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    kybill2011
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    I have run across this brand name of oil (Liquid Bearing) and was wondering if any one is familar with it and if is any count?

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    willofiam
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    Hi kybill, I bought some of this but with all the dilemma I was having about getting the right oil for clocks I use this for my jewlers lathe and other things. It is inexpensive but for the amount of oil we generally need in my opinion is worth buying something proven and having peace of mind. William

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    arutha
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    Its funny this should come up, I was reading about this on a remote control car forum when reading about different clock oils the other day. A guy on the forum was getting angry because his original “liquid bearings” name was being used by a seller on e-bay and this wasnt the original stuff. I could find no test results on liquid bearings and I have to agree with William, I would stick to something that has a proven record. We have no way of knowing what is in this stuff, its viscosity or how long it will last.
    Hope this helps Bill.
    Paul.

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    kybill2011
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    Thanks Paul and William. I found this oil when I was reviewing the pocket watch auction sight on Ebay. I must say though there was a very impressive article on the oil. It seems that who ever wrote the article knew what he was talking about. I’ll see if I can find it again and post it in a reply.

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    kybill2011
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    OK, I found it. In the Ebay search box enter 230405022993. This the Item #. Read it and let me know what you think.

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    Bob Tascione
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    Bill,
    Are you asking about using it to oil watches or just about the oil in general? You didn’t say what you would like to use the oil on. I didn’t see any where in the article where he talks about using the oil on watches but I may have missed that.
    Bob

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    kybill2011
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    Good catch Bob. I guess my mind is not as sharp as it used to be. I thought he mentioned watches but it was only trains. Had I paid a little more attention I would have caught that. Well, I looks like Moebuis it will be. I’ll have to see my banker for a loan to buy it though. 😆

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    Bob Tascione
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    Hi Bill,
    Yes if it’s not specifically made for watches then I would advise staying away from it. Watch and Clock oils are made to stay in place and not “creep” away from where they were applied. Many applications require just the opposite such as oils used in the auto industry and in machine lubrication. These oils are made to spread (creep) and have little use in oiling timepieces and will usually end up causing problems down the line.
    If Mobius seems a bit pricy (which I believe it is) then you may want to look into Novostar. Novostar is very good and MUCH cheaper! We covered it in another thread which may be helpful. It’s at http://clockrepairtips.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=2&t=282

    Hope this helps Bill,
    Enjoy,
    Bob

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    pkamargo
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    @kybill2011 wrote:

    Good catch Bob. I guess my mind is not as sharp as it used to be. I thought he mentioned watches but it was only trains. Had I paid a little more attention I would have caught that. Well, I looks like Moebuis it will be. I’ll have to see my banker for a loan to buy it though. 😆

    Actually there are various listings on ebay selling this oil, each one adverts its use for a different purpose: trains, clocks, etc…

    I purchased it some time ago and have being using it on clocks without problem – at least it does not spread, as Bob pointed this would be a problem.

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    arutha
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    Sorry to bring up an old thread but I was looking at this oil again and read this in the listing on e-bay

    it will not attract or retain dirt and contaminants like petroleum-based oils do

    I find this a bit hard to swallow and wonder what testing has been done to prove this?
    pkamargo has stated he has used it on clocks and it has been ok, I would like to ask if you have used this on your own clocks and how it has “stood up” once you have come to service the clock next time around? Is it any better or at least as good as standard clock oils, does it reduce wear and as the seller would lead us to belive, was it as clean as the day it went into service being able to sheild itself from dirt and contaminants?
    I felt I had to comment as when I did a search on “Liquid Bearings” this thread came up on the first page and the last person to comment on this thread had claimed it was ok to use on clocks, I would like some reasurrance as I think it important if people are finding this thread in a search engine and reading that it is ok for clocks, they are not buying it just on the strength of one comment.
    Paul.

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