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Offline ghoul

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Has any one gotten to test out the Glorious G-Lube?
« on: Tue, 13 October 2020, 22:14:53 »
I ordered mine the day that it went on sale and have yet to receive mine. I was wondering if anyone else has had better luck than I and maybe someone has made a review? How does it compare to Krytox 205g0?

Offline Leslieann

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Re: Has any one gotten to test out the Glorious G-Lube?
« Reply #1 on: Tue, 13 October 2020, 23:52:45 »
Depends where you plan on using it.
205 is fine in the sliders, but you are better served with thicker silicone lube such as dielectiric grease for where the wires go in.

Grease and lubes are not really difficult to understand, it's not like Glorious has a lab and invented something new, most companies are just buying it in bulk from a manufacturer and while there is many formulations, there really isn't.  For a keyboard it needs to be silicone or ptfe based so that it's plastic safe, because it uses those bases that limits the formulations, especially when you consider viscosity. If you know the base and the viscosity you pretty much know all you need, unfortunately Glorious doesn't mention either of these.

My bet is this is silicone based (they would have mentioned ptfe if it had it), and it's viscosity is probably similar to 205. Basically the same lube every keyboard switch uses (in tiny amounts). That isn't to say it's bad. Is Krytox better? Meh. There is ENTIRELY too much hype around Krytox, it's just a brand people jumped on, it's not anything special you can't get elsewhere.

Cheap alternatives to the expensive stuff everyone talks about:
Thick stab lube - Superlube Silicone Dielectric grease (this is for metal to plastic contact only)
205 - Finish Line Flouro Extreme (actually a little thinner than 205 but otherwise the same for our purpose, no heat, no high friction).
203 - Super Lube Multi-purpose synthetic oil (with Syncolon) (comes with pen applicator). Use this instead of 205 if you have really light springs or if you bag lube springs (which I don't recommend).
You can get all of this from Amazon, 2 day shipped for a little more than a tiny bit of just 205 and it's pretty much exact the same stuff without the brand name.
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Offline ghoul

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Re: Has any one gotten to test out the Glorious G-Lube?
« Reply #2 on: Wed, 14 October 2020, 00:52:37 »
Makes sense. Thanks for the advice!

Offline Riverman

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Re: Has any one gotten to test out the Glorious G-Lube?
« Reply #3 on: Tue, 27 October 2020, 11:46:13 »
I love the Superlube grease.  I have the 14 oz. can of multi-purpose synthetic grease with Syncolon. I've used it on the sliders and stabilizers on Cherry and Topre keyboards, along with packing the gearbox on our Kitchenaid stand mixer (it's food safe, which is why I bought it), and on suspension components for my cars.  It's amazing stuff.