It’s easy to excited by this product—if you’re a mechanic. Compared to the familiar product in the blue can, Deep Lube 2 has better penetration and far greater lubrication properties. Furthermore, it contains no Teflon, silicon, graphite, fluorocarbons, or turpentine, which makes it suitable for applications above and beyond motorcycle maintenance.
The base compound is Venezuelan “bright stock” oil, the same as used in the finest watch lubricants. Its small molecular size enables this oil to penetrate extremely tight spaces and allows better adherence to metal. Another is kerosene that has been filtered to remove gums, resins, waxes, and other impurities. The kerosene is also processed to remove its distinctive –and annoying—odor. A small amount of molybdenum disulphite (“moly”) is added to the solution. This super lubricant adheres to unpainted metal, but not to itself—no sticky buildup is possible—and while it can be worn away, it can’t be washed off. Another component is the propellant (for the aerosol cans, but not the gallon containers) a propane/butane combination that doesn’t harm the environment like fluorocarbons. A touch of citrus scent is added, just in case you want to use this on squeaky bedroom doors or other interior household and commercial applications.
Deep Lube 2 withstands temperatures from -50˚F – 1,000˚F, which means it’s not going to burn off at normal engine operating temperatures or freeze up during the winter. It’s also electronically non-conductive, so it can be used on wiring to drive out moisture or help prevent connecting plugs from accumulating water and corroding. I also discovered that it’s superior to degreasers that I normally use to clean my wheel rims. The retaining nuts on the exhaust manifold of my bike were in place for 22 years. Several applications of Deep Lube 2 loosened these nuts to a point where removal was easy using a regular open box wrench. No torque was required and I never got to use the nut splitters purchased for this job.
Garage mechanics that have switched to Deep Lube 2 report that they are using less for the same applications, which translates to a substantial savings in costs. It’s also being commercially used on heavy hydraulic equipment and delicate sewing machine parts; snowmobilers use it to prevent their control cables from freezing up. A 250g can is priced at $9.99 (+ shipping & handling) which is a bargain for a product this versatile.
Since moly retains its lubrication properties up to 4,370˚F while withstanding pressures of 200,000 psi, it seems logical that Deep Lube 2 might be an alternative to chain lube. However, I’ll have a better idea after 6,000 miles of chain and sprocket wear are measured.
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