JL-12 Tube bending lubricant

Metal Mates JL-12 is a metalforming lubricant gel that clings to applied surfaces and does not leave an oily or gummy residue. It significantly extends tool life, reduces lubricant consumption, and dramatically improves the working environment by reducing the mess on dies, mandrels, parts, and equipment.

JL-12 goes on thick, but it disperses during operation and leaves a protective clean, light film that can be welded through without wash. May be pumped directly into the mandrel or applied by hand.


  • Easy to clean
  • Gel formulation for no drip application - lowers amount of lubricant used/wasted
  • Eliminates spilled/sprayed fluids
  • Weldable with low smoke
  • No build-up or residue
  • Clean alternative to liquid lubricants
  • Petroleum and pigment free


  • Great formula for bending stainless steel pipes and other materials Please call for consultation on specific applications

Packaging Details

Part No. US Net Contents Container Type Units/Case Color
MM4002 5 gal pail 1 opaque
MM4003 55 gal drum 1 opaque
MM4006 330 gal tote 1 opaque

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Appearance / Physical State gel
Odor mild odor
pH Value 7.5-8.5 at 10%
Specific Gravity 0.95
Flash Point >200F (>93C)
Boiling Point / Range 212F (100C)
Vapor Pressure <1
Prop 65 Warning Yes
Dilution Ratio Metal Mates JL-112 is supplied ready to use do not dilute

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