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Noctua NF-P12 painted. Needs greasing before folding it back?

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I've painted a Noctua fan today. Wonder if I need to lube fan parts, before I fold them back? If yes, which places should be done?

Picture of all parts right after spreading the fan out.
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Need to say that inside the frame (the round thing in the middle), there was some light green lube, very similar to graphite grease which I used for my bike last day. Can I use it? A graphite Shimano grease? Heard that the graphite is one of the best and for everything.
Edited by bl00keRs - 7/22/14 at 4:04pm
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Nobody?!
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i'd use a lighter oil, maybe one meant for higher speed parts. something with lower viscosity than a grease.
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Sperm whale oil!

haha too bad it would be hella expensive and I wouldnt even know where to buy it!

its like the best lightweight lubricant and has a crazy operating range and was historically used in small and precision parts!

Fact:
NASA used sperm whale oil to lubricate some parts for the Apollo missions because its superior viscosity and temperature range, and was even used on the Hubble telescope and Mars rovers!

Anyways I would use a lighter oil like lightweight machine oil that you use for sewing machines...
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