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Re: Latest thinking on preventing corrosion
« Reply #15 on: June 30, 2022, 01:12:37 PM »
@clay once told me that he thinks TefGel is horrible for the ocean - essentially putting PTFE out into the world.    I gotta say though, it works wonderfully.  Clay has an alternative that he claims works just as well - maybe you can chime in?

Honestly, I'm not savvy enough to understand how the PTFE in TefGel is or isn't a serious issue, anyone here know more?  I did enough research to learn more about Perfluorinated Chemicals (PFCs) and PTFE is one of them.    These chemicals never break down and are increasing in prevalence in the world - essentially are an environmental disaster.  I care a lot about our oceans and want to do the right thing, but not always clear what that is.

 Tefgel in the ocean wouldn't even register. Shipping is a huge problem. Getting your toys shipped from the other side of the world is doing much more harm than the Tefgel. Infact using Tefgel so a foil lasts longer would be better environmentally than buying a new one more often.

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Re: Latest thinking on preventing corrosion
« Reply #16 on: June 30, 2022, 04:32:14 PM »
A blue Proxa brush also works well with Tef-Gel.
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Re: Latest thinking on preventing corrosion
« Reply #17 on: June 30, 2022, 08:02:14 PM »
Tefgel isn't sticky like glue. It's just thick. As was said, tefgel and forget it.

For all of you starting out, this is one of those things that was a problem 2-3 years ago when foiling was starting. Everything is easier now.

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Re: Latest thinking on preventing corrosion
« Reply #18 on: July 01, 2022, 01:39:25 AM »
 Personally i would not worry at all about the amount of Tefgel you will use on your foil (milligrams) .

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Re: Latest thinking on preventing corrosion
« Reply #19 on: July 01, 2022, 06:12:22 AM »
Tefgel isn't sticky like glue. It's just thick. As was said, tefgel and forget it.

For all of you starting out, this is one of those things that was a problem 2-3 years ago when foiling was starting. Everything is easier now.


Agreed, not sticky like glue, more like very thick honey. If you get it on your hands, it gets on everything. I use the brush as much as possible trying not to get any on my fingers. Too sticky to use with gloves. Great stuff though.

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Re: Latest thinking on preventing corrosion
« Reply #20 on: July 04, 2022, 04:03:14 PM »
Safe and effective?

So whats the safe ingestible dose of tefgel for marine life? Birds?  Kids?
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Re: Latest thinking on preventing corrosion
« Reply #21 on: July 04, 2022, 04:35:45 PM »
Safe and effective?

So whats the safe ingestible dose of tefgel for marine life? Birds?  Kids?


What's your alternative Clay?
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Re: Latest thinking on preventing corrosion
« Reply #22 on: July 04, 2022, 11:07:36 PM »
Global production of PTFE is about 500,000,000 pounds annually. If I'm going to focus on some things to protect the environment it won't be the two ounce jar of TefGel that contains a little less than one ounce of PTFE which I've owned for 10+ years and is still mostly full. The total amount that has actually escaped into the water after being spread on the threads of screws is a small fraction of the few grams that I've used. There are no alternatives that don't have an environmental impact, because everything does. Lanolin sounds harmless and natural except for the actual impact of raising 1.2 billion sheep in the world.
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Re: Latest thinking on preventing corrosion
« Reply #23 on: July 06, 2022, 10:17:52 AM »
Safe and effective?

So whats the safe ingestible dose of tefgel for marine life? Birds?  Kids?


What's your alternative Clay?

I have been using this grease since April 2019:
https://www.green-oil.net/Ecogrease.html

Gone over a year without disassembling my foil, zero seizing.
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Re: Latest thinking on preventing corrosion
« Reply #24 on: July 06, 2022, 10:42:27 AM »
I have zero control over the 499,999,999.9 pounds of PTFE each year.

I have 100% control over the 0.1 pounds that I am NOT using.
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Re: Latest thinking on preventing corrosion
« Reply #25 on: July 06, 2022, 12:16:06 PM »
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