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Molykote D 96 lubricant alternative?

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Newtis mentions "Molykote D 96" lubricant on several occasions. I have tried to source this online, but it is hugely expensive and can only be bought in large quantities.

Does anyone know of suitable alternative?

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What are you planning to use it for?
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According to the Molykote D-96 technical datasheet, it is an air-curing dry film lubricant that is safe for paint and plastics. It is manufactured by Dow Corning.

A possible alternative that has similar properties and is readily available in small quantities would be DuPont Teflon Non-Stick Dry-Film Lubricant.

http://www.performancelubricantsusa....-lubricant.php
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What are you planning to use it for?
Sorry for the delay in replying to this post.

I was interested in the lubricant as it is recommended in this procedure in newtis:

https://www.newtis.info/tisv2/a/en/f...f13/1VnXaeVVq8
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I guess what I was really wondering was how important it was. If you were doing something like lubing main bearings before reinstalling a crankshaft you might want to follow recommended procedure carefully. If you're putting some grease between a spring and piece of squeaky foam in a seat, any close substitute would seem to be fine without worry.
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