/ Will WD40 or GT85 'eat' Pebax?

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Dave Kerr - on 10 Nov 2012
The walk mode on my Maestrales has gone a bit sticky and my first thought was to use some spray lube on it. Then it occurred to me that there was potential for it to react with the plastic. Anyone done this or know better?
Mikkel - on 10 Nov 2012
In reply to Dave Kerr:

People use it on their bikes all the time, never heard of it eating the plastic parts on bikes.
And there is plenty of threads on various forums about WD40 so i would hazard a guess and say its safe, as i have never seen this used as an argument against it.
matejn - on 10 Nov 2012
In reply to Dave Kerr: Donīt know about WD40 or BT50, but I have been using Ballistol for lubricating my climbing and skiing equipment. It works great.
Dave Kerr - on 10 Nov 2012
In reply to Mikkel:
> (In reply to Dave Kerr)
>
> People use it on their bikes all the time, never heard of it eating the plastic parts on bikes.
> And there is plenty of threads on various forums about WD40 so i would hazard a guess and say its safe, as i have never seen this used as an argument against it.

Firstly I'm not aware of any Pebax on bikes and different plastics react to different things.
Secondly I ain't hazarding no guesses on Ģ440 boots!

But thanks for your opinion all the same!
Mikkel - on 10 Nov 2012
In reply to Dave Kerr:

why not just use some silicon spray?
Phil Ev - on 10 Nov 2012
In reply to Dave Kerr:
Hi

As far as I'm aware WD40 is bad for Pebax (and other pastics), use a teflon based spray (I think GT85 is teflon based??)

Thanks
Phil Ev - on 10 Nov 2012
In reply to Phil Ev: Yes or sillicon, good call!
Larey - on 11 Nov 2012
In reply to Mikkel: seconded
hexcentric - on 11 Nov 2012
In reply to Dave Kerr:

Call Scarpa UK to ask?
johnwright - on 11 Nov 2012
In reply to Mikkel:
> (In reply to Dave Kerr)
>
> why not just use some silicon spray?

I would use silicone spray, I don't think you could spray silicon as used in computer chips etc.lol
blurty - on 25 Nov 2012
In reply to Dave Kerr:

Mr Sheen is inoccuous enough & will improve the action of the boots with silicon
Dave Kerr - on 25 Nov 2012
In reply to blurty:

And it will indeed shine umpteen things clean.
blurty - on 25 Nov 2012
In reply to Dave Kerr:

Yep, especially sticky/ squeaky boots.

I wouldn't use any spray with oil (GT40, WD40 etc). Mr Sheen will stop the squeak and won't trash the boots; without splashing out for silicone spray

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