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Tonyv138
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Posted Mon Mar 17, 2014, 6:49pm
Subject: Dow Corning 111 - question
 

Sorry if this specific question has been answered. I could not find the answer.

I never used this before, and what I found is this package. Is this the one to use to lube the grouphead? It seems the name has changed.

Please advise

Thanks in advance, Tony

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Posted Mon Mar 17, 2014, 6:58pm
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Thats the stuff you want, when I last bought it it was called Molycote 111, didn't think the name had changed?

Just make sure any surfaces you lube with it are completely dry, otherwise it will simply slide off. Once on, exposure to water then doesn't wash it off.
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Posted Mon Mar 17, 2014, 7:01pm
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Thanks Dave!

I suspected so, but wanted to make sure
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Posted Tue Mar 18, 2014, 7:16am
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I had the same concern if it was the same product as well. I found a product page that discussed the name changes but the product was the same.
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Posted Tue Mar 18, 2014, 8:39am
Subject: Re: Dow Corning 111 - question
 

I had to check a few pages as well. I wonder who the marketing geniuses were who decided to put "Moly" in the name of a silicone lubricant? Normally that is used to designate a lubricant with molybdenum in it. A valuable additive for high pressure or high shear lubricants, but not for use in espresso machine groups.

What's next? "Carborundum Brand Grit-Glide" personal lubricant?

 
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Posted Tue Mar 18, 2014, 10:20am
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Somebody at Dow likes Moly like Miley does!
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Posted Wed Mar 19, 2014, 6:06pm
Subject: Re: Dow Corning 111 - question
 

Originally, in the US Market for many years the product was called Dow 111 and packaged / marketed under that name - and packaged / marketed under Molycote 111 for the European and other markets.

In the last couple of years, they started selling the product under the name MolyKote111 to the US market also, and dropped the Dow 111 branding on the label.  Rest assured they are the SAME exact product.  I just bought a tube exactly as pictured on Amazon two months ago, and rebuilt two Creminas with it.  I used Dow 111 for years in other applications, and talked to a Dow rep a year ago to verify the facts.

What is amusing - Dow Corning decided to eliminate any "confusion" by selling it under one name moving forward, and in the process kind of created some confusion!  LOL (as your post alludes to).

Years ago, you could get it under the name Dow 111 here in the US as some may recall.  
Your are good to go with MolyKote 111 - it is Dow 111 and what you are searching for.
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