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Question head lube

What's the best lubricant to use when replacing gaskets on a W and C "Headmate"?
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Best? Probably Krytox grease but at around $10/oz. there are cheaper ways to go.

I'd use any good silicone grease, they're durable and inexpensive. Shouldn't cause any problems against rubber, plastic, or other materials in a head.
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Lubing is not necessary with our current Lavacs, but I used teflon lube on our old boat head - waterproof and lasted a long time.
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I've heard that vegetable oil works well. Not so?
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I have read the advice and tried using baby oil (maternity department) on heads plumbing. I am not sure it does either good or harm though
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