So, I finally got the Red Ed cartridge and stylus for my Dual 1209, and am ready to start restoring it.
Today, I went in search of lubes. Nearly everything I found was for automotive use, or for things like motorbikes, snowmobiles and snowblowers. I couldn't find silicone lube in small quantities. All the had was large spray cans. I did, however, bring home a small tube of graphite lube, and another tube of synthetic grease.
Then, I go searching the forums, and find that lubrication seems to be a rather hot-button topic. An old post from Whitneyville says this:
...you can get all that done for you with LaBelle lubes. Like I say, you'll do what you want if I got the ex-oil lab lube techs from Cities Service here to tell you differently. Have fun, and when you need new bearings you can buy them... Motor oils have no business in anything but an internal combustion engine and GL hypoid lubes have no place but in hypoid gear boxes. I bet someone will suggest hydraulic fluid next!
I then remembered that I had a link bookmarked on my computer, titled Keeping Your Dual alive. I checked it out, and what do I find?THIS
When it comes to advice from the experts, it looks like I'm very much on my own!
Will graphite work for any plastic moving parts? And what about the grease? It's Ultra Slick Extreme Sport synthetic. I thought the Extreme Sport would be better than the regular, as it's recommended for snowmobiles and snowblowers, therefore is likely lower viscosity than their regular grease.