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I noticed this on amazon today. Anyone now what it is exactly because I'm sure I can get it at the hardware store for a quarter of the price.

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Just a good guess would be silicone. I checked my can and it states 'water neutral spray' but did a quick cross reference of the other languages on the label and they refer to silicone.

Not silicone the adhesive or caulk but the lubricant, just to be clear.

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I just don't want to shell out the bucks they want for that stuff. And I think I can get silicone lube fairly cheep.

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Just go to a local dive shop and get silicone grease . A small package costs just a few dollars and will last a very , very , long time .
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I'm nopt a big fan of sprays, as they get all over the place. I perfer silicone grease as recommend by @Leeatl. You might also be able to find it at an automotive part store or at a home improvement store.
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I agree with DaveK . Sprays get everywhere . I had looked into auto parts stores and home improvement stores , but I could not make 100% sure theirs were food safe . The dive shop stuff is about the purest you can get and cheap .
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The only reasons I bought the Eheim spray was because of the Eheim 2028 priming pump/button and the difficulty to get lube into the correct area and to lubricate ball or shut off valves on canister filters.

I use plumbers o-ring lube, aquarium silicone lube or Vaseline for other o-rings or seals during filter maintenance.

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So I found this stuff on Amazon its food safe and only $6. Super Lube 21030 Synthetic Grease (NLGI 2), 3 oz Tube

Bump: just as an aside, Has anyone tried using Crisco?

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Bump: just as an aside, Has anyone tried using Crisco?
I would not recommend using vegetable oil as lubricant. It can destroy rubbers.

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+1 to Leeatl the stuff marketed towards divers is the best

I found some silicone grease used to seal diver's masks on their faces. It is basically pure silicone and works GREAT for maintaining rubber gaskets.

It will also probably last you forever. Had mine for at least a year and it's not even half way gone. Use it every time I maintain filters.

$8 on Amazon:

https://www.amazon.com/Silicone-Grea...ilicone+grease
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+1 to Leeatl the stuff marketed towards divers is the best

I found some silicone grease used to seal diver's masks on their faces. It is basically pure silicone and works GREAT for maintaining rubber gaskets.

It will also probably last you forever. Had mine for at least a year and it's not even half way gone. Use it every time I maintain filters.

$8 on Amazon:

https://www.amazon.com/Silicone-Grea...ilicone+grease
Thanks I will add it to my list

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