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POE/Ester oil smell

Posted: Tue Sep 14, 2021 5:05 am
by Al9
Hi everyone.

Have some "high performance" PAG 46 (lets follow Tim's advice :D ) left from my last compressor replacement, using it as bicycle chain lube to great effect (stays on even under the rain, pretty clean stuff, pleasant smell too) and noticed it smells earthy/chemical, somewhat like castor oil/brand new Latex gloves.

Out of pure curiosity, what does Ester/POE smell like? I suppose a pleasant sweet smell like perfumes/coconut oil (use the stuff a lot to hit on girls hehehe :D ).
Not going to buy Ester, likely going to take place among my stuff and nothing else, can't see no use as ordinary lube since it likes water so much.

Thanks!