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PostPosted: Wed Aug 09, 2017 9:46 pm 
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Joined: Tue Jul 25, 2017 1:48 pm
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Hey guys my kid the other day grabbed the black hand pump and tried using it as a water gun down at the lake. I now find myself having to relube the inside of the pump o-ring and side walls. I opened my other pump and found that they used a red or pink color lubricant that has the viscosity of Vaseline. Does anyone know what the actual OEM product is and where I can get some? I have done some research and wondered if by chance it is Pro Circuit PC-03. Any help would be greatly appreciated. Thanks

PostPosted: Thu Aug 10, 2017 4:51 pm 
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Joined: Sat Aug 16, 2014 4:00 pm
Posts: 517
My corrosion prone non-Hobie hand pumps are thriving on silicon grease, something that unfroze my sliding glass door like no oil could. Wiki sez:

"Silicone grease is commonly used for lubricating and preserving rubber parts, such as O-rings. Additionally, silicone grease does not swell or soften the rubber, which can be a problem with hydrocarbon based greases. It functions well as a corrosion-inhibitor and lubricant for purposes that require a thicker lubricant."

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