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Oiling the slider bar - JV3

Discussion in 'Mimaki' started by speedmedia, Apr 6, 2010.

  1. speedmedia

    speedmedia Very Active Member

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    Tried to do a search for this but I didn't have any luck. I was probably typing on the wrong terminology.

    Anyways, I am needing to oil the bearing where the carriage slides on the bars on my printer. Anyone using anything with good results beside the overpriced Mimaki lube? I didn't know if there was a general purpose lubricant that would work for this or not.

    Any help appreciated!

    Thanks,
    Kurt
     
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  2. CL Graphics

    CL Graphics Active Member

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    i use 3 in one oil. wipe the bar off with a rag, put a little oil on a swab and rub it on the bar. I also use 3 in 1 for the slider bars on the wiper and the slot the wiper slide into. Keeps the wiper from getting stuck if it gets ink down there.
     
  3. gabagoo

    gabagoo Major Contributor

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    I run alcohol once a week to clean the bars then use 3 in 1 to oil them back up. Can really feel a difference when you move the head for a cleaning.
     
  4. CL Graphics

    CL Graphics Active Member

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    I usually dont move the head. Just clean and oil while cleaning the wiper. When the head goes back to the capping station i do where the head was when it was out.
     
  5. GB2

    GB2 Very Active Member

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    If you are interested, the correct product for this is:

    Mimaki SPC-0364 Y Axis Lubricant

    Though I know 3 in 1 Oil is a common tactic, personally I would just get a one time, lifetime supply of the correct product, the cost in that respect is nominal.
     
  6. CheapVehicleWrap

    CheapVehicleWrap Very Active Member

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    and...Mimaki SPC-0364 Y Axis Lubricant.. may possibly be a grease, as it is on a mutoh.
     
  7. CL Graphics

    CL Graphics Active Member

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    the mimaki tech said use 3 in 1 oil. I didnt even know mimaki made something for this.
     
  8. Dice

    Dice Active Member

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    +1 fir 3 in 1 Oil.
     

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