High Temperature Drill Rod Grease


Product Description


Lith-plex RGM-2 is a special grease designed to provide protection against corrosion and metal to metal contact in diamond tip drill rods employed in rock drilling applications, particularly where high temperatures and high loads are encountered.

Lith-plex RGM-2 formulation consists of a high temperature lithium complex soap thickener together with Molybdenum Disulphide (Moly), Graphite and Zinc Oxide anti-seize powders that impart exceptionally high temperature, anti-seize properties. It also contains performance enhancing additives to protect against water washout, oxidation and corrosion.

The state-of-the-art equipment and procedures employed to manufacture Lith-plex RGM-2 impart to this product a high degree of mechanical and storage stability. It will not breakdown under high mechanical stress. In storage it will not alter consistency or release oil.




Lith-plex RGM-2 is recommended specifically for rock drilling operations but is also suitable as an anti-seize grease or lubricant in various applications where such a product is beneficial, for example very high temperatures, high loads or where corrosion, water ingress or sealing present problems.  These include:-

  • Thread coating/lubricant for industrial ovens, furnaces and boilers

  • Lubricant and corrosion preventative for acidic, alkaline or saline operating conditions

  • Anti-seize compound for feed and adjusting screws, linkages and drive chains on earth moving and agricultural equipment



  • Suitable for severe rock drilling operations

  • Protection against seizure caused by high temperatures and corrosion

  • Variety of anti-seize applications

  • Excellent mechanical stability

  • Excellent resistance to water washout

  • Effective in harsh acid, alkaline and salt conditions

  • Outstanding storage stability


Health, Safety & Environmental

This product is classified as non-hazardous. No special precautions are required if employed and handled in accordance to normal practice for this type of product. Good personal hygiene is recommended when handling this product. After any spills or personal contact, the skin area should be washed with soap and water. Clothing should be laundered. Additional health, safety and environmental information is available in the Material Safety Data Sheet which can be obtained by contacting Golden West Lubricants.


Typical Characteristic


NLGI Grade                                                                                           2                                

Product Code                                                                                       5042302

Soap/Thickener type                                                                         Lithium Complex                              

Colour                                                                                                    Black                             

Worked Penetration                                                                          280                             

Drop Point, oC                                                                                    275                                   

Oil Viscosity cSt, 40 oC                                                                      460                                  

4-Ball Wear Weld Load, Kg                                                               250

Water Washout, wt%                                                                         3


Due to continual product research and development, the information contained herein is subject to formulation changes without notice.