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Tef-Gel

The Corrosion Eliminator and Anti-Seize Lubricant

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Corrosion & Marine Solutions is here to help you identify Tef-Gel applications in a variety of arenas. We will work with your manufacturing and maintenance departments to help you achieve better performance with less downtime due to corrosion and seizing.

The function of Tef-Gel is to stop electrolytes from entering the interface of metallic surfaces.

Tef-Gel can achieve this protection because it contains no silicones, petroleum solvents or volatile solvents, which would evaporate and leave voids. What it does contain is PTFE powder, which actually comprises 40% of Tef-Gel. This means when both surfaces are coated and mated with Tef-Gel, there are no voids for electrolytes, like saltwater, to be drawn in over extended periods of time. No voids eliminates the chance of dissimilar metal corrosion.

Tef-Gel is NSF rated, allowing its use with manufacturers in the food and beverage industry.

Tef-Gel has no expiration date, and will not dry out or crack. It will, however, remain the same consistency until you need to remove it. Tef-Gel can withstand a consistent high temperature of 350 degrees Fahrenheit. Although it can be easily cleaned up with mineral spirits, it is impervious to water, detergents and many harsh chemicals.

The Following Chemicals Were Lab Tested And Found Not To Be Soluble To Tef-Gel:

  • Acid: Sulfuric, Hydrochloric 36%, Nitric 71%, Mixed and Acetic Acid Glacial
  • Base: Sodium Hydroxide 50%, Sodium Carbonate 20% and Ammonium Hydroxide 28%
  • Solvent: Isopropyl Alcohol, Solin 35%, Diethylene Glycol, Monochlorobenzene and Acetone
  • Oxidizer: Hydrogen Peroxide 35% and Bleach 12%
  • Reducers: Sodium Sulphydrate 45% and Sodium Bisulfite 205

 

View/Download the Tef-Gel Material Safety Data Sheet

Applications for Tef-Gel PTFE Based Lubricant include:

  • Apply directly to steel and stainless steel hardware when in direct contact with dissimilar metals such
    as aluminum and carbon fiber to prevent galvanic corrosion.
  • Apply directly to electrical connections to prevent water intrusion and corrosion of the connection.
    Replaces conventional dielectric greases.
    Elimination of corrosion of battery terminals.
    Coating of steel hardware and parts will provide many years of rust prevention and allow for ease of
    disassembly.
  • Reducing friction that causes galling and friction welding of metals, especially on stainless steel and
    titanium.
  • Good alternative to silicone-based greases.
    Lubricating slow-moving parts including bearings, cams, slides, pulleys, swivels, snaps, hinges, etc.
    Lubricating high-pressure parts including heim joints, bushings, rod ends, splined shafts and sleeves,
    etc.
  • Can be used in food processing equipment for incidental contact.
    Excellent anti-seize in many acidic, base, caustic, solvent and seawater environments.

 

The PTFE in Tef-Gel is an ultra-fine powder that greatly reduces friction and fills voids around the base metal. Eliminating those voids keeps oxygen, water and moisture from contacting the base metal, which prevents rust and corrosion.

Tef-Gel, when applied between electrical contacts and connectors, does not increase resistance. Even at hundreds of amps, the integrity of EMI shielding is maintained. Tef-Gel does not electrically insulate hardware. The PTFE powder extrudes out onto the contact area and into the voids of the surrounding areas, preventing corrosion at the connection.

Available in a thick paste, or a thinner version that is similar to the consistency of grease, Tef-Gel can be utilized in any environment. The anti-corrosive properties of Tef-Gel will allow ease of disassembly for many years. Torque requirements may have to be altered according to application of thread lubricants.

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