So when you have access to one of the purest, lowest friction, environmentally friendly lube on the planet, you use it on stuff. We've spent the last 2 years using NFS chain lube on pretty much everything including our pumps. So we approached NFS with the ask to develop a pump specific lube optimized for use with SILCA leather gaskets.
The solution: NFS Pump Lube, a 100% pure synthetic oil optimized to adhere to SILCA leather gaskets and coat pump tube walls. The result: Lower pumping force, higher pumping efficiency and extended leather gasket wear due to reduced friction and heat.
The unique red coloration of this lube has given it the nickname 'Pump Blood' from our pro-mechanic users worldwide. We recommend putting a few drops of 'Pump Blood' into your pump every 6 months to a year, the coating of the walls will keep it pumping at peak efficiency with minimum effort.
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Applied this to a new leather plunger. Also rejuvenated the dried out check valve seal and the gasket in old but NOS Impero. Stuff works well.
This is a must have on hand lubricant for your SILCA floor and frame pumps. I have used this to condition new leather washers, and to clean and restore flexibility to dried out and dirty leather washers. I also apply at regular service intervals to maintain pump top performance.
I could not figure out which Leather gasket to order and called. The phone was immediately answered and a very nice woman asked me to send her a picture of the Silca pump I have. I did, and, she emailed me back which gasket to obtain. I ordered the Silca oil/conditioner because I tried some old leather conditioner I had in my basement but it did not work. The Silca conditioner worked well. One does have to treat the leather over a period of days to fully saturate it. Excellent experience with Silca all around.
treated the new piston gasket and lubricated the pump wall with the lubricant it worked as described