Is Lithium Grease good for bearings?
Typically lithium-based, it’s usually not water-resistant or waterproof, nor is it rated for use in bearing applications. While it would work in a pinch for boat-trailer bearings, it’s not the best grease for this application. White lithium grease is a popular multi-purpose grease.
What is the difference between white lithium grease and lithium grease?
White lithium grease vs Lithium grease. “White Lithium” Grease has fewer additives, that’s the only difference other than visibility. The “Lithium” is just the thickening agent. The base oil is typically Mineral Oil, which is relatively low concentration, but I prefer to avoid using mineral oil around O-Rings.
Does white lithium grease damage plastic?
It is safe to use on metal, rubber, wood and plastic. It can also be applied to painted metal surfaces without harming the paint. Polycarbonate and clear polystyrene plastic are among the few surfaces on which to avoid using a petroleum-based product like WD-40 Multi-Use Product.
What do you use lithium grease for?
Lithium grease is the most commonly used lubricating grease around the globe – accounting for 75% of lubricating applications across all industries. In the automotive industry it is commonly used as a lubricant in wheel bearing and chassis applications.
Does lithium grease damage rubber?
any – white lithium grease good on rubber. Silicone grease is safe on rubber and actually helps to keep it soft. Any other grease with a mineral oil base will degrade natural rubber.
Can Vaseline be used as grease?
Grease (lubricant) Grease is a semisolid lubricant. For example, petroleum jellies such as Vaseline are not generally classified as greases. Greases are applied to mechanisms that can be lubricated only infrequently and where a lubricating oil would not stay in position.
Is it OK to mix different types of grease?
Mixing grease, though, could be disastrous. As the various thickening agents interact, they might lead to grease hardening or oil dropout. In either case, your bearings, shafts, joints or other moving parts could be left unprotected, open to corrosion, prone to wear or apt to complete failure.