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Tef Gel , is lanolin a sufficient alternative?

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Created by jgfoster 2 months ago, 14 Jul 2020
jgfoster
WA, 63 posts
14 Jul 2020 5:03PM
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Hi . Sorry if its been done. I did a search nothing obvious resulted . So I was in a fastner shop buying bolts for a new wing .(not supplied) and noticed some lanolin products that in the description on the labelling read like it would be ok as a cheaper option to tef gel. Any experience there ? Cheers Jeff.

Pacey
WA, 284 posts
14 Jul 2020 5:27PM
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Get some Tefgel, and rub a small amount on your hands. Now try wiping it off. Then try washing it off, soap, detergent, whatever you like. The stuff sticks like babysh** to a blanket, its not until you get turps onto it that it will come off.

Lanolin is pretty good, after all it evolved over millions of years to act as a protective barrier, but it still doesn't beat Tefgel.

Jedibrad
NSW, 525 posts
14 Jul 2020 8:37PM
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Lanolin grease is great

jgfoster
WA, 63 posts
14 Jul 2020 7:29PM
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Hey Jedibrand. I thinking your using lanolin and happy with the results?

emmafoils
191 posts
14 Jul 2020 9:15PM
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Lanolin works just fine and is much less expensive. It does smell like sheep though

Pacey
WA, 284 posts
14 Jul 2020 9:35PM
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I've used lanolin before on yacht fittings and it is good, although it does degrade over time. However the lanolin grease I got with my Slingshot foil was too thin, more like the consistency of Vaseline.

If you can get the thicker consistency lanolin then that is better, but I still think Tefgel is worth every penny. And it doesn't small like a wet sheep.

Fishdude
94 posts
14 Jul 2020 9:52PM
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I used board wax because it's what i had at the time.
It seems to work pretty well and it doesn't smell bad. I never compared it to the others so take it for what it's worth.

ARichards
VIC, 56 posts
15 Jul 2020 11:50AM
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Tefgel is pretty good stuff. Very sticky but seems to work very well. Buy a bigger tube of it and it works out cheaper.

Lots of info on its website www.tefgel.com.au/



Seems ok for the environment too, this information is off its website:

Non Toxic Information

Other key features that make Tef-Gel? unique are
- Non Toxic and Non Harmful to Marine and Land Based ecosystems and us
- Non-reactive and chemically stable
- Has an Indefinite shelf life and working life
- Working temperatures of -60? to 280?C without changing viscosity

Piros
QLD, 5981 posts
15 Jul 2020 1:45PM
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Yes Lanolin works to a certain extent but Tefgel is just so much better. The Lanolin will break down much quicker and even absorb salt crystals. This is the one I use.

www.boatingcentral.com.au/products/tef-gel?variant=31970928132179&sfdr_ptcid=39153_389_638892343&sfdr_hash=3ef4165d268cf332146f18369c3ca9ab&cmp_id=10269106712&adg_id=102482714797&kwd=&device=c&gclid=CjwKCAjwr7X4BRA4EiwAUXjbtwQ56XeWCZNuPplEHRmMKX0dHtG-Jwse4-i_jLxBTMOs5cYUiYi0NRoCyM4QAvD_BwE

surfcowboy
63 posts
15 Jul 2020 12:09PM
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Tef Gel lasts an unbelievable amount of time. A tiny tube should last a foiler a lifetime.

Alysum
NSW, 559 posts
15 Jul 2020 10:43PM
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Curious to know how often you guys reapply and when you determine it needs more?



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