silicon vs water based lubes

  • rnch

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    Aug 04, 2008 5:55 PM GMT
    when bottoming, have ya'll noticed any difference between silicon and water based lubes in terms of comfort and longevity?

    i see that gun oil makes both versions...anyone compare the two "back to back"? (no pun intended).
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    Aug 05, 2008 5:18 AM GMT
    rnch saidwhen bottoming, have ya'll noticed any difference between silicon and water based lubes in terms of comfort and longevity?


    Not to be a nitpicker here, but I think you mean SILICONE, not SILICON.

    SILICON (without the "e" on the end) is defined by the Miriam-Websters online dictionary as:"a tetravalent nonmetallic element that occurs combined as the most abundant element next to oxygen in the earth's crust and is used especially in ferrosilicon for steelmaking, in other alloys, and in semiconductors."

    SILICONE (with an "e" on the end) is defined as: "any of various polymeric organic silicon compounds obtained as oils, greases, or plastics and used especially for water-resistant and heat-resistant lubricants, varnishes, binders, and electric insulators"

    Somehow I think a SILICON lubricant would be, at the very least, a bit...rough icon_lol.gif
  • rnch

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    Aug 05, 2008 5:00 PM GMT
    xanadude said
    rnch saidwhen bottoming, have ya'll noticed any difference between silicon and water based lubes in terms of comfort and longevity?


    Not to be a nitpicker here, but I think you mean SILICONE, not SILICON...
    tool late, u already are one!
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    Aug 07, 2008 3:49 PM GMT
    Silicone all the way for me. Its the only way I can bottom. Water based burns for me. If I top then eaither one is fine.