I work for a company that makes injection tooling used to produce ice cream containers and lids. These tools use stripper rings to strip the plastics lids and bases off the mold. When fitting up these strippers we use bearing blue to see if the stripper shape matches its male counterpart exactly .The problem we have is that we need a gap of 0.01mm gap between the stripper and its male counterpart and a bearing blue that is thick enough to show us that the shape of the two parts are the same. Until recently the bearing blue we used was fine and would show us if there were any problems and helped us tell if we had the correct gap, but now all the bearing blue is to thin and runny and unless the two steel surfaces are bearing hard against one another won’t show us much .Just wondering if anyone knows where I could buy some bearing blue that might suit my needs.
Sounds like you are using blue layout die which is made to dry fast to a very thin film to allow it to be scribed. It's just like water, or even thinner.
You should try Dykem High Spot Paste which is non-drying, non-hardening... and blue! It's available through http://www1.mscdirect.com/industrial-equipment.html item number 00264101. Hope it works out for you.