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    jojoba oil

    Should I buy the cold pressed oil?
    What should I be looking at for lube.
    Thnx

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    As expensive as it is, I wouldn't buy it.

    However; if the Mrs. uses it and you can sneak some here and there, that'd be OK.
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    Not sure what you're using it for (lube recipe or PP protection/waterproofing) but the oil I have is listed as cold pressed. If it's cool/cold in the shop, it will jel and turn into a solid yellow color. I've used it to wipe the patches on my PP bullets. Those that know a magnitude more than I suggest it acts like a wax but you more than likely have researched it as I did.

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    Jojoba oil has a "nasty" tendency!
    It solidifies below some 10degC~50degF and suddenly your lube changes properties.
    You dont want "snotty" in the summer or "lard" in the winter.

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    So when my recipe for Emmerts lube calls for oil to be added I have chosen to use LUBEGARD® PREMIUM UNIVERSAL LUBRICANT as the liquid oil portion to mix with the beeswax and Crisco.
    Check out the two links below. The first link speaks of the qualities of their LXE Wax additive as a synthetic whale oil. The second link shows Universal Lubricant information sheet.
    I’ve also been using this oil to lube and rust proof my firearms, doesn’t have a strong odour like Ballistol.

    https://www.lubegard.com/technology/

    https://www.lubegard.com/products/val/
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    Yes I was thinking of a substitute for whale oil.
    It appears it might not be good as expected.
    I have some atf and will try that instead.

    I have seen whales at times out fishing.

    I doubt if anyone would mind if I hacked a little hole in ones head and use a bilge pump for a couple of buckets or esky full of oil.

    I’ll just bend my gaff a bit and hook on the anchor rope and hang on for the Nantucket hay ride...yeah haaaaa.

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    I'm thinking they came up with ATF (I or II, may III if there is one) long ago as the substitute for "whale oil".
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    I use the cold pressed jojoba in my Emmert's Modified and Pope Modified black powder lubes with excellent results. Yes its expensive but you are only using a couple of ounces in a pound of lube, a pint goes a long way.

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    Back a long time ago, maybe 60s or 70s outboard motor gear lube contained a significant amount of whale oil.
    Easily obtained vegetable oil with and excellent lubricity is castor oil. At one time and perhaps today in specialized applications it was the lube of choice in racing 2 stroke engines.

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    Quote Originally Posted by rogn View Post
    Back a long time ago, maybe 60s or 70s outboard motor gear lube contained a significant amount of whale oil.
    Easily obtained vegetable oil with and excellent lubricity is castor oil. At one time and perhaps today in specialized applications it was the lube of choice in racing 2 stroke engines.
    Went to the races one time and there were a bunch of Kawasaki 750 2 strokes running on alcohol and baby oil. Interesting odor!
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    Quote Originally Posted by rogn View Post
    Back a long time ago, maybe 60s or 70s outboard motor gear lube contained a significant amount of whale oil.
    Easily obtained vegetable oil with and excellent lubricity is castor oil. At one time and perhaps today in specialized applications it was the lube of choice in racing 2 stroke engines.
    GM had a product called EOS made with whale stuff. It was for breaking in a new camshaft. When I was in the parts department at a Chevrolet dealership you had to buy some with a camshaft purchase for warranty. That was before STP.<slicker than snail snot>
    Last edited by 45DUDE; 02-28-2021 at 03:22 PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mroliver77 View Post
    Went to the races one time and there were a bunch of Kawasaki 750 2 strokes running on alcohol and baby oil. Interesting odor!
    On the weekend I was one of the tech guys at our local drag strip. Those 750 2 strokes were bad to the bone if you could keep them straight. During time trials there was a black dude that had one from Dallas that ran off the right side of the strip into the grass and never let off throwing a rooster tail like a boat. Everyone in the bleachers stood up and clapped. Sounded like 3 chain saws on nitro.

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