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The Taping Store
21-01-2009, 10:13 PM
Hi guys, just a quick note and not trying to teah you how to suck eggs.

The best oil to use on Taping tools is 3 in 1 spray, not WD40. when I worked for TapeTech we tested the 3 in 1 spray and it was almost the same as Ames Bazooka oil.
WD40 will over time loosen screws and nuts on the tools and expand rubbers on tools like the mudrunner stopping them from opperating properly.

hope it helps

21-01-2009, 11:09 PM
I agree, WD40 is a penetrator that does funny things to your kit over time.
I use 3 in 1 or a silicon based oil spray if theres no oil available, with no problems so far. Anyone else used it?

23-01-2009, 04:16 PM
I would use butter from my sandwich if the tools seized up and I had no oil.
Have used plumbers silicon grease with no problem.

23-01-2009, 04:24 PM
I would use butter from my sandwich if the tools seized up and I had no oil.

That'll be right. :nono: NOTE: Will keep extra virgin olive oil in my lunchbag so I dont ever need to use what you considered using.

23-01-2009, 06:58 PM
I use spray silicon

27-04-2009, 12:57 PM
This is best by far i reckon The blue line lube not he bazooka oil, always used by our service guys, they swear by it.
(http://www.belmoretools.co.uk/cgi-bin/sh000001.pl?REFPAGE=http%3a%2f%2fwww%2ebelmoretool s%2eco%2euk%2fcgi%2dbin%2fss000001%2epl%3fREFPAGE% 3dhttp%253A%252F%252Fwww%2ebelmoretools%2eco%2euk% 252Facatalog%252FAccessories___Cleaning%2ehtml%26p age%3dsearch%26SS%3dlube%26%3dGo%2521%26PR%3d%2d1% 26TB%3dA&WD=365&PN=Accessories___Cleaning%2ehtml%23a10165_2e#a1016 5_2e)

drywall finisher
10-09-2009, 02:06 AM
Silicon spray is the best !!! We teach our apprentices at the apprenticeship school to do the same ...it's great stuff.