McLube Sailkote is specially formulated with Dupont Krytox, an easily applied environmentally friendly translucent liquid lubricant specifically designed for marine use.
It dries quickly to a hard, smooth, ultra-slick, hydrophobic dry coating that bonds tenaciously to almost any surface. And because Sailkote is a dry lubricant, it will not attract dirt or contaminants and will not transfer to other surfaces, or you.
Sailkote is typically five times as effective, and lasts much longer than, wax, oil or PTFE based lubricants.
Available in 8 oz. size.
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Will it work on metal? I want to use it on machine tool surfaces in place of top coat.
I doubt it. It depends on what you expect from your top coat. I use it to lube between plastic and aluminum on the boat.
I suggest you contact Sailkote the manufacturer of McLube.
I use McLube on the slugs of my main and mizzen sails which reduces friction and the necessary effort setting them and I occasionally use it on some blocks. It is satisfactory in this application and doesn't leave an oily residue on the spars and deck since it is a dry lubricant.I use woodworking machines in my shop and sometimes will muster the zeal to wipe down working surfaces with kerosene or light machine oil, not to lubricate them but to feed and refresh. I don't know what top coat is but if McLube is applied to such a surface I would slide a work-piece across it to discern the friction loss before I turned on the machine. The resistance and stability that you have learned to rely on may have vanished or be dramatically reduced.
I use it on slow speed moving parts of my sailboat such as, furler and traveler, sail luff tracks and sail slugs, shivs and blocks, many of these are metal and it works. It dries into a slippery (teflon?) powder that is not visible and does not stain the sails. None of these surfaces need to be painted or otherwise finished. If the lube transfers to the parts you're making on your machine, not sure if paints and finishes will adhere. Is there silicone in Sailkote? If there is, finishes will will not adhere.
A must have for our boat and our business.
We have tried to find this product at numerous marinas andboaters stores with no luck. Thank you for carrying it.
Woodworking equipment, too!
I kept a can of Sailkoat when we sold our sailboat, and I'm sure glad I did. My new hobby is woodworking and I have found it invaluable in taking care of my power equipment like table saw, jointer, bandsaw and even my lathes. In addition to its lubricating properties, the durable dry finish keeps the worm gears, on my table saw especially, from gumming up with sawdust. The finish it leaves on the the bed ways and tool rests on the lathes is smooth as silk and lasts quite a long time. I could go on, but suffice it to say I wouldn't want to be without it in my shop.
Russ in Old Sparta
Old Sparta, North Carolina
This lube is the best!
The uses for this lubricant are endless. A can of Sailkote Lube was left behind by the former owners of a sailboat I bought. I had never used it before. Now I'm hard pressed to use any other dry spray lube! Not just for sails, I've used this to free up and lubricate sticking galley drawers, door latches, sliding doors, zippers, the table top on my saw. I even sprayed my docklines where they were rubbing the boat, eliminating the noise that was keeping me up at night! Not oily, not greasy, completely invisible and dries instantly.I can promise that I will NOT be leaving MY can of Sailkote behind when I sell the boat!CAUTION: Be aware of overspray! Whatever gets on your deck/floor will be invisible and extremely slick. Ice skating on the deck while underway is not fun! (Trust me on this one)
Kent Island, Maryland
Try it on Bikes
Since McLube works great in a salt water environment, it's no surprise it also works great on bikes. Try it on Bike chains and cables. One application lasts much longer than chain waxes and goops and truly will not collect dirt. Handle the chain without turning your hands black!