Krytox 100 Withdrawn by Manufacturer

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Krytox 100 Withdrawn by Manufacturer

Post by MaxV » Mon Feb 18, 2019 9:11 am

The Krytox family of lubricants (including GPL-100, aka Krytox 100) was sold by Dupunt to the Chemours Chemical Company. After the sale was complete, Chemours announced that they will no longer be manufacturing the light-weight oils, which includes Krytox 100, 101, and 102. So Krytox 100 is no longer being manufactured, and is no longer available from the US distributor Miller-Stephenson.

I don't know how much Krytox 100 is still in available from vendors, but if you are a Krytox 100 user, you may want to get a supply sooner than later.



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Re: Krytox 100 Withdrawn by Manufacturer

Post by Vitamin K » Mon Feb 18, 2019 12:45 pm

I guess the Pinewood Derby community isn't a large enough consumer to sway the minds of a big industrial giant.



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Re: Krytox 100 Withdrawn by Manufacturer

Post by whodathunkit » Thu Mar 07, 2019 2:45 pm

Randy!
Do you see the next oil lube change
Going to more like the victorinox lubes?


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Re: Krytox 100 Withdrawn by Manufacturer

Post by MaxV » Fri Mar 08, 2019 8:43 am

Not sure at this point - that would be a project for this summer to do some testing.



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Re: Krytox 100 Withdrawn by Manufacturer

Post by whodathunkit » Fri Mar 08, 2019 9:14 am

Randy,
Just thought id ask this question
Due to the Victorinox oil being a lube for the care of Swiss Army Knifes.
However I have no idea if it's a Mineral oil base type lube.
https://www.swissknifeshop.com/swiss-ar ... -kQAvD_BwE


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Re: Krytox 100 Withdrawn by Manufacturer

Post by MaxV » Sat Mar 09, 2019 9:43 am

The issue really is viscosity. Most oils are too viscous, so they don't allow the wheel to spin freely.



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Re: Krytox 100 Withdrawn by Manufacturer

Post by Vitamin K » Sat Mar 09, 2019 5:22 pm

If the oil is not viscous enough, though, it won't stay in the wheel bore. It really is a sweet spot to hit.



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