I've setup a flood coolant system now. I'm using Koolmist 77 as my coolant, mostly because I had a gallon of it from my previous attempts with mist cooling.
How do people lube their mill when running flood systems. Do you expect enough coolant to make it to the ways and lead screws and act as a coolant? Or do you use something tacky enough to keep the coolant away from those areas?
So far the flood cooling seems to be doing a much better job of flushing chips away from my cutter and keeping the cutter cool than mist or just air cooling. I'm able to run with a much deeper depth of cut too. I just need to make some minor modifications to my tub to get all of the coolant to flow towards the drain.