Of all the modern general-purpose lubricants we've tried, this is by far our favorite. It provides noticeably superior lubrication for brake, clutch levers, throttle cables…waterproof zippers...and just about everything else you want to work more smoothly, too. It's neat and clean, not oily. The lubricant's secret is that it contains a suspension of microscopic (nano?) Teflon® particles in a fast-evaporating carrier.
The great lubricating properties last a long long time. The formula is silicone free, too. And it protects against rust and oxidation and doesn't attract dirt or grime. Clean lubrication that lasts up to five times longer than other lubricants. Works fantastic on all water-resistant zippers. 4 oz.
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Customer Reviews (6)
- Great stuff!Review by Tom
This stuff is MAGIC!
Picked up a bottle at the VBR3, and finally got around to lubing my Darien zippers yesterday. Why did I wait??? They work so smoothly now! Amazing!!!! (Posted on 10/8/13)
- Whoooosh!...Review by George S
- I used this on all my suit zips when I got it in the mail. No question, those zips flow smoooooth as silk now. A great improvement. Not the easiest to apply exactly on the zip teeth, but with waterproof zips, that's kind of academic with the overlapping material that seals them off from the outside. It has made putting my gear on a whole lot easier, I know that!! (Posted on 5/23/13)
- Good StuffReview by Defiant Spirt
- The detachable visor on my 3/4 helmet rides in a plastic sliding track and keeping it both clean and lubricated was always a problem. I tried using traditional silicone and then white lithium grease, both of which worked fine as lubricants until they collected enough road "dust" to then start acting more like cement. Because it dries the way it does and still provides lubrication, this Teflon product solved the "dust" problem and now my visor operates very smoothly. (Posted on 1/29/13)
- Got lube?Review by JBHawley
- This lube is a great general purpose lubricant that works much better than 3-n-1 oil from years gone by. I use it almost as much as WD-40. Its kinda thin so it drips a lot if too much is used. It does what it is made to do in most excelent fashion. (Posted on 12/24/12)
- DuPont Teflon Squeeze BottleReview by Mark
This stuff is vastly different from anything I've ever used before. Nearly as thin as water, it's hard to believe it is doing anything. Once the solution has dried, your O-rings are coated in Teflon...neat! Most of what I squirted on the chain dripped off into a towel, which I wiped the down the chain with. I am probably being more liberal with it than is necessary, meaning that one could most likely make the bottle last longer than mine will. Zero sticky mess that I have come to associate with spray can chain lubes (which I won't be using anymore).
(Posted on 3/15/12)
- Great Chain LubeReview by OLD KODGER
- I used this on my F800GS on my 13,000 mile rude to Ushuaia every other day alternating with Castrol Chain Wax and never had to adjust my chain . (Posted on 5/29/11)
Waterproof Zipper Lubrication...
Waterproof zippers are much more precise than regular zippers, with closer tolerances. Occasional lubrication hugely reduces slider drag. Makes zipping much easier. (You'll feel a small difference in 'slider pull' everyday in ease-of-use and off-and-on convenience.)
Teflon "chain saver" is the best way to make waterproof zips work faster and easier. This lubricant is applied to every Aerostich waterproof zipper during manufacturing. We experimented with other lubricants -- this one is the best. (Formerly labeled as 'Teflon Multi-Use Lubricant' by its manufacturer. Why did the name change?...formula is exactly the same.)
One quick zipper application provides months of lubricant effect, even if exposed to occasional rain. So ignore the packaging. (Yeah, it is also excellent for levers, cables, latches...and even chains.) A little bit goes a long way.
Modern zippers are precisely engineered micro-machines which usually work trouble free for year and years. When problems occur they are almost always caused by mis-uses like over-forcing a jammed slider, though sometimes dirt contamination, direct impacts or long wear also cause failures.
If you ride a lot it's a good idea to always carry an emergency replacement slider like this: FixnZip -- especially on day long rides and multi-day trips. Leave one of these at the bottom of any pocket and it will always be there when you (...or a riding buddy) need it.
Aerostich garments contain two different zipper types: Nylon molded-teeth with locking sliders for the main openings, pant-to-jacket connectors, and wrist gussets -- and a nylon coil style with non-locking sliders for vents and pockets. Both divide further into water-resistant and traditional styles. Most Aerostich zippers now are the water-resistant type.
These highly water-resistant zippers feature miniature gasketing systems, ultra-closely dimensioned internal tolerances, and vinyl covered knit nylon 'tapes' on either side of the zipper's teeth or coils. These specialized zippers come pre-lubricated and this lubricant should be renewed at least annually. We like this stuff: Teflon Multi-Use Lubricant because it lasts a long time, doesn't leave greasy residue, and doesn't collect dirt. Single-use lubricant packages are included with all new Aerostich garments, and are available separately here: Aerostich Single-use Zipper Lubricant
If fabric jams the slider, don't pull harder without examining the area first. Sometimes it's best to try and pull the fabric outward from the jam and other times it's better to carefully force the slider backward down the zipper.
If a zipper jams at the same place more than once, try creasing the adjacent fabric to help it ‘remember’ to stay away from the zipper’s sider better. And practice using one finger to help guide the fabric away, or pull the slider past this area with a slight upward or outward vector so the adjacent fabric is flattened away from the slider.
Aerostich toothed-zipper sliders all lock in place whenever the slider's handle is lying flat. Pulling the handle upward releases a spring-tensioned internal locking pin, allowing slider movement. If a zipper slider moves when it's not supposed to the slider’s handle is being pulled slightly upward, usually by pressure from adjacent fabric
If you have questions about zipper use, zipper repairs or anything else zipper-related, please give us a call. And if you need a replacement zipper or slider to fix any Aerostich garment, let us know and we will send at no charge.