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Unread postAuthor: rp181 » Sun Feb 10, 2008 2:43 pm

I read lubricating ball valves will damage seals, will silicone lubricant work? If not, what else can i use? How do you apply it?
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Unread postAuthor: thespeedycicada » Sun Feb 10, 2008 2:45 pm

lithium grease works for me on my pistons so should work fine.
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Unread postAuthor: POLAND_SPUD » Sun Feb 10, 2008 5:58 pm

someone has suggested sometime ago that silcone lubricant can dammage the seals, but it works fine for me... my BV is very easy to open and seals fine even at 400 psi
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Unread postAuthor: rp181 » Sun Feb 10, 2008 6:12 pm

do i just close the valve, spray some and work it around?
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Unread postAuthor: spudy buddy » Sun Feb 10, 2008 6:45 pm

ya pretty much.
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