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    Default Lanolin Source

    Several folks have spoken of dipping screws in lanolin prior to running them in. Anybody have a special mix, brand or source on what they use? The only lanolin based product I have around is Ballistol and I'm not sure I want to add its solvents into the mix.

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    I've only ever got some from my local drug store. You can make a nice paste with melting in beeswax.

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    You could buy a tin of Bag Balm and probably have a lifetime supply, pre-mixed and ready to go.

    https://www.amazon.com/Bag-Balm-Oint...s%2C202&sr=8-3

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    Fluid Film from the auto parts store. I get mine at Napa.
    But I undercoat my truck with it.
    It is lanolin, or wool wax they call it , I guess.

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    I got a big thing of it on Amazon. I use to slush my gaff saddle.

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    Default Lanolin Source

    Quote Originally Posted by Hugh MacD View Post
    Several folks have spoken of dipping screws in lanolin prior to running them in. Anybody have a special mix, brand or source on what they use? The only lanolin based product I have around is Ballistol and I'm not sure I want to add its solvents into the mix.
    Anhydrous lanolin is what you want. This be the the stuff: Forespar Lanocote.

    https://www.forespar.com/product426.html

    https://www.fisheriessupply.com/fore...on-control-jar

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    I prefer bee's wax for dipping screws as it has anti-fungal properties and will not stain the wood later on. Neither will it prevent glue from drying.
    Jay

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    Default Re: Lanolin Source

    Beeswax melted in a little BLO, just enough linseed to keep the wax from getting hard again.

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    Default Re: Lanolin Source

    https://oarsmanmarinetallow.com/ Various kinds, mixed with beeswax or not, also oar leather kits, good vegetable tanned leather, etc.

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    Default Re: Lanolin Source

    Thanks All!
    Looks like I have some good ideas to play with

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    Default Re: Lanolin Source

    A wax toilet bowl gasket is easy to use for screws.

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    Toilet Bowl wax is a petroleum product, it's not bees wax.
    Lanolin is from sheep wool.
    I actually PUT it on my hands, work it into my cuticles .
    It's medicine.
    Bag Balm and Lanocote are always close by.

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    Default Re: Lanolin Source

    Bag Balm wins! I found an old can of it buried deep in my automotive stuff...and it's mostly all there and clean

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    Default Re: Lanolin Source

    Quote Originally Posted by timo4352 View Post
    A wax toilet bowl gasket is easy to use for screws.
    Been there done that! Keep the toilet ring with the toilet and dip screws in melted bees wax wax.
    Even with the viking ships it was done that way and it works! The wax ring contains oil that will migrate and stain the wood. Paint won't stick to it either! The Viking dip system is fine don't mess with the simple way to do it. We even used hot dip bee's wax for screws on the mine sweepers we built during the Korean War. That was a Navy Contract nd the specs required it!
    Jay
    Last edited by Jay Greer; 07-14-2020 at 05:08 PM.

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