Originally Posted by InfernoST
Not a problem at all. I am confused about one thing however, I've never seen vaseline eat through plastic
, after all it does come in a plastic container does it not? Take care and have a great day.:p
Vaselines dissolves plastics/rubbers that are latex based, styrene based and others - typically at a rather slow pace. It isn't recommended as a good lubricant for use with condoms for example, as it tends to eat through latex probably the quickest. It will also dissolve dried rubber cement if allowed time to soak into it. None the less, there are numerous plastics and rubbers upon which vaseline will have no harmful effect as well (such as the plastic used to package it in). Experiment a bit and then you too can then see the wonders of vaseline eating through plastic or rubber.
Please don't be confused. There are many things we may never see, but that actually do exist.
Ultimately, it should be reasonable to conclude that the following advice is sound: Use vaseline on your O-ring or use a silicone based lubricant. Either will probably suffice nicely without destroying the equipment.