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What kind of oil do you use on the rails


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Posted · What kind of oil do you use on the rails

Hello, I'm new to 3d printing and new to ultimakers ... i bought a ultimaker 3 extended used, and the last owner use grease of the rails and it's all

gummed up.... manual says it uses special oil, and has a coating on the rails.... i have Zoom Spout oiler and have used that on many stuff. Will other oil hurt 

the rails and is there a coating on them? looks just like their chrome.... Thanks..

 

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    Posted · What kind of oil do you use on the rails

    Hi,

    grease is only used on the Z-screw. Ultimaker used a grease called "Magnalube" and nowerdays uses "Eurol Grease", but I guess every PTFE-based grease is good.

     

    For the print head rails / axles, "UNILUBE" is the oil of choice, a PTFE-based sewing machine oil.

    Regards

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