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American Polywater® CLR Clear Cable Lubricant

Pulling Lube for an Easy, Clean, Cable Run


What's special about this cable lube by Polywater®?

  • Reduces friction during installation which extends the cable lifespan.
  • Clear and colorless for easy, stain-free handling
  • Excellent cling to the cable for a smoother application.
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Polywater® introduces the CLR Clear Cable Lubricant. This product is popular in small cable runs, generally electrical and datacom installations. Commercial environments are particularly drawn towards CLR because of its cleanliness.

Part # Description Weight Price
AP-CLR-35 Polywater® Lubricant CLR - 1 Quart Bottle 2.3 lbs
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Non-staining, biodegradable, non-toxic, and environmentally safe features make CLR a favorite among installers. This Clear Cable Lubricant is also developed with an added "clingability" which makes the cables easier to handle and helps the applications go a lot smoother. Simply a must have, wherever cable lubrication is needed.

  • Biodegradable, environmentally safe product
  • Temperature stable for a safer installation and non-combustible
  • Harmless to humans
  • Non-corrosive to steel, copper, and aluminum, which makes it compatible with cable jacket materials.

  • Polywater® CLR Cable Lubricant MSDS (PDF) PDF
  • Polywater® CLR Cable Lubricant Specifications (PDF) PDF

    Appearance Clear, colorless gel
    Wax, Grease and Silicone Content None
    Percent Non-Volatile Solids 5%
    VOC Content 20 gms/liter
    Viscosity 40,000 - 60,000 cps @ 10rpm
    pH 6.5 - 8.0
    Temp. Use Range 20° F to 120° F ( -5° C to 50° C)
    Temp. Stability No phase-out after five freeze/thaw cycles or 5-day exposure at 140° F (60° C)
    Testing Typical friction coefficients at 200 lbs/ft (2.91 kN/m) normal pressure are shown below. Test results are based on the method described in the white paper

    Cable Jacket

    Conduit Type
    EMT PVC Steel
    XLPE .14 .11 .13
    PVC .11 .11 .13


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    Directions For Use:

    Polywater® CLR Lubricant can be squeezed, pumped or hand applied directly onto the wire or cable. The conduit should be clean and continuous.

    To prelubricate for long or difficult pulls, squirt a liberal amount of Polywater® CLR Lubricant into the conduit before the pull begins and use a mandrel or a swab on the winch line to spread the lubricant during the pull.

    Clean-up by wiping off excess lubricant with a rag.

    Recommended Lubricant Quantity
    Q = K X L X D


    Q = quantity in gallons (liters)
    L = length of conduit run in feet (meters)
    D = ID of the conduit in inches (mm)
    K = 0.0015 (0.0008 if metric units)

    The quantity that is appropriate for any given pull can vary from this recommendation by 50%, depending on the complexity of the pull. Consider the following factors:

    Cable weight and stiffness - (Increase quantity for stiff, heavy cable)
    Conduit condition - (Increase quantity for old, dirty or rough conduits)
    Conduit fill - (Increase quantity for high percent conduit fill)
    Number of bends - (Increase quantity for pulls with several bends)
    Pulling environment - (Increase quantity for high temperatures)

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    Questions & Answers


    Does the Polywater CLR cable lubricant have a shelf life or expiration?

    Asked by Anonymous user on 01.24 PM Friday, 09 June, 2017

    • - Hello,CLR has a 24month shelf life from the date of product. Production dates are determined by our LOT code, a 5 digit code printed on the bottle/case.

      Anonymous user on 03.23 PM Wednesday, 14 June, 2017

    Can this product be used to make axles turn faster

    Asked by Anonymous user on 11.09 PM Thursday, 29 November, 2018

    • - Hello, Unfortunately, not. This is a cable lube used to unstick cables from inside tubing

      Anonymous user on 11.10 AM Tuesday, 11 December, 2018

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