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Old 12-21-2013, 05:45 AM   #1
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Default wal-mart Super-Tech spray lube...sold under other names?

this is wal-mart's house brand, super tech. I can't imagine a plant somewhere whips up a special recipe of spray lube just for wally world, anyone know what other brand names this stuff is sold under??

http://www.walmart.com/ip/Super-Tech...-8-oz/16821278
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Old 12-21-2013, 05:58 AM   #2
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It might be this stuff.

http://www.warrenoil.com/msds/spec/a...rating_oil.pdf
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this is wal-mart's house brand, super tech. I can't imagine a plant somewhere whips up a special recipe of spray lube just for wally world, anyone know what other brand names this stuff is sold under??

http://www.walmart.com/ip/Super-Tech...-8-oz/16821278
A lot of places may modify a brand that will make it WallyWorld only. Michelin does it with tires and have a WallyWorld only brand. My friend needed on and went to the local Michelin dealer. They told him that that particular brand was sold by WallyWorld only.
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Old 12-21-2013, 09:05 AM   #4
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I am not sure what is in that stuff,,, I was hopeful but its kind of hard to tell and maybe its just me but it seems short on oil, maybe its modified I don't know but it doesn't seem to be slippery, maybe its a dry formulation???????? I was hoping it would work a bit better as its cheap, the cans are smaller, less painful to lose or damage.
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Old 12-21-2013, 03:05 PM   #5
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It's a generic WD-40 knock off lubricant made by whomever can meet Wal-Mart's pricing demands. Nothing special as is WD-40 is not either. Does everything but does nothing great.
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Old 12-21-2013, 03:08 PM   #6
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Old 12-21-2013, 03:25 PM   #7
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I wouldn't be surprised if it was a special formulation made just for Wal-Mart. Suppliers have to meet Wal-marts price demands so it is not uncommon for suppliers to make special products for Wal-Mart with cheaper components to meet the price.
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Old 12-21-2013, 03:39 PM   #8
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After using the cheap knock off stuck at home, then using kroil at work, I notice a HUGE difference. The cheap stuff is way thinner and less oily feeling...but at a fraction of the price of kroil, you can expect such a find.
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Old 12-21-2013, 04:20 PM   #9
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its true that most manufacturers "water down" their products to meet wally's prices. mongoose bicycles from walmart are not the same as bike store mongooses (mongeese?). tvs, computers, lots of stuff is like this, as long as its cheap and has a name brand people will buy it, and walmart will be happy to sell you another when it dies. i know the head manager of a huge walmart, and he confirmed (admitted?) this to be true.
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its true that most manufacturers "water down" their products to meet wally's prices. mongoose bicycles from walmart are not the same as bike store mongooses (mongeese?). tvs, computers, lots of stuff is like this, as long as its cheap and has a name brand people will buy it, and walmart will be happy to sell you another when it dies. i know the head manager of a huge walmart, and he confirmed (admitted?) this to be true.
Brand name motor oil, too?
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The ingrediants of the Super Tech Lubricant according to the MSDS.

Hydrotreated light distillates 64742-47-8

Oleic Acid 11-28-01

Carbon Dioxide 124-38-9

https://www.lakeland.edu/PDFs/MSDS/1...07-18-2006.pdf
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I don't think so. Check the UPC against what you see at Carquest or Autozone to be sure, though. When a company makes a special cheaper knock-off lookalike of its own product for Wal-mart, they have a different UPC from what you see in other stores.
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Oh, and model number, too. I once saw them advertising a TV that had model number of like 1234X or 1234W vs the original model number of 1234A. It was missing 3 HDMI ports and some other stuff the regular one had.

Won't help with re-branded stuff like Supertech, but it'll keep you from getting less than you expected with name-brand.
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has anyone ever seen any written confirmation of the "lower quality run for Walmart"? I mean real proof that they are selling the same model # as a specialty store but with cheaper components.

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has anyone ever seen any written confirmation of the "lower quality run for Walmart"? I mean real proof that they are selling the same model # as a specialty store but with cheaper components.

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It's technically a different model number. That's how the manufacturer can tell that you got the cheaper one when you call for product support or whatever. It's just a really close model number, like with all of the numbers the same, but with a different letter added on at the end. The electronics section is rife with them, especially TVs.

I saw it with a cell phone once, too. They changed an X in the model number to a V for the Wal-mart one that had less memory.

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has anyone ever seen any written confirmation of the "lower quality run for Walmart"? I mean real proof that they are selling the same model # as a specialty store but with cheaper components.

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Written, no. Confirmed with somebody who sold to Walmart yes. Back in the day they (Wally World) used a practice that is outright illegal. They made the company sell at a loss during certain times of the year in order to reach a price point. If they wouldn't do it they would drop the whole company product line. They caved to the Walmart pressure.
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It's technically a different model number. That's how the manufacturer can tell that you got the cheaper one when you call for product support or whatever. It's just a really close model number, like with all of the numbers the same, but with a different letter added on at the end. The electronics section is rife with them, especially TVs.

I saw it with a cell phone once, too. They changed an X in the model number to a V for the Wal-mart one that had less memory.
This isn't exclusive to Walmart either...companies do the same thing for Staples, Office Depot, ect.
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It's a generic WD-40 knock off lubricant made by whomever can meet Wal-Mart's pricing demands. Nothing special as is WD-40 is not either. Does everything but does nothing great.
it seems a lot more "oily" to me. Seems quite a bit better than wd-40; just my thoughts...
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I wouldn't be surprised if it was a special formulation made just for Wal-Mart. Suppliers have to meet Wal-marts price demands so it is not uncommon for suppliers to make special products for Wal-Mart with cheaper components to meet the price.

if it's sold at walmart and its under a special house brand name, then there is a very good chance that they make that specifically for walmart only. as hard as that is to believe, they do that to a lot of their suppliers.

i work for lozier, and we make all of the heavy duty store shelving fixtures you see, target does a huge portion of our business, and dollar general, etc.

there is a huge array of different already ready to go store fixtures possible to go. but walmart wanted their own special setup, like no one else, and they went as far as wanting just incredibly minor changes in order to make it their own and no one else's. costs the company a huge amount to make it happen. need to run new conveyor systems, new roll former dies, new press dies, special materials, etc.



moral of the story is, just because it's walmart, don't underestimate what they make their suppliers do to make it into the walmart stores.
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