Musical Instrument Lubrication


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McLube® dry film lubricants are used extensively in industrial and military applications for their unparalleled friction reducing qualities, corrosion resistance, and ability to repel contaminants. Many of our specialty, high-performance lubricants have also proven effective for delicate musical instrument applications, including piano regulation, tuning, and general maintenance. Continue reading for more information or contact McLube® today for assistance with selecting the optimal lubricant for your instruments.

Details & Benefits


  • Reduces unnecessary friction in piano actions
  • Prevents the fusion of copper wire and internal steel that causes tonal changes
  • Eliminate corrosion and discoloration of piano and guitar strings
  • Maintains glossy appearance of strings
  • Faster repetition
  • Note-to-note uniformity
  • Good dynamic control


Suggested Action Lubrication

  • Tip of jack
  • Top surface of repetition lever
  • Repetition spring grove
  • Wood lubrication
  • Key beds
  • Key pins and mortises

Suggested Piano Lubrication

  • Damper underlevers, wires, bushings, and tips
  • Resurface bridges and whippens
  • Dampers and pedals
  • Calpo bar, V-bar prior to string rendering
  • Trap work

Consult a local McLube® Technical Representative to find the ideal formula available for your needs. Featured products displayed on this page from time to time are for promotional purposes only and do not represent the full product line McLube® offers for this particular material or application. Product availability, including container sizes, concentrations, and aerosols, will vary by country or region. Names of certain products may also vary slightly (prefix, suffix, etc.) depending on your location without affecting performance.

McLube® Marine

Our Marine Division is the world’s leading manufacturer of high-performance dry lubricants (SAILKOTE®) and low-friction hull coatings for professional sailors, Olympians, and boating enthusiasts alike. We provide reliable dry lubricants for everything that slides and environmentally-conscious hull coatings with unparalleled anti-friction characteristics. Our ONE DROP® Ball Bearing Conditioner is the only product Harken® recommends for everything that rolls. Team McLube® partnered with Harken® in 1998 to provide top-quality coatings and polishes to sailors around the world.

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