Can anyone tell me if the throat seal lube on a kremlin pump would cause fisheyes if it came into contact with the finish? I have a cartridge that needs replacing and am getting paint on the suction rod. I am also having an issue with fisheyes, wondering if thats the cause. Throat seal lube I am using in made by CA technologies.
I talked to a guy at Ca tech earlier. He told me there was nothing in that oil that would cause fisheyes. In fact, he told me when they were first testing it, they dumped a gallon into a five of lacquer and sprayed, no issues.
try it yourself....... dip your finger in the lube and spread it all over a sample board that has been previously sealed.... wipe off the excess with a rag and shoot over it..... no fisheyes with kremlin or the cat
Now take some of your old lady's deodorant into work and rub it on a sample board and wipe it off and shoot it... fish eye soup.
when in doubt check it out..
ps..... the same with wd-40. it does not cause fisheyes. We actually keep wd-40 in a spray bottle to keep our control samples "wetted" while doing color work with our finishes. We constantly compare wetted colors while spraying and color correction.
Not to get in a pissing match with a CAT rep, but that is not my experience. We run two CAT pumps and their oil for years. One has been rebuilt for just the reasons your experience. Solved our problems. Guess they are the "experts" though.
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