Parker O-ring Division provides two lubricants for easing installation of O-rings: Parker O-Lube is a petroleum-based grease recommended for use with polyacrylate, Vamac, neoprene, fluorosilicone, nitrile, HNBR, polyurethane, fluorocarbon, Aflas, Hifluor, and Parofluor o-ring materials. Parker Super-O-Lube is a silicone fluid recommended for use with all rubber materials. Only a thin film of Super-O-Lube should be used with silicone rubber to prevent seal damage. Both lubricants are available in packages ranging from 0.5 cc (the size of a ketchup packet) to a 40 pound (5 gallon) pail.
O-LUBE is a barium base petroleum grease that prolongs the life of synthetic rubber seals. It offers excellent surface adherence and lubrication with inherent water resistance. It is recommended for low-pressure pneumatic systems, as well as reciprocating and low-speed oscillating or rotary applications. Parker O-Lube works well in a –20°F to +180°F temperature range. It is not recommended for silicone, butyl, or ethylene propylene rubber seals, or for use in systems with micronic filters.