Reccomended Lubricant

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  1. Lincolnshire Rover

    Lincolnshire Rover

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    The manual of our Ace Airstream 680FB states " DO Not " use WD40 as a lubricant on the habitation fixtures only use AMBERSIL 40+ , but I have not been able to obtain any locally , can anyone advise where I can purchase some my local Halfords do not stock it .:Sad:
     
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    hilldweller Funster Life Member

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    Google "ambersil40+" only produces about 10100 hit.

    One is Maplins.
     
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    scotjimland Funster Life Member

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    Hi

    WD40 is a crap lubricant, it washes out old oil and eventually leaves no lubricant.. any decent light mineral oil such as 3 in 1 will be fine.. also available in spray cans.

    jim
     
  4. strathspey

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    DO Not " use WD40 as a lubricant on the habitation fixtures only use AMBERSIL 40+ ,

    One of the reasons WD40 is not recommended for use on habitation fixtures is that it can damage plastic/nylon/rubber parts.
    I use Halfords rubber and nylon lubricant (and the French equvalent: Auto Practic Lubrifiant Silicone).
    I have had no problems with these, and they can be used on the rubber seals and surrounds of the windows and doors of vehicles to prevent them sticking and to prevent deterioration.
     

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