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Any experience with Jonnisnot vs Sil-Glyde for twist-shifter lubrication?

Old 04-25-22, 09:25 PM
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Any experience with Jonnisnot vs Sil-Glyde for twist-shifter lubrication?

Subject line says it all. Sil-Glyde is a silicone lubricant. I've read that so is Jonnisnot. Is there enough of a difference between them to care about?

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Old 04-26-22, 07:42 AM
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I can say without a doubt that I have no lube experience on twist grip shifters with Johnny's snot, or Sil-Glyde.
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Old 04-26-22, 08:03 AM
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No both are good for plastics use, in very general terms all you need to do is try not to use a lube with a petroleum base (like typical lithium lubes) as it can accelerate the decay of your plastic and rubber and you will get good service. I think around here the Sil-Glyde is a bit cheaper since Sram took over Jonnisnot.

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I would just stick with the Sil-Glyde. In a short search I couldn't find anything stating what's in the Jonnisnot grease. Sil-Glyde just works, is cheaper, and can be used for many other applications such as plastics, electrical switches and corrosion protection for elec connectors (it's dielectric) and resists high heat. Jonnisnot,??
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Originally Posted by easyupbug View Post
I think around here the Sil-Glyde is a bit cheaper since Sram took over Jonnisnot.
Way cheaper when you consider the container size.
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Way cheaper when you consider the container size.
Holy Smoke. Coming from MTB I know Jonnisnot was very popular and worked but SRAM wants $12.95 for 20 ml tube on Amazon and on Amazon Sil-Glyde is $9.49 for 4 oz, making Jonnisnot $76.60 for 4 oz.!
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From the MSDS, Silglide is 30-60% castor oil. I use 3m silicone paste for stuff like that, brake jobs on cars, etc. It lasts longer, better stuff.
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Originally Posted by grizzly59 View Post
From the MSDS, Silglide is 30-60% castor oil. I use 3m silicone paste for stuff like that, brake jobs on cars, etc. It lasts longer, better stuff.
The dielectric grease?
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Originally Posted by MyRedTrek View Post
Sil-Glyde is a silicone lubricant. I've read that so is Jonnisnot.
I see Jonnisnot described as a "fluorocarbon gel". The tube I have notes that it contains fluorocarbon polymer.

This page from bike-components.de claims that it is Fluorocarbon Gel 880 from Nye Lubricants.

According to Nye Lubricants, it is a "PTFE-thickened, heavy viscosity dimethyl silicone grease".

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Being a retired technician/electrician, I still carry a container of Dielectric grease in my tool bag that I have tried for lubing twist shifters and have been very satisfied with


You cane purchase this at Home Depot and other stores https://www.homedepot.com/p/CRC-3-3-...5113/206843029
I carry this to protect electrical connections in damp locations, also great for batteries/bulbs, etc. Perfect for trailer connection plugs to prevent corrosion
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Originally Posted by easyupbug View Post
The dielectric grease?
this stuff-

https://www.amazon.com/3M-08946-Clea...dp/B005RNEH5O/
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