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Bicycle Travel => Gear Talk => Topic started by: freightbike on July 08, 2008, 09:32:33 pm

 
Title: Camelback stopper
Post by: freightbike on July 08, 2008, 09:32:33 pm
Does anybody know of a good lubricant for the screw in stopper for a camelback hydration system? I have a heck of a time getting it open sometimes.  Thanks!

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Title: Camelback stopper
Post by: DaveB on July 09, 2008, 11:59:10 am
Food-Grade silicone grease is probably the safest for both you and the stopper.  Use very little.

Title: Camelback stopper
Post by: freightbike on July 10, 2008, 06:23:45 pm
Where do you suppose I get food grade silicone grease?

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Title: Camelback stopper
Post by: DaveB on July 10, 2008, 10:21:48 pm
Most hardware and home centers have it in the plumbing dept.  It's used as a lube and seal on O-rings since it's compatible with nearly all types of rubber and plastics.

A silicone spray will also work (same sources) but is harder to apply to a limited area.

Title: Camelback stopper
Post by: erniegrillo on July 14, 2008, 04:13:43 pm
Olive oil or if you prefer, Canola oil..