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  • Katrina Davenport
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    @katrinadavenport
    9 years, 10 months ago

    The oil in the oil gun that came with my press has finally run out and I need to get more. What oil do you use on your press? I’ve heard everything from motor oil (no joke) to sewing machine oil. Any advice is appreciated!Thanks!


    Kathryn Hunter
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    @kathrynhunter
    9 years, 10 months ago

    Hi,I’m not sure what kind of press you use but my good ole Platen Press handbook, says to use SAE 30. That’s what I use on my C&P.best,Kathryn


    Sarah Smith
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    @sarahsmith1
    9 years, 9 months ago

    Hi Katrina,I use 3-in-1 oil. Works great. And it’s strange, but it actually smells nice too.http://www.3inone.com/Happy Printing!Sarah Smith


    anemone letterpress
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    @anemoneletterpress
    9 years, 9 months ago

    Hi Katrina,If you have a Heidelberg, use Mobil DTE Extra Heavy. It used to be called Mobil Vactra and is the one recommended in the manual.Good Luck!Carrie


    Katrina Davenport
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    @katrinadavenport
    9 years, 9 months ago

    Thanks everyone for the suggestions! I have a C&P platen press.


    Kseniya Thomas
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    @kseniya
    9 years, 9 months ago

    We use heavy-duty gear oil from the auto parts store (SAE 90, I think), and lithium grease on some of the cams, on our c+ps.


    J. Elizabeth
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    @jelizabeth
    9 years, 9 months ago

    My favorite is a product called Tri-Flow. Its similar to 3in1 but lasts a lot longer. Its what I use on my bike and my sewing machine too.Never use WD-40. It can cause build up, attract dirt and particles and doesn’t last very long. WD-40 is great for cleaning the metal parts of your press because the waxy content coats and protects the metal from rust, but wipe it down and don’t use it to oil moving parts.

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