Question: What’s the number one mistake most people make when applying a multi-purpose lubricant?
Answer: Insufficient cleaning
You’ll often hear DIY enthusiasts debating the topic of which multi-purpose oil is best, but in reality, product performance is only second to proper maintenance.
So what do we mean by “proper maintenance”? Well, as many engineers and technicians would put it: “You have to clean before you lube!”
Applying oil to a dirty component will only serve to contaminate the new lube and reduce its effectiveness.
Fortunately, products such as Q20 are formulated with a powerful solvent, which serves to blast off dirt and grime, while applying fresh lubricant.
However, stubborn areas of dirt and grease may require a dedicated cleaner before applying any new lube.
- CRC Industries boasts one of the widest selections of precision cleaners on the market. Click here for more info.
- A small wire brush is an invaluable cleaning tool.
- Only use plastic-safe cleaners on sensitive electronics and plastics.
CRC Industries’ hugely popular QD Contact Cleaner is a powerful precision cleaner that evaporates quickly, leaves no residue, and is plastic safe, too.