Alternatives to thin lube


#1

does anybody know any good alternatives to thin lube? I need something cheap and that can be purchased in small quantities.


(PutridNebula) #2

The only thing I have heard of is Sewing Machine Oil. I have never tried it but if you don’t want to pay to get some YYJ Thin Lube and you ABSOLUTELY HAVE TO lube your bearing then I would give this a shot.


#3

Gun oil, and trumpet valve oil. :wink:


(Hardcore_Max) #4

no name baby oil, preferably unscented.


#5

Baby oil has paraffins in it. over time it is bad for your bearing. gunking it up and all. Baby oil is not meant for friction either.


#6

I’ve heard that oil used in hair clippers works, but haven’t tried it. It seems to have as similar viscosity to my YYJ Thin Lube.


#7

Trumpet valve oil works like a charm.


#8

3 in 1 oil I beleive. Clipper oil does work BTW.


(ed) #9

NOT sand. whatever you’ve heard.


#10

???


(Q) #11

I love you ed


#12

I had that suggested to me once, and tried it, but wasn’t pleased with it. There’s a chance I used too much but I don’t believe so.

@ Ed: So that’s what happened to my last bearing. O_O


#13

3-n-1 is considered thick lube.

Sand will make the yoyo totally responsive. If you don’t care about your bearing at all then go for it.

On second thought…


#14

Ah, that explains it.


#15

I would just like to let you know, that if you use trumpet valve oil, there is a chance that it could mess up the plastic in a yo-yo, but if you get it in the bearing and not on the plastic, then it might not be a problem.
I hope this helps.


#16

i have tried them all and sewing machine oil is by far the best!