Hose and brake components lube
Originally Posted by MPTech
I tried installing the brake hose that came with my CNC reservoirs onto the npt fittings. I can get them on about 3/4 ways and that's it. I tried heating the hose in hot water, but didn't notice a difference. My thumb and fingers were sore from fighting just one hose and it's not fully seated.
Can I apply any chemicals to make it slide better? (brake fluid? soapy water?)
MP: Jesus, don't use soap and water. You don't want water anywhere near your brake fluid.
Try brake fluid first on the hose and nipple and if that isn't enough, try this stuff. It is compatible with brake fluid and is available at NAPA and most auto parts stores. It is great on "O" rings and things that need to be slippery when you assemble them. Use just a thin coating.
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