'3M SL' has been discontinued.
3M Silicone Lubricant is available in wet and dry formulas. A wet lubricant is used in wet conditions simply because it won’t wash off when riding in wet conditions through puddles or in the rain. However, dry lubricants, on the other hand, are generally lighter; wax-based, in many instances, is much less prone to attracting dirt, making them better suited to dry conditions or where dirt and dust are more prevalent. It eliminates rubber squeaks, prevents sticking, and seals out moisture. It delivers the versatility to work in many applications. Use either product for lubricating moving parts; eliminating squeaks caused by friction; protecting against rust and corrosion; sealing out moisture; preventing the buildup of glues, waxes, inks, and paints; preserving plastics, rubber, and leather; and prolonging the life of cutting tools.
Uses & Applications: Wet Version 08877
- Is a high solids, high viscosity lubricant
- Lubricate door, "T" top, sunroof, hatchback, or trunk weather-stripping
- Protect rubber parts
- Preserves plastic and vinyl surfaces
- Seals out moisture
- Handy Aerosol
Uses & Applications: Dry Version 08897
- Aerosol lubricant designed for a variety of lubricating applications
- Lubrication of plastic dash parts
- Door weather strips
- Window channel lubrication
- Lubricate door locks
Country of Origin: United States.
- Turn spray tip so opening points to dot on rim of can.
- Hold can upright and push actuator on top of can all the way down to apply a uniform spray. Position the actuator away from your face before spraying.
- If using the extension tube, insert it in to the actuator using a twisting motion.
- Best results are obtained when material is at room temperature. Higher temperatures increase the pressure in the can, and lower temperatures reduce the pressure.
- Hold can 8 inches to 10 inches from surface to be sprayed. Apply evenly and use sparingly.
- For hard to reach or small surfaces, use the extension tube.
- On rubber, leather, and vinyl; apply and wipe with a cloth.
3M Silicone Lubricant
- Container: Aerosol Spray Can
- Product Type: Silicone Lubricant
- Country of Origin: United States
Note: Specifications are those given by manufacturers and are not tested for accuracy.
Question & Answers
hot melt rubber (synthetic)
Offers the widest range of application flexibility available. Exhibits excellent processing performance whether manually or automatically applied. Has superior tensile strength, adhesion properties and holding force which ensures consistent, reliable seals. Hot melt adhesive will bond faster to a surface which is referred to as quick-grab or quick-stick. It typically has higher tack (will feel stickier to the touch), but is also softer. It has lower heat resistance, shear resistance, and sometimes UV resistance than an acrylic adhesive. NOTE: it is called hot melt because the adhesive is applied hot by the manufacturer and then hardens as it cools (you do not need to apply heat to the tape yourself).
Properties are similar to that of hot melt rubber, but natural rubber often holds where other adhesives won't (recycled fibers, dust, cold, heat and heavy loads). It provides good overall adhesion and moisture resistance.
Offer excellent performance, especially for applications in temperatures less than 40°F and greater then 120°F. It provides excellent clarity, has high shear strength, is usually more permanent/durable even when exposed to moisture, and it ages well over extended periods in fluorescent and sunlight. Since it remains clear for the life of the application and does not yellow over time it is ideal for applications such as sealing white cartons. While it has good initial adhesion it does take 24-48 hours to cure and to achieve its maximum bond strength (has gradual adhesion buildup). Another difference between hot melt rubber and acrylic adhesive is if you fold tape over making the two adhesive sides touch the acrylic adhesive will remain attached to the carrier (e.g. paper, film) while a hot melt adhesive will stick to itself and pull off of the carrier. It is the best choice for clarity, UV resistance and aging characteristics.
Is great for extreme temperature applications since silicone adhesive can work in continuous operating temperatures from -100°F to 500°F. They also exhibit good chemical resistance, retain electrical properties, and remove cleanly with little or no residue.
Zinc oxide based adhesive formula is a skin-friendly adhesive which is commonly used on sports medicine tapes.
Thickness, AKA caliper or gauge, refers to the distance from one surface of a tape backing, or adhesive, to the other.
1 mil = 1/1000 of an inch
Examples: 1/16 inch = 62.5 mils; 1/32 inch = 31.25 mils