This Warning just popped up,
“Lead Screws may need lubrication!” (Then choice go to maintainence page y/n)
Now the question is with what lube/grease?
Is there any kind of lube/grease I can get in a local shop (Sweden) for now?
I have a bottle of synthetic oil in my trunk (Synthetic motoroil for my “sportscar”, best in 9/10 tests)
I have spray lithium grease can at my parents an hrs drive away…
I have molycote (oil free?) next to my reloading press
I have red consistance grease for heavy duty machinery applications (Use it also on some reloading press stuff)
I have airsoft silicone spray (oil free not eating o-rings)
Probably have some gun grease or break free and stuff if I turn my range bag upside down…
Is anything here usable for now?
How imminent is the lubing issue, it is Friday can I continue with the print files I need before next week?
Can anyone link what grease I should buy? It would be greatly appreciated mates!!!
Can I skip the warning and deal with this next week without doing any damage?
I have some prototypes printing that I need to finish before next week and time is tight asf…
What, I thought that was thermal grease for assembling the extra nozzle?
As in thermal grease used for the thermistor when assembling the extra provided 0,4 spare nozzle?
(As in NOT grease-grease, but thermal grease to travel the heat from the thermistor to the nozzle)
No, do NOT use the lil pouch labeled Thermal Grease… I bought a 3 pack of Super Lube, that I cannot find where I got it from, but I used that on my Ender 3s leadscrew, so I used it on my X1C the other day as I received the same message on my printer while it was printing.
Seems grease would cake up and hold dust and grit.
Removing all the old grease between threads is difficult.
Wiping the old grease off the lead screw only presses the grit in between the threads.
I think a thick oil like Super Lube is best for his application.
The bed should be raised to top and oil applied sparingly.
Then lower bed and apply to top of screw.
The oil will still collect the grit, but will constantly flow it downward. New applications of oil will aid this process.
I HIGHLY recommend DuPont Krytox GPL-205. It is not cheap but I have never found anything that beats it. I was developed for use in outer space. It is non-toxic (except for fumes given off when used above 500 deg. F).
A little goes a long way and I would guess a thin film will outlast your printer. It is truly amazing. It can be purchased in 0.5 oz. tubes on Amazon for $24.95. Just be sure to wash your hands after use to avoid getting in your eyes.
I see your picture and I believe you that you got a bag of lubricant grease with your printer.
However I did unfortunately n o t get that bag, I have googled and I think I got everything else.
(I have some sort of OCD so the first step I took was get a sortiment box and carefully labeled and tucked each provided detail in to the assortment/sortiment box. I do have the thermal grease one. But maybe they did not provide the lubricant bag back in January when I purchased my X1CC?)
Sigh… I aimed to do the complete maintenance but I guess I have to get something else until I can get the original compounds.
I have been ooogling the shop page, have an itching urge to purchase a second X1CC.
Hmm if my boss (g/f) sees another one in the livingroom I’m in big trouble, and when I say big I mean B I G!
Hmmm, still got the itch tho…
Just purchased a 3-Pack of Super Lube 21030, Synthetic Grease PTFE, even comes with a nozzle if you choose to use it. Appears this Synthetic Grease should work just fine and for the price, it can’t be beat.