Ambersil 49+

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  1. Lincolnshire Rover

    Lincolnshire Rover Read Only Funster

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    In the Swift Manual they reccomend Ambersil 40+ as a lubricant for the door hinges and catches and states DO NOT USE WD40 can anyone give any imformation on Ambersil 40+ is it a silicon lubricant or a PTFE lubricant and as I cannot find a supplier is there another product of the same forula ? many thanks
     
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    I simply googled Ambersil and it came up with loads of suppliers including Maplins. I'm sure you must have one of them fairly local.
     
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    THis might do it as its silicone based

    http://www.johnscrossshop.co.uk/products.php?product=Awning-Rail-Lubricant-

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    I've got an aerosol can of Ambersil 40+ in front of me at this moment. It doesn't say on the can, but I'm quite sure that it is a silicone based lubricant.

    Can't remember where I had it from, but the address is given as ,
    Ambersil Limited,
    Wylds road,
    Bridgewater,
    Somerset,
    TA6 4DD.

    Tel+44 (0) 1278 424200

    I used it yesterday to lubricate the internal door catches on the M/H's cupboards and overhead lockers.

    Mick H.
     
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    Been to Brownhills to-day and was reccomended to buy Thetford Seal Lubricant which is the same if not better than Ambersil £4.50 less 20% discount £3.60 so worth a try its a silicon based lubricant also good for the toilet cassette seals :thumb:
     
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    I have used the Thetford stuff on all manner of things, hinges & seals included & have experienced no problems with it :Smile:
     
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    Just as a note as to why some lubricants are recommended and others not.

    Some solvents and oils make some plastics swell, if this were happen it could size the hinge. As an example; I have seen the rudder on a 30ft yacht size because the skipper used ordinary engine oil to lubricate the top rudder bearings. He had a real problem getting back into harbor as he effectively had no steering.

    Doug...
     

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