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PostPosted: Mon Aug 12, 2013 7:40 pm 
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What is a good lube to use on the o-ring of the rear hatch on my PA-12 My hatch is difficult to open or close. I've tried spray on Teflon and other lubes with lousy results.


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PostPosted: Mon Aug 12, 2013 9:19 pm 
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Silicone grease works best for me.....dielectric silicone grease works too.....just more money.
It does not dry out and does not attack the seal.

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PostPosted: Tue Aug 13, 2013 6:11 am 
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Odds are the plastic (kayak) is moving slightly with heat and cooling. Also there is a little give in the hull when opening and closing the hatch. That is more the cause of the binding than the seal.
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PostPosted: Tue Aug 13, 2013 7:54 am 
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Flyfsh wrote:
Odds are the plastic (kayak) is moving slightly with heat and cooling. Also there is a little give in the hull when opening and closing the hatch. That is more the cause of the binding than the seal.
Jim

Agree :!: Most folks forget that it is just a piece of plastic :mrgreen:


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PostPosted: Tue Aug 13, 2013 1:07 pm 
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Silicone!

Petroleum lubes will damage the O-Ring causing it to swell. That would make opening and closing harder.

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