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Lubricant Dyes

Discussion in 'Lubrication' started by 1466IH, Jun 18, 2022.

  1. 1466IH

    1466IH Senior Member

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    Does anyone know of any dyes for lubricants? I was working out of town once and saw that they had all of the different oil types color coded. 10wt was blue and 30wt was red etc. I have asked a few different oil suppliers in the area and none of them have heard of this. I know you can get UV dyes for finding leaks but I do not believe this was uv dye and was delivered to their bulk tanks with coloring added at supplier
     
  2. Coaldust

    Coaldust Senior Member

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    Readily available. Powder or liquid, from multiple suppliers. Some of my customers speced it.
     
  3. Tyler d4c

    Tyler d4c Senior Member

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    You can get the red and blue die at your local cat dealer.
     
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    Do you have any p/n's or any more details I can give to my oil supplier? What all colors are available?
     
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    Do you know p/n's?
     
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    Not off hand but the parts people will know what they are generally have a few behind the counter setting be care with it that stuff can be messy
     
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    9U-5031 is the Red Dye, 9U-5032 is the Blue. There are only two colours available.
    Note that these are NOT UV dyes for fuel leak detection, purely an oil colourant so that if there is a leak it gives you an idea of which system is leaking.

    Last mine I worked at our lube supplier (Shell) added dye to bulk oils before they were delivered to site.
     
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    I have the evidence on my last pair of work boots...........
     
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    Thank you Nige. Not looking for anything UV. I do have dye for that. More or less looking for an aid to the operators when topping off machines.
     
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    Tyler d4c Senior Member

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    Mine has secondary containment for that reason the stain did finally wear off the shop floor
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    That stuff spreads worse than anti-seize. We were dealing with drum dispensers and holy cow, it was messy.