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Thread: Is there a reason not to use graphite on your threads in mech mods?

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    Is there a reason not to use graphite on your threads in mech mods?

    I've only seen a couple of people recommend it, but to me it makes the most sense. Its dry and wont attract crap, its cheap and easy to come by, in a pinch you can get some out of a pencil. Its conductive.

    What more do you want from a thread lube?

    I've seen a couple of people say don't use it but they haven't given a reason, and I'm just curious about this...

    Why does everyone got batshit for noalox? I've not used noalox on my mods but when I've handled other people's mods that have been greased up, they are... well greasy. Which was shithouse. I don't want my mod putting grease on my hands, in my pockets and being a magnet for dust and grit.

    The only theory I can cook up is that if you want your lube to fill the gaps between the threads for conductivity reasons then the graphite probably wont do the job because the particles are so tiny, and its not a grease.

    Please enlighten me all knowing forum peeps!
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    graphite is an abrasive and will wear out your threads quite fast from unscrewing it an screwing it down
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    I use graphite powder on mine. Last thing I want is something greasy as I often work in dusty/dirty environments, and would soon end up with the equivalent of valve grinding paste on the threads. I'm sure some will come up with some negatives, but I can't.
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    Quote Originally Posted by DEATHGUYJ View Post
    graphite is an abrasive and will wear out your threads quite fast from unscrewing it an screwing it down
    Are you serious? Graphite is a dry lubricant. Definitely not an abrasive!
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    Yea man, how can a lubricant be an abrasive?

    Graphite powder is what I mean, the kind you use to lubricate locks.
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    Quote Originally Posted by DEATHGUYJ View Post
    graphite is an abrasive and will wear out your threads quite fast from unscrewing it an screwing it down
    It is abrasive, but only in the vacuum of space...

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    KK... saywatnow?

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    yeah ignore me I need more sleep lol *goes back to c9rner*

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    Can't see any reason not to use graphite, unless you are using it to lube near air ways that will help graphite find a way into your juice/lungs.
    I just use the tiniest amount of vaso & it does the trick without making things greasy, the trick is to use less than the size of a match head worth of vaso & work the threads a fair few times to get a very light coating happening & I never have any problem with conductivity doing this either, my mechs still fire with the same amount of hit to the vape.
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    ive been told 'No Ox Id a special' is best stuff to use on threads in mod as it helps with conductivity as well. and you never want to use much at all.
    If that doesn't work try a bigger hammer!

 

 
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