.

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I use olive oil all the time but I also find sewing machine oil, sometime called singer oil to work very well. Clean, odorless, viscous, and doesn't get rancid.

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justinkprim wrote:
I use olive oil all the time but I also find sewing machine oil, sometime called singer oil to work very well. Clean, odorless, viscous, and doesn't get rancid.


I have some sewing machine oil that was bought over 40 years ago I am now using as well. Any thin oil will work. Different countries use what is locally available.


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