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Nigel Heather18/12/2018 08:56:07
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A lot of modellers recommend Triflow grease for helicopter head assemblies. If I look at UK model shops they sell tubs of Pronatur which they call Triflow but I'm not convinced this is the same stuff. When I look at Triflow branded products they do two tubes of grease one called red and the other called clear.

The stuff they sell in the UK is in tubs and is a red/brown colour.

Is this Pronatur stuff actually Triflow red or is it a totally different product, not Triflow at all.


Stephen Smith 1418/12/2018 19:57:09
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Stephen Smith 1418/12/2018 19:57:54
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Loads of other places I find google is my friend

Nigel Heather18/12/2018 20:22:46
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Thanks, I know that you can get genuine Triflow in the UK, I never said you couldn't.

What I asked is that lots of model shops, including Ripmax the distributor sell a tub of something called Pronatur which they call Triflow.

The question is whether this really is Triflow, or something different.

Never thought for a minute that it was Triflow clear - it's a different colour for a start - but could it be Triflow red in a different packaging. Or is it not Triflow at all and lots of model shops are mis-labelling it.

Edited By Nigel Heather on 18/12/2018 20:23:19

Edited By Nigel Heather on 18/12/2018 20:24:08

Edited By Nigel Heather on 18/12/2018 20:24:34

Denis Watkins18/12/2018 20:36:38
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Oil and grease can be slightly acidic Nigel, which helps it flow, much like flux at high temperature.

Soap too is slippy, due to acidity, and does its job.

The clear Triflow, is multipurpose, and I suspect slightly acidic

The RED Triflow is Specifically for ALUMINIUM, so by definition, will not eat away at the metal, so may be your choice for lightweight flybarless heads

The King Heli Flyer at my patch uses a smear of Motor Oil

Nigel Heather19/12/2018 14:58:30
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Thanks for the info on red trifliw, but that still doesn’t answer my question.

Ripmax distribute a pot of grease that they call Triflow and it is sold by the model shops that Ripmax supply.

I have a pot but it is labelled as Pronatur and doesn’t mention Triflow anywhere on the labelling. There is nothing sold in this form on the official Triflow site.

So does anyone know the story

Are Ripmax telling the truth, this really is Triflow, just sold under a different name and packaging for the UK market.

Or, are Ripmax telling porkies and this is not Triflow at all but something else.



Stephen Smith 1419/12/2018 22:56:41
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Look at the price and make your own decision

Nigel Heather20/12/2018 04:27:31
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Posted by Stephen Smith 14 on 19/12/2018 22:56:41:

Look at the price and make your own decision

If I was convinced that Triflow was being distributed in the UK I could look at the price. But I’ve yet to find a UK retailler that is selling it as UK stock. The one you have listed is having it shipped in from the US at £34 so that pricing isn’t representative of the product cost.

On the whole I agree with you, I suspect that the stuff that Ripmax is selling isn’t real Triflow, but at the same time I find it difficult to believe that a company like Ripmax would so blatently breach copyright/trademarks.

So part of me still wonders whether it is the same stuff, being sold under the Triflow name in the US and the Pronatur name in the UK.

So next question, given that Triflow clear grease doesn’t appear to be normally sold in the UK what are the alternatives - what about Finish Line Teflon grease? That is a clear synthetic grease with Teflon?



Edited By Nigel Heather on 20/12/2018 04:28:20

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