Can I lubricate plastic plain bearings with WD-40? – iglidur plain bearing podcast – episode 01

Lars Butenschön | 21. October 2020

WD-40 is – with a wink of the eye – one of the universal tools alongside duct tape. Is it suitable for plastic plain bearings?

Quite often squeaking plain bearings are treated with WD-40. But what works for creaking living room doors or rattling bicycle chains can’t hurt plain bearings, right? I will get to the bottom of this question in today’s podcast episode.

Further information on the topic:

  • The detailed background to our laboratory tests with WD-40 and plastic plain bearings [Link]
  • The stick-slip effect explained [Link]

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