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Evan: What is the name of the super slippery stuf you told us about a while back.

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  • garyphansen
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    Thanks Evan!

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  • cmiller231
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    Evan: Where do i buy it? Chris

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  • Evan
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    It has many uses. It is available in various formulations with different viscosities, from nearly solid to very thin. It's what silly putty is made from, an example of extremely high viscosity. The oil is commonly used to lubricate the heat roller in a photo copier or laser printer to prevent the thermoplastic ink from sticking to the roll.

    It is slipperier than snot on a glass doorknob and it migrates like crazy. If you spill some on a tile or lino floor you have to rip up the floor and replace it. It's nearly impossible to remove from most surfaces and it is extremely stable. It never evaporates, even at high temperatures like 400F. It is excellent for lubricating things in specific circumstances where nothing else can do the job and is entirely non toxic. You can fry food in it although the FDA hasn't approved it.

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  • Scatterplot
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    What is that used for?

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  • Evan
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    Polydimethylsiloxane oil.

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  • Evan: What is the name of the super slippery stuf you told us about a while back.

    Or any one that remembers. Gary P. Hansen
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